Lauren and Kyle participated in our Church's Christmas program on Kyle's birthday. Although the weather interfered with some family coming, we still trudged on. Here are the little ones:
Lauren had so much fun, she is a natural in the spotlight.
She did an excellent job during her personal lines and Kyle said he saw her try and get the microphone back at one point :)
Our little starlite!
and don't forget about Mr. Wiseman.
We let the kids open our presents to them early, just because! Kyle got Lauren princess dominoes.
Our town has a Secret Santa Workshop where the kids get to go shopping with a personal shopper and pick things out secretively for their family members. Lauren did such a good job picking up individual gifts for everyone, so thoughtful! She got her brother a little car that has a magnet on it, they love using it on the fridge.
Gingerbread kit at Nana's. Someone found the candy!
John Deere gator, of course!
Lauren's favorite gift, a record player
We have a bunch of books on record and now she can listen to them!
Opening her stocking. Smelly markers!
Where she camped herself over Christmas break, listening.
Celebrating at Grandpa and Grandma's, obviously eating lasagna.
and he thought it was mighty tasty
I found my dad this fire color changer packet. You can kind of see the blue burning.
After our Christmas festivities, we headed to Dubuque to meet our besties from Illinois for a fun-filled indoor waterpark weekend. Here is the best picture I could get of Miles with a fake mustache on.
All suited up
Little Miss Miyah celebrated her 3rd birthday over the weekend. These girls don't miss a beat when it comes to their friendship. Unlike the mommies who get to chat on the phone and text message, these girls don't see or talk to each other much (other than the occasional Facetime chat) and always pick up right where they left off.
Poor Miles contracted pink eye. He was such a trooper.
Relaxing after returning home.
We've done some fun things in the house to keep sane during these crazy cold winter days. I attempted to make a fort one Saturday morning while Kyle was working at home. He quickly squashed my fort and made his bigger and "better" one.
Yes, it did involve a rope running the length of our living room, typical Kyle.
Even the dog took a trip through
Kyle and Lauren made rolls from her science kit.
I made bread too
Star Wars cookies
Lauren was proud of her bread accomplishments
Lauren's finished product
Marble Race fun