Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting for Baby Johnny!

We're all ready here for the newest member of our family... John Hamilton Shaida, IV. I'll be induced on 9/27 if he doesn't come on his own before then! 

We're so excited to meet this sweet little boy that we've been waiting 9 months for. I'm not sure how much Brooke understands of it all, but Kate can't stop talking about finally getting to bring "Baby Johnny" home! She's become such a big helper to me... getting things ready for baby and helping with Brooke when mommy is tired or just can't bend over for the 83rd time in a day  =)   We'll wait and move Brooke out of the nursery and into Kate's room, in a few months once Johnny is done sleeping in the cradle in our room. Pictures of that BIG transition will definitely be coming! 

But for now, here's two little cuties waiting to meet their baby brother... 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fun with Friends

We've made some great memories this summer with our wonderful friends! Play dates, cookouts, bowling, first-time sleepovers... it's the stuff summer nights should be made of. 

Chasing chickens around Mr. Anthony's coop

Cuddled up for a movie with Emile & Ogden

Cookouts (and playoff basketball games) under the stars

Kate's first sleepover, with her BFF Mabry!

Brooke and Finely performing on stage  =)

Bowling with Small Group means a kid on one arm and a bowling ball in the other

Lots of yummy meals shared with friends - made complete with fits of giggles, plenty of noise and large messes

Monday, September 19, 2016

Carnival Night

During a KS visit to see John's family, we ventured out to a little carnival in a parking lot... for the kids, of course! But us adults might have ended up having even more fun  =) 

The whole fam! Since Addie and I are both pregnant, we didn't get to ride anything - but we took our jobs as photographers and cheerleaders quite seriously 

Go Kate, go! 

John and Uncle Grant took Kate and Baby Grant on the Tilt-A-Whirl... the kids' smiles stopped as soon as the first whirl whipped them around 

Playing the duck pond game

Crazy brothers 

Obligatory funnel cakes!

All 3 kiddos loving the carousel  =)