Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Camping

We usually head up to the north short to camp for the weekend with Garrick's family, but the last few years the weather has been iffy and we weren't sure about going with a 2 month old in 30 degree weather. Lucky for us, everyone- and a few extras even- agreed to come to Trempleau to camp for the weekend instead! We hiked, biked, had fires, went for walks around the campground and ate and ate of course. The kids did a great job of sleeping in the tent and Peter loved getting to pee in the woods. Linka had her big parachute hammock and we brought ours as well and that was one of the best parts for the kids- wrestling in them or lying quietly with grandma, reading books and looking at the trees. It did sprinkle on us a few times, but for the most part it was great weather and lots of fun.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mountain Bikers

Peter has gotten so good on his pedal bike and Emelia has gotten so good on her scoot bike that we headed up to Holzinger and took the kids for the short loop up there. Peter was so  fast going down the hills and we said he reminded us of a little Ewok on his space bike! Emi also had so much fun and of course- did it herself.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pretty Little Lainey

Lainey is 2 months now already! She is smiling, cooing and is such a chill little baby. We have said again and again how well the other two have adjusted to her being here as well. They are patient with me (for the most part) while I'm changing/feeding her, find things to do together more and more and like to play and snuggle with her as well.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day

It was a cold and windy day! We packed up lunch though and went to SMU to walk around campus and the trails and  have lunch. The kids had fun riding their bikes and Peter loved running on the track. Later that day he helped me plant flowers in the owl pot he found for me and we did a bunch of yard work. Peter decided that when we turned the sprinkler on it was time to run through! He didn't last long- just a few passes but he had fun.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Last day of Leave

My leave has come to an end and I'm "back" at school working (from home of course). It is completely do-able but it makes me realize how big Lainey is getting and how fast two months can go! On my last day off we went for a long run (both lakes- Peter rode his bike) and had a picnic at the fountain park.When we were at the park, Peter saw that I had four cookies in the lunch- he thought for a minute and said- Emi and I each get two!! Or I can have 2 and you each can have 1...

I feel lucky that I was able to take almost 9 weeks off and spend so much time with Lainey-bug. Now just 17 days until summer!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lainey's Baptism

We had Lainey baptized this weekend and had a perfect day for it. The service was really nice and some of our friends and family were able to come which was really nice. The weather also turned for the better and we were able to play outside the rest of the day- which Julia said- that's what will make this a fun party!!

During the baptism, Peter scooted right up to the front of the church and watched the whole thing with big eyes. And when we got back, Emi asked right away- "What they do to Lainey???" Those kids...