Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring break road trip!

We are packed up and hitting the open road for a Spring Break road trip! We're heading to Texas for the first time since we moved. We left yesterday and our trip is going great so far.

Happy Spring Break!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Running in the sunshine!

We are loving the spring-ier weather we are getting!! The kids and their buddies ran all over the entire yard! I'm so thankful for my favorite season, spring!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

family game night

I have to be honest.  I don't like the toddler games we have played in years past.  Candyland and Shutes n Ladders get old fast, because I think the kids cheat.  These cames don't challege us and then I get bored.  I'm competitive and want to play more challenging games. Heck,  I'm even tired of HeadBands.  

Gary and I decided to introduce the kids to dominos.  Hayden loves couting and he has been begging to play dominos again since we first played.  We had a blast playing Jenga.  I'm ready to teach the kids Hearts and Spades too!

He's so serious, but then the tower fell.....

And then we started all over again!

What are your favorite 'bigger' family games?

Friday, April 4, 2014

whipped cream cheese, i love you!

I'm obsessed with cream cheese.  I know they make whipped cream cheese, but I refuse to buy it because I will eat the entire tub myself with a spoon.  I bought some and decided to practice self control.  

Look, I got only one tablespoon.  It was so good with a fresh juicy apple!  This is my new favorite snack. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

broken bunny

I saw this cute bunny centerpiece idea on pinterest and decided I could do that!  It was pretty easy and inexpensive.  I was like a little kid (in a candy store...har har) and kinda proud of my sweet little bunny.

As you know yesterday was April first and well, that means people mess with people.  The kids were dying to eat my bunny and all the jelly beans in the bottom, but I just knew they wouldn't ruin my cute little creation.  But someone did??!!?  And it was my husband.  He bit the ear off of my bunny sometime during the day yesterday and I finally saw it this morning.

He broke my sweet bunny.  Heeeheee!  Payback.  He'll be paid back with a prank from me when he least expects it! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Blizzard Bags

I think we missed about 12 days of school due to the winter weather this year.  12 days of no learning = days added onto the end of the school year.  Yucky huh?

Enter the blizzard bag.  It's a folder for Layla and a gallon size baggie for Hayden.  It is filled with worksheets and activities for the kids to complete and it will equal a day of classwork.

At first it seemed like a pain in the butt, but the kids loved it!  They sat down this morning and did almost the entire workload.  They had fun and helped one another.  I sat between them with a cup of coffee and offered my assistance when needed.  It was a fun lazy Saturday morning activity until we got the the P.E. part.

Yes, there was even a physical education worksheet.  It was so cute to watch them stretch their muscles as they do in P.E. class.  There were activities like 'run in place for 3 minutes' and 'how may push-ups can you do in one minute.  It was a fun pick me up activity for after they did their classwork.

Each kiddo has a few more worksheets to complete and hopefully we'll finish tomorrow so they can turn them in on Monday.  The work isn't due for 10 days, but I think we'll be better off getting it done while the weather is still a bit chilly.  When warmer temperatures show up we'll be outside every single day!  We are thrilled to have spring SUN!