Lilypie - Fifth Birthday

Thursday, April 23

Pictures!!

If you don't have Facebook and didn't see the link to our photos we had done last Tuesday with our talented photographer, Christy, here you go...Kelsey and Drew

(and if you are feeling nostalgic, she has a hyperlink where you can go back to see all the other sessions we did with her since they were newborns!)

Monday, April 20

First Zoo Trip of the Year

We made our first pilgrimage to the Zoo last weekend (also the same weekend we tore down our garage...more on that later). The weather was fairly decent: I try to head there pretty much when it opens but that means that the air hasn't had much of a chance to warm up. I think we spent almost 3 hours there - they've never had the patience for that before! Now that they are older, they remember where the ice cream, train, carousel, and playground are and make sure I don't miss them! 







I felt like the peacocks were extra friendly and colorful
So we've been talking about replacing our garage pretty much from the day we bought it. We aren't sure if they built the garage the same time as the house, but it is obvious that it was before rebar was invented. The cracks in the foundation were HUGE, causing lots of problems with the doors (like the service door only shutting in summer or the garage door not closing because the laser was uneven).

We were coordinating concrete, tree removal, and builder but the main event (and money saver) was getting the garage DOWN. Craig started his new semester for grad school which meant he was about to start new papers/assignments AND it was spring break for a couple teacher friends who offered to help (bless their souls). So our only opportunity was 2 weekends ago.





Next up is tree removal (since the footprint of the new garage is wider) sometime this week and foundation in the next couple weeks. If we're lucky, this will be completed by the end of summer:)

Sunday, April 12

Easter

Easter Sunday turned out to a fairly nice day. We spent some time outside at Grandma Alice's with these crazy kids! And then walked down the street to Grandma and Grandpa's. We did a holiday Lomira shuffle, now that both sets of grandparents live on the same street, one apartment complex away from each other!


She just LOVES getting her picture taken!

Blond cuties

She told me that was Jesus' mom. Then told Auntie Sandra that she's sleeping cuz she misses
her father and her baby Jesus.

And this is becoming a tradition! Benson is old enough to ride now.
See last year's here
We did an Easter egg hunt at our local park Saturday and since it was early in the morning, we had to wear hats and gloves! It's an annual event where we start at Jackson Park and then make our way back to our friends house for another egg hunt, lunch, and egg dyeing! We always have so much fun with our friends Aidan and Cal.