Monday, May 25, 2015

1st grade is in the history books!

Wednesday was Mister Wilson’s last day of first grade!  Woohoo!  We made it.  Mister is excited to be done with school for summer.  

I can’t believe how much he’s grown this year, how many less teeth he has!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

one more step closer

Ella has looked forward to graduation for weeks!  The big day arrived and she quizzed us constantly on who all would be there to witness the big event.  She marched in to the Pomp and Circumstance.  Sang about being able to do ALL THINGS.  And then her official goodbye song.  As her teacher handed her the “diploma”, she included that Ella wanted to be a Spy Ninja when she grows up.  And with that she had graduated!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

short and sweet Easter

Better late than never, Easter pics! 

This year, Wyatt requested matching ties with Daddy.  Will said “NO WAY” and was fine only having matching shorts.  So blue seersucker for the win….for all!  Except Mommy.  Because 4 coordinating outfits is a lot of work!

Another busy Easter day, and not a lot of pics this year.  But a fun day for all.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

a successful week!

the last of our beach pics… all that fun caught up with Wilson.  He was getting kind of grumpy and asked for snuggles.  I scooped him up and rocked him and he quickly went to sleep.  And I was more than happy to snuggle and let my nearly 7 year old sleep in my lap for as long as possible. 

And that is the end of our fabulous week at the beach.  The kids had a great time.  They got along fabulously, and were so well behaved.  Honestly, I was shocked.  And thrilled.  And proud of us. It was a successful adventure!!! And lots of fun memories were made.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

spring break - continued

We quickly settled into a routine at the beach.  Mornings at the beach, followed by a pre-lunch swim at the pool.  Lunch and quiet time for my three while J & R napped.  Then back to the beach and pool before dinner and bed.  We were brave the first night and attempted dinner out to celebrate Renee’s birthday.  And while we did survive, we decided a repeat performance was not needed.  2015-04 beach52015-04 beach62015-04 beach7 copy2015-04 beach8

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

it’s only 3 weeks!

Ella had her visit to the orthopedic on Tuesday.  We were worried what kind of news we’d receive…it was great news.  Only 3 weeks in the cast and she should be as good as new!  She handled the appointment wonderfully and breezed through the x-rays. 

Ella chose green for her cast. Surprised us ALL.  But green is a lot of her favorite peoples color, and it’s the color of her favorite ninja on Ninjago.

Here’s hoping the next three weeks fly by!

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Spring Break, part 1

It’s taking me awhile to get all of my pics together from Spring Break…. but long story short, we were invited to the beach over Spring Break with my cousin, Renee, and her two boys.  I’m not sure what made me think it was a good idea, but I was all in. 

Two Mama’s + 5 kids under 6 = chaos

Actually, it wasn’t nearly as chaotic as you’d imagine.  It was surprisingly easy, and somewhat peaceful and quiet.  Somewhat.  But definitely FUN!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

a for-real FIRST {Ella}

As if last month’s “is Wyatt’s foot sprained or broken?” wasn’t fun enough, we thought we’d add a “it’s definitely broken” twist. 

Ella plays hard during Wednesday night game time at church. Last week, she won all three games.  And I’m sure she was determined to have a repeat performance this week.  Unfortunately, while playing Run Chicken Run she tripped and crashed.  Thankfully, Chris was in there during game time and witnessed it.  While her arm did not immediately look hurt, she did act hurt.  But Chris was able to calm her down so we assumed it was fine.  At home, she asked for a bath to make her feel better.  But during the bath I could tell she was not okay.  After a few frantic texts back and forth with our favorite, always on call, nurse/aunt Denise, we decided to head to the ER.  A few, painful x-rays later it was confirmed that it was a fractured elbow. 

The application of the splint/cast was entertaining.  And it was determined that our extra spicy girl, with two brothers, should have a few extra layers to keep it intact until we can see the Ortho doctor next week, and get the real cast on.  Prayers that it works in our favor!

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

an interview with Wilson, age 7

What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite toy? Skylanders
What is your favorite fruit? Apples
What is your favorite tv show? Inspector Gadget
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Ham and Cheese
What is your favorite snack? Chips
What is your favorite animal? Cheetah and Falcons
What is your favorite song? huh? I don’t have one
What is your favorite book? Any animal book
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Rope Swing
What is your favorite drink? Apple Cider (???)
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? a book
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? pancakes
What do you want to be when you grow up? snake hunter
What are you really good at? reading
What makes you happy? a movie theater
What makes you sad? Wyatt yelling at me
What do you and Daddy do together for fun? watching movies
What do you and Mommy do together for fun? snuggling
FINALLY, he had an answer for me!  He usually stumbles on the Mommy and Me question!


For fun here are his interviews at age 4, age 6

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

farm day!

We spent Earth Day at a local farm’s play date and nature hike. We got muddy, chased chickens, E rode a horse, we played in a sandbox, had a picnic and explored and explored.

Ella said it was AWESOME.  She soaked up every bit of it.  Wyatt said it was fun, but he needed there to be more shade.  It was (mostly) the perfect day!

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Say What {Wilson}

Oh, this kid... my favorite Wilson quote yet. 

"A missing book is like a forgotten thought." Wilson, age 7. 

And it explains why he's so often the last kid out the door. Lost "thoughts" or lost shoes are always his excuse. �� 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Not an awesome first {x-rays}

Before we left for the beach Wyatt jumped off the retaining wall, hurting his foot. We thought he was fine even tho he kept limping. 
After we got back from the beach Chris took Wyatt to the after hours place for X-rays. Not broke but badly sprained. 
Two weeks later he was still limping so off to the ortho this time. Still more X-rays but it's still hard to say if it's broken or sprained. Baby bones are hard to read on the xray. So we get to do this again in a few more weeks if he's still not better. 

Wy is our first to get x-Rays!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lucky us

I told the kids about clovers and how hard it is to find four leaf clovers and how they are all usually three leaf clovers. Then we ended up finding about 15 or more four leaf ones. They pretty much thought I was crazy after we found that many. But the first few were exciting at least.