Friday, March 31, 2017

March Monkeys

Sleep over with GG & Gampy!
 The fun never ends!
 An electric piano with optional headphones has been the best purchase ever! 
The kids are LOVING learning to play the piano! 
(And I love getting to listen :)
 I decided to rent a drum kit for a month. It came with a snare drum, a practice drum pad and a bell set. Time to start a band! 
 The kids were excited to learn they can use their piano music to play the bells!
 My turn :)
 Auggie is 4 now!
"Happy Birthday Super Hero. I love you!"
 And $10 from Dass! Wow, that was generous! Sweet girl.
 (I was wondering what happened to all my Thank You notes ;)
 Sweet birthday wishes from Auntie Karen & Uncle Steve
 Auggie picked out a lemon cake!
 Mmm!
 Pie for Pi day! 
Cade found a Blackberry Chocolate Pie recipe and made the entire thing on his own!
 Here's Lil's first attempt at Lemon Meringue Pie. It was a little bitter, but it looked really pretty!
 Summer's almost here...
 Hooray!

 Obs, before needing help down.
 Viv wanting to go higher & higher!

 Tough Guys
Bye for now!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Not Very Funny February Flyin' By

 4 Members reporting from "The Eagle Nest"
About to hold their first meeting in about 6 months with 2 deeply missed members! 
 Brendan
 and Jadon, all the way here from Illinois! 
 The reason to celebrate: Cade is turning 11!! 
Cade & Jackson at Cade's Lego/ Superbowl Party!
 Good Buds Cody & Cade
partying it up
 After being neighbors for a long season and now not, these guys were un-sepperable for 24 hours! 
 And what's a party without cousins! Friends for life :)
 It was special for us to also have Luke and Ryan, Cade's friends from Appleton Classical Conversations, join us for the party! 
 Joshua & Auggie 
 taking turns being goofy
 Asher & Porter (after a snack ;)
They played together pretty well!
 11 candles!!
 Happy Valentines Day, CC friends! 
(all in red & pink <3 p="">
 Olivet & Nadia in Foundations Class
 Logan & Clara loving school :)
 My only (sleep deprived) funny thought/ picture for the month! 
Sunny! Look at the camera!
Sunny just cracked us all up over our 3 February summer days! 
We were so excited about putting together this amazing house warming (and food warming ;) gift... and now it's sitting under the grill cover, under the ice that's under the snow. 
(i guess that's 2 funny thoughts for the night. not bad ;)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Back in the Game :)

Sweet Olivet
 First post of the new year!! 
Yesterday I spent an hour listening in on a live webcast titled "Recharging for Spring." One of the first things the (homeschooling mom) speaker said was to think about aspects of winter we are thankful for! I was thankful for that suggestion since about a minute earlier I looked out the window and felt so discouraged by MORE snow falling! It was a great opportunity to think about heavy blankets, quiet streets and crisp air. 
 And good friends!
Lily & Sophi
 "Where did everybody go?"
 Indoor fun on cold winter days...
 Too busy for even a smile!
 serious business for all
 Hopefully I'll remember to get an "after" picture of Dass and her terrarium. What a cool Christmas gift! 
 Josh & Papa after lots of hard work on the basement!! 
 Siblings ready for a night out to eat some Tasty Thai!
 "Why would you want to go without us?!?!?!?!"
 One BIG highlight of our weeks: our newly established youth group!!!
 Moi bringing the lesson
 Always time to play!
 I need to do a photo shoot with this little guy. The littlest guy in the picture.
 Meet Bearded Dragon Mr. Thaddeus Reptar, the newest member of our family! He is so fun. I never thought I'd enjoy watching a reptile attack crickets. 
 Shoo!
 Looking at this picture makes me think of all that has happened in the lasts few months. We have been a little busy!

 Go Gampy!
(Thanks for ALL the help!!)
Lily- 12 
2016/2017 School Pics
Good reminders to press on as we recharge for spring!
 August the Doggest- 3
 Obsy- 5
 Dass Dass- 8
 Vivers- 6
 Porter Man- 1.5
 Cade- 11
 I missed a few birthday posts! 
Time with Yeye & Nainai always rocks!
 "Give me a G!..."
 First Ponytail
(and maybe last ;)
I thought it was cute! 
 Actually he has had another a few days later... accompanied by a pink fluffy dress and matching princess shoes. Poor guy ;)
Sisterly Love
 "I didn't do it (well, not all of it)!"
I think I'm allowed to draw on any surface now with any type of writing tool! 
 Well, tub crayons seemed like a good idea at the time!
"A whole new world..."
 "You got that right"
 Woah! I'm really dating this post ;)
 Happy Belated Thanksgiving
(not too bad for my first one!)
 A Pilgrim
 A Turkey!
 "gobble, gobble"
Happy Birthday Viv & Sy!
Handsome Pierce!
Bro & Sis
Thumbs up to cool cousins!
The Boys Are Back In Town
"Finally..."
Tim & Nat- So Sweet 
Two Mamas
A Few Dads
Some Clowns :)
All Gathered for Lily's Birthday!
We had SUCH a SWEET time making ornaments, eating yummy snacks and laughing lots!
So Old!

12 Candles
Gotta Love Sleepover Surprises! 
(No, you are not going out with that on ;)
Tons of Thanks to Auntie Karen & Uncle Steve for another AMAZING Christmas Tree! 
... and we found a few kids.
Winter Blessings!!!