Thursday, January 21, 2010

Randomness of Life

I can't believe January is almost over! We have been busy and the month has just flown by!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Matt's brother, sister-in-law and their little girl ,who currently live in China, in a few weeks. They are going to be home for a few months as they are expecting their 2nd little girl in May. We are looking forward to spending some time with them.

Taylor is busy selling Girl Scout Cookies and getting ready for a camping trip with her troop in May.

Caleb is working on badges for Boy Scouts. He is constantly making us laugh.

Madison is enjoying school. They are making lots of cute artwork. We have made the decision to keep her out of Kindergarten this next year and are placing her in the pre-K program at her preschool. She is so excited to be in Mrs Carol and Mrs Carol's class (yes, both the teachers are named Carol). She is constantly saying things that make us laugh also and I am busy trying to write them down b/c I know I will forget them.

The kids have been busy mastering the Wii. Taylor is especially good at some of the games.

Madison loves these fuzzy boots she got for Christmas and wants to wear them all the time. We think she looks like she should be sitting at a ski resort when she wears them.

Matt even got his mom Wii boxing. She did really good for her first time....she knocked him down a few times :)

Madison and her polar bear (ignore the horrible hair day she is having)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quality Time With "the cousins"

The first weekend in January we traveled to Nashville to spend the weekend with Matt's brother, sister-in-law and their 5 kids. We always enjoy spending time with them as all the kids get along so well. Plus we enjoy the same kinds of things....movies, staying up playing games and just talking! The kids couldn't wait to get there and they immediately began playing like they saw each other all the time. We also celebrated with them our last Christmas. My kids were so thrilled with their gifts! Taylor got a lava lamp, Caleb got Hulk and Captain America costumes and Madison got Supergirl and Dorthy costumes.

Let the opening begin!

Taylor and her groovy lava lamp!

Madison as Supergirl!

Caleb as the Hulk!

Three sweet little girls ready for bed :)

Caleb and Riley ready for bed

This picture is a little fuzzy but I love the look on Madison's face.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow Day!

I was so excited...I really thought we were going to be a big snow but unfortunately we got mostly ice :( The kids didn't care though...they were just glad to be out of school! Taylor had gone home with a friend from school and we had to go pick her up. We ended up bringing her friend, Clara, home with us to spend the night since they didn't have school. Friday morning the girls were ready to head out to play. After bundling up since it was like 4 degrees with the wind chill they enjoyed sledding down the hills and making snow angels. Caleb and Madison joined them but not for long as they got cold. I only snapped a few pictures and got none of Caleb :(

Madison went down the hill in her cozy coupe car!

Pushing the car back up the hill to do it again

Clara and Taylor sledding

Madison making a snow angel

Taylor making a snow angel