We are knee deep in soccer season over at the Ho House. Ava is playing U8 and Addy is playing U6. And I'm coaching both teams. Yes, seriously. But honestly, while it's super crazy, I adore it. I love the kids, I love learning new things, and working with them! They get so excited when they get a goal! Ava is doing well, she is a natural born soccer lover. And Addy is getting there. She isn't the star of the team, but she tries so hard. Here are a few pictures of our sweet girl.
And when you play Spring soccer in Ohio, sometimes you dress like the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.
I'll have to have John get some pictures of Ava. I'm too busy acting like the crazy coach on the sidelines.
Last weekend we had a very freezing, very windy, very sweet photo session for Addy's four pictures. We have some amazing shots and lots of choices to make. But I wanted to share a couple of my favorites.
Back in the fall I signed up to go a wine tour with three of my friends. It seemed so far away. But then it was here! And this past Saturday we loaded a bus at 9am and toured 5 wineries across Northern Ohio. It was a gorgeous day, wonderful company, and lots of delicious wine!
We only purchased one bottle of wine for the bus the entire day!
One of the wineries even grew their own grapes!
We finished with wine tasting and dinner at Mon Ami.
The girl's favorite show right now is a cartoon on Nick Jr. called Paw Patrol. One of the characters is a pup named Rocky, who is a garbage man. And now Ava and Addy are so excited to have our very Rocky living in our house.
As most of you know, John has been on strike since February 7th. We rode it for a a couple of months hoping for a quick resolution. Unfortunately, the negotiations are moving as quickly as we had hoped. So we had to look at other options. My uncle owns a garbage business and has offered for John to come and work for him in the interim. It's hard work but I'm so proud of John taking the steps to help our family. We are fortunate the union has been a big help to the families. Between that and John "slinging trash", we are managing. Please pray a resolution comes soon and we can go back to life as normal.
We wrapped up the festivities on Easter Sunday! Ava Kate woke us up about 6:30 to check out the goods. It was a very Paw Patrol Easter at the Ho's!
My cover was almost blown though. I did such a good job on their baskets, Ava said "I feel like the Easter Bunny lives with us!" Haha! But as of now, I'm still good.
Nana came over a little early to bring the girls the baskets she made for them.
I bought the girls Easter dresses. Matching sweaters, shoes, dresses. But they wanted nothing to do with them because they both got Paw Patrol shirts and wanted to wear them!
We had the family over for dinner with our annual egg hint for the littles. I color coordinated it this year so everyone received the same amount and it worked awesome! Thanks, Pinterest!! We will definitely do that again!
We ended the fun with another basket exchange with Olivia and Morgan. Everyone loved their goodies!
Addy with her "Let It Go" microphone and Ava with her ninja turtle mask.