Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March track out (post 2)

We hit the road on Friday for Indiana. Our three kids have been asking when we will get to Craig and Abby's house for weeks!! They had so much fun playing together! I am very thankful for how well they all get along!

Saturday we got to see Abby cheer! 

The kids loved just playing together in the basement. Craig even built the tracks for Jason! ❤️❤️❤️

And they played their favorite game of "bears" complete with new den! 😂😂
That evening we all had dinner together with a kids table and an adult table!


Sunday, Nicholas took the kids to his Dad's while I got to go to brunch with my brother Wilson and his family and my Aunt Vicky and her family. It was SO nice to get to visit with everyone. I got a kick out of listening to Bill, my fourteen year old nephew, talk about school and life. He's super positive and astute. My niece Madeline is graduating from college in May and seems so accomplished and grown up, already working at an accounting firm. It was fun to see Beki and Jackson, and to reminisce with Andrea and Erika. I felt very lucky!



Stephanie kept our kiddos while Nicholas and I had a night away Sunday!! Look at this brave soul putting five kids to bed!!

Then she and Grandma Dorothy took them to the zoo on Monday!


We spent the day Tuesday in the farm. I ❤ farm play! So do the kids!







Little Leo is growing up!

Leo had his first buzz haircut, a la Nicholas, a couple of weekends ago. I was sick of paying $15 for bad haircuts and Nicholas was willing. Leo did great!! There was about 2 inches of hair on the floor!

And a few weeks ago, Leo asked to go into Olivia's violin lesson. When he heard Polina accompany Olivia on the piano, he leaned over and said he wanted to learn to play piano! I jumped at the chance and five days later he had his first lesson. His teacher was great, and Leo practiced several times each day after that lesson!


Friday, March 17, 2017

March track out (post 1)

Five libraries in five days in order to get dozens of Rainbow Magic chapter books, painting pottery while I steal wifi and work, museums, parks, playgrounds, and once out to eat to celebrate a great report card!

Red Robin, yummmm!

Playing at Pullen!


Little pink riding hood in the backyard! I love that Olivia plays pretend!


Natural science museum, which we love


Painting pottery

Olivia's first science fair!

Olivia completed her first science fair on Thursday, March 2. She decided to test "Can sound waves travel through objects" after looking through a book on sound experiments at the library. She did a great job following the scientific process. She amazed me with her computer skills logging into her school's site and bringing up Google docs to record her observations. Her project took second prize for first grade! She did most of it herself, as can be seen from the slightly off balance gluing job. I helped her follow the science fair directions and made her include all the right categories. She was so proud! We were, too!