May 2015

11026029_10153016216181195_6140784545811151763_nOn May 16th, Ivan turned 6 months old already.  Since then he’s gained 5 1/2 lbs. and 5″ in length.  The video below highlights some of his moments since his birth.


Every year we go to Hutchinson, KS to the Kansas State Fair Grounds for the annual Mennonite Central Committee relief sale.  I think this year was the 47th and Nick has been going as long as he can remember.  His grandfather took over ordering and volunteering for the booth that sells caps and yardsticks. Nick has now taken it over and we sell and enjoy the food all weekend!  This year was Ivan’s first year as well as the Italian cousins.


Nick’s sister Leia and her 4 kids live in Italy so they decided to come to visit during the spring this year.  They all had a blast at the sale helping to sell popcorn and going down a huge slide.  After the sale we had planned a surprise 60th birthday party for Nick’s mom.  She was quite surprised as it was the day of her sister’s birthday, and hers is not until July, but since almost all of the family could be there we planned it early! It was a crazy busy weekend, but we had a lot of fun together!