Monday, January 31, 2011

New Computer!!

We decided that it was best to get a computer that the kids could use, but wanted it out in the open with a lot of parental controls.

I bought the desk a few weeks ago and the girls were using my laptop on it.  After talking with the girls, well Caroline and Julia, we decided to use some of their Christmas money to buy a computer for them to use.

The computer has a touch screen that the girls love.

We got an All-in-One computer.  Amazing how thin it is!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Caroline's Party

We had a small birthday party at home this year.

Mom made the cake.  While she won't be taking up a career as a baker, it was pretty good!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And now plates!!

Sarah isn't a kid that we can leave alone for too long!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Super Bowl!!

The kids are excited...the adults are excited...the entire state of Wisconsin is excited!!

The Green Bay Packers are going to the Super Bowl!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Milwaukee Public Museum

Brian took the older girls to the Milwaukee Public Museum last weekend.  I stayed home with Sarah because she had a fever the night before needed a good nap.

Here are a few pictures from the trip.

In the cocoon together!

Josh, a friend that went with the kids, showed Caroline how to get the butterflies to crawl on your finger.

Ah, they look so innocent...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby Jesus Birthday Cake

Each year for the kids to remember what Christmas is really about we have them make a birthday cake for Baby Jesus and sing "Happy Birthday."

The cake is usually decorated with lots of sprinkles!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas Card Photos

Every year we like to try and put together a photo Christmas card.  This is the cause of great stress and a lot of pleading (by Mom) and fake smiles (by the girls) and hundreds of photos (by Dad).

Here are a few classic photos that never made the card this year.

Nope, not going to sit up Mom.

Not going to sit in the middle of my sisters either...

...even when they tickle me.

Not listening to you either Dad

And FINALLY the best picture of the bunch.  All are looking at the camera and smiling.
After struggling I gave them the red ornaments we had in our hurricanes for decoration.  It was the only thing that made them all sit still in the same spot for a few pictures.  I think Brian took 50 pictures in a matter of minutes.

Each year I vow to start earlier and it never happens.  This year I was very close to just sending out cards without a picture.  We'll have to see what next year brings!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


 These pictures are from last weekend.  We hope the Packers do well this afternoon too!!  We will all be cheering.
As Julia's sign says this is a Packer House!

Go Packers!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Program at Church

Our church does a children's Christmas Program each year.  This year Caroline was a narrator and Julia was the angel.

 "Don't be afraid.  I've come to bring you good news of great joy.  Today in Bethlehem God's son has been born.  You will find him sleeping in a manger."

Monday, January 10, 2011


We had Thanksgiving in Madison this year.  It was lots of fun!!

All of us

Sarah Grace and Julia

Pretty Table

Mara, Erik and Natalie

 with the plate they made