Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What We've Been Up To

Lots of fun things have been happening around here lately!  Here is a little peek into some of our recent fun.

One day all my cute kids were matching!  They were wearing their shirts that their Uncle Benjamin brought for them from Switzerland:

 The weather has been so beautiful!  But before it was beautiful, it snowed.  And the boys made their first ever "all by themselves" snowman.  Pretty awesome!

One day I got out the popcorn popper and they were mesmerised.   I should do that more often!

Here I am with my arms full of nephew!  Twins Jack and Aiden made their big debut on March 12.  Congratulations, AnnaMarie and Tyler!

Guess who will be 2 next week?  Eeeek!  Time flies!  She loves purple these days, so she was pretty happy about this shirt:

Yesterday Ryan participated in his very first science fair!  Michael worked hard with him on his project about electricity.  He did a great job and had a lot of fun.  He manned his project and answered questions all by himself.  There were a couple of kindregarteners in it, but mostly 2nd through 5th graders.  He did great, and was about the same size as the 5th graders, too.

EDIT: Caroline forgot to mention that we got an AIR HOCKEY TABLE! It was free from someone on Craigslist!

The boys and Sophie have a great time with it. And Caroline and I have a fierce competition. At least we did until one of the paddles broke. Don't worry though, we've got 6 new paddles on their way from Amazon and we'll be back in business soon.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's practically a crime...

...that I haven't posted these pictures sooner.  Way, way back at the end of November we were up in Ironwood for Thanksgiving and got to go with Grandpa and the whole gang to go pick out and chop down a Christmas tree.  The kids had SO much fun.  It was such a great day.  After a lot of looking and a little debate, we found the perfect tree.  Ryan got to attempt to saw for a little while, but as I recall he decided the needles were too pokey.  So Grandpa and Michael finished the job, and James and Grandpa and Michael hauled it back to the car.  It was so fun to get to go and pick it out, and it was indeed a perfect Christmas tree. 

Feast your eyes on these adorable pictures!

Here are Christy and Calvin, setting out to find a tree:

Ryan carried the saw.   He took the job seriously.

Boy, did Sophie ever have a fun time with Uncle James.

I thought this one was especially awesome.  See that look on James' face?  That's the look of a man who knows he is about to get boogered.

Part of the gang looking for "the one".

Ryan, about to take his turn with the saw:

Calvin, just excited to be there!

Me and Christy:

Sophie had a great time with her Daddy.

I laugh every time I see this one:

And  I love this one:

Doing laps with Sophie:

Sophie wasn't too sure about this game...

Me and my girl:

Calvin in front of the tree:

Sophie and Christy having fun:

I like this one.  James looks so stoic.  Like he  doesn't even care that he just got boogered.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Guess what I've been doing these past couple of days? That's right, a whole lotta this:

I am currently in D.C. snuggling my brand new nephew, William Kemp Pease.  And he is 100% adorable.  I love him to pieces.  He is such a sweet little baby.  I kept him with me last night so Marianne and Seth could get some sleep, and he was a little angel.  He was a whopper, weighing in at 9 pounds, 1 ounce, so there is a whole lot of William to love! 
Marianne and Seth are such great parents.  It is so fun to watch them oooh and aaah over their sweet little boy.  He certainly is lucky.  Here are some pictures from the last couple of days:

Sweet William, hanging out on his boppy:

Snug as a bug in a rug:

I love this one.  He is so curious about everything, he can hardly sit still.  Such a fun boy!

Only 10 days old and look how strong he is already!

Marianne getting her snuggles:

William and his daddy: