Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Song #2

Noah's favorite: Down by the station!


Friday, May 24, 2013


announced Eva, coming into the room with her special helmet on

But then Noah decided to show her how the stern knight face is done.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doo be doo be doo

I present our favorite jazz duo


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Neighbor kids

We had dinner at Ryan's house the other day... the kids table was a big hit :)


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ladybug party

We went to our friend Charlotte's birthday party. Everybody got their fingernails painted ladybug style

Noah and Matthew had a special big boy dining table

It was all ladybugs as far as the eye can see

And the bright red icing was a total hit


Monday, May 20, 2013

Chalk Time

On a typical day, we spend lots of time outside coloring,


being covered in chalk


And being totally silly


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday Song #1

Song #1: Twinkle Twinkle little star


Saturday, May 18, 2013





Today Noah got a real bike, with pedals


And he rode it all the way to the playground and most of the way back (up the hill)



And Eva rode her bike most of the way also.

(considerably slower)


With so much experience on the balance bike, Noah really picked up the big bike quickly. The pedaling part was a bit of a challenge, though... and breaking by pedaling backward kind of blew his mind.


But with help from Chad, he got it.

(here he is, stopping before a driveway just like he is supposed to do)


Eva was impressed. Can you tell?




Friday, May 17, 2013


Last weekend we spent the day in the sun at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. We saw about a million turtles sunning themselves.

Pictured here: two children and about 30 turtles
We also saw some frogs and some snakes and a whole bunch of birds.


The kids did some "fishing"

(by "fishing" I mean sticking sticks into the water and waving them around)

And posed for a picture in the woods.

What an awesome day.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More wolf shots

Thanks to Saba, we have some more pictures of the wolves and the wolves-in-the-making.

They were very serious during the application and quite ferocious afterward.


The kids loved loved loved the water park


What a fun fun weekend!!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wolf pack

While in Niagara Falls we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge. In addition to having an indoor water park (no pictures of this from the iPhone, since I kept that as far away from the water park as possible. Maybe some shots from Saba (who was braver) later) this place had lots of fun stuff for the kids. At dinner one night, all four of them had their faces painted like wolves.

Of course, they then scattered like... well... preschoolers. So we don't have a picture of all four, but here are two of the pack...



We then spent the rest of the evening, of course, howling.


Monday, May 13, 2013


So Niagara falls is pretty cool

We had a great visit with Dad, Melanie and 3/4 of the Bleisenbergs. Also, a ton of water. We got to visit the bottom of the falls on the Maid of the Mist
Look! That's us! Or rather, that's a different boat but we looked the same!
The kids were a bit ambivalent about the rain slickers

Especially Eva, who was "freezing cold"

But once we got her gloves on she was into it. All of the kids loved the falls, and loved running around after each other like lunatics. All in all, a great way to spend a rainy morning at an amazing landmark.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring Training

I figure we have this one last summer to have batting practice in our backyard, after that Noah is going to be breaking some windows...