so much snow

One of the best weeks of winter weather since we have moved to VT. Over 3 feet of snow in a week! The kids had so much fun playing and building sledding/ski runs. They had some great afternoons in the snow at home and at the mountain!

marble town

My kids love marbles. We have plenty to go around and they are used for all sorts of things. I came across this cute little game and had to give it a try. It came with its own set of marbles, which are pretty cool because they are bigger than what we have. It has been a huge hit for everyone, but especially Harkin. He loves trying to get the marbles through the tunnels and has learned some new numbers by it. Which he is really into these days- numbers that is. It definitely has filled up an afternoon.

cake time

Issabelle had a lemon raspberry cake with a cream cheese frosting. She was very happy about us singing "Happy Birthday" to her, just didn't quite understand about the waiting till we are done. But it was fun. She is so cute, snugly, lovable, silly, stubborn, crazy, and sweet all at the same time. We adore her so and  happy to have her with us- now a big two year old! Simply amazing!

jump, jump, jump

Issabelle loves to jump. She jumps on the couches, on the stairs to the floor, and on everyone's bed, where she has bumped her head a few times. We found a place she could go jump safely for her birthday. The first hour we went it was toddler time so only kids under 46 inches could jump. Harkin and her had a great time,while William and Landon did great encouraging them and playing from the sides. Then the next hour it was open for all. Since it was the middle of the week, in the middle of the day, we basically had the place to ourselves. The big boys had a great time and the two little ones thought it was fun following their big brothers around. Everyone was seriously tuckered out by the end. We had an hour drive home so it was good for napping.

the big two

Issabelle awoke all excited for her birthday, her brothers had been pumping her up for it. Then she was stunned into silence by the wonderful singing of Grammy and Grampy on the phone. Once all awake we headed downstairs where there was a a pile of presents to open. She was very excited for all of them and wanted to make sure we were all there to watch. It was lots of fun. She played for a little bit and then we headed out the door for jumping...
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