Lily and Caden started ice skating lessons. They are both really, really good! Our only problem is that it is a bit cold in there (go figure), so the kids are ready to leave before the 30-minute lesson actually ends. We are taking lessons with a lot of friends and have a great ritual of pizza at Brunos aftewards : )
Corey took the kids out to a local park for some sledding, while I stayed home to snuggle Gia and get a little work done. Saying the kids were not happy is an understatement! They were home withing 30 minutes or so!
This was about the sweetest thing ever! I was really having one of those days, and Caden came home from dropping Lily off at preschool with Novlin and came into my office asking me to close my eyes. They said, "Surprise! Flowers fo' you mommy!" Little sweetie!
Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Dave came down New Year's Day (and Uncle Randy and Uncle Vincke for New Year's Eve). We ended up bowling. Caden bowled a strike and a spare, Lily a spare. After every bowl, Caden made a flying leap into Grandma Sandy's arms. It was too cute!
Caden loves to play whatever his sister is playing...which is usually something pricess related! We were surprised with a visit from cousin Maddie, which resulted in Tinker-Caden : ) He really makes a cute princess!
Caden saw this picture and said, "Look, Baby Gia!" This is Corey's baby photo. We finally made a baby that looks just like him...which if going by current standards, means that Gia will look just like me the older she gets!
We spent an 'afternoon' (an hour really) skating at Howard Park over winter break. Quite a back breaker for Corey and I to stoop over to hold the kids up and skate around the lake. Our friends the Kidders joined us. We have since enrolled the kids in skating lessons!