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.
|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.
|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.
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
|Took them to Old Spaghetti Factory, downtown, on their birthday.
|On the way to Bald Head Island, Outer Banks, NC via ferry.
|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.
|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 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.