Friday, September 28, 2012

Piano Lessons

Veda's school offers one-on-one piano lessons during class hours. Have I mentioned that I LOVE our school?! She's pretty into it - let's hope it stays that way. I hated lessons when I was little but I will always remember the reward at the end. After every lesson Mom and I would have Salami, Ham and Provolone Sandwiches with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Oil and Vinegar at Bushnell's Turtle (now Martini's in downtown IC). I've ordered my sandwiches the same way ever since but don't think I've ever had one as good as the ones BT made.

Good Times with Nana

Mom has been here since last Thursday helping with the kids. They have had more books read to them in the past week than their entire lives;) Pretty sure they are a notch smarter than they were before she came too. Veda has had one-on-one help with her letters and spelling which I love. Winston has a new best buddy and smiles every time she comes into the room. She leaves tomorrow and we (I) am sure going to miss my help.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Littler Brother

Ry is living in Japan these days so it is officially his birthday THERE today. We will celebrate here tomorrow. Miss you Bro - have fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2.5 yr check-up

Adele weighed in at a whopping 26lbs - down .5 from her last appointment several months ago. That's 18% and her height put her in the 16%. She is a munchkin but at least she's proportional. We are celebrating her 2.5 yr mark in potty training hell. I decided it was time the week before last and every since she's been marking her territory all over the house. She goes on command - no problem - but I just can't get her to make it to the potty on her own and she could care less. She'll run around in sopping wet pants all day.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Racecar Hotdogs

Todd showed the girls how to play with their food. Veda said. "Dad, remember that time I stuck a macaroni up my nose? Can you imagine what would happen if I stuck a racecar hotdog up my nose?"

Welcome to team Ehlers Hudson

No Fear

As soon as she hit the pavement she would run to the diving board and start heading to the water before Todd could barely swim back in time to catch her.

The joys of driving

We had to pull off the road to attend to a major barf attack on our way to Madison. Strip the car and the kid. We got to enjoy this fun little stop in Prairie du Chien, WI where we picked up some ceremonial cheese curds on our way into the State.


We got to visit Auntie Kel's Evoke Brand Strategies office while we were in Madison. Take notice of this super cool desk. This is the old door from Grandma Uthof's house where Diane grew up. She had tinted glass cut and the even made a hole for the door knob. LOVE!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Oh no you didn't... Yes, yes I did!

From Journey concert a few weeks ago at the Iowa State Fair. After hours concessions - deep fried snickers! Totally NOT worth it;(

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


We discovered Winston's first tooth this past weekend and he now pulls himself up on EVERYTHING... including the stairs. Time for baby gates downstairs. Boo.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Friends and Fireworks

Our friends from California just moved back. Here are some pictures of JB's visit when house hunting. We also had the entire family over this weekend for a little reunion. Great to have them in Cincy! We broke out the sparklers - I never thought I would give Adele fire. Thanks to my buddy Nicole and her pinterest find this was a safe activity - sort of - Dad stepped on a live ash - party foul.

Feeding Ducks, Helping Dad and Hanging Outside

Happy Belated Birthday Dad

Todd didn't get a birthday post. In fact, he didn't get much of a birthday. He got a couple of sweet tshirts, some very nice and appreciated checks from the 'rents and an ice-cream cake from Chris and Kel AND a 5 hour roadtrip with small children;) I guess I have some planning to do for next year.