Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earth Day

We went to the usual Earth Day festivities in Winona- this year it was down at the Levy which was nice because we could bike there and I like to see things happening there.
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  MVI 1996 from garrick holey on Vimeo.

We also went out to a friend's house that afternoon and got to hike, climb on tractors, have a campfire, play on his trampoline and outdoor rock wall and get stuck up in a tree house. Peter saw it and wanted to climb up, so Emi went up as well and I followed wearing Lainey... of course it is easier to go up than down and I feel we are all lucky to be alive!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Waterpark Fun

Our friend Kim came from Arizona to visit and we figured we'd be out riding bikes, taking hikes with the kids and enjoying the backyard... it was 25* and snowing/raining the entire time she was here! We changed our plans a little and went to the Dells for a day of swimming and staying in a hotel with the kids. Peter had the most fun of us all going down slides that were dark, twisty and dumped him in a pool over his head. The only part he didn't like was the huge bucket that dumped 100s of gallons of water! Thanks for coming to visit us Kimberly!!

Splash at Farmer's Park

We went to Farmer's Park on the first half-way warm day of the spring. We wore our mud boots and winter coats which was a good thing since there were huge puddles all over. This wasn't helpful though when Peter went to cross the creek and splashed right in face first!!

 He cried for maybe 3 seconds but then told me he wasn't wet at all and that they should keep playing! I had dry pants for Emelia in the car so I grabbed those and Grandpa Dan shared his dry socks with Pete.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Best Friends

Peter and Emelia have decided they are best friends this week- they have been playing together a lot, riding bikes together and even sleeping in the same bed snuggled up. He is still impatient wtih her asking the same question 6 times in a row and she is still snatching things from him- but he has really grown up and is being a great big brother to her!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lainey's bathes and bottles

Lainey has had a few baths since coming home- I usually plop her in the bathroom sink which the big kids think is hilarious! She is a perfect little fit in there and it is small enough to be quick!

She also got her first bottle this weekend- I knew this was going to make Emi very excited (maybe make her head explode). As soon as she saw the set-up, she ran over and asked- Lainey getting a tippy cup?  and then said- I do it- I help you. So of course, she climbed right up and assisted Grandma in the task!

Emi's New Sweater

I just finished a new sweater for Emelia this week- I think it just turned out so nice and she loves it too! Her favorite parts of it are the pocket and the buttons. I am keeping track of knitting/sewing projects here.