S: Berg Family Photos 2014
BC: The End
FC: A review in pictures 2014
1: 2014 Another year as we travel this path together. We've had some new adventures and are always changing and growing along the way.
3: COLD!! The only way to describe this horrible winter is cold. We had record-breaking, sub-zero temperatures as our normal this winter. We tried to stay busy and warm as we could. There was lots of time at the children's museum and playing inside at home. Cabin fever is such an under-statement!
4: Cutout heart cookies to take to school for all of our friends!
5: Eating some of our sweet Valentine treats together! | Surprise! Sneaking a little gift in dad's suitcase. | yup. we made this heart garland ourselves!
6: Ethan was the last of our 4 kids to catch a nasty flu bug. He maintained a high temperature for days on end. Dad really noticed some bad breathing so we took him in to get checked out. We found out that he had pneumonia. They admitted him to the hospital and he ended up staying for 2 nights. Mom and Dad took turns staying over night with him. It was pretty scary the first night! Ethan was such a good patient and all the nurses loved him. We were sure happy to get out of there and go home though! | Our Little Trooper! | In the E.R. | Resting in my own room. | Feeling better & watching cartoons.
7: Isabelle got to make her first car with Dad for a pine wood derby held for AWANA. She designed and painted the car herself. She didn't win a trophy but it was still fun! | Pine Wood Derby!
8: Isabelle's First official recital went great! She did a ballet dance to "The Mexican Hat Dance" and she did a tap routine to "Turkey in the Straw" She did great! | Dance | Recital
12: We spent Easter with the Simon's this year. Grandma Derksen, Carol, Carla and Sarah joined us as well. We had plenty of food, an Easter Egg hunt, soccer and swinging! A great day with family celebrating our Risen Savior!
16: Spring cleaning. meticulous kids scrubbing sidewalk chalk off the garage! | Owen's riding bike like a Pro! After two hours of practice Owen came inside and told dad to put the training wheels away for Ethan. He was determined to ride like his big sister.
17: the | Mother's Day 2014 Gorgeous weekend! We finally had sunshine and warmth! We went and celebrated Mom (Grandma) Berg on Friday night with dinner and some time at the park. Then we had a cookout on Saturday honoring Mom (Grandma) Simon. My kids spoiled me all weekend. I received homemade cards, flowers, a new bike, school projects and lots of HUGS!
19: Ethan is 3! We celebrated Ethan's birthday by taking the family up to Monkey Joes. The kids had a blast jumping and going down slides. We went out for pizza after then had cake and gifts at home. Fun day for all, especially our little birthday boy!
21: Memorial Day | Weekend Minneapolis, MN Walker Art Institute Sculpture Gardens | We were able to drive to Maple Grove for Memorial Day weekend and stay with Ron, Beth and Grandma Schlicht. We arrived Friday and had a great time catching up. Then Saturday we kept busy going to the Sculpture Gardens downtown and then unto the Minnesota zoo. On Sunday we drove down to LaCrosse where we were able to meet up with Rick, Mary and their kids out at Grand-dad's Bluff.
23: Road Trip! | 2nd Cousins all lined up on top of Grand-dad's Bluff!
24: Isabelle, 6 | Owen, 4 | Anderson, 1 | Ethan, 3
25: June, 2014
26: Owen's End of the Year Program Owen completed his 3 year old preschool year! Here he is with his teachers Mrs. Fuchs and Mrs Guelig. He loved his first year at school! | Isabelle walking with dad on her last full day of school.
27: the | Dad turns 36! We were able to take advantage of some great June !st weather and celebrate with dad at High Cliff State Park. We grilled out using his new Smokey Joe and then went for a little hike. Afterwards we went home to enjoy some really chocolatey cake! YUM!
29: Anderson's turning 1! We had a big one-year bash for Anderson. We did a Dr. Suess theme. Anderson had Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandmas and Grandpas all over to help celebrate. He loved the cake and got sand toys, a few cute outfits a picnic table and his own remote control.
30: Fathers Day we went up to Oshkosh and spent the day with Dave's family and Grandma and Grandpa Berg. Grilling out and trip to the zoo!
31: Summer! Visiting with cousins at the Lake for the day. The kids finally got to go swimming! After we stayed to grill out and play for awhile.
32: Soccer 2014
33: So Many Summer Activities! | VBS, International Spy Academy! | Swim Lessons! | Riding the train with cousins | Bay Beach Amusement Park | Anderson is getting around everywhere this summer!
35: Dad made it home for fireworks this year! We had a great Independence Day celebration this year. We had a cookout at Mom and Dad's with all the Simon's. Water balloons, burgers and sunshine. After we headed to the same location at the park where we sat last year. We did sparklers, had caramel corn and watched the fireworks over Lake Winnebago.
37: Wisconsin Dells Boat Tour
39: Our camping adventure at Peninsula State Park!
40: We were able to celebrate the marriage of Abby and Steve Bitter in August this year. It was a beautiful day with lots of family gathered. A nice casual backyard affair. | Congratulations Abby and Steve
41: Cheering on the Green and Gold! We had the opportunity to attend Packer Family Night this year. We watched the Packers run all their practice drills followed by a great fireworks show. I think we could all say that the fireworks were the highlight. It was fun to at least get the kids out to see the stadium!
42: And we had 3 kids with school starting this year! Isabelle goes all day and Owen is half days. Ethan goes twice a week to pre-school and twice a week to his speech class. It will be a busy school year! | Owen - 4K Hope Lutheran | Isabelle - 1st Grade Roberts Elementary | Ethan - Preschool Hope Lutheran
43: At the Orchard...
44: Owen's 5! We celebrated Owen's birthday at the movie theater this year. He wanted a Dusty Crop-hopper cake, so we went to see "Planes, Fire and Rescue". He got his remote control Mud Truck and some legos. He got more legos from grandma and grandpas...and a indoor basketball hoop as well. He was one excited little boy this week.
45: The Berg Family Super-hero Squad! | Trick-or-Treat 2014
46: Bride getting ready photos | Isabelle's 7th Birthday! We celebrated on a Friday night by bringing the kids to a pottery studio where they each picked out a project. Ethan and Owen both did glazing on some fun pottery they picked out. Isabelle made a glass mosaic picture. After, we headed out to eat and then had cake at home. Isabelle got a new bike this year! She was able to try it out the next day. | Isabelle is 7!
48: Christmas Concerts by Ethan, Owen and Isabelle.
49: Christmas movies with popcorn for Anderson! | December was busy! Owen and Ethan both had their Christmas Concert at Hope Lutheran Church. Isabelle performed with her class the next night at the Performing Arts Center. We watched the Polar Express a few times and Anderson had fun with his popcorn! Owen and Isabelle both took part in the church program titled, "The ABC's of Christmas."
52: Anderson got a new Rescue Truck | Owen got a new Lego Set | Isabelle got an American Girl Doll | Ethan got a Ship with matchbox cars | Boxes are the best! | Having fun playing with our new toys!
53: Time Spent with our families... best. gift. ever.