Sunday, April 9, 2017

No fooling ...

It's April and that's no joke!! 
We have been keeping busy the past few weeks. 

Lia got a pet for her birthday. 
She wanted a pet for so long ...but not a dog, not a cat and not a snake! 
Introducing Violet Lily 
Who knew such a little fish could be so much work!?!?!

We took a tour of a candy factory and met the Easter Bunny! 
We've had living room picnics, because its Ohio and we have weird weather.
There have been a handful of nice days so..... this is happening 
Lia got a little comfortable and brave and had her first fall off the bike, resulting in a scrapped knee.
Nothing big. 
A little band-aid, ice pack and a cherry Popsicle fixed it right up! 
We are looking forward to some time outside. 
Nice spring weather, cooking out and riding bikes more. 

Being inside all the time is making us a little stir crazy 
You can only play war so many times in a day!!! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday

Someone had a very special birthday! 
Turning 7 was a big deal

We celebrated with a Finding Dory party! 

There were lots of friends and family surrounding Lia with love and happy birthday wishes

And cupcakes...don't forget the cupcakes!! 

Happy 7th Birthday!!! 
You are growing up so fast and we LOVE the sweet,funny,brave, loving, kind-hearted,polite, 
little girl you have become. 

At 7 years old here are a few of your favorite things - 
You love:
To read - you are an excellent reader and speller  
Movies in your room with snacks 
Your new bike 
Singing in the car to Trolls,Sound of Music, Sing 
You have a solo in your upcoming school play
Wellie Wisher Dolls 
Spring - it's your favorite season 
Essential oils - Lavender is your favorite 
Living room sleepovers 
Sleepovers at Oma and Opas 
Your favorite color is GREEN
Your favorite food is - noodles ( and Spaghetti and meatballs) 
You love Shopkins - and the Shoppie Dolls 
You like building Legos with Dad
You like to draw and make story books
and you love your new fish - Violet Lily 

We love you to the moon and the stars and China and back!! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Let's catch up!!!

Has it been months since we blogged? 
Why YES, yes it has. 
 We have been gone from this space for a while because - 
Life gets busy...
The blogging app on my phone no longer works 
we all got sick. 

So here it is, the past few months in pictures

January 2017
Celebrating Chinese New Year 
We went to see Snow White - the play at the Children's Theater 
Recreating Snow White at home
February 2017
Swim lessons begin which = less freaking out for us parents at the pool this summer
Winter colds and sinus infections hit our house hard this winter and 
for the 1st time ever, Lia has the stomach flu.
It was about 3 weeks of yuckiness in our house
Don't let that cute little smile fool you! She was miserable. 
And the movie Trolls has been on constant repeat for weeks
Lia had her 100th day of school and dressed up like she was 100 years old :)
March 2017
March is a big fun month in our house because - 
Lia turns 7

We have had 0 snow days this year
Used our snow blower 0 times
We have built 0 snowmen
and have a new pair of NEVER worn snow boots in the box for Lia
The weather at the beginning of the month was warm and awesome so we did this...
Lia got her 1st bike. 
We are still making adaptions to her bike so it is easier for her to learn to ride. 
Balancing with one had while steering is hard. 
So we are trying to find ways to help make this easier!

The weather now is FREEZING so lots of this
We had fun at her school Spring Bash
There were games, a cake walk and friends

Cupcakes make her SO happy!

So that brings us current.
Lots going on
A big 7th birthday celebration coming up
And we are ready to get outside and learn to ride a bike