Category Archives: Our Little Man

Strider Snow Skis

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Oh my goodness. This invention is amazing. I was already a fan of Strider balance bikes, but this snow ski attachment [for the bike we already own] is incredible! Strider sent us this snow attachment to try out, along with an adorable bike jersey….and Im super excited to share this with you.

I had no idea how Ezra would take to the skis. He was a fan of the bike this past summer, but you just never know how kids will respond when you change things up on them. Well, Ezra is a fan. A HUGE fan! He got right up and within a few minutes he actually lifting his feet up, which he wasn’t doing much of previously…..and as he’s gaining speed down the hill. He shouts “I’m Skiing!!!!!!”

This ski attachment was definitely a life saver for me this winter as “stir crazy ” is a real thing around here when the winters tend to linger on. Ezra is not quite old enough for ski school so this outdoor activity arrived on our doorstep in perfect timing. Reed couldn’t wait to get Ezra outside and on the bike and sporty his new jersey. He’s pretty sure that this will help Ezra get up on skis quicker and for sure build his confidence as he explores more activities.

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// This is real life here….and this is why helmets are not an option in our household!

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Lets Chop Some Wood

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My heart melts when I see Ezra helping Reed around the house. Ezra is such a little helper..and a really good one! He loves being outside. He loves hanging out with daddy. He loves to give me the run down of all the little details to the projects he helps out with.

Last week, while the sun was out and not much snow left on the ground, the boys chopped a lot of wood together. Ezra loved pointing out the pieces that daddy should chop next. He also recruited the help of “Mr. Moose” and never let him out of his hands.

Of course Ezra wanted to wear his “Wells”… aka SOREL boots. How cute are these on him?!? Such a cutie little Montana boy he is.

I love my boys with all my heart…..it’s so much fun to watch them work on little projects together. Reed is such a great dad.

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Camera Love

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I couldn’t help but snap a few images of Ezra and his buddy, Everett, playing with vintage cameras during our sweet Valentines shoot last week. Melts my heart! Love seeing him re-inact what we he has seen me do the last two and half years of his life. So sweet!

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Sweet Valentine

I love this boy of mine. And I love this little tradition that we’ve made….just momma & Ezra….Valentines photos!

This is the third consecutive year that my friend Lindsey and I have rounded up our boys and have been intentional about getting in front of the camera….with our little loves.

The goal is to always keep it simple, otherwise it becomes too much like work. We always shoot against a white wall and we hang a simple garland of some sort [usually found at Target]. This year we borrowed an adorable handmade garland from our favorite local boutique, Harlow.

I can’t encourage you mommas [and dads] to get in photos with your kids! You’ll never regret it….and it’s so much fun to look back at little sweet moments with our quickly growing toddlers. I love that Lindsey is committed to this as much as I am….we both send out our texts to each other towards the end of January to start tossing around ideas for the Valentines shoot. So, get with a friend…..and make it a thing!

Our first Valentines shoot can be found here …..and last years photos are here!

The goal is to get one photo that we love…..our time frame is about 10-15 minutes max. We don’t want our kids to come to hate this tradition….so we keep it simple on all fronts and always have a few treats on hand. HA!

Do any of you have fun traditions?! Let me know and share your links!

x’s & o’s, KELLI

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/// Linsdey with her son, Everett. We also had Becky and her sweet baby boy [Macer] join us!

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Mommas Outfit Details: Pants by Free People| Boots by Frye | Chambray Top by Rails, found at Harlow | White tee at Harlow

Ezras Outfit Details: Shoes by Vans | Tee by Zara | Jeans by H&M

Christmas Morning

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We spent a lot of time at grandmas and grandpas this Christmas. It was so fun to all be under one roof and spend as much time with Aunt Haley and Uncle Ty. However, it’s so important to Reed and I that we carve out and protect Christmas morning at our own house and celebrate as a family.

A new tradition for us is CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS!!!! Or “Christmas Jammies” as Ezra would call it. I didn’t have this tradition growing, but I love it and think its oh so cute!

Ezra understood “presents” more than ever this year, but after opening two…he was completely distracted. Trains, of course! He also got a little drum set, but after playing with real drums at church…he wasn’t quite sure what to do with these ones. HA!

We [surprisingly] didn’t go over board with presents this year……honestly, we just wanted to keep the main thing, the main thing. Nothing was more precious than hearing Ezra point towards Heaven and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!

Here’s a glimpse into our family Christmas morning…

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