Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flash Forward

Flash forward 12 years...and this what Todd and I have to look forward to. Oy!  Dear Life...SLOW DOWN!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Chill'n at Cheerleading

It's finally here!  The night Allie's Tiny Team shows off their cheer skills with a super COOL Frozen routine.  Their sparkly Frozen uniforms, oversized Olaf bows and upbeat Frozen songs topped it all off!

Allie got a big good luck hug from her teammate, Ainsley, and a little pep talk from Coach Erin before the big performance.

Let the performance begin!  So much cuteness.  So many skills!  Allie did a forward roll and flew in couple different stunts....showing off her liberty!

Snap Pops 2015

All the girls received a gift bag with a couple Frozen goodies and a snowflake medal too!  Way to go girlies!  You were SNOW awesome!

Allie had lots of fans that cheered her on. Mom, Dad, Papa Ray, Barb and even super cheer-star's Morgan and Elle came out to CHILL with Allie tonight and support her and the team...they couldn't resist all the cuteness either. 

Way to go, Allie!  You did so well and all your hard work paid off tonight!  We loved hearing all your favorite Frozen songs and seeing you hit all your tumbling tricks and stunts.  You were amazing!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

EGGS-tremely Cold Egg Hunt

This is how we do egg hunts in March...in Michigan!  Stroller blankets, hats, gloves, and snow pants!  The 20 degree weather didn't keep us from having some springtime fun.  We walked up to Tollgate Farms for their annual Easter Egg Hunt! 

Ayden and Allie each got their 9 eggs.  Allie helped out her little bro when she was all done.

Allie did a few crafts and ate a few candies from her eggs...and of course we stopped by to see the Easter Bunny!  He sure does look warm with all that fluffy fur.

We are looking forward to Easter next weekend!  We'll be sure to leave out some eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide in our nice WARM house! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I love putting these two little guys to bed. Allie loves to read to Ayden at night before bed. Ayden has his favorite books...The Night, Night Book, Brown Bear, and Where is Baby's Belly Button.
Ayden knows his routine. He will turn in his sound machine on all on his own, then point at the camera so I will put it on his nightstand.  Finally, he will run over to the light switch so I can lift him up to turn the light off. I feel pretty blessed that he is such a good sleeper...at the moment. 


I always hate waking my sleeping prince up in the morning. He always looks so peaceful. Looking back at these photos one day will always remind me of how precious and innocent my baby boy was. These days will seem surreal. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015


I swore up and down that I wouldn't feed my kids all those unhealthy foods that they love so much...sugary, food dyes, processed. That was before I had two kids with minds, and stomachs, of their own. 
Earlier this week while I was getting coats on these two to get out the door in the morning, Ayden went in the pantry and helped himself to a Pop-Tart of Allie's. I didn't really object because the thought of a screaming disappointed toddler riding in my backseat was not at all how I wanted to spend my drive to school. 
This morning Allie decided she didn't like her Frozen cereal anymore...as she does with most foods.  One day she loves something and the next it's completely off her menu.  Ayden decided he would gobble up her yummy cereal.  I walked away from the table and when I returned, I found him picking out ALL the marshmallow pieces!  It's already starting...this seems too young!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Easter Bunny Pics 2015

All dressed and ready to go!  Allie was so excited to see the Easter Bunny.  Ayden...wasn't as thrilled.  This spring, the Easter Bunny was hopping on over to our most favorite place to shop...COSTCO!  We decided to get dressed in our Easter's best and head on over to the egg hunt.

We pretty much hit up Costco just about every weekend.  These two love to sit next to each other and eat their way through the store as we shop...since there is a sample at just about every corner.  Today, there were egg hunt stations hidden throughout the store.  This made our shopping so much more fun!

This is Ayden's "cheese" face.
Allie hopped right up on the Easter Bunny's lap.  Ayden was a bit more timid, but willing cooperated for a photo...thanks bud!  Easter Bunny photo success!

We usually never leave Costco without sharing a monster sized frozen yogurt...it's the one and only reason why Allie loves to go shopping there with us.  One of our Easter eggs had a coupon inside for a FREE frozen yogurt!  Yum-O!  A perfect ending to our Easter Bunny visit!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Ice Cream for Dinner

What is better than ice cream for dinner? Not too much, in our opinions. Todd worked late and I picked up both kiddos this Friday afternoon. Dairy Queen offered up free ice cream cones today, the first day or spring. These two had no objectives about tonight's dinner menu!  Neither did their mom...yum!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gearing Up for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day means SPRING is in the air!  I love all the green...and can't wait to see more of it as soon as all this snow melts.

Bright and early this morning a little more green exploded in our kitchen!  Our family Leprechaun, Lucky, made his second visit to the Hammerick's house.  He brought some St. Patrick's Day cheer, yummy treats, and fun goodies for the littles.  He made sure to turn everything green too...the cupcakes and the milk!

Allie was surprised with a new My Little Pony named Minty, a St. Patty's headband that she's been asking for, a new set of rainbow watercolors, Lucky Charms Chapstick, and some other yummy Leprechaun and green goodies.  Lucky also drew up some St. Patrick's day WORK for Allie to do...he heard she loves to do her homework!
Lucky left Ayden a St. Patty's day shirt and a fun school bus filled with his favorites snacks...Veggie Straws and applesauce pouches.

Lucky left a letter to let us know who made this special St. Patrick's Day treat!  He said that he was so glad Allie remembered to talk and learn about St. Patrick again this year.    Ayden spotted the cupcakes RIGHT AWAY and wanted to let everyone know.  Cupcakes for breakfast!!!  Allie passed up the cupcakes but enjoyed her special bowl of Lucky Charms cereal.

Such a sad face when I told him he could only have ONE cupcake for breakfast.  So sorry, buddy! 

Lucky also left us a fun TREASURE HUNT to find a little pot of gold he was willing to share with his favorite family.  Allie found all the clues...and the MONEY!!!  $6.00...which she happily shared with her brother...how sweet!  The clues were hidden all over the house.  That silly Lucky said he hid the pot of gold in our garbage can!!!  Allie looked in 3 garbage cans before she finally found it in our bathroom!  It wasn't actually IN the garbage can...be where the garbage can usually sits.  Lots of "gold" and goodies! Ayden was just happy to be IN the bathroom.  All he cared about was flushing the toilet.  He did enjoy a green sucker for the very time though!
I'm so blessed to have two littles that willingly WANT to pose for photos!  These two are so cute...Ayden just sits right down next to Allie (for about 2 seconds) and even says "Cheeeeese!"  Silly goofballs.

Allie did ALL of her work in one sitting.  She loved every page and made sure to do her best coloring.  She decided to take it to school for show-and-tell next week.

This afternoon, I took Allie to Aqua Tots for a their St. Patrick's celebration and open swim.  She made a craft, had some snacks...but was most excited for her St. Patty's Day SWIM with her pal, Ainsley.

St. Patty's Day success!  Thanks, Lucky, for giving this family more memories for this momma to treasure.