Monday, September 07, 2015

january and febuary 2015 from the ipad

I need to figure out a good way to get our ipad photos into the same folders as our regular camera photos. Until then, here are the others.

 Ohio State won the national championship, so Emily and I celebrated by wearing our OSU gear and making buckeyes while Levi was at preschool. She's the cutest little buckeye baby I've ever seen.

This is how Anna relaxed while talking to Grandma Becky on the phone. 

Emily was (and still is) completely smitten with Levi. She loved to watch him jump around and be crazy. He'd play peek a boo and make her laugh like no one else could. She'd flap her arms and bounce. Watching him was so exciting!

 We have a Valentine's Day tradition of having "pink breakfast." It started when Anna was 3 and has been the exact same breakfast every year since. It's a fun way to celebrate the day and fun to fancy up the table.

For dinner I made heart-shaped pizza, a tradition in its second year.

Sister love!

 Sam and I went to see Lang Lang play Tchaikovsky's piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony. (Anna took this picture for us before hand.) The concert was incredible. I've never heard anything like it. It was like his fingers floated above the keys, and he was so connected with the orchestra. Over the next few days, I'd hear Sam humming or whistling it and Sam told me he noticed me dancing or conducting to the music in my head. I'm so glad we went.

february 2015

This is me and Anna at her class valentine's party. She made a My Little Pony Valentines Box for school.

This is a picture Levi made after learning about nocturnal animals at preschool

We made heart shaped cinnamon rolls with pink frosting in honor of Valentine's day.

Anna got a haircut and her first blow out.

Levi and his buddy Allison. Levi's pretty sure he's going to marry Allison, even though she's moved to Washington. 

Some playdough creations. I believe the one on the left is a sundae and the one on the right is a fish. Below is a cup of milk, a napkin and sushi maybe?

Some valentine crafts

I wanted to take a picture of how Emily would wrap her fingers in her blanket when she slept. She doesn't do it anymore (now she strokes it) so I'm glad I did.

These thin vines grow up the side of our fence and Anna periodically makes crowns out of them. This was one of the more successful ones. I thought she looked like a woodland princess.

It's more authentic with the dirt on her face.

How most mornings look.

Anna had a field trip to a museum we had a membership to, so Levi and Emily and I met her there.

Anna participated in Destination Imagination (sort of like Olympics of the Mind from when I was a kid) last year. Their assignment was to make up a new animal from two other animals and create a skit. They chose a black jaguar and a peacock. They had to create their own costumes and write the script. They made up a little song. It was very cute, and she had fun spending one afternoon a week with so many of her good friends.

We had a little snowfall and Anna broke out the adorable Elsa hat her Aunt Natalie made for her for Christmas. 

The kids like to ransack our closet every now and then. Here they are pretending to be us.

A stuffed animal birthday party.

This was one of my favorite outfits for Emily. She was just so soft and cuddly and pink whenever she wore it.

A little more snow meant a snow day for the kids and for Sam since they just don't clear the roads here.

I started to write about this photo with Levi looking over my shoulder, but he kept correcting me. So here is the explanation in his words.

"Daddy told a story about this monster and Yoda.Yoda helps the monster. I don't remember how. Yoda helps the monster and the monster tries to eat him at first, but then Yoda helps him. They are walking together because they're trying to find Darth Vader."

Levi wrote "to" and "from" and we copied it a few times to give to some friends.