Thursday, May 25, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 25, 2017 at 06:10PM


Wet chalk drawing. Extremely fun art medium, huge waste of chalk, excellent body paint, guaranteed evening bath. #heylookmomimgreenlikeyoda! #youshouldseetheirfeet #andhands #andfaces #socolorful

Instagram Pic: May 25, 2017 at 04:15PM


This girl loves ants, and basically every other living creature she's seen. 🐜

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 21, 2017 at 08:37PM


Can you spot the overly excited baby on the couch? She loves being able to sit with the big kids and "watch" a show. This was her face for a whole minute after I set her down next to Emery. πŸ˜†

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 18, 2017 at 01:48PM


Snack time for toddlers (she's a toddler! 😭) begins immediately after breakfast and just as soon as you can get your little self to the crumbs under the table. #astridevangeline #becauseittastesbetteroffthefloor

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 17, 2017 at 02:36PM


This little boy has the most infectious laughs and smiles. ❤❤

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 16, 2017 at 07:40PM


It's so rare that we remember to take pictures together so it needed to be documented! I especially love the little photo bomber behind us. πŸ˜† #lateanniversaryphoto

Monday, May 15, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 15, 2017 at 05:57PM


Laundry day. πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘šπŸ‘— . . #keepingitreal #lifewithfourkids #motherhood #butitlooksnicerinblackandwhite

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 11, 2017 at 02:55PM


And just like that my house smells heavenly. 🌸 #lilacseason #theyevenmaskthesmellofdiapersandbananapeelsandboyssocks #win #springisthebest

Monday, May 8, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 08, 2017 at 07:22PM


Swing conversations with neighbor friends. I think Declan was showing off his recent battle wounds from falling off his bike this morning. Also, bandaids. #starwarsbandaidsmakeitbetter

Instagram Pic: May 08, 2017 at 02:51PM


A little bit of breakfast, a little bit of chess.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 07, 2017 at 01:54PM


Lake life. πŸ›ΆπŸŒŠ . . . #letthemexplore #outdoorkids #letthembelittle #playoutside #silverlake #northsaintpaul

Instagram Pic: May 07, 2017 at 01:41PM


"Following the leader wherever she may roam..." . . . #playoutside #letthembelittle #outdoorkids #letthemexplore

Friday, May 5, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 05, 2017 at 07:11PM


One of the best things about being outside is getting to eat things found in the yard. #nomnom #rhubarb #rhubarbcrispisalreadyintheoven

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Excellent spot for a nap. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜‚

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Instagram Pic: May 01, 2017 at 06:33PM


Maybe if we read about spring and summery things it'll help change this weather. #mayday #snowyday #canitbewarmplease

Instagram Pic: May 01, 2017 at 12:01PM


When you didn't choose the coupon life, but the coupon life chose you.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 27, 2017 at 03:13PM


One chrysalis, five caterpillars. Hopefully the weather will cooperate when it's time to release our butterflies this year.

Instagram Pic: April 27, 2017 at 02:29PM


I'm glad I didn't put the coats and hats away yet, they were definitely needed today. . . #brrr #snowinapril #mnspring #ranemschoolhouse #coopday

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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When you're able to sell your old dresser and buy this with the money you made. πŸ‘ . . . #yesplease #whogetsridofadresserlikethis #craigslistfind #thriftaddict

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 22, 2017 at 06:53PM


That grin right there is a first for this previously bath hating girl! πŸ™ŒπŸ’¦πŸ›€πŸ»

Monday, April 17, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 17, 2017 at 08:01PM


This is what #dinner looks like when you spend the majority of the day outside. #bringonsummer

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Only cracked a few before we were done this year. πŸ₯šπŸ³πŸŒ· #eastereggs #easter2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 11, 2017 at 02:45PM


Declan has been asking to make a meal by himself so he did the majority of the work for lunch today, from deciding what to make to serving and portioning out everyone's bowls. 🍚

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 06, 2017 at 07:37PM


I am now the proud owner of two pink chairs...and I'm loving them. I'm really not a pink person but I couldn't resist these two matching beauties. . #thriftingwin #pinkchairs #craigslistfind

Instagram Pic: April 06, 2017 at 07:31PM


It's officially tree climbing season. 🌳

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Instagram Pic: April 04, 2017 at 01:31PM


So thankful to have a lake right next door. And a coffee shop. Caffeine and a view, doesn't get much better than that. 🌊☕️ #silverlake #naturewalk #ranemschoolhouse

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

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After four kids and 15 birthday cakes I finally broke down and bought some simple piping tips and an icing spatula this week before Declan's birthday. Made my life so much easier. I'm honestly not sure why I waited so long. πŸ™„πŸ€”

Instagram Pic: March 31, 2017 at 11:13AM


This sums up his personality better than any words I can come up with. πŸ˜† Our goofy, sweet, energetic Declan dude is 5 today and we are so thankful for him and the joy he brings us each day! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #declanjamesranem

Instagram Pic: March 30, 2017 at 08:40PM


Pre-bedtime piano practice. 🎹 #homeschool #ranemschoolhouse

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 25, 2017 at 11:35AM


She empties the basket just so she can clean it up again. #whoisthischild #girlaftermyownheart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 22, 2017 at 10:51AM


Emery wrote a book and it's the sweetest thing. #ifyougiveamouseabirthdayparty

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 19, 2017 at 11:54AM


A year never went by so quickly. Our little Astrid is one! As a fourth baby she's very laid back and will fall asleep even with lots of noisy siblings around, but she definitely has her own stubborn and feisty personality. We sure love this girl! ❤ #oneyearold #astridevangeline

Instagram Pic: March 19, 2017 at 11:04AM


An extra pair of hands is always helpful for piano practice. 🎢

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 16, 2017 at 04:48PM


It fits! #astridevangeline

Instagram Pic: March 16, 2017 at 04:29PM


I haven't picked up knitting or crochet needles in a LONG time, so with spring only four days away it seemed like the perfect time to finish this project. #impeccabletiming #astridsgrowingtoofast #mnweather

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 14, 2017 at 03:29PM


Who knew Aldi's vanilla yogurt worked so well as a hair gel and skin cream?!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 10, 2017 at 12:03PM


These two have (mostly) been best buds lately, it's pretty sweet.

Instagram Pic: March 10, 2017 at 11:54AM


I love how she still sleeps like a newborn on occasion. ❤

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Instagram Pic: March 08, 2017 at 12:07PM


When you have a bit of Irish heritage and you also love decorating for holidays any chance you get. πŸ€#almostsaintpatricksday #irishamericanheritagemonth

Instagram Pic: March 08, 2017 at 11:47AM


This little monkey has been keeping me extra busy lately. She wants to be one of the big kids so bad, climb up and down the stairs to no end, and hang on my legs every chance she gets. Although hearing her say "Mamamamamamama" is pretty sweet. 😘