Sunday, February 5, 2017

January photos

I kind of despise January but this year was particularly busy, so it went by fairly fast.  I'm so glad it's Feburary! 

Playing at the park on New Year's Day


Elliott drawing on his sick day. 


He had to fill out his Valentines the second I bought them.

Snap Circuits always

Andrew at his 1st Reconciliation. He was so proud and had a great day!

We are trying to get outside to get some exercise most every day even if it's ridiculously cold!

And a few everyday photos from December I haven't posted!

Reading after school
Baking cookies
Making Gingerbread houses at school
We made a trip up to visit Mom and Dad and Great Grandma in December too! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pinewood Derby

Elliott is in Boy Scouts this year and Pinewood Derby was last weekend.  Elliott did most of the work and was proud of his car.  He placed 2/4 in the Lion Cubs, so he got to participate in finals, where he placed somewhere in the middle :) He has the sweetest boys in his den and the 4 of them have gotten to be good buddies.

Building his car.

Finished car!

Race day!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Year in Review

Andrew worked hard building his Pinewood Derby car!

Andrew and I went to a family fun concert with an instrument petting zoo and he talked about it for months.

Ryan and I got away to Scottsdale & Phoenix to celebrate our 10 year.  This and my brother's wedding (in May) were my favorite memories of the year!

Daddy got a new job, which has been so great for him and our family.

and we had a low key spring break including a night in Brown County!

Our baby turned 5.

and our first baby lost his 2 front teeth (in the same day!)

and mostly importantly, we have a new sister, and Aunt Misi, in our family!  What a special day and memorable trip to Washington D.C. for the wedding.

Second trip to the lake, including s'mores and kayaking of course!

The boys learned how to swim (!) and we went to the pool a lot!  It was the highlight of the summer.

We spent the 4th at the lake.

We had an end-of-summer trip to St. Joe, Michigan before school started.

and the boys started Kindergarten and 2nd grade.

This month was low key.  We had some friends visiting and Andrew got his new 20" bike!

For Fall Break we went to Memphis to visit friends!

and took the boys tailgating!

and Elliott decided to ride his bike :)

and we all dressed up for Halloween!

We went hiking at Eagle Creek with Grandma & Grandpa

We enjoyed celebrating Christmas...

and Andrew turned 8!

Happy New Year! :)

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