Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Monday, February 22, 2016

FranMan is 3!

These are just random pictures taken by Dan
from the birthday party for Francis...



We had chili and brownies and ice cream and
all of the siblings together for a few hours.
It was a great time!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Little Bit of Life

Here's our February happenings... 
Francis has become an organizational freak.
We have parking lots all over the house.

Bigger kids are working on Lego towns.
I think this is a pizza joint.

House, maybe?

Timothy spent last Sunday showing Dan how to navigate
the iPhone6 plus.
(We also discovered an awesome invoicing app!)

Therese's solution for organizing doll clothes.

Needed to do some cleaning before the start of Lent.

Ah, better!

Lots of playdoh action this winter.

Marianna has worked her way through M...


and O!
Crazy girl!

Francis in a tight space.
We've graduated to Spiderman underwear.

Francis has even taken his organization to the potty chair.
Every man needs his tools close at hand!
One last add on!
Here's my progress on the sweater,
just needs a collar.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Good-bye to January

Here's some of what's kept our crew busy this past month...
Lots of blocks and big brothers to make them fun.

Marianna's ABC fun

Singing the alphabet every morning...

playing rhyming games...

coloring ...

and making play dough letters.
Francis is into wrestling..

regardless of whether Therese wants to or not.
Legos are always a hit in the ever-crowded living room.

Therese has taken to doing math in bed as we
try to overcome the never ceasing sickness around here...

and I'm still plugging away on this little project.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Fishing Story...

Dan called me from the fish house on Saturday afternoon to
say the fish were biting so fast that he could use some help.
Being the true fisher gal that I am, I rounded up the troops
and went down to "help".
Some of the crowd opted for playing in the snow...

and only gave a wave as I passed by.

Francis was the only one interested in tagging along.

We had to stop and take a few pictures on the way.

The plow on Dan's truck has been a handy addition to winter fun this year.

Aside from us loafers,  Johnny was the only taker on fishing.

Although, Francis gets brownie points for trying.

By the time we got down to the lake,  the fish frenzy was pretty much over.
Marianna decided posing for the camera was more fun, anyway.

Dan's handy set up is comfy with our extra van seat...

until the little guy tries to stand on the seat and Dad saves him from falling
in the hole.

Then it's back to the great outdoors to check on the big kid creativity this year.

Here's how much it's grown since Saturday.

Nice job guys!