Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ella's 4th birthday dinner

Ella always requests that we go out to dinner at the pizza place by her school that looks like a log cabin. She does love pizza and it was pretty easy to decide where to eat the evening of her actual birthday. Tia, Meena, Oma and Opa joined the four of us for dinner.

Ellie's 4th birthday

In early October we headed up to the Dornfeld house to celebrate Ellie's 4th birthday. There was delicious food, wonderful weather, a fun jumpy house and great friends.

Happy Birthday Ellie!

Ella's 4th birthday party

We held Ella's 4th birthday party at the park and pavillion that we love in Huntley. We were incredibly lucky that on October 1oth of 2010, it was 82 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze. All four of us had a really great time and we appreciate all the family and friends that joined us that day to celebrate with Ella.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Posts on the way.....

It has been way too long since my posts and I wanted to write something letting you know that there will be posts coming shortly. Stayed tuned for pictures of our fast-growing girls :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ella's early birthday celebration

The weekend before Ella's birthday Uncle Bob and Grandma came over for dinner and to give her birthday gifts. We had a nice dinner together and once Taylor saw how Uncle Bob was lifting Ella up in the air, Taylor walked right over to him and said "Up".

Kuipers Apple Orchard

Towards the end of September we headed over to Kuipers Apple Orchard to do some apple picking. It was a gorgeous day, a bit chilly but that was perfect apple picking weather! We got there just in time for snack, so we headed into the bakery area and had some delicious apple cider donuts. We then got in line to go on the tractor ride out to the apple orchards. They encourage people that are picking apples to try the different varieties as you pick so that you ensure you are getting an apple that you will enjoy. Taylor was very excited about this, and just kept saying "apple" over and over and wouldn't stop eating. We had a really good time and made an apple crisp with the apples that we got to pick.

Randall Oaks petting zoo

I know it's been a while since my last post, but things are super busy these days.

Back in September, we headed out to the park just down the street from our house with the girls. It was our first time visiting and I couldn't believe the treasure we had so close to home! It was a petting zoo with lots of animals (cows, sheep, peacocks, goats, horses, pigs) and there was a playground there too.