Friday, April 30, 2010

What an awesome, awesome day!

Back from a great trip, and oh, the beautiful weather! Anna probably multiplied her biking miles by 100 with our trip to the park! Usually, she just rides at the top of the driveway, and I don't think she's ever ridden past the sidewalk right in front of our house. She rode the whole way there (more than a mile!) and back (another mile!)! And Carla walked! Though Carla, sweet thing, didn't quite make it back. I gave her a ride for the last probably quarter mile, and as you can see, she fell asleep on my shoulders! Precious :) Taking that photo was a tricky challenge :) Carla was so cute helping Anna with her bike, pulling her! -- or as Anna was saying "helping a lending hand" ...or something like that (I think she was going for "Carla's lending a helping hand"). They had a great time at the park too, so much to look forward to for sweet summer days! Thank you God for the blessing of this gorgeous day!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Big Sister

Anna is really becoming quite the big sister. I think she will be genuinely helpful when our newest baby arrives in July. The Grossner girls always need "a story" when they are going to be going potty for a while. Thanks for your help Anna!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Funky focus seemed just right!

All she needed were two fingers up making the peace sign!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Had to get out the camera--

When I saw Carla with Anna's shirt around her waist, some cute too-big boots, and Daddy's leather glove pointing at me, I knew I had to delay getting ready to go to out for a minute to take a few pics! Anna with that flower in her hair was a bonus :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

A QUICK, wet, and windy Edgewater walk with Gramma!

Anna had a sleepover at Gramma's tonight. So fun for Anna! But Carla was truly lost without her big sister! It was really surprising and sweet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Artistic Anna

Anna's drawing is really coming along! So exciting! Here she drew a lovely portrait of yours truly (Colleen) on Carla's Glow-Doodle (awesome toy!), but unfortunately it doesn't come out in photos.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just playing around :)

Our sweet baby monkey requested "time out" and we couldn't resist letting her sit side by side with Anna for Anna's time out. It's so cute how Carla stands and sits exactly right beside Anna all the time to do exactly what Anna is doing, I guess this even goes for time outs :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Indoor and Outdoor Fun!

Thank you Pilumeli's for the soccer goal (and soccer cleats!)! Thank you Gramma M for the finger paints!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Happy to head home!

We had a great visit to Chicago (the swimming was a great highlight!) and miraculously the girls slept well in the hotel, but it's always nice to go home, and just in time to miss some forecasted snow in Chicago!

Here are some favorites:

We took a quick swim before we left, and took a video of Carla jumping in!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Chicago Children's Museum and Rainforest Cafe

Fun times at the museum (it's HUGE!) and at dinner (very cool place!)! But the night ended early with Anna falling asleep at the table! And then Carla getting horrified by a kind frog character visiting the table!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Lincoln Park Zoo

We walked the whole way back to the hotel -- 2 miles -- it took us 3 HOURS! We were going at a leisurely pace to say the least! The horse carriage was a fun surprise to see on our walk back!

Monday, April 05, 2010


Anna unpacked the whole suitcase - what a helper!

Carla dancing!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

Morning fun with Easter Bunny deliveries :)

And food festivities and an egg hunt in the afternoon at Zia's!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Anna's 4th Birthday Party!

Thank you everyone for celebrating and sharing your gifts (especially the beautiful handmade gifts from the Pilumeli cousins!!) and yummy food! It was a lovely day :)

Friday, April 02, 2010

Birthday visit to the Zoo!

I think everyone in Cleveland came to celebrate Anna's birthday at the zoo! No really, it was a summer-like beautiful day, a Friday, Good Friday, and I think it was the busiest day EVER at the zoo! It took like an hour to drive in (going 0-5 mph once off the exit) and then it was create your-own-parking-space all the way back in the excess parking! Once everyone made it in, it was a great zoo visit, and great birthday for Anna! Happy birthday to the happy 4-yr-old! We love you Anna!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fools!

Today we went to lunch at Rocky River Brewery and Anna got a birthday treat and was confused when everyone was singing to her because "It's not my birthday!" We also had some playground fun and then went back to Grandma and Pas' for an Easter egg hunt with Joey and Tyler (happened too fast to take pictures!), and the girls were enjoying Joey's rocket toy as much as they were enjoying the flowers and eggs!