Wednesday, June 15, 2016


In February we went up to Milwaukee for Jim's sister's annual WAO party.  We went up a day early and were able to visit with my friend Sue who recently moved there.
Sue, her daughters, and grandchildren met us at a neat indoor playground.
The kids had a lot of fun and still talk about it.
 Patrick was happy to shoot baskets.

 Afterwards, we went back to Sue and Frank's house for lunch.  Here is the whole crew.

We also had a chance to see our nephew Colin play hockey.  We were impressed!
The Kelly siblings pre-party:

I got the opportunity to go to one of Jack's basketball games alone, and therefore was able to take some pictures.

In late February we had an absolutely gorgeous day!  Jim was working so I took the kids on a hike.

Charlie pretending to be the Lorax:

Goofballs on a toad:

Jim met us on his way home from work!

Exactly THREE days later Jim took the boys sledding!!! 
A few random Maggie-Charlie snuggles:

Thursday, June 2, 2016


This winter Patrick played basketball for the first time.  He is our kid that always says he doesn't want to do something and then loves doing it.  Basketball was no exception.

The original church for our parish was torn down.  It was located behind Grandma and Grandpa's house, so we walked over to see the construction (or destruction).

These guys were being goofballs one day, so I got out the camera.

After Maggie's bath, she joined the fun.

 We had an opportunity to use our new sleds!

At the Pinewood Derby this year, Patrick lost his second tooth!
Jack got to help the emcee.
He made a light saber car!

We had the family over to celebrate Maggie's 2nd birthday at the end of the month.
She loves to look at books!  She stopped opening presents so she could look at the books she got.
I think this was her favorite gift...

On her actual birthday, we went to the Magic House.
She tried a new method of feeding babies...through the eye.
It turns out the tried-and-true oral method is better.
So happy!

Getting clean in her new towel from Nana!