Friday, February 26, 2010

Dodging the snow...

Last weekend we visited Canada for less than 24 hours. We came to Cambridge to celebrate our nephew Logan's third birthday. The kids loved being with their cousins. We didn't have any weather issues on our drive which made for a happy drive! The kids got a new movie 'Bedtime Stories' (with Adam Sandler) for the ride.

This week we had a PA day on Monday and now today Friday is a snow day. I am just thankful the Olympics are on. We have been cheering for Canada the whole Games and are so proud to wear our red Canada mittens. Erin left hers at school and the teacher knew they were hers even though there was no name in them.

I saw this on someone's facebook status and loved it so I thought I would share.

Our Father, who art in GM Place, hockey be thy name, thy will be done, GOLD to be WON on ice as well as in the stands, give us this day, our hockey sticks, and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who crosscheck against us. Lead us not into elimination but deliver us to victory, in the name of the fans, CANADA, and the holy puck. AMEN... █♥█GO CANADA GO!█♥█

We will be watching the hockey tonight.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Erin's craft for Valentines

I saw this as an example in a magazine and then she did it at school.

Valentine Crafts

Peyton made two crafts at school for Valentine's Day.

Visit from friends

Brooklyn's best friend Clara came for a visit with her family. Here are the kids playing downstairs. They had a blast and can't wait for them to come again.


We went tubing at Alpine Valley. Here is a picture of Brad and the girls. Peyton was too small to go - maybe next year.

Brooklyn singing in the Choir

Here is the video of Brooklyn practising before church on Jan 30. She is singing I am a Promise.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ready for her Valentine party

Brooklyn has her valentine party today Friday Feb 12th at school. She got a new shirt and socks to celebrate the day.

Peyton and his Baby Jaguar

Diego, the Nickelodeon cartoon, has a friend Baby Jaguar. Peyton has a friend which he has named Baby Jaguar just like Diego.


There is lots of snow here in Ohio. We went sledding and had a great time.

Peyton at the computer

Peyton LOVES the computer. Here he is playing Webkinz. An addiction given to him from Aunt Bev.

Peyton at Little Gym

Here is some video of Peyton at the Little Gym.

Super Bowl Family photo

We came back to Canada on the Superbowl weekend to visit with Aunt Erma, Marg and Uncle Wendell. We had short visits but it was great to see them doing so well after surgery.

On Sunday, we went to Brad's sister Kim's house for a superbowl party. They really know how to throw a party! Here is a picture of the Colts Family ready for the game. Unfortunately the game didn't end quite as we had hoped.

Happy Early Valentines' Day

Erin and Peyton had their Valentine's parties on Thursday at school. Many valentines to write and hand out. Peyton chose Madagascar Valentines, Erin chose Ariel Valentines and Brooklyn chose High School Musical valentines. We mailed some out to friends when we were in Canada on the weekend and are mailing some more today. Sorry if yours is late.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sorry I haven't been updating!!

I didn't realize how many people actually read the blog. I knew my great aunts Erma and Marg were reading it daily but didn't know there were so many others. THANK YOU! I am really glad others are enjoying the stories we are sharing. Please feel free to email me your story as my kids love getting mail.

My Great Aunt Erma recently had surgery so I didn't update the blog quite as much. She is doing fabulous and I can't wait for her to come home from the hospital so we can plan a visit.

Also, my Uncle Wendell also had surgery and is also doing well. He too will be home from the hospital. Luckily they all live in the same city so we can visit during the same trip North.

I had recently asked for some prayers from extended family and it seemed to have worked. Another thank you!

Basketball Brooklyn...

Look out she is coming down the court!

Yes, Brooklyn has started playing in a recreational basketball league with some of her friends.
Her team is the Fighting Unicorns and she was excited the shirts were purple!

We will update more as games pass.

Visit from Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa were here for about 4 days to celebrate our anniversary and their 20th anniversary. We went to the Brown Derby for dinner. It was fabulous - we had steak, ribs, bread, salad and brought enough home for an entire meal here. The kids loved staying with Lindsay, the babysitter, and we got to enjoy an adult night with my parents.

Report cards for the kids...

Brooklyn received her report card last Friday. She did a great job again and we are really proud of her progress in Grade One. Just wish she liked homework just a little bit.

Erin also received her report card. She got excellent marks as well with a comment that she had not yet mastered her address and phone number. Well, when I told Erin, she immediately learned her phone number and then when Brooklyn got home she prompted her and explained to me that Brooklyn doesn't know it either. I have to admit sometimes, I hesitate when someone asked my number.

Happy Husband - Go Colts!

On Sunday, the Pro Bowl was on TV. We are anxiously awaiting the Super Bowl this coming Sunday. Our favorite team the Indianapolis Colts are playing the New Orleans Saints. Go Colts!

Brad already ordered Division Championship hats and shirts and has worn them too! The Colts flag is flying proudly out in front of the house.

On Sunday, we will all be wearing our Colts jerseys - we do all have one!

Happy Anniversary weekend!

Friday night, we took the kids ice skating at The Pond. It was the girls' first time on skates since April. Peyton even tried it. He actually stood up by himself - I was so proud. Brooklyn hadn't lost many of her skating skills but Erin had grown so much, her skates were hurting her feet. Peyton said he wanted to skate like Mickey Mouse (because he loved Disney on Ice so much).

On Saturday Jan 30th, Brad and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. The day started with Brad off to the gym. I then took Peyton and Erin to the Step2 Store in Streetsboro for some playtime. Brooklyn sang at church and then we took the girls to Alpine Valley tubing. The neighbors invited us to come along as they organized a group to go.

Looking forward to enjoying more winter activities here.