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. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes...

Today was a garden working day. The Farmer and the kids picked the majority of the tomatoes and so today I worked up the ones ready. 


We ended up with 34 quarts! Not a bad first batch. I think there is at least one more big day coming but then the tomatoes will be done for the year. 


I did try the new reusable lids I got from Lehmanns. I'll have to let you know how they work out. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Just off the Bus!

Video of the kids right after they got off the bus their first day!



It looks like the kids will be getting on the bus between 7:30-7:40 each morning and will be getting home around 4:05 in the afternoon.

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First Day of School 2014

Well, the kids are off to their first day of public school. I have to say the Farmer was a bit more emotional than I was and I was surprised at how well I did!



There was quite a bit of stress regarding the bus, but it all worked out! 




Here's to a great year with lots of growth for us all!