Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday to our sweet Josie

 No, she's not waving.  This is her enthusiastic "5".  


Above:  Party #1 with friends at a park

and cake at the cottage!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Baseball, a birthday and a graduation

 Mother's day.  2 out of 3 in the picture seems pretty successful.

 Celebrating Caleb's 7th Birthday on May 9th. 

 The littlest fan of that cute pitcher below.

Preschool Graduation for Josie.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Activities for a long winter

 Basketball games...
 and Tea parties with Abbie

 Fancy Josie, as usual
 Reading to the baby....(book upside down)

 Josie's big debut: the 4 year old preschool valentines day program.
 goin' on a bear hunt

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What to do with Snow Days???

1) Pull teeth (Caleb lost his first tooth on Monday...yeah!)

2) make forts

3) make 6' piles of snow (this one behind Kendall is easily taller than I am)


not pictured: fight, ask for snacks and play with neighbor friends

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January photos

One of the above is a frequent behavior of Kendall's. Guess which...

 The Blizzard of 2014--lots of snow and the longest Christmas break ever.    Actually, these photos may have been before all of the snow.  Those snow banks don't look nearly as high as they eventually got. 

Caleb's school musical, The Color Factory.  He had a part of 'blue crayon'. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

 Some winter scenes from our backyard.  I was only willing to open the back slider door to take these, not actually walk out there--so not the best shots, but still beautiful.

 no idea what google automatically did to the Christmas lights.  huh.  nice photo of the three together.

 Josie's favorite toy:  Kendall's princess castle.

 Josie's quickly forgotten about toy: her new bike (purple and pink, I might add, just like she requested)
 The V-side cousins.  all 10 sitting still. 
 Aaron and Kendall: 2 months apart

 princesses?  cupcakes?  perfect.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Is it November already? 2 months of blogging...

  Caleb had a great soccer season and improved a lot.
Josie gradually grew less scared of the ball and the other kids on the field: also imrovement.

Kendall is our official greeter for neighbor kids.  She is very social.
 Practicing her climbing skills
 still enjoying warm fall weather.

 We went to ChuckE Cheese's to celebrate Mikiah's 3rd birthday.  Some of our kids liked this car ride. 
 Little Elephant trick or treating in the rain
 back home, digging through the stash.
 Excited and ready to go (and still dry in the garage)