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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Green Tea Cake

Another wonderful Isaac creation. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday Evelyn!

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

Margaret at School

Margaret was featured on the school FB page for her group's demonstration on cathedral construction. 

And I'm going to throw this one out as well. The kids will get it and they will love to see it in the blog book.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Evie and More




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

A Friday Night

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

Happy Valentine's Day

I didn't take any pictures but found a few around that I could post
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!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Seton Hill University Jazz Band and Concert Band

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!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Baby in a Cupboard

Evelyn has been so cute lately crawling into various cupboard at LMCA.