December 2013: Christmas and New Years

So here we are, at my attempt to catch up once and for all.  Oh, one can hope! We had a really, really nice Christmas/New Years.  Lots of time with just the five of us, plus lots of time with extended family, too!  We spend Christmas Eve together playing games and eating dinner, as well as making Rice Krispy Treat trains.  If you’ve been here long you know my opinions on Gingerbread Houses, and I thought this little train kit {Read More}

HallZOOween 2013

This year, we had visitors join us for HallZOOween – Aunt Kelly and Bryce! Grandma Shelly and Grandpa Mike came for a bit, too!  

Fourth of July

Before we’re buried in snow, I figure I should catch up on these blogs laden with spaghetti strap dresses and summer traditions. July 4th this year was a rainy, yucky mess… so the girls actually chose, when given the choice between doing sparklers in our yard and sitting in the car for Kings Island fireworks (if they happened at all), to stay home and stay dry.  I’m pretty sure anything with the word sparkle would have been an easy sell, {Read More}

Before the big birthday party…

… there was a cake smash session.  Behold, some pictures of the cutest boy I know.  Seriously, I can’t take it. The rest are in the April album here.

Easter 2013

This year was so much fun with the girls, who were finally able to really take ownership dying their eggs!  Some of my favorite pictures… Nolan supervised Easter was pretty typical for us – serving at church for hours and hours (wouldn’t have it any other way!) followed by an evening with my family.  No egg hunt this year due to some scheduling conflicts, but nobody seemed to mind.  The family is where it’s at, anyway 🙂 My picture perfect {Read More}

WCMOTC Spring Party

Easter, really? It’s almost August.  *sigh*  Oh well, they were already cute back then, too, so I press on! 🙂 We all made it to the WCMOTC Spring Party again, which now I realize as I write was probably our last twins club function since we’ve just started donating most of our stuff instead of spending hours tagging and selling it.  Interestingly, not at all bittersweet.  I’m mostly indifferent, though thankful for a couple of great friendships from there. But {Read More}

Father’s Day 2013

We had so much fun last year with the Father’s Day interviews, that I thought we’d make it a bit of a tradition (for as long as we remember to do so).  Without further ado… All About my Daddyby Avery KaufmanMy daddy’s name is Kyle.  He is 39 years old.  My daddy’s favorite foods are ice cream and pizza, and his favorite drink is water.  He is really, really good at his work.  Daddy always makes me laugh when he {Read More}

My Other Valentine

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day brought another party, as it should in all 4-year-old classrooms! 🙂 The girls were incredibly excited after picking out their own Valentines.  It was a fun school day filled with candy and other sweets, crafts, and games, and everyone had a blast!

Christmas 2012

You know, at this point it feels a little futile to catch up in detail on a holiday that was months ago.  Christmas, I’m sure, was great.  We spent a few days in Ottawa just before, and had Christmas morning here with just Kyle, the kids and me as is always our goal.  Later on Christmas day we spent time with my side of the family.  It was a lot of fun, but if it’s ok, I’m just going to {Read More}