Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Sneak Peak

Daddy was skiing one weekend so Grandma Nancy came to visit and help out.  We decided to head over the Como zoo.  So nice to be there when it isn't so busy!

 The conservatory was in full spring bloom!  It look amazing! (Unfortunately, after this photo the conservatory lost a flower, Q decided to pick one for me.)

 Prepping for our spring break trip!  Q got her first pedicure!
Packing for the trip!
 Off to Mexico!  Harrison and Luke Hanson thought it was a lot of fun they got to sit together!
 Time for some fun in the sun! I haven't downloaded most of the pictures so just a few for now.  Our room was perfect!  Loved looking out at the ocean!

 Little fish! Everyone tried snorkeling!  Cozumel has amazing reefs and fish...right off shore!

 Q decided that she liked feeding the fish better than swimming with them.

 Q favorite spot!
 A little spoiled by Tracie!  Lounging, listening to the ocean, and getting for toes done!
They went strong all day and crashed each night!

Headed home! Such a fantastic trip!  I will post more soon!

 We were home from Mexico in time for Easter...and the kids still like each other!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Winter Wrap-up!

We are loving the early spring but made the most of winter! Fitz got out skiing a bit and was excited to run into Goldy Gopher! He is getting to be quite good on the slopes but really wants to snowboard...dad might have to give in next year!
Of course winter meant a lot of hockey! H had such a great team this year. He was the youngest but luckily some friends kids were on his team and he was able to hold his own!
I was a little skeptical about Matt building a rink in the backyard but it has been so much fun this winter.  The kids wanted to go out every night and typically there were a few neighbor kids out every night too!

 The Lichty family went to the Xcel center to cheer Hermantown on in the 6th straight trip to the Class A State Championship game.  Unfortunately they lost...again!  But the kids cheered loud!

Fitz is still loving school.  He celebrated his 100th day of Kindergarten with a class party!
I try to go have lunch with him at school every now and then...so fun to see his face light up when I walk in!
 H with his buddy Solomon Norquist at the Imagination Fair!
 Q continues her strong fashion sense!

In case it isn't apparent...two purses are required for a bike ride to the park...

St. Patrick's Day is always a fun day! We went to see Maggie Hanson perform in her Irish Dance Troupe.
Grandma and Grandpa took the kids to the parade in St. Paul!  They were decked out for the day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Valentines!

I was one of the parent volunteers for the Valentines Day party in Harrison's class. Fun to see him in his school environment.  Such a great group of kids!

 I was in charge of planning and leading a craft.  I was stressed by this assignment since I am NOT crafty what so ever!  (I don't do Pintrest or any other thing that would help...)  Luckily, at Target there were kits titled "Valentine's Day Craft for Kids"...SOLD!  It was basically decorating a poof ball but the kids liked it.
 After dance class, Q was very excited to open her Valentines!

 Not only did we celebrate the day of love but also cousin Teddy's first birthday!
 I just love kids with their first cake!
 Our annual Valentines Day dinner with the Hanson's and McKennas! I think my kids got a little too much sugar that day but we had fun doing it!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dance Mom!

After putting in a lot of time sitting at her brother's sporting events, Q is getting into her own things.  We did gymnastics for a few sessions and she liked it but when we started dance earlier this month, she loved it!  She does tap and ballet.  Luckily, her friend Audra also likes it and is in the same class.

 I finally took her for a haircut...I had been dreading it because I didn't want her to loose her curls.  Luckily, some stayed. :)  The stylist put in a braid...so wish I could do that because it looked so cute!

 Quinn has been working on learning to write her name...the bottoms ones she did on her own.  Even though she says she's five...she is only 3. I was even impressed!
Harrison continues to love school, legos, chess club, Harry Potter books, history (particularly presidents) and HOCKEY! He is on the rink every minute he can be.  For the SuperBowl we had 10 kids of all ages playing a game.  So fun!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Years in the Northwoods!

We were lucky enough to spend New Years up on the Gunflint with the Young side of the family.  Even the Hawaiian cousins loved the snow! The first day the high temp for the day was below zero but luckily the next day it was a little better. The cold didn't stop the kids!

 Harrison went out cross country skiing. He's only done it a few times but did really well!

 Q stuck to sledding but made it up the hill about a 100 times!
 H also tried out some snow shoes!

 All the winter fun worked up an appetite.  We all had Raclette for the first time.  It is a traditional Swiss meal served after skiing in the alps. There is a special grill placed in the middle of the table to grill sausages.  Under it there are places to melt raclette cheese to pour on potatoes.  Fun and delish!
 A little bubbly for the kids table!

 We had our first breakfast of 2015 at Trail Center restaurant where the kids got pancakes "bigger than their heads"!

 We got home to enjoy the last few days of Christmas break.  Harrison had some school friends over (Carter, Max, and Solomon).
 Q had fun using her new easy bake oven she got from her Uncle.  In case you can't tell, those are Red Velvet Cupcakes with pink sprinkles.  Her Elsa doll liked them.