Monday, December 16, 2013

This weekend...

This weekend we...
Went to see Dad at his basketball game.

I surrender, I surrender!!!

Built a fort!

Enough talking Dad!

 Now you see him...

Now you don't!

 Jakers did a little light reading.

We've been working on colors...

He still needs some work!

Counting is going better!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Our Santa picture this year was not nearly as funny as last year!
Although a slushie and a trip to playland may have been used as bribery!!



Holiday Tubas in Downtown Iowa City

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Family Pictures

Here's a few of the pictures from our recent family photo shoot. Sarah Nebel is the best!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Recent pictures...

A few recent pictures from my phone...

 Very focused on the wrestling meet.

 Shopping with his buddy Todd

 Little Hawkeye!

 Kid art is the best!

 This car gives me a straight up panic attack. 
I feel claustrophobic just looking at it.

 Fell asleep with his hand in the bag.

Um... Sophie stole my phone.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gymnastics Fun Meet

Sophie participated in a gymnastics fun meet this weekend and did a great job. It was fun being able to actually see what she's been doing during practice every week. Most of the time I'm chasing Jake around during his class!!! Who decided parent/kid classes were a good idea! We're taking a break from gymnastics for the winter - Mom needs a break!

Cute with a side of sassy!

Sophie's BFF Emerson came to watch.

Awwww... what a good friend.

Not quite as cute as Sophie.

Couple of videos!!

Sophie is the first one.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Lots of family, food and decorating over the Thanksgiving holiday.

 Little story time with Grandpa.

 Look at that - the timer works on my camera.

 Sophie wanted a "sleeping" picture.

Handsome isn't he!

 Our Give Thanks chalkboard.

 We met Grandpa Deano for dinner at Iowa River Power Company.

 Kids loved having dinner next to the river.

I FINALLY got to meet baby Lorelei... 
and we took a lot of pictures with baby Lorelei.

 Sophie was super excited about decorating the tree.

Jake kept yelling, I did it!!!

 And then this happened... ugh!

Jake is loving his train table these days.

Sophie is determined to beat Dad at the game Sorry.

I spy... a barbie radio? Really Mike!