Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Aftermath

Pictures from all three of our Christmases are on Flickr.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Prep

The tree is trimmed, lists are finished, gingerbread houses are decorated, Kennywood lights were enjoyed, and cookies are made.

Rolling Out the DoughDecorating the Tree

We're ready for Santa!

Ready for Santa!

More Christmas prep pictures are on Flickr.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween!

We've been practicing for Halloween since mid-October. We went to a party, visited a local shopping center, did trunk-or-treat and each of the kids had a school party. Most of those things included candy, and all of them were attended in costume.

So it didn't matter too much that actual trick-or-treat this Halloween was cold and rainy, right?
Halloween Costumes

More pictures from the Halloween season are on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kids Day at Heinz Field

Evelyn had a fun day on the North Side visiting Heinz Field.

In the Stands

She was able to go down on the field to take the Quarterback Challenge and attempt a field goal, and she also visited the Steelers locker room and the press box.

Then we went to the Great Hall and listened to the the radio broadcast of the Immaculate Reception, so of course we had to walk across the street to visit the actual spot of Franco Harris' legendary catch.
The Actual Spot of the Immaculate Reception

Here we go, Steelers! More photos from Kids Day at Heinz Field are on Flickr.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday, Pop-Pop!

Evy & Brandon's great-grandfather turned 100 years old today! The kids helped to paint a big banner and we celebrated with him this past weekend.

Pictures from Pop-Pop's 100th birthday party are on Flickr.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Days of School

Both kids headed back to school - Evelyn to 3rd grade and Brandon to Pre-K.

First Day of Third GradeFirst Day of Pre-K

Here's to a great school year!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brandon is Five!

Brandon loves to play with his Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Every single day. So the birthday theme he chose was not a surprise.

Brandon and his Cake

His cake had a car on it. So did the decorations, balloons, plates, napkins and tablecloth. A lot of his presents ended up being cars, too. Did we mention that he likes cars?

More photos from Brandon's fifth birthday are on Flickr.

Monday, August 11, 2014

On the Hill

The kids spent a few fun-filled days in Central PA last week.

On the Docks

We bowled. We swam. We rode a train. We rode a boat. We visited with Pop-Pop. We drove our cousins' Power Wheels Jeep. We checked on the garden. We went to Butterfly Day. We played with friends. We took a ride in DooDad's Convertible. We ate lots and lots of ice cream.

We are tired.

More pictures from the trip to the Hill are on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kennywood Day

We made our annual trip to Kennywood Park this past weekend and the kids had a blast. Evelyn was tall enough for her first ride on the Thunderbolt this year and Brandon won his first "large" prize at the Duck Pond game.
Water Flower

More pictures from Kennywood are on Flickr.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Happy Fourth!

We celebrated Independence Day by going to a parade and a picnic. And of course we wore red, white and blue.
Happy Independence Day!

More Fourth of July pictures are on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ocean City 2014

Ocean. Sand. Pool. Repeat.

Brandon & Evy

A lot more pictures from OCMD are on Flickr.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dance Revue

Evelyn finished another year of dance lessons with a trophy presentation and a recital.
Dance Trophy - 4 Years

Recital Flowers

More of this year's dance photos are on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Soccer Season

Evelyn and Brandon both played soccer this year. Evy played U8 (with Steph as assistant coach) and Brandon had his first experience with organized soccer through Soccer Shots.

Soccer TrophySoccer Medal

More photos of Evelyn's and Brandon's soccer seasons are on Flickr.

Friday, June 6, 2014

School's Out

Last week Brandon graduated from 3-day preschool.

Preschool Graduate!

This week Evelyn finished 2nd grade.

Last Day of School Portrait

Here comes summer! More pictures from the end of the school year are on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

The kids enjoyed a fun weekend in Central PA. They had fun helping plant seeds in the garden and alternated rides in the Mule and the convertible.

In the Convertible

More pictures from Memorial Weekend are on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Animals Everywhere

Brandon took a field trip with his preschool class to Round Hill Farm. He and his school friends got to see lots of animals including baby chicks, a couple of lambs and the horses on the hill.
Watching the Horses

The following weekend our family visited the zoo. We saw lots more animals and a five month old friend of the family.

Kids Kingdom with Calista!

More pictures of our animal visits are on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter

We colored real eggs. We found plastic eggs. We ate chocolate eggs.
Easter Outfits

More Easter photos are on Flickr.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Evelyn is Eight!

We celebrated Evy's eighth birthday with a Rainbow Magic party. And a lot of layers of cake.

Eighth Birthday Cake

More pictures of rainbow fun are on Flickr.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Winter Highlights

It snowed a lot. It was really cold. It is hopefully almost over.

This winter dropped more than five feet of snow on the area and at one point it got almost as cold as the South Pole. School was cancelled or delayed practically every other day.
Snow Siblings

It wasn't all just scarves and mittens, though. Just mostly.

More Winter photos are on Flickr.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day

Evelyn and Brandon celebrated Valentine's Day with school parties and boxes jammed full of sugary treats.
Evelyn's Valentine's Box

Brandon's Valentine's Box

Happy Valentine's Day!