Our favorite neighbors from the old house on Village Drive, Kara and Jeff, came to visit and hang out with our kiddos.



Kivrin wasn’t too cooperative when Jeff offered to hold her, but we figured out that she wanted to play instead. Kara entertained her with tissue paper and that reliable standby– swinging hair!!

kivrin-loving-her-new-singing-bookLater on, Grandma Denise came for a Christmas visit.simpsons-ornament-traditionHer traditional gift to Dan– a Simpson’s Christmas decoration– was a cool ornament this year.


 Kivrin can’t wait to grow into this one — an Illinois sweathshirt just like mom and dad’s!


Kivrin had fun playing and opening her presents.


Colin got a floor hockey set, which was the funnest thing ever! He and Grandpa had to play it right away.