Wednesday, February 29, 2012

bye bye snowbirds...


Last week we said good bye to my parents as they went on their first extended holiday since retiring. They are headed to Arizona for five weeks. We will miss them but they sure do deserve some R&R. We were able to spend the day last Thursday with them, Mom and I getting pedicures and Grandpa and Amelia hanging out. After dinner we waved good bye as they headed south.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

the letter can



Amelia got to bring the letter can home from pre school last week. She was assigned the letter B. We had a fun time searching the house for objects to fit inside the can. Book, ball, banana and barrette. The banana looked a bit nasty by the time it made its way home after a day in preschoolers hands.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

great wolf lodge









We took the kids to The Great Wolf Lodge for their birthdays this year. It was a looong drive down but pretty fun once we arrived. We stopped at Cabela's in Lacey on the way down and Aiden and Dale were in heaven. Me, not so much. The water park was pretty fun and we were able to all the water slides except one as a family. Amelia and I spent some serious time in the wave pool body surfing. After two days I think everybody was ready to trade in their bathing suits for some dry clothes and enjoy some peace and quiet after the auditory overload of the water park and hotel.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

library field trip



Amelia's class went to the library last week. After story time Amelia wanted to find a quiet place to read her book. We settled on only taking eleven books home that day (she is a tough negotiator) including her first chapter book. I think Junie B. Jones is a new favorite around here.. On the down side she wants the entire chapter book read in one setting. Instant gratification, I wonder where she gets that from?

famiy birthday party







This year we celebrated Aiden, Ethan and Amelia's birthday in one party. I made one cake for all three kids and it was a little bit big. I stacked the cake 5 layers high without splitting the cakes and we needed to use dinner plates to serve it. I really need to step away from the baking thing because it just isn't my thing. The kids loved to spend time with their cousins and family. Of course opening a few presents wasn't too bad either.....
* Amelia wouldn't get near the cake once the sparkler was lit, I think we've found the first thing lil Miss Fearless is afraid of!

interview with a nine year old: aiden edward edition

1) best thing about being a nine year old?  being able to skateboard
2) favorite thing to do? skateboard
3) favorite toy? my ipod
4) favorite color? blue
5) favorite food? pizza
6) favorite thing to do with your family? go to the Great Wolf Lodge
7) what do you want to be when you grow up? professional skateboarder
8) what makes you happy? my friends
9) what makes you sad? when bad things happen
10) who's your teacher? Mrs. Eisenhart
11) favorite treat? Whatchamacallit chocolate bar
12) what do you think about before falling asleep? going to sleep

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Happy hearts day!

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Happy 9th birthday Aiden!

2.11.12

Makes me happy to make my kids happy....

Thursday, February 9, 2012

interview with a five year old: amelia joan edition

1) best thing about being a five year old? that you can go on adult rides now and I can't go on the baby rides anymore because I'm big!
2) favorite thing to do? play
3) favorite toy? my barbies and my barbie doll house
4) favorite color? pink and purple
5) favorite food? Goldfish and Babybell cheese
6) favorite thing to do with your family? play with them
7) what do you want to be when you grow up? a Mom
8) what makes you happy? cooking
9) what makes you sad? when somebody like hurts my feelings and says rude words
10) who's your teacher? Mrs.Carlson, Mrs.Edmonds and Mrs. T
11) favorite treat? candy corn
12) what do you think about before falling asleep? going to sleep with my bear and reading a book

2.9.12

front door

2.8.12

Sunshine in February makes my heart sing!

2.7.12

random button

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Shrimp Cobb salad for dinner.

2.4.12

Traveling in style.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2.1.12

My view today... through the one way mirror at preschool.

1.31.12

Amelia's random love note.

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