We have a secret to share!

A new little Daniels babe is on the way!

Estimated due date :: June 3, 2017. Here are a few pics of the girls sharing the news and just being cute.

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Here’s a fun video on how we told the girls that they’re going to be Big Sisters.

We are all so excited for Baby to arrive and June seems so far away!! But, it’s the second trimester already and I know Baby will be here eventually and the new little one will be completely smothered in love from our entire family, especially it’s two older sisters!

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back to school

And they’re back! The girls are so excited to be back in school! We’ve had an awesome summer, but I know they’re ready to get back into a routine and to see their real friends, not just momma. The day started off wet & rainy and in need of raincoats and umbrellas (all of which E forgot at school of course), but after hearing about her day, it sounded like it was nothing but sunshine and rainbows. She’s such an extrovert that I know she will come home with a million new friends this year.collage-2img_6071elliot-loves2collage-4img_6098img_6099img_6100And how did this little chick get so big?? It seems like she turned into a little lady over the summer! I mean, look at her sweet face. Cora’s more of an introvert (like her momma) so making new friends is a little more difficult for her. I knew she was a tad nervous about going, but as soon as I dropped her off at school one of her buddies gave her a huge hug, which made her feel reassured and excited to start the day.cora-lovescollage-3img_6128img_6121img_6129img_6133We’re looking forward to a GREAT year ahead! Go get ’em girls!!

summer 2016.

This summer has been crazy-fun, non-stop and absolutely perfect. We have loved every minute of it! It took a bit for the summer to get going with Elliot’s cast on for an extra few weeks than we thought, more about that here, but once her cast was off, so were we! From park hopping, farmers markets and splash pads, to a Winnipeg road-trip, Valleyfair, and lots and lots of swimming! Oh, and whats summer without a ton of ice cream in between?! Eric and I were even able to sneak in a few day-dates too! I’m so blessed to be able to have this time with my kiddos and we’ve had an absolute blast – here are some pics to show it!

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I want to remember the sounds and smells of this summer when looking at these pics :: water splashing, giggles, squeals, fresh grass, sunscreen, chlorine, sand in-between our toes, drippy-sticky ice cream on our hands, the snuggles, the I love yous and Goodnight Mamas.

School starts in 3 weeks and the girls are very excited, and I am excited for them, but honestly I don’t want this summer to end. The beautiful weather, the freedom that we’ve had with no schedule or places to be other than the next park on our list… We’ll see what the new [school] year brings, but in the meantime, I will be here, soaking up every day with my girls, saying YES as much as I can, and enjoying every ray of sunshine until summer bids us farewell as it always does…

kindergarten graduate!

We did it! First year of school is in the books for this little chickie. She has learned so much this year and we couldn’t be more proud of her! She has made A LOT of new friends [hello, birthday party almost every weekend!], has created so many memories, brought home so much paperwork showing how much she’s learned, and has really grown up since the beginning of the school year. I mean, look at this silly, sassy, spunky face ::

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We really can’t believe that the year is over and I’m sure I will hear “When do I go back to school?” sooner than I think, but until then, it is officially summer! I see lots of picnics and sunscreen in our future. Let the [warm] memory-making begin!!

preschool graduation

Welp, that went by fast! This little chickie is already done with her first year of preschool. She’s learned so much over the year :: how to write her name, how to hold scissors and cut, how to draw straight lines, how to line up, how to keep hands to herself, how to LISTEN, how to SHARE and to put others before herself. She had two really great teachers who helped guide her through the year and she finished the year a really smart, independent little cookie. Still a little shy, but that’s just her. She met some great friends (and one boyfriend) and she’s already asking if she has preschool tomorrow. No hunny-bun, not for a few months. At least we know she’ll be excited to go back! Here’s some pics of the morning.

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soccer … and a broken arm.

This spring Elliot decided she wanted to try soccer, which admittingly is quite humorous watching a group of 6 year olds chase after a ball in a herd without any real idea of the fundamentals of the game. BUT, she is enjoying it and having fun (and getting some much needed energy out) so that’s all the matters, right?? Either way she’s stinkin’ adorable, so there’s that.

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Dessert time. They were spotted by a policeman and earned DQ for wearing their helmets!

**UPDATE**

Elliot broke her arm. The sprint needs to stay on for 3-4 weeks, maybe longer so soccer is out, along with riding her bike, gym, recces… Maybe next summer we can try again :)

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