Thursday, December 5, 2019

Happy 8th Birthday Ariel!

Last Friday was Ariel's 8th birthday!  Needless to say she was very excited.  
 She couldn't wait to wake us up!
 We had a quiet morning.  The cleaning lady was there so we decided to head out for an early lunch.  
 Ben and Irvs with Brobee! (from Yo Gabba Gabba - old school!) Eli had him singing the same song over and over.  

 For some reason, Ariel did not want a party!  She just invited 3 girls to come over and play.  

 Then we headed to Funzilla.  It was not crazy crowded like I expected.  
 Ariel is a little monkey.  


 Race time!  First, Amy and I took the twins.  

 Then we took Ariel and Guiliana for a race.  
 We let the birthday girl win!
 We stopped for a snack.  
 The party will continue next week.  
 Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving and we hosted!  Our moms did most of the cooking thankfully.  I had to keep the boys busy in the morning.  Amy was enthralled with the Macy's and local Thanksgiving Day Parades.  The kids weren't interested.  
 This was a bit dangerous.  They were sliding down the steps onto the pad.  
 I was in the kitchen all afternoon making brussel sprouts and green beans.  
 Candied bacon anyone?

 Amy and the kids set up the tables.  

 Some sweets.  We were going to sing to Ariel for her birthday.
 Here they come!
 Uncle Mark showing the girls how to do rainbow loom.


 So much food!

 It was a small crowd this year.  
 Everything was great.
 The kids went wild of course.

 Cake time!

 Happy (almost) Birthday Ariel!



 A mad tangle of kids.

 I wasn't feeling well and went to bed early.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

When Is Summer?

Here are some random pics from last week.  The older two had half days Monday and Tuesday and they were off Wednesday-Friday.  The younger ones had school through Wednesday.  Amy and I went to school one afternoon for Aden and Ariel's parent teacher conferences.  We took Ariel with us and left her in the gym to play.  Both teachers seemed happy with where the kids are.
 Walking back we ran into Aden and his friends playing football. 


 Twin pick up.  
 Chilling out.  
 I have a thermal camera that attaches to my phone.  This is looking at my fireplace.  I'm trying to stop the cold air from coming in.  Look how hot the computer is to the left.  
 Here are the twins and Ariel in Heather's lap.  Pretty cool!
 Speaking of cool, this is not.  
 Amy helped organize a huge lunch for the teachers.  

 We met Sarah, Rich and Maddie to see Frozen II!  

 The movie was a bit perplexing.  It was good but a bit adult.  
 Everyone loves Ariel's new mats.  

 Out to dinner at Guiseppes.  
 Melissa showed up with a friend.  

 Hey, get off my mats!