Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentine's Winter Storm

Valentine week here was supposed to be filled with school parties and loads of candy, but instead we got hit with what the news said was one of the worst snow storms in 10 years! Mind you, we only got about 6-8" total, but for a city that rarely sees a dusting of snow each winter, this was a huge deal. School shut down early Tuesday and was out the rest of the week. Fortunately for Max and Violet they loved every second of being stuck home and playing out in the snow sled riding or building snowmen. Unfortunately, Teddy caught a nasty virus and was bedridden for a few days with a fever and chills. Despite the school party cancellations/delays, we made our own fun with candy, chocolates, flowers, movie nights, and homemade valentines. 

Stuck inside, but obviously making himself comfortable.

After the 2nd day of snowfall, I started getting deja vu from the first week we moved to Cedarburg where we saw a blizzard for the first time. Expected in Wisconsin, not in the south! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

On Video

Here are a few videos I've captured this past month showcasing some everyday events.

Violet reading me a bedtime story.

Max showing off his bike skills.

Our pathetic attempt at sledding a couple weeks ago.

Friday, February 7, 2014

We've Been Busy

From school events to birthday parties to sicknesses to homework projects to Nick traveling for work to gymnastics, we've had a busy month - hence the silence here. Luckily, I always have my camera phone on hand and have been able to capture just some of those busy moments.

One week when Nick was out of town, we took an impromptu walk to the cupcake shop in town. So worth it! 

In early January, I flew to Chicago (alone) for a quick weekend visit and was lucky enough to celebrate Auntie Jessica's 40th birthday with her and the little lovebug, Lexi!  

Taking advantage of my solo trip home, my Mom and me spent the day downtown and stumbled upon this American Girl lego statue (and Chicago skyline below). Even when I'm alone, everything reminds me of my babies!

Indoor pool time. 

Max's new obsession - checkers. And believe you me, he's good, like really good. 

Selfie from a day at Violet's beauty shop.

Fresh cookies laying on the counter equals one little weasel discovering them and doing anything possible to get to them.

Teddy's new obession - the sink. Would stay here all day watching the water if I let him.

Max climbing the rope during tumbling class.

A visit to the Discovery Museum where Nick had as much fun creating as the kids.

Our first (somewhat) major snow fall. Somewhat in the sense that we got 1 1/2", but major in the sense that school shut down for almost 3 days! Wish I was a kid growing up here.

Our backyard has a fairly good sledding hill. If only we had a little more snow, it would have been perfect. 

Three days after the snow fell, we were back outside riding bikes, playing at the park and enjoying the warmer temps.

Violet's new obsession - tank tops. It's all she wants to wear, all day, every day.

A cute surprise package from Mamaw and Papa Ober came with this puzzle, which Max assembled pretty quickly. The kid works fast! 

On her way to yet another birthday party, Violet all decked out in a perfect purple get up.

My oversized baby playing in the car waiting for sister to get out of school.

Hope all is well family and friends! Happy Friday!