March 24, 2011

Uncle Matt and (soon to be) Aunt Jen's Visit

This week we were lucky to have a visit for Lillian's uncle Matt and his fiance Jen. They came all the way from St. Louis to pay us a visit. The rainy weather kept us inside again, but that didn't stop Lillian from showing off a few of her tricks. Like playing dress up and candy-land with Jen and her baby ducks. Also, "teaching" her uncle Matt how to ice skate.

March 23, 2011

Fun with Friends

The past few weeks have been very cold and rainy, so we've been forced to spend a lot more time indoors than we would like. We have found a variety of fun ways to keep ourselves busy and dry:

Like riding in a shopping cart with Jessie and Alara at Ikea.

Looking at each other through empty water bottles.

Bouncing on trampolines at Leif's Birthday Party.

Popsicles for all at Samuel's house.

Hugs from our friends.

March 14, 2011

Ukulele Jam

This evening we attended our very first Ukulele Jam, and I'm sure it won't be our last. We had heard about the monthly jam at a Cafe a few blocks away from our home from the local paper and our neighbors. Tonight we finally took the plunge and decided to check it out. The friendly folks running the jam loaned us a "Uke" and started the jam with an introductory lesson to teach us some of the basic cords. Eric did most of the strumming, but Lillian did have a chance to do a little summing of her own. In about 45 minutes Eric fairly well mastered C, F and G7 allowing him to play a good chunk of the group's songbook. We had to leave early for bed, so the more complex stuff will have to wait for future sessions.

March 10, 2011

First Day of School

Lillian started at her new school nearly two weeks ago. So far she is loving every moment of it. Here are some long overdue pictures of her first day at her new school.