Friday, February 26, 2016

Christmas + Winter

 The girls put this crown on Julia and made her look like a little princess :)
 Her beautiful smile!
 I couldn't get both of the girls to smile nice at the same time, but you get the idea...
 We had our first Christmas program and Esther and Anna were angels - they did a great job!
 We had Christmas morning at home and the kids enjoyed opening their stockings and gifts.
 Aaron Joseph just loved the toy tractors he got - he calls them "John Deeres".
 Anna and Esther opening their new dolls from "Grandma with the aunts" (my mom)
 After a great Christmas with my family, we headed off to celebrate with Aaron's family - Anna and Esther love playing dress-up as you will see in other pictures to come.
 Aaron Joseph and his cousin that's two weeks older than him.
 Trying out the trash can -
 Julia is growing by the day!

 Some of the cousins -
 We went to a museum with a play area while we were in TN.
 Outside the museum -
 I just love watching the children enjoy playing with each other.
 We had a baby shower at church with the theme of "Jesus loves the little children of the world" with a collection of international dolls.
 The cake was red (velvet), brown(german chocolate), yellow (lemon), black (devils food), and white  - with chocolate frosting :)
 The girls thought Julia needed some dolls to play with!
 Aaron's winter project is working on finishing the bathroom.
 Esther on a Sunday morning - wearing the flower girl dress from our wedding!
 Anna -
 Aaron Joseph didn't want to cooperate...
 Julia didn't want to smile either.
 Anna had a birthday last week and turned 4!
 We had a little tea party for her :)
 So now Aaron Joseph smiled : )
 Esther and Julia -
 Waiting for Hannah's wedding to start -
 Aaron and I were able to go to a retreat in Green Lake, WI.
 While we were gone, the aunts put curlers in Anna and Esther's hair - only Esther was sick that night, so her curls didn't really turn out!

This winter there was new carpet put in the church nursery - I don't have a picture of it, but this is what the old looked like :)

Hope you enjoy these pictures - in case it's six months until I post again! Make sure you scroll down and check out the pictures of Aaron's trip to Alaska also...

1 comment:

Bruce and Linda Mitton said...

It's fun to catch up and see what is going on in your lives. It is so encouraging to see you and Aaron living for God and raising your children for the Lord!
Elizabeth M.