Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
We took a quick trip down the road to try our hand at u-pick strawberries. Less than an hour later we had 20lbs of berries. Despite the fact that the boys don't like strawberries they still had fun picking the berries. We might need to make this an annual tradition.
Posted by Julie at 4/30/2016 02:42:00 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Another spring break with these five crazy cousins in the books.
We did lots of swimming this time since the weather wasn't the warmest.
The best news is none my three didn't need floates this time.
To be continued...
Posted by Julie at 4/14/2016 10:13:00 PM
Friday, April 08, 2016
Once again, instead of a big birthday bash, Wilson elected to have a shopping spree at ToysRUs. He was thrilled with all of his new Skylanders he picked. And before we left we checked out the bikes. Chris demonstrated this fat tire bike for us.
And no outing with Will is complete until we visit the pet store. He found the friendliest chameleon. Thankfully, he didn't ask to bring him home. Reptiles are a big no on my list.
*and yes, that is marker all over Ws face. It was part of an activity/field trip at school today.
Posted by Julie at 4/08/2016 11:48:00 PM
Thursday, April 07, 2016
#8 finally arrived. Wilson, once again, requested to skip having a party with friends and have a shopping date with just us. We agreed. Tonight Mimi and Poppy came over to celebrate with us. And watch him open a few gifts. His fave was the Rubik's cube and a giant box of all the books he had requested recently. (*lucky for him the used bookstore had all the ones he really wanted.) He was so excited to complete a few collections he has started. Happy #8 sweet boy!
Posted by Julie at 4/07/2016 11:23:00 PM
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
And very important to know, Wyatt picked out his outfit from the catalog that came in the mail. He said he wanted it ALL. The suspenders, bowtie and shirt. And since the poor kid gets (mostly) hand-me-downs I forked over the big bucks to make his day. Money well spent!
We had our traditional egg hunt with Mimi and Poppy at lunch time. We stuck with the color coded egg hunt that's been working for years. Only downside is we have a few who like the "tattle" about where someone else's eggs are. But otherwise it works and everyone is happy with their green, blue or pink eggs. No egg hunt with Nana and Papaw this year, we missed out since we headed to the beach after lunch.
Posted by Julie at 4/05/2016 10:41:00 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Wyatt learned to ride his bike a few months ago. Will has had no interest. And this week he hopped on and became a biker in a few minutes. So we headed to the park this weekend for wide open spaces. And paved sidewalks! These two worked hard and we only had a few minor crashes!!!! So proud of their determination.
Posted by Julie at 3/26/2016 09:26:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
We survived a trip to Chucks! Thanks to our friend Anthony's birthday we spent a recent Saturday morning at the "only" place a kid can be a kid. The kids were beyond excited to go to the infamous place they had seen only in commercials. For two hours they spent tokens, played games and won tickets. Finally cashing in their winnings on....candy. It went a million times better than I imagined. Tho I'm not in a hurry to go back anytime soon, haha.
Posted by Julie at 3/23/2016 10:46:00 AM
Friday, March 11, 2016
For Christmas, Ella received a gift card to paint pottery (her fave thing to do). We finally had girl time to go. She chose a new cup. We can't wait to see what it looks like after it's been fired!
Posted by Julie at 3/11/2016 08:32:00 PM
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Every day, after school, I find Will reading a book in the kitchen. And always anywhere but the chair. Long after snacks after finished he stays in his random spot, hoping no one will bother him and that Timber cat will come find him soon. I guess after being in school all day the last thing he wants to do is sit in a chair.
Posted by Julie at 3/09/2016 12:29:00 AM
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Just another week. Filled with lots of books and book related fun. All three celebrated with various Dr Seuss activities this week.
Two random book pics of Will. The excited face, running at top speed to show me with his library pick, a long awaited Geronimo Stilton book. And he finally got the okay from Chris to start The Hobbit.
We've had a good start to March!
Posted by Julie at 3/05/2016 12:22:00 AM
Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Wyatt has been more than ready to learn to ride his bike. We finally took the time to go to the park, where its flat and "softer", and worked with him. And a few minutes later he was off. And so excited! But he required lots of rest time since he worked so hard 😉 He is super proud to be the first to learn. And he has no plans to go back to training wheels!
Posted by Julie at 2/19/2016 11:14:00 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Ella is loving Girl Scouts. She sold cookies last month. Which was a full time Mom job, wow!
And attended Thinking Day with her troop this month. They represented Mexico but she had a great time learning about other countries.
She's excited to see what fun they have this spring!
Posted by Julie at 2/16/2016 11:14:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Two days of Valentine's parties for our trio. And candy every where we turn.
Wyatt requested a Kylo Ren mailbox. And gave his friends Star Wars Valentines, of course.
Ella requested a cupcake. And did as much of it herself as I'd allow. Which was a lot. She gave out animal cards.
And Will and his friends all made a bags. He passed out Grumpy Cat cards. He thought they were hysterical. Sadly, no pics of him.
Posted by Julie at 2/13/2016 12:07:00 AM