Friday, June 9, 2017

Last day of 3rd grade

This year has been a learning experience for us all, Celia is growing up and entering into that tween stage.  We have to give her some independence but still deal with the fact that she is a little girl.  Anyone that questions that their 9 year old is still a little girl needs to eyeball a 16 year old.  They are still little.

But Celia has grown in all areas, she is so much taller and she has matured.  She is compassionate and bright.  This year she gained more independence in doing school work on her own.  For the 2nd half of the year I felt as if I barely had to deal with her school work, she just did it.  Of course 3rd grade did have to throw in a big project during the last weeks of school.  Don't they know we limp to the finish line???  

First day

Last day

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last day of Kindergarten

It has been quite a year but looking back I can't really say Audrey has changed and to be honest that is awesome.  I was worried that the push for academics would crush her spirit a little.  Audrey is still Audrey.  Eventually she will have to settle into the fact that school is for learning and not for playing.  Maybe it is because I work with preschoolers but I am 100% okay with the fact that at age 6, Audrey feels that the number one priority in life is to have fun.  Actually maybe that should be her philosophy for life.

I originally thought that after a few weeks her shyness would wear off, it took until May...  But as her teacher put it "she is all out now".  As of the beginning May Audrey was showing her true personality at school, her sense of humor, and her free spirit.  Maybe we will hit that in April next year???

First day

Last day

She grew of course this year but nothing dramatic, but she has slimmed out a ton.

So Hello summer!!  Bring on the pool, the swim meets, trips, visiting with cousins and the beach.
Audrey has been asking me since December when we are going to the beach.  We have it marked on her calendar now but clearly that is her goal for the summer.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Celia has to do a time line for school of her life and we came across this.  It is a few days before she was born and what has Celia floored is our tv...

That little fuzz ball is getting big!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I just don't know what to do... I so wish Audrey would feel comfortable enough to show her true personality.

Why yes she is pointing to her butt

At school she is quiet, shy, sometimes timid, and serious rule follower.  I am appreciative that she is a rule follower her but Audrey is seriously not a timid little girl and lately she has not been quiet.
She also loves to make others laugh.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Holy Growth Spurt

So usually I do this comparison at the end of the school year but Celia chose her first day of school dress for her Easter dress at the last minute.  As you can see she has done quite a bit of growing.

Those paint peeling stairs were painted a few days after the picture!!
Dress was at knee level, if not hanging almost below.

Dress is clearly above knee level.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Most people think that Audrey is very shy.  This is honestly the Audrey that we all know.

Monday, March 6, 2017


I am not doing away with the blog.  I just honestly have not felt like sitting down and updating.  We are just living life and life is good for our family.  We have several friends going through a lot right now and we are beyond blessed that our little family is healthy and for the most part happy!

So here are some pictures and hopefully I will be in a writing mood soon.

Oh and a shout out to my big sis- Happy Belated Birthday!!

At our local museum's Dino exhibit

She has worked out with me more frequently lately on the weekends.
She for some reason does not want to join me at 5:30 am during the work week.

This Looney Bird decided to give up screen time for Lent and we are beyond proud of her, less then 1 week in!!  I did let her know that since our weekly movie was a family thing that maybe it could be no screen with the exception of the family movie.  She agreed.  

We made homemade pretzels on President's day.  Each girl had a friend over and it was fun.

Too bad she lacks personality (sarcasm)

I tried taking a picture of her and this is what happened.
I brought home a train track from work for her to play with for a little bit.
She was in heaven (and so was I as it entertained her while I cleaned, okay cleaning is not heavenly)

If you question the outfit, it was mismatch day at school

Fluffy is in her arms seconds after she gets home.
She is cleaning out her lunch box items, one of her jobs.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I sort of took an unintentional blogging break.  I don't even have much to say as we head towards February tomorrow.   I feel like we need a snow day for me to be in the mood to really update on life. But things are good.  The oldest has had a tremendous growth spurt and the youngest one just continues to be her awesome little self.  

Here are some January pictures!

Why yes that is Audrey rolling down the hill in our dusting of snow

With the shirt that was big a month ago.  Seriously, never in her life has she had such a tremendous growth spurt.  She barely grew last year so that makes sense, but she couldn't have done it when the season was changing to make the clothing switch easier??

Celia got to try out Virtual Reality.  Pretty cool.

My little gymnast (it's not her favorite thing anymore but it gives her some confidence)

Hobby Lobby love