Psalm 139:13-14

PSALM 139:13-14
"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well."

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

2016 is FINALLY a wrap!

Let's be honest, Mommy is a horrible blogger! We asked her to post some pics and she took FOREVER!

January:

We finally got some snow and went out in our snow gear. By the time Mommy got all of us dressed to go play with our friends, they had already gone inside. It had only taken her 20 mins the first time! We don't know why she was sweating when it was pretty chilly outside.
(Left) Cooper, Gabby, Gianna, Emmy, and Riley. Addy stayed inside.

Gabby had to have surgery to close up a pilonidal cyst.
Gabby cruisin' in her Jeep to the O.R. suite.

February:

We went on a family vacation to Branson, MO. We visited our Uncle Arvin and Auntie Stephanie while we were there.
Emmy and Gianna in their "fort".

Daddy and kids checking out the back of our place.


Emmy and Uncle Arvin ATV'ing

Gabby hesitant to ride, but surprisingly stayed on.

Cooper had a blast!

Addy was up next.

Gianna riding like a pro.

Auntie Stephanie helping the kids feed the chickens.


We also visited the Butterfly Palace in Branson. Everyone had a great time except Riley, who freaked out with the butterflies flying around him.

Gianna loves reptiles!

Gianna and Addy petting an Indonesian lizard.

Daddy showing a squeamish Cooper that butterflies are our friends =)


Setting the butterflies free for their first flight.


Addy and Riley waited outside with Daddy.
So as you can see....this was a year ago. I feel so horrible for not completing my update. Let's just zip through 2016 and I promise to try and get better at blogging 2017.

March-December:

It's such a blur, but here are some pics for the rest of the year. We celebrated Gianna's birthday in April, Dad and Mom went to the 100th race of the Indy 500, summer, GRACE's birthday, went on vacation in October, Halloween, and then celebrated the holidays.
6th birthday party with friends at Chuck E Cheese

Celebration at home

Helio Castraneves in yellow. Tony Kanaan in blue.             
100th race of the Indy 500



Cooper and Riley's first baseball game (minor league- Indians)

Girls moved out of toddler beds to bunk beds

Gianna wrapped up Kindergarten with Mrs. Nix

One of our favorited indoor places to play, Trader's Point church.

We visited our friends in Fort Wayne, the Stayers. We had such a great time hanging out with them!

Went to Neal and Colleen Prange's wedding. Our first wedding as a family July 4th weekend. 






Gianna's first day of 1st grade, 2nd week of Aug.

Our friends from France came to visit us for a few days.



Rented paddle boats on the Indy canal.
Gianna and John navigating the paddle boat

Gabby, Riley, Addy, Cooper, and Emmy's first day of Pre-school.





Wrapped up summer with one last swim at pool before it closed for season.

Paw patrol theme for GRACE's 4th birthday
Gabby


Emmy

Addy

Riley

Cooper

Took them to Old Spaghetti Factory, downtown, on their birthday.

On the day to Bald Head Island, Outer Banks, NC via ferry.

Beach fun!

Getting back on ferry to visit friends.

Matthews quintuplets that were born 4wks ahead of us in same hospital.

Emmy trying on Carly or Lorna's sunglasses.

Visiting Duke University, Daddy's alma mater.

Hanging out in the beautiful Duke gardens.

Taking a break from the ocean.

Loved the beaches here!

Sibling love =)

Heading home. Overnight stay in hotel.


Fall colors

2016-2017 school pictures (1st grade and pre-school)

Our front porch with all the pumpkins
Decorating our pumpkins


On our way the park

Our dear friend, Ms. Karen came to visit and we went to the Indianapolis  Zoo.

Gianna's costume for school
Emmy, Gianna, and Addy sporting their Halloween headbands


Left: Funny referee, Princess Jasmine, Elena of Avalor, Jake (from the Neverland  Pirates), Snow White,  Olaf, Anna, and Elsa!

Gianna's first basketball (Pacers vs Lakers)

Cubs finally won the World Series!!

Gianna had a great soccer season with team New York averaging 2 goals a game!

Riley decided to sneak some Benadryl in, resulting in an overnight stay in the hospital =(


GRACE's 4yr check up. Party foul! Mommy didn't know they needed 2 shots besides the flu shot.

Date night with John watching Golden State Warriors vs Pacers.
(Steph Curry at the line)

Thanksgiving date night watching the Colts vs Steelers.

Kids enjoying their Thanksgiving meal at the kiddy tables.

There's nothing like a good slumber party in the basement!

Saw the Christmas lights at the IMS.

Kids finally met Santa!

Kids enjoyed gymnastics during the winter season

The kids LOVE the snow!

                 
Our annual gingerbread houses

Our cousins from CA came to visit us over the Christmas break


Gianna and Emmy playing Pie Face Showdown
Gianna and John competing









Our annual Christmas pj picture
 
Gianna and Riley practicing selfies before ringing in the  New Year.

Happy New Year from the Ferraro's!
Wishing you a blessed 2017.