Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Big Talent Show

One of the highlights of our family gathering over the weekend was the talent show the girls pulled together (instigated by Helen, I think). It went on for about an hour...poetry, singing, gymnastics, bubble-blowing, a comic are some highlights:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An Easter egg hunt in the snow

Two weeks after Easter, and we still can't hold a proper Easter egg hunt in actual green grass...but that didn't stop the kids from having fun with their cousins this past Saturday:

New pictures of Dominic

Over the weekend, we got to see little Dominic, who seems to be fully recovered from his surgery...he was as busy and inquisitive as any eight-month-old!

Happy birthday to Mouse and Jubilee Girl!

Our wonderful girls are officially another year older! We're celebrating their "birthday week" around here, starting with some special dinners last week. They had a cake and small celebration with their seventeen Minnesota-Wisconsin cousins over the weekend, and then another family celebration Sunday evening. We still have some celebrating to do...specifically, some ice cream treats and some star gazing...if it ever warms up!

Here are the highlights:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring concert


 Mouse had her concert debut on the flute last night...and Bear had a short solo on the violin. See highlights in the video below. Mouse playing "Amazing Grace" (shot by Jaybird...sorry for the shaky video) is at 4:20; Bear's solo is at 9:20.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Another late start due to winter weather today. It is April, isn't it? So another video of how we're spending our not-quite-spring indoors:

Monday, April 01, 2013

What do you do when winter just won't quit? Two options...

It's April 1 and there's still snow on the fact, we have snow banks several feet high everywhere..and we're still recording wind chill. I wish that were an April Fool's joke, but it's not.

What do you do with a bunch of cabin-fevery kids under such circumstances? Well, you can either take them sledding and snowboarding...again...(see Exhibit A):

...or you can take them bowling (Exhibit B):

As you can see, bowling, while much more expensive than sledding, is vastly more popular. Especially among the three-year-olds! (The Music Man was at home with his PCA, having a bit of a rough day...we'll catch him next time.)