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!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Emerson 20 months

This little baby is the funniest thing I have seen. She is now 20 months old and full of personality. 
Such a smiley girl with her scrunchy nose grins, she loves the camera and makes this face most every time I try to take a picture of her. She laughs, gives high-fives and waves. Will make the cutest kissy face and kissy noise. Says mama, Ree-Ree (Reegan), bu-bu (gavin), hi, bye, oops, ow, dada, shu (shoe), baby.
Emerson is miss independant unless I'm making dinner. She loves to walk around and play by herself. Climbs up on the furniture and moves from room to room...until I want to stand over the stove or empty the dishwasher. Then she hold onto my leg and grunts until I pick her up.
Emmy can talk but doesn't often, She grunts, whines and points to get what she wants. The big kids seem to know exactly what she wants and give in to her every wish.
 This baby may be small but she likes to eat. However she is very picky and only likes certain things when she wants them. At least once a day she goes into the pantry gets the raisins or pretzels and climbs onto a chair. She then pounds on the lid until someone opens for her or takes it away. And if you take it away a huge tantrum follows.
Loves baby dolls. Holds her doll and rocks them to sleep all the time. she even shushs them and bounces. Has no favorites but loves her white cat, little yellow bunny, and all babies. She's such a sweet girl.
 Animal lover!
 Emerson is still our little baby. Never has one of my babies been lower than the 10%ile. In fact, I don't think any of them have dropped much below the 50%ile.
She still likes to be carried on the front or back and I still completely love it! Emerson is such a wonderful little girl. We love her so much and are so thankful for her!!! She just makes this life so much sweeter.