Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Field Tripping

Violet's final field trip of the year was to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Peter and the Wolf. The performance was outstanding and fun to watch. Afterwards we were able to spend time in Grant and Millennium parks picnicking and taking in all of the amazing art.

School Activities

Spring is always of flurry of activities at Brown Elementary. Here are just a few of the happenings Emma and our family have been a part of.

St. Joseph Schools Elementary Track meet, where 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders participated in different track events and had fun cheering on their school in the 4x100 relays

Science Night where Emma presented a poster display on constellations that can be seen in the four different seasons

Early morning Muffins and Donuts with Moms

Emma's persuasive essay displayed in the hallway at school

Emma all dressed up for 80's day...shame I didn't keep my hair crimper that I had in 4th grade

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.