Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
We braved the wet snow and headed out for the annual MLK marade. This is such a peaceful unifying event that we felt was especially important this year. The boys never complained, in fact they asked to go. Landon even helped carry the schools banner.
The snow didn't hold the crowds back a bit. It was so incredible to see so many people.
B fell asleep on the way, so snuggled.
Last year Brian wasn't able to join us, but he was this year. I think he was every bit as inspired as I was and we both are making this a priority as a family tradition. Definitely one of my favorite events of the year.
Sarah has been one of our amazing babysitters for almost a year now. We wanted to thank her and give her an experiential gift for Christmas and Ads came up with the idea of pedicures. We even convinced Landon to come. Such a fun snowy afternoon with Sarah.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
I was able to get away for an afternoon last week and go on Adler's class field trip to ice skate! I hadn't been on skates in 10 years and it was Adler's first time. He patiently worked at his skills and made tremendous improvements in the short time we were there.
And the moms having fun!
Posted by Brian at 12:38 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
For the past 9 years (with the exception of the year Adler was in the hospital), we have done fondue for New Years Eve. Its always a fun evening and has become an important tradition for our kids and our families. This year Santa brought the boys a chocolate fountain. As you can tell from the chaos of these pictures, it was a hit.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
A friend needed us to bring home her son after school a few weeks ago and so I decided to make a quick batch of sugar cookies and frosting and let them decorate. Things are a lot busier with baby B (though this particular day he was a good napper), but I want the big guys to have their same old traditions, and this is one of them.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Posted by Brian at 5:00 PM
This was Blane's second Christmas but first one where he was more than just a little baby lump. He sort of got the idea but really I think he mostly liked having a lot of his favorite people around and a whole new array of stuff to get into. As the last kid, the family either showed restraint or burnout, and Blane didn't get nearly as much stuff as his his brothers did at his age. He did get some new toys though, like this cars and ramps thing that Kari picked out for him. Immediately after opening it (with some help) his brother volunteered to assemble it for him, which for me anyway was one of the highlights of the holidays.
Posted by Brian at 2:00 PM
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
On our last day on the cruise, we stopped at Castaway Cay, Disneys private island in the Bahamas. I saw on the Disney Cruise app that one of the activities that day was a 5K, so I signed up. It was HOT and a mile walk to and from the start, but I did it.
We got quite a bit of snow last weekend, but it was too cold to play in until yesterday, and by then a lot of it had melted. Adler was very proud to be able to make a small snowman.
Grandma bought Baby B some snow boots for Christmas and so we let him open them early to enjoy the snow fun.
He thinks he's a big guy like his brothers.