Saturday, April 30, 2016

All the berries!

We took a quick trip down the road to try our hand at u-pick strawberries. Less than an hour later we had 20lbs of berries. Despite the fact that the boys don't like strawberries they still had fun picking the berries. We might need to make this an annual tradition. 



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sand in our toes again (part 1)

Another spring break with these five crazy cousins in the books. 

We did lots of swimming this time since the weather wasn't the warmest. 
The best news is none my three didn't need floates this time. 

Will was thrilled to finally fly a kite! And to have a blue heron land within feet of us. 
The bad news is Wyatt managed to bring pink eye on the trip with us. Thankfully, no one else caught it. 
And Ella was thrilled to get some shrimp on our one night out. She is the only one who dined on seafood, haha. 


To be continued...


Friday, April 08, 2016

Once again, instead of a big birthday bash, Wilson elected to have a shopping spree at ToysRUs. He was thrilled with all of his new Skylanders he picked.  And before we left we checked out the bikes. Chris demonstrated this fat tire bike for us. 

And no outing with Will is complete until we visit the pet store. He found the friendliest chameleon. Thankfully, he didn't ask to bring him home. Reptiles are a big no on my list. 
*and yes, that is marker all over Ws face. It was part of an activity/field trip at school today. 

Thursday, April 07, 2016

8 will be great!

#8 finally arrived. Wilson, once again, requested to skip having a party with friends and have a shopping date with just us. We agreed.  Tonight Mimi and Poppy came over to celebrate with us. And watch him open a few gifts. His fave was the Rubik's cube and a giant box of all the books he had requested recently. (*lucky for him the used bookstore had all the ones he really wanted.) He was so excited to complete a few collections he has started. Happy #8 sweet boy! 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Easter 2016

I tried something different this year. Easter pics before Sunday morning chaos. It was also pic time at school and I knew I'd be tempted to order school pics if I didn't have any recent "posed" pics of each of the kids. Win, win!

And very important to know, Wyatt picked out his outfit from the catalog that came in the mail.  He said he wanted it ALL.  The suspenders, bowtie and shirt.  And since the poor kid gets (mostly) hand-me-downs I forked over the big bucks to make his day.  Money well spent!


We had our traditional egg hunt with Mimi and Poppy at lunch time. We stuck with the color coded egg hunt that's been working for years. Only downside is we have a few who like the "tattle" about where someone else's eggs are. But otherwise it works and everyone is happy with their green, blue or pink eggs. No egg hunt with Nana and Papaw this year, we missed out since we headed to the beach after lunch.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bikers x2!

Wyatt learned to ride his bike a few months ago. Will has had no interest. And this week he hopped on and became a biker in a few minutes. So we headed to the park this weekend for wide open spaces. And paved sidewalks! These two worked hard and we only had a few minor crashes!!!! So proud of their determination. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tokens, games and tickets. Oh my!

We survived a trip to Chucks! Thanks to our friend Anthony's birthday we spent a recent Saturday morning at the "only" place a kid can be a kid. The kids were beyond excited to go to the infamous place they had seen only in commercials. For two hours they spent tokens, played games and won tickets. Finally cashing in their winnings on....candy. It went a million times better than I imagined. Tho I'm not in a hurry to go back anytime soon, haha.

Lucky!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fire it up!

For Christmas, Ella received a gift card to paint pottery (her fave thing to do). We finally had girl time to go. She chose a new cup. We can't wait to see what it looks like after it's been fired!
(Yes, I "helped" some...I cleaned it up a bit) 

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Take a seat...

Every day, after school, I find Will reading a book in the kitchen. And always anywhere but the chair. Long after snacks after finished he stays in his random spot, hoping no one will bother him and that Timber cat will come find him soon. I guess after being in school all day the last thing he wants to do is sit in a chair. 

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Welcome March!

Just another week. Filled with lots of books and book related fun. All three celebrated with various Dr Seuss activities this week.

Two random book pics of Will. The excited face, running at top speed to show me with his library pick, a long awaited Geronimo Stilton book.  And he finally got the okay from Chris to start The Hobbit. 
We've had a good start to March!

Monday, February 22, 2016

date night

Ella and Chris went to daddy-daughter date night at church.  Ella carefully chose her dress.  And was so excited to have some time with just Daddy.  And her friends.  What a sweet night!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Our first bike rider (Jan 2016)

Wyatt has been more than ready to learn to ride his bike. We finally took the time to go to the park, where its flat and "softer", and worked with him. And a few minutes later he was off. And so excited! But he required lots of rest time since he worked so hard 😉 He is super proud to be the first to learn. And he has no plans to go back to training wheels!
 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Girl time!

Ella is loving Girl Scouts. She sold cookies last month. Which was a full time Mom job, wow! 
And attended Thinking Day with her troop this month. They represented Mexico but she had a great time learning about other countries. 
She's excited to see what fun they have this spring!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Party day!

Two days of Valentine's parties for our trio. And candy every where we turn. 

Wyatt requested a Kylo Ren mailbox. And gave his friends Star Wars Valentines, of course. 

Ella requested a cupcake. And did as much of it herself as I'd allow. Which was a lot. She gave out animal cards.

And Will and his friends all made a bags. He passed out Grumpy Cat cards. He thought they were hysterical. Sadly, no pics of him. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Year of the monkey is here!

Time to celebrate the year of the monkey! Our snow day gave us the perfect start to the holiday.  We ate our oranges for wealth and luck, and noodles for longevity. 
We tried our hands at paper cutting, it was fun and Ella and I both wanted to do more. We also read lots of CNY books and did lots of coloring pages to fill the day. 
We still have our celebration with our friends coming up.