Monday, September 5, 2016
Sadly, it appears that our blog is now antiquated… With constant real time updating of Facebook, and Stacy's prolific posting, there doesn't seem to be much need for my posts any longer! Makes me a little sad, and is another sign of how quickly we age. Good news is that we are enjoying the hell out of life. Cheers!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:41 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This was the first year of all the kids being at the same school and so they got to enjoy Athletic Field Day together! This is always an amazing day of friendly competition and physical challenges. Mia won the tug of war for the 4th year in a row! Mad fun...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:52 PM
Poor little Aubrey has horrendous asthma and lung issues... When everyone else gets a slight cold, she gets severely congested and it usually turns into bronchitis or worse! So here is our little trooper in her sleeping mask, enduring her nightly breathing treatment. I supposed minor lung issues are a small price to pay for being born at 29 weeks and being otherwise perfectly healthy! If not a little crazy... Baahhaaaaaaaaa
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:32 PM
For a Tom Boy like Mia, what could be better than your very first set of tools!! Grandpa came in from Ohio and took Mia to Sears for a pretty serious first set of tools... Mia was so excited and focused that she sat in the garage for several hours writing her name on all of her tools, and organizing her tool box. Could anything make a father more proud?!?! Nope...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:24 PM
This video might just be the cutest thing I've ever seen! Mia's school, Veritas, really fosters citizenship and being a patriot. In short, the kids support each other. Here is her class singing happy birthday to her at the end of the day. The smile on Mia's face is priceless! As are the hands in the pockets... Gotta love it!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Mia has remained committed to skateboarding, and has really blossomed into an impressive skater! This past week her Academy honored her as the Featured Skater of the Week. She was extremely excited, as this video was played inside the entrance of the skating facility on a big screen TV, on a constant loop. Very exciting!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:18 PM
Momma needed a break, so Daddy took the kids to Crackerjax, a local kid's park! We played mini golf, raced go karts and even doused each other in bumper boats. It was an absolute blast, and is truly the best way to spend a day... Nothing like enjoying the innocence and pure joy of children!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:16 PM
Every now and again we let the kids sleep in Mommy & Daddy's room as a treat! As we don't all fit in the same bed anymore, each kid has their own special nest. Of course Brandon's is right between Mommy & Daddy, where he can snuggle up to his precious Momma... Aubs builds a nest on the floor, and Mia sleeps on the ottoman at the end of our bed. Here she is with Marshall, both sound asleep in their unique sleeping positions!!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:14 PM
I don't think we will ever get over this girl's strange proclivities! This is not a set up, or a posed picture... She truly goes to sleep every night with her requisite sleeping mask. To make things worse, she often puts on ear muffs as well. Aye, aye, aye!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:11 PM
Our little Aubs was in her first play!! She joined the same production that Mia did a few years ago, Art & Soul, and had an absolute blast... She practiced for several months leading up to her big performance on January 12th!! Her effervescent personality really shined through, and we were so proud of her. A beautiful little flower!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:06 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016
It was so exciting that our winter 2015 Telluride ski trip is when the Twins finally turned the corner and became skiers!!! This was their third year skiing, but the first time they really got it, and enjoyed themselves... They spent a long week with their instructor, Amelia, who had them riding to the top of the mountain and skiing blues! Mia has been skiing for 5 years now and is an ace. So, after several years of begging, Daddy finally let her transition to boarding! No surprise, she is a natural. She bombed the mountain with Daddy and the snow was amazing! Our family vacations are so much less work now, and have become an absolute blast!!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:38 PM
Yep, this chick is awfully badass!! Daddy & Mia were racing in the desert this weekend, and Mia absolutely crushed it... She has gotten so confident on her new CR110, and she begs to get out into the desert whenever we can. Flying down the road, on the way back to the truck, I realized how perfect the moment was, and snapped a photo of her racing next to me! Heaven...
This was an amazing Christmas, as the kids are all at the perfect age to truly enjoy every moment and meaning!! Even Marshall got into the action... Momma wasn't playing around with gifts this year either. The woman is crazy! But we sure all love her and recognize how special she made it.
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:16 PM
We started a new tradition this year of opening a few presents on Christmas Eve!! This year the kids opened a bunch of oversized games for yard toys... Mia was thrilled by the life size chess set, and the twins couldn't wait to play the giant Connect 4. The focus of our life has become trying to provide them a daily dream world... It's awfully fun!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:11 PM
This was our 5th annual trip to Vegas the weekend before Christmas!! We stayed at the Mirage this time, as Mia continues her quest to stay at every hotel on the strip... Here are the Twins passed out in the VIP lounge after a long night at the tables!! Even the Elves made the trip and surprised the kids with some treats after a night out on the town. The kids thought the Stupidiotic store was fantastic! Another amazing weekend of ice skating & smores on the top of the Cosmopolitan capped off a perfect vacation.
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:07 PM
Ok, so I know this picture is a little odd... But it speaks to the crazy personality of Mia! When we were at the mall the other day she wanted to go into the family bathroom to see if the 'little toilet' was still there that she remembered from when she was little. Lo & behold, it was there! I know, strange... That's us!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 6:59 PM
Momma had a holiday party for her boxing gym employees, at our house. Even though it was cold out, Aubrey & Brandon set up a campsite on our front patio and welcomed everyone as they arrived... It was a little odd, but entirely keeping with their crazy attitudes!!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 6:54 PM
Friday, January 29, 2016
Unlike his sisters, Bubba sure loves his sugar!! So this past weekend Daddy entertained Mia & Bubba at the pool at the Marriott Desert Ridge, while Aubrey was in an American Girl fashion show. While ordering lunch Bubs sees they have something on the menu called a dirty worm... Disgusting, right?! Nope, he was beside himself with excitement. Oreo ice cream and worms?!?!?! Yummy!!! Crazy kid...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 8:56 AM
When the Twins were about 2-3 years old, their favorite game was to climb into our hampers and close the lid! They just thought it was the greatest game in the world, and would do it literally for hours... So it was quite the surprise when Mommy went to change the other day and opened the hamper to find the Twins tucked inside again!! At 5 years old it was just as enjoyable for them, and for Mommy...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 8:50 AM
Mia has gotten pretty serious about her motocross riding! So now that she has stepped up to a 110, we felt it was time to get her real gear, right down to the neck brace. Daddy is so proud to see her racing the trails and keeping up... The girl is magnificent!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 8:44 AM
Big Boy went on his first date!! Ok, so it was only with his cousin McKenzie... But that didn't negate his excitement one bit. When she asked him out for ice cream after Thanksgiving, he jumped at the chance. In fact, he spent most of the morning planning his outfit and was adamant that he wear a suit and top hat! He was truly beside himself, and Kenz was so sweet. Our little Bubs is quickly becoming a ladies man!!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 8:43 AM
In November Kimmy & Taylor came for a visit from Colorado! When Mia was just a baby, she & Taylor became best friends through Kindermusik. Even though Taylor's family moved away to Colorado, they have always maintained a special bond... Mia never opens up and shows her true personality to anyone quite the way she does Taylor! It's so sweet to see.
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 8:32 AM