Wednesday, January 11, 2012

All four on skates

Santa brought the beauties ice skates this year, per HUGE request from each of them.
They wanted to "be like sissy" and ice skate.
When Saturday morning dawned, they were so excited to be able to begin their lessons.
Chloe was as proud as they come.  Running around introducing her little sisters to all her teachers.  She was such a big helper, showing them how to walk and balance.  She smiled the entire time the triplets were on the ice.  Commenting and grading their every move.
They were so many kids waddling around, unsure of what to do.  Jocelyn, Farrah and Silvie listened and watched their teacher so inquisitively, studying carefully what they were going to do when they first took the ice.
After the on ice instruction was finished, they steadily approached the ice.
Silvie was the first to go, then Farrah and then Jocelyn.
They moved slowly and carefully, standing back up each time they tumbled.  So excited to keep doing it.
They did remarkably well.  After the lesson came to an end, they wanted to keep going.  None of them wanted to remove the skates from their cold little tootsies.
Chloe took the ice for her lesson after the triplets.  She is moving right along.  Is precise and steady and excited every week to learn more.  She is in a lesson with just one other girl (who is much older) and is working very diligently on passing to the next level.  She is almost there, just one skill she needs to master to move up.
It's amazing to me how fast they are all growing up. 
Proud Momma.  Proud Grandmas and Poppy too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Take Three

We were all smiles again the day after to celebrate with Grandma Val and Grandpa Dave.
We managed to get one family picture this weekend...we couldn't get Jocey to smile, but she still looks pretty sweet.
Farrah was quite excited to play Santa. were her sisters, they were not about to let her do it all alone.
Here is what she thought about that!

Jocelyn gives a smile showing off her new boots from Aunt Ande and Haley.

Silvie waiting so patiently for her turn to open.

Sassy McSasserson

Dads Against Daughters Dating...need I say more?
It was another day with people that we love.
We couldn't be more thankful for our wonderful families.  
Here's to being together!

Grammy and Poppy's

So much excitement on Christmas.
After our morning nap, we continued on our day, to Grammy and Poppy's house.  
We even arrived before my brother and his family.  Yeah us!
I joked with my Dad, that we actually considered coming over at 6 a.m. because I knew he would have loved to have us there that early!

 It's a zoo, wherever we are.  Now we have hats to prove it!

 Shadow box shelves for all of our "little treasures"

 Poppy showing off the new holiday wreath that the Beauties gave to him and Gram!

 Beauty time

It was a fantastic day of fun and family. 
  It couldn't have been a more wonderful day!