13 February 2016

Finally...late fall and winter

Well, after saying I was going to keep up better with the blog in 2015, I was even worse and have crammed a whole year of blog posts into a couple months. So, finally I am rounding out the year (try not to get confused with the dates at the tops of the posts :) )

The kids love to "help" Erick work outside. Cate and I enjoyed pulling out our fall boots for some fun time out.

Even in the off-season, we still got to support the Nats! We got to tour the stadium in November. For the first time in many years, we skipped Army-Navy and instead went to Nats Fest, allowing Erick to finally get the last signature he needed on a jersey for Max. He now has signatures of everyone who played in the first game Max attended, Opening Day 2013, when he was just 6 months old. There was also tons of stuff for the kids to do, including meeting grumpy Santa!

Christmas was, of course, exciting, as you would expect with a 3 and 5 year old in the house. The kids got to pick out and help decorate a tree, not to mention meet a jolly Santa. We had our traditional Christmas Eve at church followed by time at our friends house. Saturday was opening gifts and more time with friends. We even had some nice weather to enjoy Cate's new scooter!

30 January 2016


Jumping right into fall! This will be the first year you don't see one thing...football pictures! With the exception of one football game Erick and I went to by ourselves, we didn't make it to any. Scheduling just didn't work between the end of baseball season (even without the Nats making the playoffs...so sad!), birthdays, and Cate's soccer.

The kids transitioned to new classes at the end of the summer - Young 3s and Kindergarten. They had some of the best teachers at the school last year! Cate also lost her first 2 teeth before she even turned 5! She likes to show them off in pictures! Tooth fairy brought her 2 gold coins for each tooth. She has to save up 50 to get a special gift!

First up was Max's birthday. It is hard to believe this little guy is 3!! At his three-year-old check up, he was 37 inches tall and 34 pounds.

Cate's birthday two weeks later comes quickly. We had it at a new location - Engineering for Kids. It was nice to change it up! Speaking of engineering, our kids love to do "science experiments" on the weekend!!  At her five-year-old check up, she was 41 1/2 inches and 40 pounds.

Cate was back at soccer for the fall. She is still having lots of fun, and one of her friends from school has been on her same team both seasons! We also enjoyed some beautiful fall weather!

We can't leave off Halloween, with the annual trip to get pumpkins and Messing family theme costumes. This year it was My Little Pony!