Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Old Settler's Day Parade 2014

Here are some pictures from this year's Old Settler's Day Parade. The Farmer was in the field so he didn't get to join us, but we still had a great day!






The Herredsbergs and Decotes sat next to us and the kids saw several of their friends from school. 

I'd have to say the biggest surprise was the float of boys who after seeing Abi threw lots of candy and cheered her name! She blushed terribly and we all (including her) laughed. Apparently my daughter is already popular with the boys of her grade. And so it begins. ��





Monday, October 13, 2014

Nathan's 9th Birthday Cake

Nathan picked the theme of Monster Trucks for this year. After looking at several trucks, we decided to do Blue Thunder. Here is a coloring page of what he looks like: 


I started out making a simple chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Then I covered the coloring page with wax paper and started filling in the page. The one thing I forgot to do was print the page in mirror image. So the words were backwards and we had to 'erase' them and redo, but I was able to salvage enough. Here is what it looked like before the details:


Then I tried to put in some of the details with a fine tip. When I was all done this is what we have:


I asked Nathan what he thought and his answer was 'It will do!'

Tomorrow I will do the cupcakes he wants to take to school.  I'll update and include themat the bottom here 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Abi is trying volleyball!

The community offers a short 5 week introduction to volleyball for girls grades 3-6. After some consideration, Abi decided she would try it. Here are a few pictures of her first night:

For it being completely new to her, she did great and said she enjoyed it. Three weeks left to go. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Lesson Learned

So Nathan is responsible for this bulletin board at school. The theme is 'all about me'. Each kid in his class will take a turn decorating the bulletin board. I've not seen this bulletin board! But I'm thinking "Oh, that won't be hard", and I put it on the back burner of things to do. 

Fast forward to the night before the items are due:

Our schedule is booked. We've got activities lined up from 4:30 to 7:00 plus homework. Kids are tired, cranky, and causing problems, and I'm like "Crap, I don't have everything I need or Nathan wants!"

So, we stop by Grandma's on the way home and get a picture from her and I text my niece at 9:30 on a school night. And I stay up until 11:00 putting it all together! 

And what do we have????? Something like this:


For the record, I'm not complaining. I'm laughing! THIS is being a school mom. 

Monday, September 08, 2014

In Memory of our Precious Sarah


Today is Sarah's second birthday! 


Last year we sent off balloons with little notes from us. This year we will lay flowers out in memory. I was able to get carnations in each of the kids' colors as well as red from Mommy & Daddy. The florist didn't have roses so I picked daisies painted yellow for Sarah. 

Even after 2 years, the loss of her life is deeply felt and mourned amongst us.