Thursday, April 16, 2015


Noah brought a book home from the library about Pteranadons.  Eva drew a picture.

Her Pteranadon is amazingly similar to the picture, huh?

(Also below are waves and fish for the Pteranadon to eat)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


"these are two girls dressed as princesses for halloween and their little brother dressed up as a cat and they are all jumping on the couch"

And look, that really is the couch, complete with an arm on each side.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Family Entertainment

Music by Noah, Choreography by Eva

And then it gets even better because apparently he was recording

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Exodus, by Eva

Eva made a mural of the passover story at Hebrew School today

Starting from the right: 


"the parted sea"

"Moses leading the girl people down the long path" 

 And finally, Mt. Sinai

 She said she still needs a few sticks to make a Torah on top of mt. Sinai, but for the most part I think she's got it down.  We weren't in the room when the instructions were given out, but all of the other children came out with just one plate and a cup.  But really, we weren't surprised when Eva come out trailing the entire book of Exodus.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Down on the farm

I am not sure this farm is exactly like what Grandma remembers from her childhood... 

From the kitchen we could hear some intense negotiations about where Grandma's cow was allowed to go... 

But it seems they had fun anyway...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Thanks, Grandma

As part of their afikomen prize Noah and Eva got some new beanie babies from Grandma.  Thanks Grandma!

And because they love them, Noah and Eva insisted Squirmy, Dot and Bruno got to play in our family Chinese Checkers game today.

I really mean they insisted the beanie babies played.

And Eva using her toy dog's paw to move a Chinese Checkers piece is exactly as effective as you might imagine.  And by that I mean not at all.

This was a good opportunity for Chad and I to practice our patience.  THANKS A LOT, GRANDMA.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Passover!

We hosted our first Passover seder!  Thank you Dad, for taking all the pictures!

Two kids, ready for Matzo!

With creative tabling we managed to sit 19 in our dining room (or really more like 18.5, as baby William had mixed feelings about remaining seated).  Or 21.5, if you count Sarah and the girls who joined us from Wisconsin.

Go Badgers!

Eva read the four questions

And everyone looked for the afikomen


Turning in the afikomen for prizes... 

(I think Christian is a little excited about his prize there)

Happy Passover,  Happy Easter Everybody!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


World's cutest worksheet, completed by Noah:

Close up of a boy and his Elephant:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ocean scene

And today she taped three pieces of paper together to make an ocean.

Where most children would stop with drawing a boat, it does not occur to Eva to be confined to one sheet of paper.

Also today she "wrote a story"