Thursday, April 16, 2015
Church organized a Daddy and me hike day. And Ella was BEYOND excited about the opportunity. The boys were excited too. But Wyatt ended up with a sprained ankle and not able to go.
The day of, Will geared up with his handy field guide and camera. He was ready to hit the trail! The kids and dads had a great time.
Ella came home beaming with excitement. Will came home completely queasy and miserable from one final spin on the merry-go-around. Hopefully our next hike will end a little better.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Today we registered Ella for Kindergarten. It was a quick stop at the school. Two forms later and she is signed up to start school in the fall. She asks almost daily when she starts big kid school. And today brought her one step closer. She was SOOO excited this morning.
And to make the day even better, the kids museum was handing out free t-shirts at registration and she thinks this shirt officially makes her a Kindergartener. I’m afraid she will never take it off now!
In other news, we had to take Will to the dentist because he has an adult tooth coming in the wrong spot. And the baby tooth wasn’t falling out. Long story short, he had to have THREE teeth pulled to make room for this wayward tooth. He handled it like a champ. And the best part was that the got to eat ice cream for dinner.
It’s been a pretty monumental week around here!
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
This boy went and turned 7 on us!
Wilson started the day with birthday pancakes and candles. And a balloon-filled car for the ride to school. A Happy Meal for the birthday boy at school, and treats for his friends (Oatmeal Crème Pies!).
A pizza dinner at home with Mimi and Poppy. And cake, of course. A Skylanders portal cake for the Skylanders fan. (Honestly, I haven’t even attempted to understand Skylanders, but Mister is OBSESSED.)
A few (more) Skylander presents and a few not Skylander related rounded out the perfect day. It was the perfect birth-day for this new 7 year old!
Monday, April 06, 2015
Wilson chose to skip having a birthday party with his friends this year, and instead wanted to go shopping for as many Skylanders as his budget would allow. A stop at TRU and Target. And a pit stop for dinner made for a very happy Wilson. The three of us had a great “party” together.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Wyatt and Ella had their class egg hunts on Thursday. Both were over in a matter of minutes. Wyatt’s was less than 5 minutes…..small courtyard with eggs just scattered about. Ella’s was in a bigger field, but still just out in the open. Here’s was a little more than 5 minutes, haha.
Will’s was on Friday and was controlled chaos. He thought it was awesome. And loved having the little kids watch him and his friends hunt eggs. And they loved following him back to class to get his backpack. Now on to Spring Break!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Both my parents are pretty crafty people. The phrase “surely, we can make that.” was uttered frequently. And often times we did so, successfully. And that has transferred to my adult life as well. Chris has gotten use to the idea. And is usually a good sport, since most of “my” projects require his assistance.
And then came Pinterest. And I’m pretty sure Chris wanted to ban the site since my “surely, we can make that!” became an all-too-frequent part of my dialogue.
I became determined to create a mudroom in our house. Short of adding-on, there was only one option….lose the dining room and turn it into a mud room/all-purpose room. It took a few months to sell Chris on the idea of converting our dining room. But pointing out that we had used the room only twice since moving 3 years ago helped the cause.
Once on board, we settled on what we wanted to create. Hit up the hardware store for supplies. And then I disappeared, haha. Chris handled the rest of the project. With occasional help from me.
I’m not sure he even thought it would turn out as great as it did but I had no doubt!! It IS absolutely perfect.
I want to do a few more things in the room to get rid of the dining room look (ie the chandelier). I want to use this room for kid projects, and homework, and laundry.
But my favorite part is having a space to corral all the kids shoes AND socks! And coats, and hoodies and raincoats. ALL.THE.STUFF!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I LOVE going through Will’s back pack each day. There’s always some goodies in there. Usually his stories are about how much he doesn’t like writing. Or how he loves going to school to get away from the littles.
This week’s gem was about being president. And I really shouldn’t have been surprised. Will is lobbying hard for a pet snake (!!!).
“If I were president. I would have a pet cobra to help the army fight. I want a pet snake because my mom won't let me have one. If I was president. Ice cream too.”
Monday, March 09, 2015
It was time once again for our annual Chinese New Year with our FCC friends. Our first date was snowed out, so we rescheduled and thankfully most everyone was able to come. The kids had a great time doing all of the year of the goat crafts. And Ella and Chris tried their hand at making dumplings. The 3 of us tried them, and they were yummy! Will and Wyatt refused to try them, no surprise there. We had a great afternoon catching up with old friends, and meeting new ones.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Literacy week was cancelled due the 2 weeks of snow days we had. So the weeks activities were rescheduled for Tuesday. Costume day + poster day all in one.
Mister Wilson had both ends of the spectrum covered. Super Heroes vs Birds of Prey. Fiction vs Non-Fiction. His love for both is equally split. He would make a pretty good renaissance man.
For his book character costume Will effectively argued that Spiderman was more than a comic book character since he had a chapter book with him in it. I tried to argue for Jack from the Magic Treehouse books but he wasn’t buying the idea. So Spiderman it was. And he was very insistent that his book poster be from his most favorite book, Birds of Prey. Specifically, the osprey. I think literacy week might be his favorite week (or rather day) of the school year.
Monday, March 02, 2015
And we ended the fun with the traditional New Years hair cut!