Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Going For A Walk

Spring is finally here and Matthew and I took a walk to celebrate.   The blossoms on the trees and bushes are so bright and cheery.  Check out how these blossoms match Matthew's sweat shirt.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Anders New York Visit

During Spring break Anders went to hang out in New York with his grandparents.  Here he is with his cousins Max and Patrick.
He also got to spend a couple of nights with Mimi.

He had such a good time.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rainy Soccer Game

Holden loves soccer and we love him.  So we stand in the rain and watch him play.  Go Bulldogs!  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Puppet Show

The one thing Nicholas and Holden wanted to do during Spring break was have a day where he could stay home.  They really are Joe's sons.  So while the party poopers stayed home on Wednesday, Matthew and I headed to the Springfield Museums to see a puppet show.  His friend Jacob and his mom came to watch it with us.  
The boys liked it even if it was Beauty and The Beast.  The marionettes and sets were really well done.
After the show the performers came out and showed the kids how the puppets work.  I'm so glad I have one kid who likes to run around with me.  Or at least doesn't about it.  

Kite Flying

Aunt Karen gave the boys some fun kites for Easter.  They have had a really good time flying them. Nicholas and Matthew  played with them while Holden was at soccer practice.  The first day everything went great. 

 The second day was perfectly breezy day.  Then Nicholas's kite got got in a tree.  He gave up right away, but Joe didn't.  He took two sticks and bound them together with vines he found on the ground.  And it worked.  We saved the kite.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quabbin Reservoir

We headed off the the Quabbin Resevoir on the second day of spring break with some friends from church.  It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed it.
Here are all the kiddos right when we arrived.
This is the back side of the dam.  The kids were running right up it.  The ground was soggy.  

Waiting for the slow visiting moms.

I wish I could take credit for this beautiful photo, but Marcia took it.  
The kids found a great field to play frisbee.  
There were loads of trails along the streams.  It was fun to explore and be out in such nice weather.

On the way home we stopped at McDonalds and used our free ice cream cone coupons.  
Holden gave his ice cream horns.

Matthew made his into a chair.

Three cheers for no school!  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brace Face Metzger

We did it.  We bit the bullet and committed to loads of orthodontist appointments and payments.  But he is just so cute with his little wire smile.
And since one picture isn't enough, here is another.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Joe's Desk

Joe actually has two desks at work.  His office and his desk in the credit department.  This is his credit department desk.  He sent it to me so I could appreciate his organizational skills....

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Joe's Vantage Point

Here is what Joe sees every Sunday while he sits on the stand.  Of course this picture was taken before sacrament meeting actually started.  We usually have more than 4 people in church.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Anders see a wonderful therapist named Alice.  She has been so very helpful.  She is an art therapist which of course is perfect for Anders, who is so artisitc.  He made this during one of his sessions and ask Alice to take a picture so he could always remember it.   It is a face.  The holes of the scissors are the eyes, the blue play dough is the mouth, and the yellow plastic sticking out are the teeth.  His name is Doodle.