Monday, January 27, 2014

Grave Digger!

Here it is! The awesome video, me, Evan and Eliana made using the GoPro Hero 3 camera mounted to Evan's "Grave Digger" monster truck.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snowy Weekend

Evan and Eliana stayed with me this weekend. We had a really good time. We mostly stayed indoors, but we did venture out for a few minutes to play in the snow and take some pics. The kids have been begging to play in the snow, but it's been so darn cold out, that's it's hard to keep them out for more than 30 minutes without them starting to freeze. 

So we went out for a bit, kicked the soccer ball around in the snow, and Evan shoveled himself a path in the backyard. We still had about a foot of snow back there. Eliana decided she had had enough and it was time for them to go inside and warm up in a nice hot bath!

Come on you guys! Just one photo! They act like I'm torturing them. Also, don't worry, I zipped up Evan's coat immediately after this photo.

Eliana and Daddy.

Evan and Daddy pose for a pic.

Here's a photo of the "Icicle Garden" me and the kids made. We put battery powered tea lights behind the icicles to make them glow.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Please Touch Museum Class Trip

Yesterday was Evan's class trip to the "Please Touch Museum" in Philadelphia. I went along as one of the parent chaperones. We had a really good time, and the kids were very well behaved, (for the most part.) First thing we did, was to give all the kids a ride on the carousel.

There was a large section of water tables where the kids could play in the water, make water wheels turn, and make waves.

Evan and his classmates checking out the "Walking Piano," which became the "Stomping Piano."

How many Kindergarteners can you fit on a scooter?

You can also fit 5 Kindergarteners in a tiny convertible.

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's COLD Outside.

 As most people know it's been rather cold up here in the Northeast for the last few weeks. We had a storm that dropped nearly 14 inches of snow with temperatures barely reaching the 20s during the day, and dropping down to single digits at night.
Evan had fun yesterday knocking down icicles and saving them in the snow in the backyard.
It was 18 degrees yesterday, so we only had about 30 minutes of playtime in the snow. Even they were asking to go inside at that point.

Evan and Eliana checking out the icicles.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time For a Haircut

Evan went to see Aunt Andi to get his haircut a few days ago. It was getting a little long and it was just time. Evan left looking even more handsome than when he walked in. Eliana was funny, she went and sat right in the barber's chair. She thought she was getting a haircut too. She seemed a little disappointed. We'll have to make an appointment for her soon too. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Talking with Evan and Eliana

Back in September I tried to get the kids to sit down and tell me about their lives on camera. Silliness ensued. They also take time to tell us about the animals around the world, and the birds in "Konifornia." Very cute video, I want to do some more like this in 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Eliana Singing to Mimi

Eliana singing to Mimi when she was just a wee kitten. This was back in August. When it was nice and warm out. I miss those days. Mimi was about 3 weeks old when I got her. I had to feed her cat milk formula from an eye dropper. She grew quickly and got rather aggressive, always scratching and biting me and the kids. She seems to be doing a lot better now that there is another cat around.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back in September, I took the kids to historic Fort Mifflin, just outside Philadelphia Airport, not far from my place. Not only an historic fort, but a great place to watch the planes land at the airport. Check out how close they are!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eliana's Preschool Orientation.

Another video from September. Eliana's preschool orientation and her leaving school on her first day a week later. She was so excited about school.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Evan and Eliana in the Band Room

Here's a clip of Eliana banging on the drums, and Evan trying out the electric guitar. The neighbors say this is their favorite part of when the kids are here. This was back in September.

Catching Fireflies

Since we're off to such a cold start to the New Year, I figured I'd post a few videos from this past summer. Tonight, it's 6 degrees out, with a wind chill of -22, so we may as well look back fondly those warm summer days and nights. Nowhere near as good as their Mommy's firefly video, but still fun to watch.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Eliana on Training Wheels

Here's Eliana learning how to ride her bicycle with training wheels from September. I've been archiving all of our photos and videos and backing them up on a new hard drive. I've been going through some of the video from past years, editing them on the computer, then uploading them to YouTube.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Evan's Halloween Parade

Yes, it's January and I'm just getting around to the Halloween videos. Enjoy this video of the Halloween Parade at Evan's school.

Saturday, January 4, 2014