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!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Days...

January has just been moving right along. We have had some busy days and then some days to just enjoy some BEAUTIFUL weather right here at the house!
Here is a little of what we have been up to...
I took the kids to Discovery Place a few weeks ago. We hadn't been in a while, so it was fun to visit!
We have also been to a few Charlotte basketball games. We have been able to use some tickets that belong to friends of ours. The tickets are on the second row and we get to enjoy a free dinner before the game! We have had so much fun taking the kids!
Last week I took the little ones for a swim at Ray's! 
Swimming in January is such a treat! We miss our hot summer pool days!
This girl went down this slide no less than a hundred times! Ha!
We were all SO exhausted after our time in the water! Whew!
We have had some BEAUTIFUL weather here lately which means lots of outside time!
Emery got a new bike a few weeks ago and she took right off on it! She rides it around the cul de sac like a pro! She seems too little to be riding a bike, but off she goes!
Brooklyn got a new bike for Christmas and has FINALLY learned to ride with no training wheels!
I worked with her a few days and now she is all over the place! So proud of my girl!
Anytime these two don't have to wear their uniforms to school, they are EXTRA happy!
Friday they were able to show some spirit and wear their favorite college t-shirt!
A fun way to end the week:)
February is looking to be super busy! Can't wait to share!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy SNOW Day!!!

All week we heard predictions that the first snow fall of the year was headed our way! We had our fingers crossed that we would get just a bit to have some fun in! We didn't get as much as we expected, but it certainly was enough to go out and play in!
It was mostly ice for us with a thin layer of snow on top, but that didn't stop us from getting out there!
The kids in the neighborhood met on the hill for a few good rounds of sledding...
 It quickly turned to slush and a big mud puddle though:)
Even this girl took a few rides down the snowy hill and certainly wanted more...
But got a wee bit tired of having to climb back up the hill each time! 
And my Parker pulled out his four wheeler for a few spins around the cul-de-sac!
Brooklyn always has fun with her sweet friend Chloe in the snow!
Snow buddies!

Parker played outside for the longest time! His little cheeks got so red, but he was having the best time ever! I loved watching him play!
We are hoping to squeeze a day off of school out of this snow storm, but things are melting fast! (We actually haven't started back from Christmas break yet, but we are ok with that!)
We are certainly enjoying a slower paced day at home!
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Painting Pottery!

Yesterday afternoon Brooklyn and I had some girl time!
She has been BEGGING to paint pottery for a while now, so we found a fun little place in our town to try out! This was her birthday gift from Matt and I. She LOVES to do arts and crafts, so it was just perfect for her! She LOVED it!
We browsed the shelves just a bit and found the perfect piece to paint!
Then we gathered our supplies and got right to work!
We were the only ones in the shop, so we had lots of fun chatting and laughing together while we painted!
They will call us in a few days to let us know that our piece is ready!
Brooklyn can't wait to see her finished product!
I love one on one time with my girl! She's just the BEST!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Visit From the Tooth Fairy!

Yesterday afternoon my Brooklyn lost her FIRST baby tooth!
It had been wiggly for a few weeks and the grown up tooth was already pushing through!
Brooklyn pulled the tooth out all by herself, but when she did she dropped it on the floor and we didn't know where it landed!!!
We searched and searched with no luck. Thankfully Matt came home and found it on her bedroom floor! She put it under her pillow last night and woke up this morning to find her treasure:)
She can't wait to go back to school to show her friends her new look:)