Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Fun Visit!

We have been spoiled this spring with many visits from family, and it has been so much fun! Last week, Uncle Paul and Aunt Megan and Isaac and Louise came for a visit. We were SO happy to have them here, and we had a lot of fun together. Much time was spent playing together in the house and backyard. The kids enjoyed having Louise as a "big cousin" to read to them and play with them too!

Isaac was a precious little guy who took good naps, was cheerful and delightful, and if he kept his parents up all night at all, we didn't hear a thing upstairs! We had so much fun getting to play with him and tickle him when he was awake, and he was happy to watch his cousins be crazy around him. He seems to be a very easy baby, or maybe his parents are just more competent than we were :) but he is really fun to have around!

On Thursday afternoon, Paul and Megan and Isaac drove up to Boulder to meet with old friends, while we got a babysitter for the other kids in the evening. Chris, Louise, and I went to the Garth Brooks / Trisha Yearwood concert in Denver. It was AWESOME! They played old hits and the enormous crowd was enthusiastic and LOUD.

On Friday, Elijah went off to his last day of school before Spring Break. Chris, Paul, and Louise drove up to Winter Park and spent the day skiing the whole mountain in beautiful, clear weather!

Evenings were spent playing Wii Party together. Uncle Paul definitely had the most fun at this activity. The children obligingly went to bed on time and left the adults to grown-up time together!

Saturday was just spent relaxing and playing around the house. In the evening, Paul and Chris and Louise took the three "big kids" out for ice cream at Coldstone after dinner.

Sunday morning, Chris and Elijah took everyone to the airport so they could fly back home to Texas. We miss their company so much! That was our last Colorado visit together - next time we see them, we will have moved to South Dakota!

Pediatric Well Checks 2015

Elijah: 48.5 inches tall (55th%), 44.2 pounds (20th%), blood pressure 98/60, passed hearing test, no shots

Kirsa: 40.5 inches tall (55th%), 37 pounds (55th%), blood pressure 86/56, passed hearing test, vision was 20/25, and received four immunizations (DTap, MMR, Polio, and Varicella) so should be all current up through Kindergarten on her shots!

Ingrid: 34.5 inches tall (55th%), 25.6 pounds (30th%), head circumference 18.5 inches (45th%), hemoglobin was 12.8, no shots

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Elijah's School : Spring Concert!

Last night was Elijah's school's "Spring Concert" for the Kindergarten and First Grade classes. We all went over to the school for the 30 minute concert at 6pm. The girls sat semi-patiently in folding chairs throughout, while Chris and I tried to get video and pictures. The kids were very adorable singing their songs and playing their instruments! It was a fun opportunity for the kiddos and fun for the rest of us to watch!

Happy St Patrick's Day 2015!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Grandpa and Grandma Visit!

Last week, Grandma and Grandpa M came for almost a whole week to visit! It was so much fun to have them here! Apparently the pictures ended up as The Ingrid Show, but Kirsa and Elijah were around and part of the fun too. Elijah seemed to be too busy to get in any pictures, and Kirsa too unwilling. There was a lot of playtime together, mostly inside. We went out for an adults-only dinner at Zengo, and we went out for ice cream at Coldstone with the kids.

(No, Ingrid is not really sleeping - who are we kidding?! - but she is pretending, which she thought was a great game). Next time we see them, we will be living in Sioux Falls! Crazy!

With Pastor Schuetze

Class Pic

If I remember, I will swap this out for the bigger pic with the names on it when I make our blog book, but I didn't want to post all that on the blog for now. Elijah looks so cute with his classmates, and he's tall enough to be in the back row - amazing!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Grandpa and Grandma Visit!

Last week, Grandpa and Grandma S came to visit and take care of the kids while Chris and I went off to his oncology conference in Orlando. It was a very relaxing time for me, staying in a hotel room with a daily schedule involving sleeping in, working out, eating at restaurants, shopping, and reading books. Back at home, Grandma took a few pics on the camera, which I'm sharing here.

As far as I can tell, Grandpa built a snowman, they played a lot, and they made "maple syrup on snow" for a snack. I think I heard they stayed up late playing Mario Kart one night too? Who knows exactly what goes on when Grandpa and Grandma are in charge, but at any rate we came home to three tired and happy kids. We're so thankful they were willing to drive all the way here to take care of the kiddos while we got away for a few days!!!

We will be seeing Grandpa and Grandma again in just a few weeks!

Playing "Road Trip"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Elijah's Birthday Presents!

Elijah opened presents after bathtime on his birthday. He was thrilled to have such a nice pile. Presents included a kickball, legos, money and a giftcard, clothes, tons of games, art supplies, and several books.