Favorites from the Weekend

15 Sep

Whew! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks and I feel like I haven’t been on this here blog in years. I’ll skip all the details, and just hit on the highlights; a few of my favorites.

-I absolutely love this peanut butter and jelly face!


messy, but at least she's eating

-Every morning as I walk into Lakyn’s room to get her out of her crib, I say, “Hi Sweetie”. Lately, she’s been beating me to the punch. As soon as I open her door she greets me with a “Hi Seetie” and I must say that it starts the day off right!

-Randomly Lakyn will say, “happy”. She’ll walk around the house with her Pinky and I’ll hear her say it, or while she’s coloring, or brushing her teeth, or she’ll come up to me and say it and smile her huge beautiful smile. It melts my heart, and I love that such simple things make her happy (ie, brushing her teeth).

telling me she's happy

-I’m thankful for our great friends Kristin and Pat. They were so gracious to offer us their house while we were in Lawrence over the weekend. It was a huge help, as it cut out driving back and forth Friday and Saturday for wedding festivities. We just wish they weren’t out of town at the same time we were staying there. We miss hanging out with these friends! Lucky for Miss Lakyn and I though, they have a small park across the street from their house. We spent some time there while Daddy was gone for his groomsman duties. She loved the slide!



all by herself


so fun!

Momma doesn't like where this is going, but I kept taking pics anyway. Toughen them up, right?

...and this is what happens when momma doesn't stop taking pictures. I felt so bad. But I will have you know that there were no tears involved. She got right back up, dusted off her hands, and said, "again!" That's my girl!

-I love that the three of us slow danced together at the wedding. It was such a special moment.

-I also love spur of the moment lunch dates with Gamma and Gampa Streets and Uncle Garrett. Lakyn and I had lunch with them in Lawrence on Saturday before the wedding.

sharing fries

playing peek-a-boo in the mirror

walking with Gamma

family picture. goodness gracious my little brother is growing up so fast. *tear*

-I absolutely L-O-V-E it when my lil’ punkin gets to see both sets of her grandparents in the same day! Gamma and Gampa Ratzlaff were guests at the wedding! I was also thankful for the extra help since Brandon was in the wedding.

-While doing laundry, Lakyn picked up one of my bras and proceeded to wrap it around herself. When I asked her what she was doing, she said, “belt.” I busted up laughing! This girl is hilarious. She’s kinda right you know. It is pretty much a belt!

-At church, Lakyn loves standing on the air vents. She loves the cold air blowing. This past Sunday, she decided she’d try sitting on the vents. (Luckily the air vents are along the side walls so she can do this without bothering anyone.) She sat on one and let out a little giggle, got up, and sat on another one. Repeat about twenty times. She had on a really cute dress from Old Navy (on clearance for 8 dollars, thank you!) and whenever she stood over a vent, she pulled a Marilyn Monroe. The dress would poof up and she’d giggle. It was mighty cute, but don’t just take my word for it. Several of the church-goers told me so!

-Also at church Sunday morning, Lakyn decided to announce that she was tooting, and not in an inside voice, either. We hear “toot” plain as day and Brandon and I share that combined look of shear embarrassment and stifled laughter. And of course it was during a quiet moment. After a couple minutes we regain our composure and I stop wondering who all is staring. Then we hear “tooting” followed by some tooting. I love how matter-of-fact she is. None of the church-goers commented on this.

I’m throwing in a few Bummers, because I can.

-Not getting any pictures of Lakyn and her Gamma and Gampa Ratzlaff while at the wedding. Makes me sad.

-Going through the trouble of making my hair look like exhibit a, to have it end up like exhibit b. But it was raining and I knew it would be a hot mess if I left it down. Darn humidity.

exhibit a

exhibit b

-Getting blocked in a parking lot by a million high school bands for 40 minutes. Apparently there was a parade in Lawrence and the starting point was right by the parking lot I was parked in. It was lovely. Just lovely.


Currently, I’m watching Lakyn run around in jeans and a “fall” top. I’m smelling my pumpkin pie candle and drinking a cup of hot tea (if you thought I was going to say coffee, you obviously don’t know me very well and we need to fix this problem asap). The windows are open and it’s still cool enough in the house to comfortably wear a sweater. The neighbor’s tree has some leaves that are now yellow, and a couple that are orange. I’m craving soup. Hot, delicious, good for the soul, soup. With bread. A big hunk of warm, fresh bread. Preferably sourdough.

Fall must be here! Finally! :)

such a happy kid

fall outfits are the best




3 Responses to “Favorites from the Weekend”

  1. Kristin September 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    First of all…Lakyn is precious. Second of all…I’m so glad we were able to help you out last weekend. We so wish we would have been there to hang out with you!! And third of all…those slide pictures just made me bust out laughing. ;) Glad you had fun on the playground! We go there almost every day.

  2. Tylie M September 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Still laughing at you taking a pic of your child falling off the slide…seems like something I would do! Oh ya and still laughing at the toots…hahahahahah. thanks for the smiles!

  3. jodi September 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this is my favorite!! I especially love the slide photos…haha! she’s a tough one. :) You looked gorgeous for the wedding…as you always do. :)

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