Saturday, January 24, 2015


I just have not felt like updating the blog.  I should because I like to think about what the kids are doing.  But life happens.

The week that we returned to school/work from the holiday break Celia started with a cold.  Actually she started that Sunday and by Wednesday morning she was fried.  So I stayed home with her and she did not feel awesome.  Pete then stayed home with her Thursday morning and she perked up.   I had to work Friday and at 10:30 I had a phone call from her school that she was running a temperature.  So I picked her up and off to the doctor we went.  Bronchitis.  She gets it once a year.  Her lungs just do not seem to handle congestion.  We endured a hard 5 days on an antibiotic.  Celia is not a fan of medicine AT ALL.   I am talking, meltdown drama, the need for a glass of water, glass of orange juice, and some sort of food to go along with the medicine.  I need to teach her how to swallow pills and then we will not have to deal with liquid medicine.  She refuses to take tylenol now too which amazes me because she used to LOVE the stuff.

So we don't usually pass things around to everyone but Pete was the only one spared with this bug.  Audrey got it the Wednesday that Celia stayed home but only the sniffles.  She seemed to have a mild form of it.  I got it Saturday and the next few days were not fun.  Celia said one day "I told you it was awful".  I guess we were not sympathetic enough when she was sick!  But we survived.
Cecelia is finally taking an interest in learning how to ride her bike.  
I found Audrey a bike at Goodwill and I think that motivated her a bit.

I love looking at the girls when they are asleep and sometimes I snap some pictures.
I think the red cheeks were from her cold but she was snuggled up close to her beloved Fluffy.

This one.  This is fairly typical for how she sleeps.  She has a face mask on and New Baby and Milo (turtle) are right beside her.  The sheets are usually a bit of a tangle.

We have had some cold days and Celia has taken advantage of it to request hot cocoa.
They are vegging out in front of the tv for a short time.  

Audrey is wearing her new kitty/owl/we can't figure it out gloves.  
She awaits the arrival of Celia often because then I will let her have some tv time. 
I usually make her wait until Celia gets home!  But she also loves to play with Celia too.

This day was actually from this past Wednesday when everyone freaked and schools dismissed early for I think 1/2 inch of snow….. It was okay.   I enjoyed having them home early and Choir was canceled so we got to relax.  Both girls helped me shovel the driveway.  Celia at age 7 thought the whole early dismissal from school was exciting.  I could not pick her up until about 2:00 and she was 1 of 5 remaining in her classroom.  Her teacher gave the girls these hair clips.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tank top and skirt

May a Pom Pom skirt and tank top always make her this happy

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Year in Pictures


 Fluffy was clean and white and her royal highness would wear pajamas with pants
The snow came (little did we know it would never leave)


Let the Frozen songs and skits commence
It helped with the 8 million snow days.

Naptime attire became formal

We saw grass for the first time in forever.
We promptly ditched coats and ran, ran, ran after school.
I don't think Pete even knows about that.
The trail near our house was an awesome place to let the girls free.


 Happy Easter

We rocked Healthy Kids Running


Graduation from Kindergarten for Celia
Onward to preschool for Audrey


 Swim team made July.  
Celia was absolutely AMAZING this summer at swimming.
Audrey learned to swim by the end of July, will always love her game face.


The beach.
We bought a house the day before we came to the beach.


1st day of 1st Grade and Preschool.
Celia turned 7!

Happy Halloween
We moved into our new home!


Audrey turns 4
We have our first snow storm!


We went to Hershey park!
We have actually never done a family trip like this and although it was super short, We had a great time!!  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Fanciness

Audrey refused to let me do anything but put a headband in her hair and Celia by some miracle asked for me to put her hair back.  So she had two braids going back into a cute little red bow.  But they looked adorable for Christmas eve service.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Natural History Museum

Audrey has a love for a local Natural History Museum.  It is a very small museum and rarely crowded but it does frequently host field trips.  I have been meaning to get a membership to it.  We had a reciprocal membership last year but it expired at the end of June.  So when I saw that they had a holiday BOGO, I went with it.  We get a reciprocal membership to all science museums with of course many restrictions, ha!

So Audrey and I went on a Friday and then brought Celia back on a Monday afternoon.  Celia usually blows through the place in less then 20 min but we actually found some things that occupied her for longer.  In fact I mistakenly thought that the museum closed at 3:00 and really it was 4:30.  I rushed them out and then saw the hours on the door and Celia was really mad at me!

 Building Carbon Atoms
 Balancing a Nano world

 Blurry but she points out everything

 We love the below ground aquarium.  It is pretend but very cool.
 So the thing behind them is called Titanaboa.  There was a fossil of a snake found that was this large.  They found 28 of them.  The snake was the size of a bus.  Can you imagine bumping into that???

In the Discovery room they have some animals in cages.  
The girls are not squeamish of snakes, love that!

 Just hanging out in the rain forest
 Mrs. Claus in the rainforest
Audrey tells me every time- "you not that is not real, it's just he's bones" (yes not his he's)