Saturday, April 18, 2015

Problem Solving!

Tami came down the stairs one morning after the kids started making breakfast. Tyler opened a new box of Cheerios, and they flew everywhere. On their own, they cleaned up and taped the Cheerio bag back together so it would pour nicely. Sooo exciting to see the problem solving and teamwork! They might just turn out alright!!

Birthday at the Spa

Brooklyn went to a birthday party today at a Spa....check out her fancy hairdo!

Snow White

Last night we went to see Snow White at Kimberly High School. Brooklyn liked the elves, Tyler liked the skunks!

Brooklyn's Dance Costume

The recital isn't until May, but Brooklyn is ready!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Basketball, Baseball, and Ice Skating

Brooklyn was so excited to win the family March Madness bracket that she fell asleep! Tyler used his Easter money to buy 500 baseball cards from the 1980's, then spent the rest of the week organizing, reorganizing, and looking through them. And then on Sunday, when the temps finally got into the upper 60's, we all went ice skating!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tyler thinks he's Spider-Man

Tonight we watched the first Spider-Man movie with the kids. After it was over we sent the kids upstairs to get ready for bed. Upon hearing some strange thumping sounds, I went to check on Tyler where I found him leaping up his ladder and then starting to spin on his head. When I asked what would happen if he fell he said..."I'd land on my feet like Spider-Man." Duh.

Brooklyn's first story

Brooklyn wrote her first story today! Here's what it says in case the picture is a little blurry...We think it's fantastic!

Grandma's House. At Grandma's house I had fun and my Grandma, my dad, and
my Poppy all hided eggs. I found the most hard [to find] eggs. My cousins
came too. Their names were Jack and Natalie. My Grandma had a swingset.
Their swingset had a wobbly bridge. It is cool. And it is wobbly! Funny,
huh? Ha ha ha!! Today is real Easter, but it was still fun. Jack is 4,
Natalie is 3. My Grandma hided baskets too. One of the things I got was
kinetic sand. I like how kinetic sand feels. It feels like goo, kind of.

Happy Easter!!

What a wonderful Easter! Tyler found his basket in the freezer, Brooklyn got a cool trumpet like horn, and then we had a nice family meal complete with Brooklyn's new bread stick recipe! Yum!

Horse Pics and Good-Bye Hugs

Last photos before the cousins all head back home.

Friday, April 3, 2015

A beautiful day in the neighborhood...


DQ and bedtime stories

For our last night here, Poppy & Grandma took us out for DQ, then Brooklyn read bedtime stories to Natalie. What a great week!

Misc photos

Brooklyn taking Natalie for a walk, Jack making a bubble, Tyler teaching Jack Minecraft, and Brooklyn practicing the piano!

Pre-Easter Egg Hunt!

Since we can't be there on Easter, Poppy & Grandma set up a special egg hunt for all of us!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

More fun with Cousins!

Tyler showed Natalie how to ride Thomas, then Natalie pretended to be Mommy and helped everyone get cozy to watch an Easter movie!

Dyeing Easter Eggs at Grandmas!

4 kids, 40 minutes, and 2 dozen Easter Eggs!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VGs and Grady!

Spent another great day in State College with Russ & Monica & Grady!