Friday, January 24, 2014

North Carolina visit

This was our first long trip with 3 kids and overall they did very well.

 Perry's Dad made a fabulous meal for actual thanksgiving day.  We also enjoyed visiting with great grandparents.  It was a relaxing few days.

 Friday evening we had a Thanksgiving with lots of extended family.  The kids had a great time playing with all the cousins both old and young.

The days flew by and Perry had to return to work.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Intro to Snow

We had snow early this year.  We lost two days of school and the boys have had several delays due to very cold days.  Angela's first response to snow was "white rain."  Pretty good description for no exposure to the stuff.  She likes the sled riding but is not impressed with brothers throwing snowballs.  She did try her hand throwing them at mommy.
 The icey stuff made for great sledding and skating on the back porch.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Swimming and sleeping

 Angela has loved her swimming lessons.  We are taking the month of January off but will return in February.  She tries to swim in the tub.
 Mr. Verne spends many Sabbaths with us and Angela crashed out in his lap one week.
Angela cheesing it up in the our churches small nursery.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Visit to Great Grandpa's

We had an enjoyable but busy Christmas.  Andrew's birthday is two days after Christmas so it makes things exciting but busy.  It has become my habit to go out to WI after Christmas with a child not in school to see grandpa Graffius.  It is always an adventure with the weather but always a lot of fun,  Angela charmed all the people at the home where grandpa lives.  Great grandpa had a great time giving her sweets and playing with her.  They created a game with a grabber tool he uses and she loved the seat belt on his power chair.  We got to stay two extra days due to weather and that resulted in a chance to check out a small museum in Madison.  She liked the rocks but the dinosaurs were two big scary.  Overall a great time was had by all.