Saturday, February 28, 2015


The kids love this rocket ship. Heck, I think they enjoyed it more than the actual play structure, and they love that.

This week: 
-We planted our seeds for our garden. Allyson's peas were the first to sprout out of the soil. Most of the other have started popping out of the soil too.
- I finally ordered the little one's birth certificates. That's awful, right? I mean I've never ordered them. I realized when I was gathering Allyson's paperwork, birth certificate? She doesn't have one... and neither does Austin.
- We had a fun play date @ KidSpace

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

100 days of School

At the end of January we celebrated our 100th day of school! I have to say some of the celebration was for me, we all survived these first 100 days of homeschooling.

Aubrey dressed up like a 100 year old lady.

We counted 100 M&Ms and tried to eat them all. We did 100 jumping jacks. Counted to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Read a story about 100 days of school. Aubrey and I played this really fun game I found on Pinterest but of course can't find it to link now.

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We are 100 days smarter! 

Did you celebrate 100 days of school? I would love to hear or see how you and your children celebrated the day.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Allyson's FOUR year check up

Allyson had her four year well check up last week. This girl was a rock star. She's been talking and asking to get her shots. I found out it was all because Aubrey had told her when you get your shots, you get to have ice cream after.  Makes so much more sense now why she would ASK for them.

"I will be brave, Mommy."
Miss Allyson stepped on the scale and was weighted. Measured her height. Went and did her hearing and vision tests. She has great hearing and vision. She talked the whole appointment about being ready and brave for her shots.  She was not going to cry. I tell you, I was starting to panic a bit. Certainly, she was going to chicken out and beg to not have it done right? This appointment is going too smoothly.

It came time to pee in cup. This girl FLIPPED out. "I am NOT going potty in that CUP!" "No, Mommy, take me home." It's funny because I looked back at her 3 year visit and sure enough she didn't want to do it either. Back to our room we went.

The doctor came and checked her out and she's doing great. A healthy and happy little girl.


The nurse came back in to prick Allyson's finger and give her 3 shots. She was pricked and didn't even blink an eye. I went to hold her arms down and the nurse gave her the shots and Allyson didn't make a sound, didn't tear up, she was handling this! Her band-aids were on her and she popped up and said "SEE MOM!!! I WAS BRAVE ! Let's get ice cream."

 And ice cream my brave little girl had

Height: 40.7 inches
Weight: 37 pounds

You can read about her three year visit here

It's little times like these that I can see how big and grown up the kids are getting. We got shots and walked out tear free. We got our kindergarten shots for goodness sake. It feels like soon they are going to be driving and be getting ready for college. Can't I just keep them little for a little bit longer.


Saturday, February 21, 2015



Frozen Uno is one of our favorite games to play as a family.

This week: 
-Conrad and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary.
-Allyson had her 4 year check up and we have all of her paperwork ready for kindergarten registration.
-We bought some art supplies and I can't wait to get artsy with the kids.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

This face, I mean it!!

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days to celebrate. A day of love. Hearts, red and pink everything, and chocolate, what's not to like? We make each other valentines and put love notes in their chair backpacks. I don't want it to be about gifts and stuff, I want to keep it about loving each other.

Daddy made the girls valentine's and I made Austin his. And they each got a cute  Frozen box of chocolates. I did let me eat it all that morning, I'm such a good mom, aren't I? ;)

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Another reason I like Valentine's Day is because our anniversary is the next day, so it's like a two day celebration of love. We decorate the house for Valentine's Day {because the house looks so bare after all the Christmas stuff is finally put away} and then all the cute decor stays up for our anniversary. It's win-win.

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?


Saturday, February 14, 2015