Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Life lately

Here are some random pictures from the month after Blakely arrived. We are all obsessed with her. 

 Emerson got her hair cut for the first time!
 This girl is too funny. She makes me laugh!

For fall break we stayed in town but headed to great wold lodge for one night and lots of swim time. It was our first time there and these kids loved it!!!
 Blakely was also there but she spent her time sleeping!

Blakely Quinn

Blakely arrived on Sept 22 (her due date) at 0118 am. She was 8 pounds 6.6 ounces (Emmy was 8 pounds 6.2 ounces) and 19.25 long. We were induced because my doctor was afraid I was going to have a really large baby (which isn't too surprising, I always look like Im going to have huge babies and kinda do). I also was showing no signs of going into labor on my own anytime soon, which also isn't too surprising. 

 Emmy calls B my little sister all the time and I just love that! She's so sweet. Reegan is such a helper and loves to hold her and tries to rock her to sleep.
 Gavin is such a great big brother! Honestly I was a tad disappointed for his sake that he will never get to have a brother but he doesn't seem to mind and is so great with all of the girls!

Blakely has proven to not be the easiest baby but she makes up for it with great cuddles. We just love her to pieces and am thrilled she is final piece to our crazy family!

Monday, June 26, 2017


I decided to forgo birthday parties this year. There is just a lot going on in life and February/March fell right into my 1st trimester morning sickness (or sickness all day) and I just couldn't plan anything. So I asked Reegan what something fun would be that she would want to do and she could invite 2 friends. So she chose a trampoline park followed by pizza with her friends Ellie and Elise. 

 Her actual birthday was on a Saturday so Jason and I took her out to get her ears pierced! And then she wanted to pick out an outfit and eat sushi. We followed that up with cake and presents with the extended family.
 Emerson turned 2 on a night that Reegan had a school program. So poor baby didn't get much fun day.
 We celebrated with cupcakes and presents before walking up to school to see the performance.
 On a day off of school, good Friday maybe? We checked out a place we have never been before. It was fun and Reegan was such a good sport to find the fun in the activities even though she was a little big for some of it.
 Wonderscope has many rooms and this was the grocery store room. You could shop and "pick" veggies from the garden.

 The rockwall and swings were a favorite for Gavin.

Reegan loved the room where she could pretend to be a vet. She felt right at home and has been saying for a year now that she wants to be a vet when she grows up. Emerson enjoyed the baby hospital part on the other side of the room!

We had a great time and will be going back for another visit soon!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Catch-up time!!! 

Since we didn't travel for Spring Break, we took a few days for fun. One of the stops was a pottery place with story time. 
 We updated the bathroom in Gavin's room. Getting ready for demo!!!
 Kids love play time when Jason gets home from work.
 Enjoying some time playing outside. Riding bikes are a constant favorite for this kid.
We love that we have parks close enough to walk to for a morning of play!
Another Spring break activity we did was the free exhibit at Crown Center. This theme was something to do with water.
Sweet Emerson loves babies.
Waiting for the train at the zoo.
A Saturday afternoon of shopping for summer clothes and lunch
The big kids taught Emerson how to blow bubbles and she thought it was the greatest thing.

More updates coming soon!

Sunday, March 5, 2017


So, its been a while. Probably my longest blogging break ever. To make up for it I'm going to try to get caught up. Starting with Christmas.

We soak up the Christmas season. Spread it out as much as possible and enjoy it all. Just some of our activities. Tree decorating is the first. The kids wear their new Christmas PJ, we decorate, pizza for dinner while watching a Christmas movie.

 Lots of Christmas lights. We are lucky that there are multiple light shows close by, so we choose one night to go get starbucks (hot chocolate for me and Gavin and carmel apple spice for Reegan and Jason).
 Then our annual tradition of our Santa visit with the Keeley family. Times have changed, the first year we went it was only Reegan and Cade. Now 6 kids!

 Of course a crying Santa picture. Apparently all Heine kids hate Santa for a couple of years.

 A morning at our church doing crafts and hearing the true Christmas story.
 Christmas Eve church service

And Christmas morning. Lots of gift opening and lots of family time. These 3 received a bounce house from Santa!