Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun with Cousins on Post

We are back in our comfy KC house, and glad to be.  But, we had a terrific week with our cousins.  The kids all got along great and had a ton of fun dressing up, playing outside, getting to know each other all over again.  Here are a few of the shots I snapped while we were there.

Dress up time with all the cousins, on the top bunk.

I had Therese help me with a few projects (such a good sport!) and she willingly modeled the Lenten Finger puppets she colored for me.

Patrick and Bernadette playing house in Dominic's pack-n-play

Ice Cream and play time at McDonald's

A few outside pictures.  It got a lot warmer and nicer as the week went on.

Gus stole my camera and took this picture.

And finally, my attempt at getting a boy-only picture.

That's it!  Check my mom's blog for some better pictures.


Monday, January 18, 2016

On Base with the Cousins

We took a little trip to spend some time with cousins and so far it has been a blast.  Gus really needed some cousins to wrestle with and I am loving getting to know everyone a little bit better.

Today was our first full day.  It was colder than we thought, but we did spend some nice sunny time outside this morning.

And then in the afternoon 3 little ones got into the bathtub.

The adorable Mr. Romeo

The crabby Ms. Bernadette

The grumpy judge...

We are off to explore more of base tomorrow.

We miss you, Bill!

Nancy, Gus, Bernadette, Dominic

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

First stop on the way to Kansas--Marshall

We are in Marshall spending a few days with family before heading out to Kansas and Missouri.  The weather in finally a little less cold, so we got outside today, but mostly our days have been filled with cousins and fun.  Right now Gus, Bernadette, Rose and Luke are playing an elaborate pirate games

Her are a few of the pictures I've taken recently.

Bernadette with messy hair.

The Judge.

Ah, a smile!

The dudes found a new favorite hideout--Grandma's China Cabinet which is temporarily in Ruth's dining room.

Then, after the big kids were done with school we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to check on the construction progress.  Looks a little different!

This morning we headed over to do chores with Grandpa.  Dommy wants to get in as much tractor time as possible before we head to Kansas.

The Judge waiting for Grandpa

I took a few snow pictures of the kids while Dom was in the tractor.  It's a balmy 14 degrees here today--and pretty tolerable as long as you stay in the sun and out of the wind.

We mostly spent the morning playing in the safety and warmth of the shop.  When a guy came to deliver supplies for the construction all the kids got in the back of the new pickup to watch.

Okay, mom!  Get me out!  I wanna get back in the tractor!

We leave for Kansas tomorrow morning.  We will stay there for a few days, just to settle in.  Then we are headed to visit my sister Maria in Missouri.  My mom was graciously agreed to co-pilot for the journey.  I'll share more pictures that I take while on that leg of our journey.