Our Adventures

  • A day for us
    Today was one of those days. One of those perfect, want to hold onto forever days. The boys have reached the point where they are best friends and the girls have been so helpful in helping with the boys from reading books to playing games. And the older girls have been helping Gabby learn to read! Weekends in pre-COVID times were always crazy. Rushing here and there to cheer, Girl Scouts, birthday parties and all other “normal” weekend activities. COVID has made us take a pause and start to focus on family time. What other time will the kids get …
  • And school begins again!
    Life has been so different since COVID-19. March 2020 saw all the schools shut down followed quickly by all non-essential business including restaurants. The kids moved to remote learning and spent an extra few months together as they navigated the new school process. And while it was a tough period, the flip side was that the kids got to spend time together that they hadn’t had since before they even started school. The remote learning continued for 3 months – and while there was plenty of math and english, there were also some fun events like scavenger hunts, etc. The …
  • ….And then there were 5! (August 13, 2017)
    What a year! Here we are, another year another Nihill! Little brother will be arriving at the end of October and the tribe is excited! Its been an amazing year! Filled with the kids meeting new friends, new adventures including DISNEY! and the beginning of the back yard renovation!! The kids are growing up so fast and life is getting a little crazy, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything! Disney was an interesting chapter in building the memories in the Nihill history book. 2 of us, 4 of them and all of the luggage and everything else  that goes …
  • The School Bell Rings! (September 19, 2016)
    It is with mixed emotions that people across the country send their children back to school. Some are starting school for the first time, others will be starting school for the last time. And some are in the middle ground with years ahead and years behind them! The Nihill Clan is back to school! Carmella is starting up first grade in the school that she started preschool in 3 years ago – how has time gone by so fast!!!! With school starting new challenges are arising like how to get her to eat lunch – buying lunch, bringing lunch or …
  • The Last Firsts (August 8, 2016)
    The time has come and Bill and I are experiencing our last firsts and with it brings a range of emotions. The last first time of hearing your own baby laugh for the first time. Not a gas giggle but a big, belly laugh. The last time of watching your baby learn how to move their hands and fingers – and be amazed by seeing that they control how their fingers work. The last time of watching them work their fingers in a way to bring a tiny crumb of bread from their tray to their mouth. Seeing them recognize …