S: The Bloom and Lipeles Family 2011
BC: Rapunzel and the Fair Maidens have been locked in the tower by the Mean Witch! Never fear, those youngsters can save themselves!
FC: The Bloom and Lipeles Family January - June 2011
2: Zoe has fun at Joyful Jumpers, another play place we go to occasionally. Viviana is our super adventurous baby, attempting to climb all manner of toys and furniture. Below is Zoe with her friend Maya Preston.
5: February 2011 Winter Dance: As per usual, Max and Lauren went to the dance with a big group of their friends, and the parents got together beforehand to take pictures.
6: Valentine's Day dinner for the family: Zoe has a run in with her sister's grabby hands, Vivi feasts with ardor.
7: We made sugar cookies with heart frosting on them as a special treat.
10: Zoe and Olivia make forts. Right, Zoe's beautiful paper bag vest, made at the Discovery Center
12: Zoe loves bouncing on the trampolines at Fun4Tots, a playgroup we attend regularly.
14: Aunt Marilyn came to visit and build a snowman with the girls.
15: February 2011
17: March 7, 2011 This ice storm did some damage to our big birch tree in the back yard. We'd had some warm weather prior to this, so there were even buds on the trees. Everything was coated with ice!
18: Grampa John came to visit in March. The girls celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style, and Max's extremely rigorous schedule often keeps him up until midnight only to be up again at 5:30 a.m.
25: Adventure Girl strikes again! Viviana loves to climb, but has frequently given her mother small heart attacks once she is discovered in precarious situations. Each new adventure is followed by new safety measures taken, only for Mom to be foiled again by our heroine.
26: April 2011 Our girls, giggly and so cute!
28: Zoe and Viviana like to perform for an audience. Dancing to music, sometimes accompanied by signing, is something not to be missed! Spring 2011
31: In May, Zoe and Mom went to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and invited Zoe's friend Maya and her mommy to come with us. We had such a great time, and saw so many wonderful things! I won tickets to the circus on a mom blog, so we even got to go for free, an added bonus.
32: Max makes me laugh, a lot. It seems like he always has a funny look to give me, a funny thing to say, or a funny diagram to explain to me the health benefits of cheez-its.
33: Oh yeah. That *was* an entire box of Cheerios that Scallywag just dumped on the floor.
34: Oh yeah, the whole box.
35: Yep. That's our Scallywag too. You can see how she got the name, right?
36: But then she goes and acts all sweet again... Zoe and Grampy taking a little walk together.
37: Tracy getting a quiet moment. Vivi likes to be held while napping.
39: Max and Lauren Spring 2011
40: Cousins are wonderful!
42: Junior Prom: June 2011