Sunday, March 26, 2017

Our Own March Madness

 These last few days have been filled with family, fun and just regular life.
Here is just some of the craziness that has been happening over here...
We were busy making memories with our Florida family last week. Matt's brother and his family came up for a visit over their spring break! We were so excited to spend a few days with them!
I didn't take too many pictures of our time together, but we had a blast. One of the highlights of our time together was our trip to the bowling ally! It was a bit crazy with are big crew, but everyone had a blast!
Parker had spring pictures at school last week...
I don't usually buy any, so I just snapped my own before school:)
He looks so big to me here! I can't believe he will be FIVE in just a few weeks! I am so thankful that  he won't be heading off to kindergarten quite yet. We are hoping that he will get into a sweet little TK program at a school right down the road from us! If not, we might just do a little homeschool year;) We'll see!
Jake just finished up his season of basketball and is now starting baseball. Parker wanted to play, but is just practicing this year with the big boys...
I also lost my Grandpa this month. Even though we lived miles apart and didn't see each other often, I loved him very much. He always told me that he loved me and that he was so proud of me. I have nothing but sweet memories of him. He loved well and left an amazing legacy for his 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren!
He will be missed, but he loved Jesus so I will see him again!
That's all for now! We are gearing up for a great last week in March!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Lucky Day at Preschool...

Today Parker's preschool class celebrated St. Patrick's Day! 
They all had to wear green and even got to enjoy a special rainbow snack:)
They also know that a sneaky little leprechaun likes to show up each year and have a little fun with them! Parker said he was SO EXCITED about today:) 
The leprechaun came and he did some really silly things to their classroom! They tried to catch him, but just like last year...he got away!
Maybe next time...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celebrations, Seussical, and SNOW!

Here is a little of what's been going on in our life this week...
Jake just wrapped up another season of basketball. This year was extra fun because his buddy Hayden was able to play on the same team as him! Thursday night the team enjoyed supper together and celebrated their great season!
Friday night my big kids and I met up with some friends of ours for a fun night out. We went to their house for a pizza party and then saw "Seussical the Musical" at the local high school. 
What a fun show to see! We loved it!
Saturday night we did a little celebrating with my family. My sister and I always celebrate our birthdays together because they are just a few weeks apart! It's always a good time when we're all together!
Sunday morning we woke up to SNOW falling!!! After an unseasonably warm winter, getting snow was a big surprise!
 It was so pretty coming down, but didn't last long at all.
 I took the kids out after church to play for a few minutes, but by the afternoon everything was gone!
Sissy and I built this little snowman out of what was left. 
He's the last bit of winter fun in our yard:)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Field Trippin' Kind of Week

This week both of my big kids had school field trips!
Matt took the day off of work and joined Sis on her field trip! They were off to enjoy a day at Discovery Place together! One of our favorite places!
 They enjoyed several of the exhibits that we normally get to see....
But also got to participate in a teaching time and learn all about rain forests!
They loved their special time together and even stopped for a pizza lunch on the way home!
I got to join Jake on his class field trip later on in the week. We went to a really cool place that I have been wanting to visit! It is called Atomz Lab. It's a fun science place!
It is not a very big place, but it is definitely packed with TONS of science fun!
The kids learned SO much from the instructor and then got to participate in many hands on science activities! They loved it!
It was definitely a fun week of learning! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Winter Break Blues and the Rest of our Week...

My kids just finished up with their winter break. They had a few days off of school and I had some fun things planned. However, that ALL changed when Jake started to not feel good last Thursday night! He was sick for several days and hardly moved off the couch! He had a low fever, but was achy and just miserable. He finally perked up Monday night and was much better Tuesday. He was able to complete his make up work from school and was finally able to return to class yesterday! 
I think he was ready to go back:)
 Everyone was finally back to their regular routines! 
Parker had an exciting day at preschool yesterday! It was his Trike-A-Thon!
 Each preschooler was asked to bring their bike and helmet to school and enjoy riding around a super cool course! Emery and I had fun cheering him on as he rode:)
Our week ended with a lunch stop at the big kids school. The little ones and I volunteered for lunch duty this week so that means a FUN lunch time for us all! It's always a treat to get to see them in the middle of a school day:)
After school, since the weather was AMAZING, we made a stop at a new park not too far from the school! It was a beautiful afternoon to be outside!
So glad that the weekend is HERE!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hugs, Kisses and Valentine Wishes

We had lots of Valentine fun around here! Last Monday the little ones and I hosted a play date for the moms in my SS class. We invited any mom with little ones at home for a morning of Valentine crafts, books, and sweet treats! We had such a great time together and I was able to meet some of the newer moms in our class!
Then yesterday we had a BUSY day! Emery and I started off by heading to Parker's preschool class to celebrate Valentine's Day. I signed up to be the party mom for this celebration and it was a "lovely" time:) We played games, passed out valentines, enjoyed a pizza lunch and read some valentine books!
LOVE my Parker!
My timing worked out just perfect because as soon as we left there, we headed straight for the big kids school! 
I popped in Jake's class for just a second. They were having fun snacking and playing games! We headed to Sissy's class next where I jumped in and helped them play a sweetheart relay game!
The kinders made some fun valentine crafts and enjoyed some snacks too!
It is also spirit week at their school which has added even more craziness to our week! Ha!
On Monday these two dressed up like Batman and Robin!
(Last night Matt and I got them all registered for school next year! 
I can't believe they will be in first and third! Wow!)
Matt and I didn't really do too much for valentine's day. He brought me home some pink roses and we enjoyed a nice family dinner together:) We watched a favorite show of ours on t.v and just enjoyed being together! Thankful for my man and the love that he shows me! I'm a lucky girl!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

There Was An Old Lady...

There was an old lady who has made it through 100 days of kindergarten!
 Yesterday was the 100th day of school for my big kids. Jake's class did a few 100th day activities to celebrate, but Brooklyn's class went all out...just as kindergartners should!
Each kinder was invited to dress up as a 100 year old person! Brooklyn and I got busy gathering a few things and I think she looked great! You can't really tell from the picture, but even her hair was sprayed white! So funny!
Mrs. F made the day so fun with 100th day activities, books, snacks, and games!
We LOVE Mrs. F! One of the BEST!
 Happy 100th Day of School, Brooklyn!