Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sisterly Love

Emma, Violet, and Cora spend as much time as they can throughout the day loving on Henry. He is a snuggly baby and likes to be held. Emma will walk and bounce him if he starts to fuss, and Violet will talk to him and simply lay beside him wherever he is. All the girls are a tremendous help. Emma spent a lot of time over her spring break reading to her younger siblings and they just soaked it up. 




















Henry Snapshots














Monday, March 27, 2017

Introducing Henry Camden James

Our newest addition, Henry Camden James was born on March 11. He is a true blessing and, as you can see, his big sisters all adore him. 




  

                                 














Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Christmas Season

December began with our annual trip to the tree farm. Emma and Violet selected a small tree to cut and decorate for our family room, in addition to the large tree. All three girls enjoyed decorating and most importantly eating their first gingerbread house. Violet had a special field trip with her homeschool group to see the Nutcracker Ballet, and their are always fun sculptures to see on the bluff. Christmas morning was quiet and simple, enjoying cookies for breakfast, board games, new books, and movies by the fireplace. We are thankful for the special memories together, and for the hope and life we have in our savior Jesus.















































































Thursday, February 16, 2017

Homeschool

Violet has been participating in a homeschool cooperative this year as a Kindergartener and is really thriving. We enjoy having her at home one extra year before going to school all day every day in the fall. Cora has been learning right along with her. Violet's activities include field trips to the theater, local farms, and universities. She is participating in swim and dance lessons provided by the cooperative, and loves to be with kids her own age. At home, Violet likes to paint, teach Cora how to complete puzzles, read, and work on her writing. 



















Tea to Celebrate Two


Cora celebrated her second birthday with an afternoon tea to which she chose raspberry lemonade for her tea cup. Dessert for breakfast on birthdays is the tradition in our house, and Emma selected raspberry kringle. Cora very much wanted to be like her big sisters and have her very own doll. Emma and Violet helped her select a doll at the American Girl store, and Cora loves to play picnics and twirl with her doll and big sisters.