Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Washington, D.C.

With Lily just 2 weeks old, Anthony had to leave us for a business trip in the states.  At least he had a few extra hours to see some very patriotic sites!  (The bottom right picture he messaged for the kids:  President Shontz.  They replied, "We'd vote for you Daddy!")

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lily's Baby Blessing

Since my parents weren't able to make the trip for Lily's birth, we decided to have Anthony bless her in our home and add them via Skype.  Grandma Marlene was visiting and it was wonderful to share the blessing with both her and my parents (thanks to modern technology!).
A few years ago, my mom found my baby blessing dress from 33 years ago, so we chose that one for Lily instead of re-using Brooke's.  As I was putting it on Lily, Andrew said to me, "Mom, be careful; it may disintegrate!" 

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Day in London

With Anthony home on paternity leave, this lot enjoyed a fun day in the city:  Tower of London, Tower Bridge and a quick trip back to the Museum of Natural History (because what kid can resist those dinosaur bones...again!?)

Saturday, February 18, 2012


A walk along the river, with lightsabers (for the bears of course).

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snow Day!

Thanks to everyone that joined the igloo building crew! Brooke was a tough superintendent (pointing out all the cracks in the structure and insisting on decorative touches such as lining the walls with berries), but in the end it managed to pass inspection and even kept Andrew and Anthony relatively warm throughout the night.