Thursday, April 4, 2013


Thanks to our friend Sarah we have found a fun new park. It is a bit of drive but it is so nice.  It is at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville.

A little info..

Located within the grounds of the Roman Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, the lushly landscaped two-acre Children's Memorial Playground opened in the summer of 2002.
The playground was designed with a spiritual theme in the hopes of providing adults with a backdrop for religious instruction. The seven days of Creation are colorfully depicted in a rubberized walking surface that circles the playground; at the entrance to the park is a life-size sculpture of a kneeling Jesus, created by artist Tom Foppe. Children can also climb on oversized rock sculptures and swing to their hearts' content. A family restaurant is also located on the church's grounds.

We packed a picnic lunch and spent a few hours enjoying the sun. Will loved it and Madeline made a few new friends. GG liked the strawberry milkshake we got after.



She asked to have her picture taken with Jesus.



Will was singing Old McDonald in the little playhouse.

Here is Will and his laps.

Run Will Run!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013


This was a crazy Easter!  Easter was Madeline’s birthday. We spent all weekend celebrating both. It is so much fun when all the family is together. Nick & I are so blessed to have parents that all like each other and will come stay with us. I triple love it! Here are some pictures of the fun.

(William woke up at 4:00am on Easter Sunday, he was ready for nap by church time so GG volunteered to rock him.)


We spent Good Friday at the Zoo. Will is actually starting to love wearing hats again and he finally seemed interested in the animals. He loved when Madeline got splashed by the penguins.


We like to put Andy in charge of Will. While we were waiting on Nick Andy told Will to climb this tree. It really did keep him entertained for a long time. Smile


Easter Egg hunt champion!


Will is still a sucker for a great ABC book. Yes, he has this one memorized too.


On our way to the mall for our girl shopping trip. Madeline went and picked out a few birthday outfits with her birthday money from GG.

Here she is wearing one of her new outfits. She is also really into hairstyling. She got a Disney Princess pretend hair kit. She has done all our hair! 


Happy Easter! So the little ones didn’t end up with one million things both Grandmas pitched in and added to the baskets. It made it sooooo much easier for me! Thanks guys!

*Dollar Tree buckets a bit of vinyl cut on the cricut…love it!


Madeline took this one..

New birthday Hello Kitty Sparkle Dress. (Thank you Grandma Linda!)

He sure was handsome in his sport coat and sweater vest.

Will wasn’t too much into Easter Egg hunting this year. He just enjoyed running around the backyard.

Nap number 2 of the day for William.

The End.