Sunday, September 23, 2012
Matthias has been very into tractors lately so we did a farmer party for his 2nd Birthday.
|Such a yummy cake, he was so excited to see the red "Tractor Mac" on the top|
|Excited birthday boy!!|
|So thoughtful to share....|
|Happy Birthday Farmer Fuzz!|
Its hard to believe this little boy not too long ago was this sweet baby!!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Just before Matthias' birthday, Ava had a terrible fall on the sidewalk leading to our apartment. She smacked her head on the sidewalk and immediately a HUGE goose egg popped out. Now we know that everyone says it is a good sign that it popped out but just to be sure ( and because it scared the living daylights out of us!) we took her to urgent care.
|This is a profile shot of the the bruise.|
|And another ...|
|Brave little miss...|
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
We have a terribly hot and dry summer in St. Louis, there was a severe drought for the majority of the summer. But Labor Day weekend we saw something we hadn't seen in months... RAIN! We were on the tail end of the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Which meant, a lot of rain, but also very warm temperatures. One of our neighbors had the great idea of making a homemade slip and slide and bubble pool in the pouring rain!
It was a slippery, soapy fun afternoon!
|Matthias insisted that he needed his one arm floatie!|
|Pushing the big trucks through the mud.|
|Julia was brave enough to try the big slip and slide!|
|Matthias tried his hand and making big bubbles|
|Julia and her friend Karis hosing off all the soapy bubbles from the slip and slide|
|Ava making big bubbles...|
|Not quite the big bubble she was hoping for!!|
|I can't tell if Julia is helping Daddy hose off all the bubbles or just spraying him down!|
|Adding a little more bubble mixture to the slip and slide.|
We had such a fun afternoon in the rain. What a great idea!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
For Matthias' Birthday, several friends and family (Koschmann's, Hoyt, Leidecker's, Huston's, and Morel's) went together to buy our family a membership to the Magic House in St. Louis.
It is an amazing Children's Museum. The first visit was on a school day and Julia couldn't come with us, but Ava and Matthias had a great time!
|Ava and Matthias working the pit-crew|
|Matthias was on tire duty|
|Ava putting away the old tires.|
|Next stop... the pizza kitchen! Ava is a great pizza maker.|
|And Matthias is an excellent eater!|
|Before anyone will respect you as a real doctor, you will have to stop sucking your thumb!!|
|Paging Dr. Troxel!!|
|Ava made it her own personal mission to rock and cuddle each and every baby in the nursery!|
|Just a little fishing trip|
|Matthias' favorite place in the whole museum is the water play room! He gets good and wet and loves every minute of it!|
|Daddy gave Matthias a hand on the spiral staircase... it was a little tricky!|
What a great birthday present. We love going to the Magic House!!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Julia's school CCLS hosted a back to school carnival. It was a little rainy, but still a lot of fun. Julia and Ava both rode lots of rides and had a great time. We finished off the night with a little Daddy-Daughter Date on the Ferris Wheel.
|Daddy and his girls on the Ferris Wheel|
|Watching his sisters and Daddy go 'round and 'round on the Ferris Wheel|
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
And all good things must come to an end... After a week and a half of Daddy at home it was time to get ready for Fall Quarter,
with a little help from a small boy!
|Matthias is checking out daddy's orientation schedule|
|"Can I go to class with you Daddy?"|
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
After our journey to the top of the arch we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Steak and Shake.
|Ava loved decorating her Steak and Shake hat|
|Very Official in her hat... "can I take your order please?"|
|Matthias didn't keep his hat on for very long but he was very excited about driving his Steak and Shake car.|
Julia did her 1st grade social studies project on the arch and all summer was anxious to visit and make the journey to the top. Finally the last week of August we did it! She was so excited!
|This is in the little elevator on the way to the top, Ava is very "scared"|
|A Sweet Bean and her daddy-man|
|Checking out the model of the Arch|
|Family Pic at the top of the arch|
|Looking to the east|
|Looking to the west (Seminary campus is this direction)|
|Checking out the view|
|We were way up there!!|