Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Some Little Things Lately

I really do need to get back in the groove of taking more photos of the kids and what they do all day.
But at least here are a few for you, Grams. :)

My kids sat like that for no less than 3 hours last Saturday, watching an intense Black Belt testing for a 43 year old woman at their martial arts school. It was amazing! And I was amazed at how long my kids can stay in one place.

We've had some mild sickies go through our house off and on the past week...here's Theo crashed on the couch.

Theo was resting on the same couch as Hannah...he must have been tired if he fell asleep with all her wiggles!

And now today, he fell asleep while Celene was reading books to him. :) Miles was helping to sound out the harder words. :)  Love these moments.

She loves him :)

Celene and Eli making waffles (I love these kitchen helpers!)

And here is Miles making cookies to give to Grams for her birthday gift

Exciting news...here's Celene setting up an incubator to trying hatching eggs!

They are labeled with their breed. Celene and Hannah are super excited to see if they hatch.
It is a fun and intimate way for the kids to experience the hatching process.
Our broody hen decided to change her mind, and not set on her eggs, so hence the incubator experiment.

Friday, February 12, 2016

A New Nephew is Here!

Miles just made that yesterday, to give to Sheila when we hope to see them on Saturday.
Happily, he gets to give it to Baby Winkel himself!
He's here...a little boy, healthy and strong.
We are so excited!


We enjoyed a short family trip to Madison Monday and Tuesday.
It was really nice!

first view of the capitol building

inside the Governor's cabinet meeting room

presiding over the meeting :)

peeking into the assembly floor

peeking outside from the 4th floor

our family in the middle rotunda

on the capitol steps outside

he looked so small on the big steps :)

helping him down
in the hotel pool

fun waterpark for the kids

pizza by the pool

indoor nature conservatory birds

Celene wants to hold the birds

captivated by the fish

the curls came back!

Celene's Art

She is never-ending with her creativity.
This is a Cat And Mouse Game she made up.
The cat is made of cardboard, which eats up the mice.
The mice are made from egg cartons and eat up the cheese, which is made of sponge.
The game board has a path and little mouse holes.
She's amazing.

Snow Fun

We're all enjoying that Theo can finally manage wearing boots and play in the snow!

Eli on his favorite thing ever...the tractor.

A little big brother comfort after falling in the snow

Girls playing on the playground on a snowy day :)


Eli driving the Kitty Kat snowmobile

One of the kids' snowmen

Celene and Theo fixing up the snowman after a snowstorm

Celene, Hannah, and Theo enjoying some fresh snowfall