Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Spring" Break!

For Spring Break in March, we went up to Chicago to visit Poppa, where we found Winter! Grandma and Grandpa came over from Michigan to see us too.
Despite traveling alone with 3 kids, electronics made it an easy flight!
We celebrated Poppa's birthday a couple of weeks early...

He was surprised! 

On our last morning there, we woke up to snow! Luckily it ended early, so we had plenty of time to play and clear it before we had to fly out that night!

And of course, the requisite picture on the couch before we left! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From March: Hats! The Musical!

Emma had a small solo in the 1st grade musical "Hats!" It was a smash!

Monday, October 27, 2014

March: What's in the box??

As we started to get ready for the arrival of baby #4, we cleaned out his room, which was basically being used as storage. We found 8 boxes of Dave's stuff that had been packed since 2005! Whoops. So once a week for a month or two we'd play "what's in the box" and see what was lurking in there. Mostly it was more like "this is your life" with memorabilia from high school and college.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Rest of Feburary 2014

Dinner at Babe's Chicken Dinner House is always a fun time

Spirit night at Chick-Fil-A!

Within a week of our ice storm, it's warm again!

Valentines 2014

Sometimes he likes to "nap" where we are

Emma made me a ring for Valentine's Day

Haircuts for all!

Warmer weather=park weather

Warmer weather also = zoo weather!

We took the girls to see "The Little Mermaid" musical

 We went to a spirit night at Joe Willy's, and Andrew was especially excited about dessert.

Spontaneous hand holding on the way to pick Emma up from school

Thursday, October 23, 2014

February 2014: Snow Day!

Last February, we got real, actual snow! Which of course quickly turned to ice, but there were a couple of hours where the kids could go out and play in it before it turned.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

February 2014: Maddie the Princess

Maddie went to several princess/makeover birthday parties this spring.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

January 2014

We redid the carpet in the family room

A blue pedicure because I'm having another BOY!

Andrew clearly needs a brother. 

Andrew's swim class refresher.

I LOVE getting Christmas cards! I leave them up until way after Christmas.

Cute and cozy on a cold night.

Andrew likes playing in the lockers while the girls are at swimming lessons.

A little "Headbands" on a Saturday afternoon.

Dave's birthday!

Andrew fell in the driveway that morning and had a pretty bad road rash.

Dave's colleague gave these stuffed animals to the kids.

Andrew's road rash is improving!

Maddie brought this gem home from preschool.

Spontaneous hand holding. I love it!

We started this. 

A warm day spent at the zoo.