Happy Birthday Troy!

My older brother, Troy, turns 35 today! Happy Birthday Troy! He is a great brother and uncle. As you can see in this picture he has boundless energy to entertain not only his 3 girls but whomever else is in his company. He's often the first one to go out to play with the kids and the last one in. He's fun, outgoing and very friendly, not to mention smart. Thank you for being you, Troy! We love you!

she stands alone

Em can do it! She can pull herself to standing and balance. She is amazed by herself...as we all are! She has the proud grins as she shows off her new tricks. Most of them she learned in March! Now on to April! What will she learn to do this month?!


new tricks

Well Emerson has developed leaps and bounds in the last couple of weeks. One day she gets a new tooth (see her new smile). The next day she crawls. Now she can pull herself to standing and Auntie Meg is trying to get her to stand by herself and walk (see picture). We spent 4 days with her cousins in the cities (thanks for having us Troy & Meg)! Griffin and Emerson both had so much fun with their aunts, uncles & cousins. Griffin & Em got to see their first Wild game and Griffin's favorite hockey player, Mikko Koivu.


Happy Birthday Taylor!

Can you believe it? Taylor turned 13 this month! We couldn't be more proud of the young lady she is becoming. Happy Bithday Taylor!


New Hobbies

Emmie has taken up playing with tractors and combines. Now she is sitting quite well, so can use both hands while playing and sitting. How much fun! She has also started exploring her tongue and the different noises she can make. Her two bottom teeth are close to popping through and she's been pretty pleasant through the whole teething so far. Meanwhile she is still close to crawling, but not getting more than a couple of feet and has learned the butt pivot (on hands and knees and sitting back to change directions).

Griffin is our next Top Chef. He loves to help in the kitchen. Here he is helping mom make stromboli... he does like to "sample" the ingredients. We have been enjoying the last two days of mild weather. He has walked home from the park and testing out the puddles on the way. Luckily we have a boot dryer and snowsuits are washable!