2 years

Oh boy, look who's 2!! I can't believe it. She's full of energy, joy, and mischief…just like her brother Drew. I think we'll have lots of crazy stories to share about this girl. She got a pink tricycle for her birthday and she just loves it. This girl sure keeps me hoppin. It's a great blessing to be her mama!


Sum, Sum, Summa Time!

We stopped quick at Solomon Farms this week to snap a few pics of the kids while they were dressed up. I'm so excited to spend my summer with these three loves! Can't believe how grown up they are getting!

Fun days ahead…


21 months

Not a baby anymore! **Sniff, sniff.** Love her spunky, determined, joyful personality. 
Funny story from this week, I found her in the bathroom sitting on top of the potty seat (i didn't know she even knew what this was) which she had put on top of the toilet. She climbed up and got stuck and began crying for help to get down. How did she do that by herself??? I can hardly wait for the terrible two's to officially begin ;)

Kinda reminds me of her big brother who had the same curiosities and no-fear tendencies. Remember the old refillable popcorn buckets from the zoo? Yep, he wanted some popcorn…so he climbed on top of the fridge to get the special bucket. Oh my, that kid!


18 months


Indulge me...i did some cropping this morning and although the boys looking at the tree looked a bit CHEESY (yep, mom's amateur posing!) I love Anna's dreamy stare. So this is her 18 months pic TAKE TWO!

and yes, it continues...
she's a year and a half and I can't believe it! We are loving this holiday season so far. She giggles at the lights and has learned to say tree. When we go outside she looks at us and shivers and says "co-o-o-ld." She's just a bundle of fun.


A mom, a camera, and her girl!

So here are my favorite pics from a couple weeks ago...at the farm...but without animals. The leaves...the sunset...so pretty!


All in Good Fun...

No explanation necessary...especially if you're a Kuhn! The caption was just perfect with her little hands on her hips showing a bit of attitude, dontcha think ;)

One out of 3 isn't so bad...Trent's joined the dark side...Drew's pretty neutral...so Anna has no choice but to stick with me on this one.


But I still love you Mike & Trent...my silly brainwashed boys!

15 months

I just can't believe how quickly our baby girl is growing up.  Anna and I had a quick little photo shoot at a nearby farm while the boys were at football practice. I've wanted to continue the "stat pics" so here is the latest...

I've been keeping a list of her words on a post-it note, which is is now full!  I misplaced it the other day, so for my memory's sake, I'm going to record them here.

She's so social. She loves to get someone's attention and get a response when she talks. I think she's gonna be an extrovert...

"Hi, hello, daddy, mommy, drew, trent, uh-oh, pretty, doggy, kitty, tickle, peek-a-boo, shoes, cracker, thank you, wow, outside, bye-bye, all done, please, ni-night, up, cookie, go, ball, down, hot, kick, duck, more, cup, diaper, poo-poo, & No!"


Schools In

A new school year has begun!

New School,

fresh supplies,

lunches packed!

Praying you have a great year, boys!

And, yes, we miss you already! See you this afternoon...



...another year of life...

We always do a big b-day party with Mike's family on our vacation together. We spanned June through September this party. So here are, of course, 3 of my sweet 6 gifts!

Sporting her new pink tutu! She wears it well.


13 months

Cuz I just can't help it...

I love making these monthly reminders of my baby girl growing up.  Really, I just know I'm probably not going to get to making her a scrapbook, so this is going to have to do! I love looking back at the 12 other pictures I've got and seeing how she has changed.

I just love her delicate little profile.

Have a great week all!


We reached another milestone...she's on the go. This last week I gotta break my mom and brother took countless steps with Anna. She knew where she wanted to go, but needed there hand for stability, and they graciously obliged! It was so funny to watch her take off and practically run. When we arrived back home she ventured on her own after a ball in the family room. She took a two steps, then four...then seven! Ahh!! She was so pleased with herself. I snapped a few of her outside as well...

Idependance Day 2013

We got to celebrate the 4th with my family in Ohio. We took the kiddos to King's Island and had fun going on the big rides! We hardly spent any time in the kiddy area. They are just growing up so fast. We stayed with my brother and had a nice afternoon in their pool.


Too, two, SWEET!

Here are some out-takes candids I took the other day when I was trying to get a good pic of Anna for her "12 month" picture! I just love to watch these two together. Drew is the sweetest big brother! He is pretty attentive to her (when he isn't playing on his dads iPhone). He likes to help keep her entertained in the car and he LOVES to make her LAUGH! He's better at it than any of us. She just cracks up for Drew.

1st Cupcake Smash!

She didn't really SMASH it...she did EAT it!

ALL of it...

well, except for a clump of frosting stuck to her tray. Mmm buttercream!

My mom and I made fresh strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting...they were DELISH!

See for yourself...

Yep, they were a hit!


Happy Birthday!!

Here's just a quick peek of our newly crowned...

1 year old...

it's all I've had time to do since our basement flooded. We have been in the thick of it -doing the work ourselves & fitting it in around baseball games- then with the storms last night we had some water again. This time it was pouring in one of the windows. Thankfully Mike braved the downpour to investigate and he removed debris away from a drain spout and that seemed to solve the problem for now! I do see replacing lots of the cracked black drain pipes in our future this summer though. Augh! It never ends does it :) Opportunities to work on my attitude and response to difficulty are abundant.

Enough about that...enjoy this sweet little smile...

I plan to post more of her cupcake smash and pics of her and Drew just playing in the back yard later.


11 months

My goodness, am I really documenting another month? I've been looking back at how much her hair has grown, wow!  I snapped this pic outside at Trent's baseball game! I'm so thankful she just 'goes with it' and has a happy personality. She loves to say "hi" and loves the response she gets from strangers/friends even more. It's pretty funny for me too. People don't expect such a clear greeting from a "baby." We love hearing her chatter (yes, she LIKES to talk) though she has also learned she can screech. Fun times...No, really, I'm SO blessed!


10 months

A cheery pic...outside!! So glad for warmer weather and a bit of sunshine.

The boys played and played out there...



whiffle ball in the backyard with neighbor kids.

I was thankful for some quiet time to myself.

Yesterday, the 7th

we celebrated Emilie's 2 years AND Annalise's 10 months


We are reminded and thankful for ALL our kids


God's precious grace poured out.
She wasn't sure she liked the deck...she didn't want to touch it and she didn't crawl anywhere...so not like her...see...


9 months

A lot has happened in the last two weeks! Anna started crawling 3 days before she turned 9 months.  She also started eating snack puffs on her own.  She has been picking them up for a while, but now she is able to put them in her mouth! We have also been working on giving her a sippy cup.  She usually just chews on the spout, but I think she has finally realized that she can get a drink.  Love watching her learn and grow...she crawls to her toys now and really interacts with them...of course, she loves the noisy-light-up ones the best.

I've enjoyed picking the boys up from school lately.  Anna gets so excited to see her brothers.  I love driving down the road and hearing laughter in the back seat...Drew can really get her to giggle! Boy do they adore each other...see what I mean...



What our weekends consist of these days...

The plight of a younger sister...being lugged to ALL of her brother's sporting events! Upside: When Grandma comes for the weekend and snuggles said little sister during her brother's games! You can tell she hates the attention, huh!?!


8 months

This little gal...such a sweet, sweet gift...celebrating our "seriously cute" VALENTINE!

seriously BLESSED!