3 weeks ago we moved. We are just a couple blocks away from where we were living. We are loving the new house, and starting to get settled. Here are some photo highlights of December-February.

*Magdalena in her ballet class and at her first recital (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

*Sleeping by the Christmas tree as a family, before heading to California for Christmas

*Early Christmas in St. George with the Blake family–so much fun!

*Hanging out in California with Grandma and Grandpa Steimle–playing with Grandma, being serenaded by Grandpa, Magdalena being Grandpa’s “bell girl” during a Christmas performance at a fancy elderly care facility, reading with Grandpa, Tide pools at Laguna beach, the Arcadia arboretum with Grandma, and Huntington Library. It was a great trip!

*James at the Riverton Hospital where he/we stayed for 24-hours with an infection. He was so brave! He didn’t even cry when the nurses put his IV in (although drawing blood for labs was another story). So grateful he got better quickly on the IV antibiotics. I’m so grateful to the caring nurses and doctors who make hospital stays bearable.

*Mom and Magdalena have a date attending a children’s ballet performance.

*Brazilian homestays for 3 weeks.

*Magdalena’s princess birthday party.

*Magdalena with the doll carriage her birth mom’s parents gave her for her birthday.

*After taking pictures with the carriage, Magdalena wanted to dress up and take pictures in her princess dresses, so I obliged :).

*James dropping in from the tech deck ramp Grandpa Blake gave him for his birthday.

Can’t believe my kids are 2 and 4 already. They are so precious!