Wednesday, July 29, 2015

January Fun

 Riding her new bike all the way to the Red Park.

 Monkey see, monkey do
 Fun in the dressing rooms

Parade Day at school

 Natasha joined Nikolaus and I at Toddler Time. 
Nikolaus loved having his big sis at his school.
 Nikolaus started coming out of his shell during circle times at school.

Natasha might have had something to do with that.

 Snack time
 Outside play time

It is hard to believe that Hershey was ever this little. 
Now Natasha has to sit in his lap.
It was a pretty mellow January for us... except for bringing home our puppy, Hershey.  Natasha returned to school three days a week and Nikolaus and I continued Toddler Time together.  We celebrated cousin, Brooks' 3rd birthday at a park with a train ride and we had a couple of fun play dates.  But, once Hershey joined our family we had to make sure we were not gone too long during the day.  I don't think there was any complaining though, since the kids love cuddling with Hershey and we do too!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Merry Christmas!

  Christmas Eve with my side of the family
(Nik, Tasha, Cam and Maxx)

"Hey Maxx, get off your phone and play with me." 

 The girls (Tasha, Tia and Kiana) checking out their gifts.

Roar Roar stayed for Christmas 

The most important job for parents at Christmas...
putting together the presents.


 Nikolaus loved his big gift this year.
 So did Zac!
 Big girl on a big girl bike.
  These two are the best gifts we could of asked for.
Christmas Day with the Larsons
Natasha loved making silly faces for Evvie...
 and she loved it too!

Two sweet cousins

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Holiday Festivities

Holiday fun at the tree lot

Disneyland in December

  Our little angel at her Christmas Pageant

  Christmas time at Fashion Island with Mimi
 Natasha's first dance performance

She did great!

 Annabelle and Natasha
 Newport Boat Parade
 Hard to see, but Natasha is on a little boat
attached to the big boat we were on.

As always, it was a busy December.  And this was all before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  The kids love the Christmas season.  They loved picking out our first real tree and decorating the house with all our decorations.  Besides getting presents for Christmas, I think their all time favorite thing was our nightly walks in our neighborhood and seeing everyone's lights and decorations.  It took a good month after the holiday season for Nikolaus to realize he had to wait a long time to see "ho ho" (Santa) again.  Based on this post date... less than 5 months to go.