Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Break (the abbreviated photographic version)

playing in the snow Dec. 27th
Kaden at Grandpa Mike and Grandma Teri's
Marin and Auntie
Brielle and I
Annelise and I
Cousins on the couch: Brielle and Marin
Grandpa Mike and Brayden eating pizza
Marin singing while she waits for her turn to open a present
Kaden's new Cardinal's sweatshirt from Grandma & Grandpa Steckel
Kaden with Grandma Steckel

Marin with her new Hello Kitty...the first thing out of her stocking at Grandma & Grandpa Steckel's

Reading the Christmas story at Gramie's house
Daddy opening his Christmas presents from the kids
Leaving cookies for Santa
Sprinkling reindeer food on the front yard
petting a real reindeer at WonderLab
Marin and the Dinosaur at WonderLab
Kaden at WonderLab
Catching a bubble...yep, at WonderLab
Making candy cane cookies (yummy, but hard for kids!)
fishing at Jolly Days at the Children's Museum
Kaden wore this hat, quite literally 24/7 for the two weeks leading up to cute!
The note Kaden wrote himself for Marin's present: "Marin, I hop (hope) you lic (like) my prasit (present) I got you so it is sbachil (special). Love Kaden"
Kaden hugging Marin for her gift to him
jumping on their new gift from Great Grandma Sauder

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas at the Zoo

A fun annual tradition...wish we could somehow get a VIP pass, so we didn't have the fight the crowds. The kids loved the dolphin show, the polar bear, the tiger, the sea horses, and the penguins. We went early and were so glad because it got REALLY cold!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stage Experience

Sunday Kaden sang in his first Christmas program at church. He was in the front row and did SO well! He really listened to the directions and was so responsible with remembering what to do. I didn't get a picture of him on stage, but I'm going to ask around to see if anyone else got a good one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Grinchy Tuesday @ the Library

Tonight our local library had a Grinch themed event from 5-7pm. We didn't stay the entire time, but we did get to do a craft, see the Grinch, get the kids' pictures taken, listen to stories, and undecorate a Christmas tree. It was a fun event because it was so open ended and laid back, all of us could enjoy it. Hope you get a laugh out of these pictures!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Roger and Peggy Christmas card 2011

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011


The cake

The birthday girl at her long awaited party with her much anticipated cake

("It's gonna taste nummy!")

Our big 3 year old!

Marin and I at dinner tonight at Red Robin

Marin opening her gift from Kaden

(he said watching her be so surprised and happy was the best part of his day)

Marin and her pillow pet from Kaden

(she said her pillow pet was the best part of her day!)

Marin with daddy

(not related to her birthday, but we needed a picture of daddy and his girl in here)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011

I am wondering if I'd blog more if I just gave you photos instead of feeling like I needed to write something witty to go along with it. Who needs whit when you have kids this cute?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Bike Rider

Oh my...I really still can't believe this is true...but take a look for yourself and see who's the newest rider (with training wheels, of course) in our family! Hint: It's the same precious girl who will also be turning THREE in a couple months!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun Run

A few weeks ago Kaden had a fundraiser at school. It was unlike most fundraisers in that they did not sell anything. He simply ran/walked for 30 minutes and got pledges. It was a fun day overall (he had a cold, so the final lap was not much fun). Marin and I got to go watch. I was able to walk his last lap with him, but siblings were not allowed on the track, so Marin hung out happily with the other moms. Kaden's total was 7 laps, or just over 2 miles! Yea Kaden! Our vote is this was a great way to raise money for a school.