Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's Been Awhile!

Happy Fall!  This post is for Aunt Erica...  We had family in town a few weeks ago for the camping trip and today we rode the pumpkin train.  This year we will have a mermaid and an astronaut for Halloween.  We are looking forward to gaining a new nephew any day now!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Easter, Happy Birthday AJ

We did about 6 Easter egg hunts this year which was 6 too many!! Next year we are going to scale that back.  :)  Aunt Sandi hosted an excellent Easter brunch and the kids had a blast with their cousins, Max & Luke.  This weekend we celebrated Aiden's 4th birthday.  I can't believe we have a 4 year old.  It is crazy how time flies.  On his actual birthday, Aiden sent his "bobbys" to Aunt Erica's baby that is in her belly.  He has done a great job so far without them.  If we can get through naptime at school tomorrow I think we will be good to go!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Our vacation is winding to a close down here in Florida and we had the best time this year!  Matt was healthy which was HUGE, weather was excellent and kids are finally old enough to have some fun!  The pool and the beach were the biggest attractions everyday.  In between, we went on bike rides, hit up some parks, ate a lot of seafood and Matt & I drank quite a few "adult beverages"!  Putt putt was a first for us this year, they both loved it. 

Kids are psyched to get back on the plane tomorrow and head back to Indiana.  Matt and I, not so much.  Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas came a little early this year as we are heading to Florida tomorrow.  Christmas Eve at the Clarke's involved watching the Hoosiers take home another win & notes, cookies, milk and carrots for Santa & his reindeer.  Aiden was so excited this morning to come out of his room and has not stopped playing with his toys all day long.  We had to wake Ellie up but once she was awake, she was ready to go!!  Now for round 2 in Florida.  Happy Holidays!!

Breakfast with Santa, Gingerbread Houses & Christmas at the Zoo

This was the first year we saw Santa without a child crying.  Although Aiden choked on a candy cane which was very scary, he made sure to tell Santa everything he wanted for Christmas: diggers, real candy, zip up pjs, jake & the neverland pirates stuff.  And on Ellie's list: a pink ball!  Aunt Mary helped the kids make Gingerbread houses....or just eat a whole lot of candy in one sitting.  Christmas at the Zoo was lots of fun and the kids were WILD!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

And the Christmas festivities have begun

We had a busy weekend after Thanksgiving!  We got up bright and early Friday morning to go see Santa at the Children's museum.  We followed that up with picking out our first real tree as a family (Matt's first real tree ever!)  Today, we brought out all the decorations and for the first time, the kids were able to help decorate the tree and they each wrote a letter to Santa about what they wanted for Christmas.  We also managed to name our elf.  His name is "Clarke".  Pretty creative if you ask me. 

Happy Birthday Ellie!!

My little princess has turned 2.  She definitely rocked the princess outfits this year but after her 2 year appointment, we determined she is not so little anymore.  She is 36 inches tall which means she could be a 6 footer!  Definitely catching up with big bro AJ...