Sunday, January 24, 2016
It snowed and snowed and snowed and before we knew it we had about 31 inches of snow! We enjoyed a weekend of playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, sipping sparkling cider and snuggling up for lots of book reading.
Boys checking out the view after the first wave of snow ended.
Monday, January 18, 2016
On Sunday, 1/17, we went to The Inside Scoop to celebrate Mommy's birthday. It has become a tradition to go for ice cream for birthdays and The Inside Scoop seems to be the the biggest hit. Each time we go the kids ask to try the volcano which consists of like 14 scoops of ice cream and multiple toppings. Thankfully they always settle for a single scoop of ice cream.
On Saturday we braved the cold and wind and went on a short hike with the Wildlands naturalist. First we got to pet the skunk and opossum and then we looked for animal tracks.
Reid loves the skunk
Warming up with hot chocolate.
Once everyone was over the virus they were ready to play.
Cole rediscovered these magnetic sticks/marbles of Daddy's and designed a cat. For some reason he refused to give it a "normal" tail.
This was the year that the kids announced that they wanted to stay up to watch the ball drop so we went with it. We bought all of the supplies including light up glasses, noisemakers and chocolate fondue. Well...before we even set up the chocolate fondue and sparkling cider the kids started dropping like flies. Reid asked to go up early. Cole decided to watch the movie another time. Gwen lost her first top tooth and the adrenaline kept her up until about 11:15 pm but at that point her little eyes were closing and she decided to call it a night. A few hours after these pictures were taken we figured out that the boys had a nasty virus. They had fevers,chills and were miserable for days. Gwen dodged it at first but came down with it the following week. What a way to welcome in 2016!
On December 31, 2015 Gwen, Cole, Reid and I went downtown to the Liberty Bell Museum to meet up with the Nemitz Family and see the Pip the Mouse Before Christmas show. This activity has become an annual tradition. It is the same show each year but there really is something magical about it. I love how I was able to snap a picture of all three kiddos in the same spot as in previous years. Some day i'll have to put all of the Pip the Mouse pictures together in one album.
On December 30, 2015, we took a little trip down to Aston to visit Granny. We enjoyed our time with her as well as Nana, Pap Pap, Aunt Erienne and Rose. Our kids played nicely and gently with Rose and we even managed to snap a picture of Granny with all of her great grandchildren.
Four great grandchildren