Happy Birthday, Isaac!

Yesterday was Isaac's 8th birthday - Happy Birthday, Isaac Benjamin!!!
We had yummy homemade personal pizzas, cake, and presents with Grandma and Grandpa to celebrate.


(and Piper helped)

(and a great Levi pic)

his 'book' cake

cake time!

(please, ignore my face!)


phone pics ~ april

April 8th

April 10th
Mommy & Miss Piper

Levi exchanged his happy meal toy for the one he wanted - all by himself!
showing her the one he wanted instead & thumbs-up (albeit blurry)

so proud of himself!

a comfy seat while waiting at starbucks

a tuckered out boy

April 19th

April 22nd
Ruth and I saw 3 moose on the way home from gymnastics

April 25th
melt-down because she can't have Mommy's phone

April 27th
Piper likes cheesecake... or likes it as a hair product anyway!

April 29th
Piper helping with the laundry folding


Ice Show

So, I had this post all made, saved it... and then forgot about posting it! So, it's old, the ice show was a couple months ago, but still worth sharing!

Our town had the annual Ice Show for the skating lesson kids a few weeks ago. This year only Ruth and Levi did actual lessons, so they are the only 2 in the show. The boys did mini-sticks (not-so-serious-hockey) and had a great time, but it's not part of the show. And I never thought to get videos of them playing. Because I'm busy running after Piper at the rink. But they did really good,had fun, played 2 games, lost the away game and won the home game.
(And, in the spirit of forgetting things, I remembered the video camera but not my camera. So I have the kids' routines, but the only photos of them are from my phone. I swear, I used to be able to think and remember things.)
Ruthie did great, as usual for her. She really enjoys figure skating and learning new footwork and jumps. Levi, though, came SO far this year!! He was on skates once last year, never got up and going. This year he started all over again, started out not being able to stand without holding someone's hands and certainly no moving alone. Now look at him!!
Levi's group (i tried to get him in the center of the shot most of the time, hopefully you can find him!)

Ruth's group

Ruth's solo


another catch-up photo post!

With all the birthday and Easter fun last month I didn't get a chance to post many other photos. So, a catch-up post is needed!
she loves to carry her "babies" around

Levi & Piper

watching the kids walk to school!

watching a show together

Piper's favorite show - Frozen

Levi & Isaac (and their monkies!) playing a board game

after bath Sweet Pea

and Piper's newest trick - climbing on the table

and of course dancing, too