Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our Year


The Blizzard of 2016!  We hunkered down and enjoyed some downtime together and prayed we did not lose power (we didn't).  It was fun playing in the snow when the blizzard was done and during a good lull.


The premiere of the Grandpa, Audrey, and Celia show happened.  I took the girls for a weekend trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa and they came up with a show.  We were busy just with life- gymnastics and fencing, choir, and school work.


Easter, Celia lost a 6th tooth, a nice school break.  
March was fun!  


I took the kids to Nashville and we had an amazing time!
It was the first time the girls took a plane trip and both were very excited and well behaved.
As you can see the dolls and Fluffy made the trip.

The cousins all had fun together and the weather was nice.
We visited a Science museum (and my shoes fell apart), went to an awesome musical at the Nashville Children's theater, and just had fun hanging out with family.


Hmm... When I think back to this month it was sort of an awesome month for Audrey.
She had her best friend's petting zoo birthday party and we also took her to the zoo while big sis was in school.


Schools out!! 
Auds graduated from Pre-K and left a school we have been involved with since Celia was 1!

Celia finished up her first year in public school and it was great!

Swim team!!

Auds was 5th in mini champs in Free style
Celia medaled in breast stroke and freestyle and we endured the monsoon and mud at championships.
When Celia and I looked back though that weekend was one of our highlights.
It was fun but WET.
And a visit from Aunt Vickie, Emmett, and Katie!


It's all about the beach.
Okay so we had VBS and that was amazing as Celia had a solo and school TECHNICALLY started in August but really August is the beach.  We even found out the girl's teachers while we were at the beach and Celia got the teacher she wanted.  I loved seeing her expression when I told her.
I also found out that Audrey's daycare buddy was in her classroom.  But our whole family loves our vacation in the outer banks.  


Yes, I know TECHNICALLY school started in August but I am declaring September the start of school.  It just feels right.

We welcomed a new member of the family
Beta Max the Beta fish

Celia turned 9 and had a fun Percy Jackson party with minute to win it games and a showing of a Percy Jackson movie.

September was a busy month but I also just remember some stress made me soak life in a bit and I took time to enjoy the little things.  Auds and I had some awesome afternoons just playing outside


Aud's took me for froyo for my birthday

And really October was all about pumpkins and Halloween


We got some leaf raking and jumping in

The house earned a new roof.  When you pay that much, you need to put it in the year in review

Miss Audrey turned 6!!  A kitty Cat Cake for her on Thanksgiving


We started it off with out town's Christmas parade and a party before it.
Then the next morning we had Pete's company Children's Christmas party and met Santa.  Our Christmas mouse (like elf on the shelf but Christian based) sent us on a fun scavenger hunt.

Audrey had her holiday birthday party.
It was her first kid's party and I would say it was a success.
She collected toys to donate to a little boy.

Celia had her dance performance and she did an awesome job

Then Christmas happened

We have not jam packed Christmas break and will be sad to see it end.
We did Dutch Wonderland after visiting with family on Monday.
Then on Wednesday we headed into Philly for the Academy of Natural Sciences and to the Reading Terminal market.
Time with friends and family has occupied the remaining moments.

Here's too an Awesome 2017.  Audrey already told me she thought it was next year so it might not be as exciting for her.

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