Friday, November 17, 2017

party, party, party

The first weekend in March brought a bunch of parties.
 Audrey attended Emily's groovy disco birthday party
 They had too much fun with the photo booth.
 Her mom was also very brave and allowed some very messy crafting.
Evelyn and I attended the A Sunny Day fundraiser for Children's Hospital.  The theme this year was Champs and Cheerleaders.
 Dancing to Julie K
Audrey got to wrap up the weekend with one more party, this time at Elite

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dr. Seuss and Greenie

 Audrey's class enjoyed a green eggs and ham breakfast to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday
 They had to create a cat in the hat without the use of scissors.
The oh so seussey second grade!
 Evelyn's class had been studying ducks. Towards the end of the unit they got to have a special visitor to the classroom.  She was so excited!
 The class named him Greenie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sasha turns 12

 The end of February Sasha turned 12! The kids picked out this birthday treat at the pet store and couldn't wait to give it to her.
 Sasha loved it!
 The kids got such a kick out of watching her devour it.
 It didn't take her long to polish it off.
We still miss her so much. There's definitely a void in the house. The kids are really wanting another dog but Chuck and I aren't ready yet. Plus, I don't want to potty train during winter.  We'll see what the spring brings.
 Two days later, Evelyn o-fish-ally became a kindergartner.
Kindergarten registration went smoothly. Still can't believe our baby is in kindergarten!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Carter's first lock in

Carter had the "Be Like Jesus" lock in at church.  This is his blue group and leaders
 The entire group
 They had a great song leader for the night 
 They completed several service projects in the 24 hours they were locked in.
 There was a good variety of projects completed by all the different groups
 Hard at work
 It was amazing how much all these kids got done in 24 hours.
 Looking oh so tired the next afternoon after not sleeping when he should have.
He had such a great time and is looking forward to the next one.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

 Carter and Audrey both wanted emoji boxes for Valentine's day.  I was grateful they picked something easy!
 Evelyn didn't get to bring a box to preschool but she helped me put together a treat for her friends.
 School party
 Audrey's teacher was on maternity leave and stopped in for a surprise visit.
 Cute class picture with the baby
 After preschool Evelyn helped me prep a Valentine themed dinner
 Red tomato soup, heat shaped bacon, heart shaped grilled cheese, and heart tomato and fresh mozzarella skewers
 The highlight was the chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


February brought more snow. 
 The girls immediately went outside to play in it.  Carter chose to stay inside and do homework.
 Sasha tried to catch the thrown snow
 Snow as an adult is more tolerable seeing it bring so much joy to kids
 rolling down the hill
 playing in the snow wouldn't be complete without making snow angels
 In her happy place

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spelling Bee Champ!

 The school had their annual spelling bee in the beginning of February.  The class winners in grades 3rd-5th got to compete in the school bee.
Carter won the spelling bee!  We are so proud of him!
 Carter with the runner up.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend and didn't get to watch him win.  The principle had him call me to tell me the good news.  Next stop, the Journal Star Spelling Bee!