Saturday, February 5, 2011

Random Photos

This blog for us is a way to capture what has been going on in our lives throughout the year.  I haven't been able to keep up with it like I would like to, but here is a little bit about what we have been up to over the past month.

We have had so much snow this year!  The kids have had snow day after snow day.  They enjoy it, but I am ready for the snow to end and for Spring to appear!  We have had a lot of fun and have taken advantage of some of the time off indoors and out.

Evening with friends - the kids were rockin' it out!  (Btw, this is Bella's boyfriend, Bryson.  They adore each other ... it is just too cute!)

 Emy with all of the ladies of the house (Bella, Lily, Lola and Eva)

Michael gave me tickets to see the Blue Man Group for Christmas.  They performed at IU last week and we ventured out in the ice storm to see the show.  The show was amazing and we stayed in another beautiful Bed & Breakfast.  We even got to visit our favorite winery and visit with my sister Janel who is a student there.
Here is the fountain outside the winery.

Michael and the boys have been skiing almost every weekend this winter.  This is Aidan's 5th year skiing and Keenan's 2nd year.  Keenan is now taking on the black diamond slopes along with his big brother and daddy.  They LOVE going and can't wait to get back out on the slopes each weekend.

On MLK Day, we went to the Newport Aquarium with some of our new friends from our neighborhood.  I did not get many pictures because the place was packed that day, but here are a couple of my three kiddos posing for me.

 And as I was going through pics to post, I found this one that I took last February of Bella.  My, how she has grown and changed!  She is still as sweet and loving as ever, but she has become the boss of the house.  She is little miss independent and tells us to "stop" and often does not want our help with things.  She is proving just how much she can do on her own now.  She can say so many words now, but we still are working on her putting multiple words together in sentences.  She has a tendency to leave off the ending of words and rush through her speech.  She is amazing at putting puzzles together; knows all her letters; is doing simple maze puzzles; and is starting to learn how to write the letters of her name (as well as others).  I know I always say this, but when I look back, I really see how much she has changed in the last 6 months ... year ... and since she joined our family a year and a half ago!