Thursday, April 10, 2014

the circus.

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The circus came to town.

Boy Howdy were we super excited to go! We had not been to the circus in two years, so there was two years of pent up excitement just waiting to be released.

Jack’s favorite act was the man who balanced on stacked chairs. Andrew thought the elephants pooping during their act was hi-lar-i-ous! Kate really liked the pony and elephant rides.

6625-rGrandpa bought the kids their own sword.

My life has not been the same since. Next time I am getting a sword too!

6659-r It was an absolutely beautiful weekend! We have been waiting a long, long time for old man winter to leave, but I think it is safe to say he’s gone for a while.

Even Toby had a little skip in his step as he ran around in the backyard with Max.

6682-r 6692-r We enjoyed every minute of the fresh air and warm sun.

It feels so good to be outside, without 13 layers of clothing.

Thank you Spring!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

freedom.

5983-r:: : February 19, 2014 : ::

Kate Marie, can you please show me how you get out of your crib?

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5975-rAnd that my friends is when we decided it was time to transition Kate’s crib into “Toddler Bed” mode. She was crawling into and out of her crib all too frequently. One could assume Kate thought that 2 years, 8 months and 17 days was enough time “behind bars”.       

6047-rKate Marie…free at last…and loving every minute of the freedom!

The transition to a toddler bed has not been a smooth one. Kate has thoroughly enjoyed her new-found freedom and has certainly pushed the limits, on more than one occasion. Naps have become harder to enforce. Bedtimes have been stretched out. However the novelty is slowly wearing off and with consistent reinforcement she is adjusting to this new freedom, with restrictions.

Monday, March 31, 2014

our february snowman.

6052-r :: : February 19, 2014 : ::

Andrew had the idea that he wanted to make a snowman. And who else was more qualified to help him than Paul!

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6171-r 6138-rAndrew, Paul, Kate and Jack with the finished product.

6167-rAny guesses as to who likes to be the center of attention in our house?