Monday, March 16, 2015

Forgetting Winter Part 3

Our trip to NYC, celebrating the 10th anniversary of getting engaged. We wined and dined and walked in the freezing cold for three days and loved every second of it.

Oh, and slept as much as we possibly could!

One of the SNL cast members.

The day we got back from NYC, Max had his last basketball game.

And more of Teddy sleeping. Anywhere he wants!

Another one down for the count last month. This was our last bug that ran through the house...for now anyway!

This was the big snowfall that canceled school for almost two weeks! Crazy I know.

Shortly after finding Teddy during the day sneaking into his room to snag his pacifier, we decided it was time to say goodbye to it.

Teddy writing out the envelope for his new baby cousin, Carys. He stuffed it in, put it in the mailbox and said farewell. The first couple of nights he wanted it back, but since he hasn't mentioned it. That's not to say, it's been a perfect or easy transition as naps have been boycotted and his bedtime routine takes a lot longer than normal. However, we're happy to have done it now and are being as patient as can be. I will have to say, it's been a lot easier to do these "transitions" without having another little one to take care of, which had been the case for both Max and Violet. Less stress is always a bonus!

With basketball season done, baseball quickly took over our weeknights and weekends.  

With some new furniture changes in the bedrooms happening, we finally found a coffee table for our living room that fit the size, shape and storing capacity we've been looking for. And Teddy seems to have found the perfect hide-and-seek spot!

Some rainy days the past few weeks have seemed to bring in some warmer, sunny weather. Teddy hanging with our neighbors on a drizzly day.

Teddy getting a little trim with a pout to match.

The after haircut glow (and a lollipop helped, too)!

Finally, this weekend brought plenty of sunshine and warmer temps for a little golf lesson.

We are all caught up! Happy St. Patrick's Day family and friends. Hoping to be back here more often!

Forgetting Winter Part 2

Having fun while we shopped for new bedroom furniture. 

Max's basketball game.

Violet chopped 5 inches off and ended up with an adorable angled bob. 

Another big change in our house was saying goodbye to the crib that housed all the kids for over 6 years. It was a sad moment, but exciting to be done with that "stage." 

Violet with friends at gymnastics.

Over the holidays, we noticed Max squinting and straining his eyes while watching TV and reading. So he had a thorough exam at the eye doctor and passed with perfect vision. Since then, we haven't noticed any squinting, so assuming it was just a little habit that passed.

Another day, another tantrum at the store for this guy. When does this "stage" end again??? 

We took a short hike one day on the search for geodes in our local trails. Kids did find a good handful of them.

Digging the rocks up were his favorite part - go figure.

A little silly fun after Sunday brunch one weekend. 

Max has taken to Minecraft these days and will draw up his "plans" while at school to then come home and build them in on the iPad. Pretty cool to see his creations.

Some more basketball.

Some more gymnastics.

Shopping for Teddy's new bedding. Can you guess what he picked??

Camping out.

Spotted some original artwork hanging in the hallway while helping out in Max's class last month.

His first night in his big bed. 

And even kept up his normal nap schedule. Unfortunately, that has all changed since his pacifier walked away! 

Tree climbing with brothers.

Nick's Mom and Dad came to visit and help watch the kids one weekend in February while Nick and me took a trip to New York City.