Monday, November 18, 2013

Roper girls 2013

This week I wanted to get some updated family photos of the kids. But we ran out of light, Katie had a meltdown and it got cold super fast. We will try again hopefully in the near future before the fall colors change too much more and the snow melts. I am hoping to recruit the husband to help assist as well cause four kids is hard to get to all sit still smile and take a picture :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What Mornings are like in Moscow with Katie

Life is so different here then in Boise. Not used to the feeling of what I would say is "boredom" but maybe it's simply just the fact that I have been so used to being so busy I never had time to appreciate some of the little things. The other morning Katie ate some crackers, played babies with her toys on the floor and got distracted by the birds and the squirrels outside. It was so cute watching her learn, play and eat and just how easy kids are and simple and that maybe we all need to slow down in life as well.

Surprise gift from Grandpa came in the mail

The kids came home from school and found that Grandpa Roper had mailed them a package. They had no idea what was inside and I am not sure he could have picked a better gift for them. Everyday they now have this to remind them of Grandpa :) They get so excited about their flavor of the day and it is also a good way for  mommy to get them to do their chores. Want your gum?!? Well then you better get your room cleaned :) Thanks Grandpa

Katie is a little young for gum so grandpa even thought of her. He got her a book. He said it reminded him of her making the roar sound and thought she would do that if she saw the bear... and she did exactly that. She wasn't as much interested in the story as she was pointing to the bear on every page and roaring and pointing to the "baby" and saying "baby".

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's the little things in life that matter the most

A few small things you  miss that you don't realize you have is these precious moments. Playing with your beautiful niece and seeing grandpa read to his grandchildren. I was really excited to come across these images as I am cleaning out my computer and going through old photos I haven't had the chance to go through.

Katie misses you Lizzy Bug!

Miss my girls fighting over Grandpas Lap!! LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Linder Farms - Boise Idaho

One of our last fun family activities we did before moving North to Moscow as we went to the pumpkin patch. The kids had a blast and got to do a lot of fun things like riding the barrel cars, the petting zoo, Jacob did a zip line, Ryan did the carousel swings, and Madison did the trampoline. They got to play in the corn box and enjoy hot cocoa. It was fun times!!

Maple Grove School Carnival

The kids love the school carnival! This year the boys got to run with their friends and ditch mommy and play games and do whatever they wanted :) They loved that. But the girls and I played all kinds of games together. Madison showed me her friends and her teacher and had such a blast. Love little events like this that bring a smile to my childrens face. In the end I got one picture of the boys but mostly this is just us girls... the boys don't like pictures these days. You may not see a whole lot of them anymore cause they tend to run from the camera
The girls won these sucker cookies on the cake walk on the first try!! :)


Katie loved  the duckie game!! She won fruit snacks playing this game!!

Madison loved being in charge of her own tickets. :) She felt proud to keep them in her purse.

She made it!!! Pro football player one day??? ;)

HAHA So totally a game daddy would approve of. :)

She looks sweet but she is working on something no so sweet here

All done... mommy change me!

Snuggle with her puppy purse

Handsome man rarely does he let me take photos

Ryan will usually let me take photos of him if I bribe him still

Monday, November 4, 2013

Roper Halloween 2013

I am not good at blogging but now that we moved away from family I thought I should blog a little more often to keep family updated on life, kids, and everything in general :) Here is our Halloween adventures in Moscow! Our first Halloween here was awesome!! We had such a great time.

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