Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Grandma Mary!

I'm sorry these are late and our crazy day spilled onto yours. But here are the cards and games the kids made you. We hope you have some time to celebrate it well this week.
Nate, Anna, Aaron, Andrew
Alexander, and Abigail

Birthday game from Alexander

Birthday game from Aaron

Card from Andrew

Start of a game from Andrew

Happy Birthday Grandma!
With love,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aaron's Birthday

We wish we could have celebrated Aaron's birthday together with all of you but here is a few pictures of Aaron's 9th birthday!
Last pictures first: brownie cake!

This one picture is from early Monday morning here
when Aaron got one of his presents early and was sleepily
attending Chess U watching a class
by IM Lawrence Trent.
Aaron even got a "Bravo!"

Started the day watch astronomy

Getting anything here is an adventure.
Here they are picking out Aaron's new (blue!) bike
 from Grandma and Grandpa
and the bike shop people are getting it all ready for him.

Trying it out.
We need to order a helmet online.
Hopefully, the search engine will chuckle less than the bike shop people.


Playing with new toys

Playing with present from Alexander

Presents from Grandma and Grandpa.
Chess book for Chess U, Beat Magnus Video Course,
and Boxcar Children books.
Aaron is really excited about both doing Chess U this month and
learning how to beat Magnus.

From mom and dad.
Chess U, new knight hat, and chess piece wall stickers.

Snap circuits from Uncle Ben.
It really flies!

Talking to grandparents.
Abigail also loved the pinatas and all the decorations
and especially the Skittles in the pinatas.
He had a great day. Thanks to everyone for helping to make it special!

Happy Birthday Uncle Ben!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

from Aaron

from Andrew

from Alexander

from Abigail
We all hope you had a great birthday!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Grandpa's Day!

Happy Grandpa's Day!
Love, Abigail

(She just started saying/signing Dad-dad baby girl,
but wouldn't cooperate for a video,
so this smile will have to do.)

Happy Grandpa Jeff by Alexander

(from Alexander)

Happy Grandpa John by Alexander

(from Alexander)

Happy Father's Day Grandpas!
Nate, Anna, Aaron, Andrew, Alexander, and Abigail

Fun and Games

Reading just like mom



So the grocery store got something new and we tried it as an experiment,

Their boxed pizza wasn't actually too bad.

Homemade chicken salad was better though.

Science experiment attempt at growing stalagmites;
it didn't work.

Alexander investigating bikes at the grocery store.

While waiting for us at the accountants the boys invented a game.

He really is a big help to his parents.

Aaron history

Andrew build a fighter game

Andrew history

Alexander is such a great reader now!

Necklaces for the boys made with wood pieces from Grandpa John.

Playing a space game Aaron and Andrew made