Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winterfest and a 10K--a good day!

This is us at Winterfest on the sleigh ride.

Lo and Brooke, Liv and me. Liv was pretty miserable :(

It was pretty cold, but a beautiful day. This is the tree right outside our door.

Tony--just ran the 10k!! Can you see the icicles on his stubble and hat?!

This is me just finished my run! Everyone got bundled up to come out and cheer me on!

Tony and I ran 10k Saturday! Hurray for us! Not an actual race, Tony looked up the 10k route that you can run at the Dam Marathon here in the summer and we followed that. Next step: train for a half marathon. Who knew it was possible?! I'm proud :)

Later in the day we all went to Winterfest here in town. Zoe and Keegan had lots of fun--especially winning prizes and treats, going on the horse drawn sleigh ride, painting snow, and playing snow bowling. (Zoe helped me write that part). Lauren and her family met us there. Olivia didn't like the cold weather, but she and Brooke looked cute in their matching snowsuits.

All in all, a great day :)

Little things that mean a lot...

Hand made with love and handed cute!

Great Grandma E made this hat, mitts and booties for Zoe, and now Liv wears them. This was taken when she was around 2 months old.

Evan used to wear this sweater! Great Grandma's sister made it for him years ago. Keegan loves it--the buttons are his favorite because they're shiny and he can do them up easily. Val, this picture is for you :) Sorry it took so long!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How do you beat the winter blues?

More bouncy gym pics...

As much as we like to play in the snow, sometimes the weather is so bad that you can't go out and play. So the kids have been racing their tricycle and scooter down the hallway, we've gone to grandpa's elementary school and borrowed their gym on Saturday, and we've been back to the bouncy gym. We've been doing lots of art, and Zoe goes to her swim class every week which she loves (Keegan's not quite convinced that he wants to swim yet). They have lots of energy with just a little space. Any suggestions? I can't wait for Spring!

First Snowman of the season

Julie came over on her day off from school and helped Zoe make the first snowman of the season. I love his button smile!
We try to get out and play in the snow every day but it usually ends up that Zoe and Keegan will play while I hold Olivia who will inevitably fall asleep :)

Choco loves to eat icicles and snow, and now that the snowbanks are pretty high, he loves chasing the squirrels even more because he can get that much closer to them.

We love the snow...but we'd rather it be summertime!

Already 5 months!

Olivia is already five months old! She's so big and cute! She loves her toys.

She drools a ton, but no teeth yet :)
She's an expert at sitting up, and when she's awake in bed, she'll push with her elbows and lift her head and shoulders off the mattress trying to get herself up and out!
The only times Liv gets really upset is in her carseat, and in the bath. She does NOT like it and she lets us all know!
Zoe is best at making her laugh, which she does a lot.
We're so happy that she is a part of our family!

Monday, January 18, 2010

She rolls!

Lo and Gordon had us over last night and Olivia and Brooke got to know each other a little better. Brooke is curious about Liv, Liv tries to grab at anything that moves, and they're both just babies so it's funny to see them together. At the end of the night Liv was in her seat ready to go home with her binkie in her mouth, and Brooke crawled over, took the binkie and put it in her own mouth! We rinsed it off and gave it back to Liv, and Brooke took it again...and again :) Lo took a bunch of pictures and a video--you can check it out here. Liv was good natured about it, but Brooke will have to look out as soon as Liv is mobile!! Speaking of mobile: she rolled over on her own at home later that night! Yeay Olivia!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

What were you doing New Years Eve?

Without Tony here we had to party by ourselves, but it was quite a party :) ...and we all were asleep by 7:45.