Thursday, February 23, 2017
On February 21, our little Evie turned one!
Look at this darling chair and balloon from her BFF at LMCA Bruce!!!
Time for presents! Of course Margaret and Malcolm were equally as excited as Evie!
A beautiful cross-stitch from Miss Diane!
This sweet handmade doll! The first thing Evie did was pull it's hair!
A brownie cupcake with one little candle.
Oh my goodness! What is this delightful treat!
She immediately shoved most of it in her mouth. Probably afraid someone else would want a bite!
"Only one? There's a whole plate over there. Why do I get only one? Did I just hear someone else ask for seconds? What about meeeeee!"
On another note, Evelyn has learned to wave when she sees me coming. It's currently a frantic "shoot the arm up and wiggle the fingers and squawk loudly for fear she won't notice me" maneuver. She then follows it by a sad wail and a hard stare to help seal the deal. Cutest thing ever.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Evelyn loves it when her brothers play the piano. She loves to "help" ether by pushing the pedals or adding her own notes by banging on the keys during their songs.
Isaac made this cherry pie for me! I love this kid!
My girls together!
Sunday, February 19, 2017
We are in a bit of a lull here between kid's activities and so we've had a couple weeks in a row with Friday nights just at home, just us. It's been a nice way to regroup as a family and really just see where the evening takes us.
Sometimes the best nights turn out to be the ones that we really do nothing but hang out together.
Evelyn found a lot of enjoyment playing with an empty Amazon box.
Malcolm has used some old shoe laces to tie the piano bench and a chair together to make a trap.
It's so fun having teens in the house. They are still playful and fun with each other and the siblings, but at the same time able to actually be present with the grown ups on a much more equal level.
These snowmen were created by Malcolm and Margaret at the back-to-school fun night last week. Miss Diane took them because Michael and I were both gone that evening. They both had a great time.
On Sunday we had spring-like weather and so Margaret was able to wear one of her birthday outfits from Grammy.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Margaret and her class at their Valentine's Day party at school
Henry and some ofnhisnclassmates showing off their treat boxes
Evelyn and her BFF at LMCA recently
So tired out after a long day!
All smiles again!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Isaac made both the Seton Hill University Jazz Band and the Concert Band this year and had his concert on Saturday night.
Isaac made first chair in the Jazz Band.
The Jazz Band allowed for the opportunity for solos. Isaac had a solo in the last song.
It was so exciting to see him up there.
The Concert Band played after the Jazz Band. It was great! He's left stage in the back with the other trombones. He was third chair in the Concert Band.
Thank you to all our friends who were able to make it out to Isaac's concert. We appreciated it so much!