Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a great end of 2017.

Christmas Morning

Many more pictures from our three Christmases are on Flickr.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Preparation

The tree is decorated, the concerts are finished, the cookies are baked and the presents are wrapped. We're ready for Christmas!

Ready for Santa!

More Christmas prep photos are on Flickr.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween! This year the kids have packages to deliver and crows to scare.
Halloween 2017

More pictures from Halloween are on Flickr.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fall Soccer Season

Brandon just finished his first U10 soccer season. It was quite a jump - giant field, more players, new rules, etc. Even with all the changes he still had a lot of fun!
Rainy End of the Season

More photos from throughout the U10 Fall season are on Flickr.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Heinz Field Resident

There isn't any living space in Heinz Field, but if there was then perhaps Evy should get a lease. She's visited twice in the past week.

Last Sunday she attended her very first Steelers game, complete with seats in Section 114 and a pregame field pass.

Pregame Field Passes

Then on Saturday she was there for Kids Day and was able to tour the press box and locker room. She also was the only girl to make a field goal through the uprights.

Field Goal!

More photos (hers and ours) from Evy's residency at Heinz Field are on Flickr.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First Day of School

It's back to school time!
First Day of School 2017

Evelyn is in sixth grade at the middle school and Brandon is in second grade. They now ride different busses, but both kids had a fun first day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Brandon is Eight!

Brandon turned eight this weekend and celebrated with a superhero party!

Brandon and His Cake

On his actual birthday he was able to go to Heinz Field for a Steelers game (with sideline passes).
Field Pass!

More pictures from Brandon's birthday celebrations are on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hill Week 2017

The kids headed to Central PA to visit their grandparents again this summer. Highlights of the week included trips to the pretzel factory and the chips factory, a stop at the orchard playland and taking a ride in the convertible when it turned 100,000 miles.
Big Chair

More hill week photos are on Flickr.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dearborn Trip

We took a road trip last week to Dearborn, Michigan (just outside of Detroit). We started at the Henry Ford Museum, where the kids spent the entire day learning about history and American innovation. They even got to help build a real Model T and then sit in it when it was complete.

Model T Fender
Fully Built Model T

Then we visited Greenfield Village, where you can actually take a ride in a real Model T. It's a little town with authentic old buildings and vehicles and methods of working. Evelyn said it was just like going back in time.

Covered Bridge

Before returning home we took a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory, where they build new F-150 trucks. Brandon thought everything about it was "AWESOME!"

Outside the Factory

A lot more pictures from Dearborn are on Flickr.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Kennywood 2017

We headed out to Kennywood for our annual visit and the kids had lots of fun. We rode the rides, ate the fries and stayed for the laser show and fireworks.
Ready for Kennywood

More pictures from Kennywood are on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

OCMD 2017

The kids had another fun week in Ocean City! They watched the Blue Angels, boogie boarded, played mini golf and swam in the pool. And Brandon even got to drive his own go-kart.

Evy & Brandon at the Beach

More pictures from OCMD are on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spring Wrap-Up

It's been a busy spring!

Brandon just finished his last U8 soccer season.
End of the Spring Season

Evelyn danced at her annual recital.
Can't Stop the Feeling

And she also sang the National Anthem with her school choir at the Pirates game.

...and the Home of the Brave

More spring activities, including concerts, the Color Run and the last day of school are on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Return of the Air Show

We celebrated Mother's Day by going to Wings Over Pittsburgh 2017.

Mother's Day Portrait

The air show finally returned to the 911th Airlift Wing after a six year absence. The kids were able to walk through giant cargo planes and watch some amazing aerial maneuvers.
Watching the Acrobatics

More pictures (ours and Evy's) from Wings Over Pittsburgh are on Flickr.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Easter

This year's Easter celebrations included egg hunts, egg dye, model rocket launches, and hikes through the woods. And pictures.
Easter Siblings

More Easter photos are on Flickr.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monster Jam Triple Threat

Brandon attended his third Monster Jam event this weekend and it was three times as much fun.

Monster Jam Thumbs Up

In addition to the usual Monster truck competitions there was also a Speedster obstacle course and an ATV race. Thumbs up to that.

More Triple Threat photos are on Flickr.