Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trumpet song for Grandpa

Ella was assigned a new song for piano that happens to be a simplified arrangement of one of Grandpa Vogelsberg's favorite trumpet concertos.  She was pretty excited and practiced it so that she could play it for Grandpa.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas break fun

Eliza with her toy from Grandma and Grandpa

Ella with her Hello Kitty Airplane set

Liesel with Clifford
Christmas Eve in our new jammies


Dad's version of sledding, Eliza isn't sold yet

smores with Grandpa Brooks

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lady Bird's Birthday

For Liesel's birthday I made a bird cake.  It fits her personality for several reasons:
1.  I spent most of the last year carrying her around on one arm, like she was a bird and I her perch. 
2.  If she was not on her perch she would cry, which we came to refer to as squawking. 
3.  She sounds like a bird: all her cute little squeals sound like bird calls, and well as previously mentioned she is very adept at squawking; loud squawking, shrill squawking, squawking whilst contorting her body in ways that should not be anatomically possible.  Sometimes she likes to have sessions where she squawks for hours on end, despite all efforts to dissuade her from squawking.  We're not really as excited about the squawking as we are about the cute bird calls.

We're also glad that since she started crawling the time that she spends squawking has decreased significantly.  Either way, very early on we took to calling her 'lady bird.'

We love our little lady bird and can't believe that she is already a year old, I think time goes faster with the second child that it does with the first.  But anyway, without further ado, here is her bird cake and the messiness that ensued


We love our little lady bird and are very glad to have her in our home.  I just can't believe it has been a year already.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Family Photos

We went to the Island a few weeks ago and had my Dad take some family photos.  Before that my best shots of the family were these ones:
 Needless to say they left something to be desired, I wanted a picture sans toys/nose picking (Ella), no kids scowling (Liesel) and maybe a backdrop slightly more beautiful than our fence.  So I was pretty excited when Dad took these photos

 But I do still have to laugh at the photos of  'real' family life, like this one just after Liesel kicked Ella in the head an I had to hold her back while she tried to grab the  swing :
Or this one of my blessing day where Dad is rockin those glasses, Wendy is playing with a ribbon and David is messing with his nose.  there is just something cute about genuine photos.

And here is one more of our cute little Ella.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Liesel's progress

I haven't really blogged since Liesel was born so here is a photo recap of her first six months


sister snuggles

Girl's trip. . . fabric and cchocolate

My blessing day
Mom on her blessing day, that's where my good looks come from.
wearing mom's dress
just being cute
Halloween Liesel is a 'lady bird'
flirtin with mom
first real meal
Dad got me dressed for church. . . can you tell? (I'm stylin in my dress and gym socks)
 Ella trying to teach me to crawl.