Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Great Visit with Grammy and Opa

There's always an occasion for Grammy and Opa to come visit us Coloradoans!  We haven't seen Grammy or Opa since Christmas, so they were due for a visit.  Casey had a business trip and Rob was  on his annual hut trip, so Grammy and Opa got baby Keira all to themselves!  Plus, Holden and Everett were on Spring Break and Holden turned 7 while they were here.  So much to celebrate!
That's a lap full of cuties!

Grammy loves the giraffes and so do the kiddos!

It was a chilly day at the zoo, so we spent most of our time indoors at the Tropical Discovery Center.  

Jak in a box!
Grammy & the birthday girl

Grammy and her "big granddaughters"

Singing to Holden!

Aunt Kim and the babes

Pretending its nap time (and sneaking in some snuggles!)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Salon - Style

For about a year now, we've only been able to wash Lillian's hair by leaning her head back and washing it "salon-style" under the faucet.  She's had a fear of water since she was a baby.  She's finally outgrowing that fear. Today, we convinced her that three year olds, get their hair cut at salons.  We could not get to the nearest Great Clips soon enough!  A little off the bottom, and those bangs are closer to being long gone....I loved her bangs but she wants them gone. They'll probably take a couple years to grow then she'll probably decide she wants bangs again!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

When Daddy's In Charge.....

I had to work late tonight, this is what I came home too.....
What a good Dad.....

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Friday it was 60 degrees and beautiful, Saturday, the day of the parade was windy, damp and cold!  That never stops the kids from having fun though!  It was hard to stop Jak from jumping on one of the floats to join the parade, he was really into it!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bouncy House Fun!

Happy 3rd birthday to "East Side Lily", thanks for a great time!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Here We Go Again....

Another kitchen remodel for the Colorado Kerschens!  The kids are getting a kick out of this.  Jak just loves walking around in the big old empty space!
Technology has come a long way since I was a kid, but some things never change.  When Mike and I broke out the boxes to pack up the kitchen, Lillian and Jak acted like it was Chiristmas!  There's nothing better than climbing in a box!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Keira!

We sure do love watching you grow Sweet Baby Girl!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Our Great Adventure at Sea Adventure

Jimmy Buffet says it best....Oh Mexico, it sounds so simple, I just got to go....

Cancun was wonderful!  I took the top picture at the outdoor grill by the pool where we ate lunch most afternoons and the lower picture right off our balcony.  What a sublime view!
 Sea Adventure was not the ritziest resort by any means, but it was PERFECT for kids of all ages.
 Jak and Lillian were able to enjoy themselves just as much as their big cousins Johnny and Layla.  The resort was laid out for babies all the way to "tweeners". 
 We were so glad to meet up with some of our Michigan family in Cancun.  And Aunt Cathy and Grammie Kerschen were thrilled to leave the miserable cold Michigan winter behind for a week!
This picture of us on the boat dock is a little blurry but it's the only shot I have of the 4 of us!

 It took the cousins a couple days to really warm up to each other again, but they were inseparable by the end of the week!  Lillian will be talking about this trip for a long time!

We swam 3 times a day every day! 

 A stranger stopped Grammie Kerschen to comment that she was really enjoying watching Mike & Lillian bond.  She sure is Daddy's girl lately.

 Aunt Cathy gave Lillian the prettiest French braids all week.
 The kiddie pool only reached a depth of one foot, so Lillian and Jak easily roamed around.
 Holding hands and getting ready to slide!
After Daddy brought Grammie, Aunt Cathy and I the first round of drinks, Lillian said "Mommy I want a cocktail".  And so began a daily request!  The kids loved sipping daiquiri's by the poolside.  This morning, at Keira's 1st Birthday party, Lillian asked Holden if she wanted a cocktail.  The adults really got a kick out of that!

The slides in the kiddie park were easy enough for Jak to climb up and slide down by himself.  He only slipped and bumped his head once!
 It poured down rain one afternoon, Lillian was still napping so Jak and I stepped outside.  He really enjoyed watching it come down.
 Great picture of Daddy, Lillian and Grammie (with her eyes wide open!!!)
The resort gave us bracelets to signify that we belonged.   Layla and Lillian weren't old enough to get bracelets - so Mike bought them bracelets in the gift shop.
We had a good, good time!  Mike and I have always said, there are very few places we'd want vacation at twice.  There's so much of the world we'd like to see!  However, if you're looking for a middle of the winter get-a-way, and you have young children, you can't beat this resort.  We're already thinking it might be nice to go again when our kids are a little older and can enjoy the big slides, boats and theater shows.  I hope this trip is one of Lillian's first memorable memories!