It has been a cold snowy winter in the north. We tried to make the best of it with outdoor activities and a lot more activities inside!
Early in January we took Kristin and Kasey to the Connecticut State House. It was a pretty interesting self-tour. We saw where both houses of the government meet as well as a brief walk past the governor’s office. The building is very pretty with many interesting statues adorning the halls.
Kit and Kat love lying in front of the fire. It is hard to believe that they will be a year old in March. I am still amazed at how much they tolerate the kids picking them up and carrying them around. Kit is feisty and loves a good wrestling. Kat is very much the princess who expects to be paid homage too.
The bomb fire cake was set ablaze in honor of Georgia’s birthday. See if you can count the candles to find out how old she is!
Kyle had his Michigan Honors Choir performance in January. He and I went to Grand Rapids, MI for the day while he had rehearsals during the day and the performance in the evening. I continue to be blown away by Kyle’s singing!
Nicole, Bradley, Kyle and I enjoyed the cold and snow at a winter festival in Michigan. They had a really cool sledding track that was setup by the firemen spraying water down a hill in the center of a small town. After grabbing a tube and trekking up the hill they sent you down. It was quite the ride. The ice sculptures were very impressive but the best thing was stopping at a warm restaurant and having a hot dinner. Even though I am a summer guy who enjoys summer sports and festivals more than winter sports and festivals I really enjoyed the winter festival.
Bradley and I dragged Kyle to the International Auto Show. This is our 4th in a row. Kyle acts like he is not interested but then wants the camera to take pictures. We all enjoyed trying out the tilt-whirl chairs. I was smart enough to not have my turn in the chair on camera!
The Utterbeck boys broke the sledding curse this year. Last year I dislocated my elbow, previous years I have broken my tailbone and Bradley has ended up with a concussion but this year we managed to have zero injuries while sledding!!! The snow was very deep and more was falling as we zoomed down the hill.
Competition season arrived for cheer, gymnastics and robotics. Abby is the flyer being thrown around. Megan is the gymnast on the beam. Kristin competed in her first robotics event after weeks of building it with her team.
It has been a very busy couple of months. We are all looking forward to the temperatures warming, the snow melting and spring springing!