Thursday, March 2, 2017


We LOVE February, I think Valentine's Day might be my favorite holiday! I tell my family I love them often, but a special day to say it, sounds good to me!

Each day from February 1-14 the 'love bug' visited Rose to leave a special note on her door describing our sweet little Rose!

Rose wanted to throw a party for her grandparents to celebrate special people that she loves, so we did! Rose was awesome at making decorations and can use the hot glue gun (with just a little supervision.)

We made special 'LOVE' artwork, played games, Rose played piano, we had a wonderful dinner, and...

This beautiful cake for dessert! YUM!

We also found lots of other ways to spend time together and have fun this month...

Rose wanted to go roller skating again and this time she really had the hang of it!

We celebrated President's Day at the Hands On House, which was tons of fun!

It also finally SNOWED! Rose was so excited to finally have a snow day!

And we enjoyed the sunshiny days too!

And when we can't play outside we find lots of fun to have inside :)

Do you know we love yogurt/ice cream? Well we do!!! And we found multiple times to enjoy some this month!

 Rose is still enjoying her activities. She completed another level of swim classes

And while practicing at the church where her piano recital will be in May, she got to try out the organ!

Lots of love :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017!

If we thought January would slow down we were not correct! It's February 1 and I just realized I never started January's blog! Where did the month go!

Rose has been up to her usual activities and started swim class up again.

We have also been busy with Sunday Funday activities as we have been trying to let Rose pick a family activity for us to do together each Sunday (often with friends!).

We went bowling with Uncle Jon and Aunt Kate. After the first frame Rose was a pro and didn't need any help!

We also headed to the Hands on House with Uncle Matt, Aunt Jenni, and cousin Lucas. This was lots of fun and Rose's favorite activities were delivering mail and the manufacturing station.

We also made the trip out to the Turkey Hill Experience because...ICE CREAM! 

Can you spot Rose?

This was our favorite activity, because who doesn't want to eat their own ice cream creation :)

We ended the month by heading north to visit with Abraham, Anna, and Amos! It was close to Brahm's birthday, but we took them all presents :) Rose wishes Anna lived closer (their mommies wished they lived closer too)!

All the critters are doing well and by well I mean up to their silly shenanigans :) Lilly is a really good sport in playing along with Rose.

Can you find the little birdies?

We made the most of the little snow we got because it was Lily and some of the chicks first time experiencing snow!

We also made fun with the rain too!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Merry December!

It's been a Merry Merry Month of family fun and holiday festivities, having a child to enjoy this time of year with definitely makes everything special!
We started out the month by having a hearty breakfast before picking up our Christmas Tree. We got to take Lily with and in true Lily fashion she LOVED Santa!

Justin also made Rose's annual Christmas Ornament (it's great having a handy husband!):

With the tree up and decorated we headed out to see more Christmas lights at a local park.
Rose and I also saw the Poinsettia Show at a local greenhouse.
We all saw TONS of Christmas lights at another playground with some friends, lights and friends, so much fun!

Rose has received a few Christmas presents from Nana and Pop....
Now we have a HUGE trampoline in our yard which is actually lots of fun:)
And our two new family members: Molly (yellow) and Polly (white). They are doing wonderfully adjusting to our silly home and each other. We enjoy watching them play and hearing them 'talk'. They are starting to perch on our fingers and soon we will let them try flying in the living room.

We also took a family trip to Baltimore, because we needed to get away for some 'just us' time :)
We enjoyed some wonderful meals, a trip to the Lego store, staying up WAY past Rose's bedtime, and a trip to the Science Museum. Rose made it 5 minutes into the ride home before passing out!
We celebrated Pop's birthday with his favorite cake made with love and sprinkles!
Rose also decorated some treats for her preschool Christmas program with Nana and Pop (and more icing and sprinkles! tis the season!)

Rose had her Christmas Program at school and did a fabulous job with the singing and motions!

Later we also went to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for lights, Minions, and Frozen!

Even a Storm Trooper for daddy :)

When Rose woke up Christmas morning she first played with her Barbie from Aunt Kate which she got the night before and then woke us up. She didn't even want to open her gifts first, but rather the presents she got for her pets! She also was soooo happy and said thank you for each of her gifts, it was a great day!

Rose also had a great time at our extended family Christmas!

New Year's Eve we started some new traditions including what is sure to be a family favorite:
Chip Tasting!!

We also turned our Christmas tree into a New Year tree

ate pizza

and sang "Happy New Year"...(just change the words of "Happy Birthday")

We all made it to midnight, but Rose was asleep by 12:15am

Other random fun!!!