Monday, April 30, 2012

You Spin Me Right Round...

Aria spins with some other kids at the park this afternoon, but a bit more cautiously.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

So Studious

Sometimes she surprises me: Aria's Leaptop game got a bit of play this afternoon after being in "hiding" for while.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Duck Duck Goose!

Friendly game of "Duck Duck Goose" with Uncle Mikey and the Noyes family. The kids had a blast.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Giddy up!

A very happy Aria and a pretty tired Daddy.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

High TechA bi

A bit of a surprise awaited me at TapEx today - they went all high tech for order notifications.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Caught in the act, our pinball princess...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Arts & Crafts Time

More arts & crafts mommy-daughter time, this time with some foam fishy frames.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Oh the Places We Go

Aria thanks you Amazon, for your huge boxes that contain lots of necessities for the family...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sweet Meal

Another warm day = Aria at Sweet Tomatoes today out on the patio.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Come On In - The Water's Fine!

We broke out the water mat since it was so exceptionally warm today and Aria catches some air while diving right in. Unfortunately, our little water mat got a little torn after Aria jumped in repeatedly, so we'll have to get some patches, but definitely worth the fun in the sun today.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Look What I Caught!

The fishing net makes another appearance. Aria used it today to catch a great haul of stuffed balls. :-P

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time at the Keyboard

While American Idol played in the background, Aria took some time at the piano keyboard this evening. I'll have to start thinking about giving her some lessons as soon as she can sit still for more than 5 minutes at a time (sitting in front of the TV does not count).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mom's View

I haven't seen it much during the daytime, but since we're staying with her for the week, got a chance to snap a shot of my mom's backyard view from her bedroom window. Pretty nice, I'd say, although I would prefer those trees to be just a little bit taller (we'll wait and see)...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Breakfast with Duckie

Aria having some milk and Cheerios with her duckie at Po Po's house (while we air out our house to be free from new carpet fumes). She looks just a little nervous sitting up high on her kitchen stool... Dig the new stainless steel microwave in the background too. :-)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Mia!

A group kiddo shot from Mia's 5th birthday at Pump It Up!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Carpets - Day 2

We'll post more BEFORE and AFTER photos, but here is a shot of the finished dining room carpet - they work quickly!

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Carpets - Day 1

Ripping out our red carpet in the dining room - no more red carpet!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

All Business

Aria copies Mommy by "working" alongside me. So studious (and able to write and highlight at the same time).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hello Baby!

A 3D ultrasound photo of new baby Holmgren. Hello baby!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Playing with Fire

Aria relaxes with some candlelight in her crib tonight (don't worry - they're electric candles. No fire hazards here!)...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter - 2012

All the kiddos (TJ, Grace, Brennan, Natalie, RJ, Siena, Savannah & Aria) after their Easter Egg Hunt this year. The best photo I could get where you can at least see their faces...
[Here are more Easter Egg Hunting photos.]

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Siena!

I still can't believe it, but Siena turns 5 this year and we helped her celebrate (complete with a Princess Tiana cake) this weekend.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Let's Get Painting

Brian paints our new baseboards in preparation for the new carpet work that's coming.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baseboards Delivered

Yet another step in our new carpet adventure: the new baseboards were delivered to our house today so Brian could paint them in advance of the installation.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Aria's World: Create Your Own Pinball Game

With all the large empty boxes lying around in preparation for packing stuff away for the new carpets we are going to have installed, Aria is in heaven. She picked this large oversized box to throw a bunch of her toys in to bounce around and scream on top of her lungs. I call it her own personal "pinball machine".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mommy's Bed

Not sure why, but Aria had a tough time sleeping this morning. So, after Brian left for work, I brought her to sleep in bed with mommy (where she promptly fell asleep). This shot was taken just a few hours after that.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Conquering Mt. Boxtop

Aria had a good old time climbing all the boxes that we packed away from our bookcase this evening. Just the first of many steps before we get brand new carpet in our house (say goodbye to the burgundy color!).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Clingy Monkey

It was a rare moment today that Aria had to be carried around Quarry Lakes during our walk this afternoon. We had expected her to want to run around and burn off some energy, but for some reason (maybe she was super tired, maybe it was the cold and biting wind), she just wanted to be held. Poor Brian had to carry her almost the entire lap of the lake!