Arthur learned how to needlepoint a bookmark. pretty cool.
Brand new Tiger Scout uniform. Arthur learned the salute at a party that included putting frosting on cookies.
Here we are at Gridley's school on the last day before break. The kids performed some songs and did some dancing. Pretty dang cute.
The school had us all participate in a moment of silence and reflection with the kids holding lit candles. So, they managed to teach 15 four-year-olds how to hold candles and be quiet for a couple of minutes. Outstanding.
We went up to Wisconsin for a couple of days to visit Jill and the kids. Had a perfect day for sledding. Krista and Jill had a chance to go get hair cuts in town while Dad took three kids sledding (no baby Graeme)
The girls were using Arthur's legs as a slide on this rocking chair. pretty fun stuff.
My parents came to town for christmas. We went to the always amazing chicago botanic garden for their annual train layout. The whole thing is made of plant matter. Mind blowing stuff.
Wrigley field with a working jumbotron playing highlights from the Cubs world series win.
Christmas dinner selfie.
Christmas morning, Gridley was so excited that Santa answered her wish for an Elsa cup.
Santa brought Arthur a hot wheels set. Really cool one too, lots of different ways to put it together.
The kids are unwrapping the new fish tank. I'm sure there will be fish updates through 2017.
Gridley also asked Santa for a guitar.
Then after christmas we flew to Connecticut to see Krista's mom and friends. Flying is so much easier now than it was a couple of years ago. Although Southwest did lose Gridley's car seat, so we had to borrow one for a day.
Bowling. Always a great time. Arthur did really well. He's learning how to throw the ball. It only went backwards once.
We went to the Mystic aquarium. What a great place. smaller than some aquariums, but it also has a bunch of outdoor exhibits. Here are the beluga whales. Gridley loves balugas.
We went to the air museum again. The kids really like this place. It is pretty big and not very crowded. And there are a number of cockpits that are open for the kids to check out. We struggled to get Gridley out of the place she loved it so much.
On the flight home, the kids got some paper model airplanes from the flight attendant. Here is arthur with his finished southwest jet.