Friday, March 31, 2017

March Little Things

We had a very low key spring break this year. On Monday, I had a little medical procedure that put me in bed for a couple of days.  The kids spent Monday hanging out with Grandma which was very helpful.  I was able to rest and they had a great time playing out at her house.  On Tuesday, the girls went to "camp" at Mrs. Humphreys house.  They learned about the life cycle of frogs, made crafts, and got to play outside with her chickens.  By Wednesday, I was feeling back to normal and was able to start getting ready for a garage sale on Friday and Saturday.  Emily and I had a HUGE garage sale to finish raising money for our trip to Guatemala.  It was very successful and we completely finished our fundraising for the trip.  Even though our spring break wasn't exciting, it was nice to get the garage sale behind us!
The Saturday after spring break, I participated in the Camp Gladiator Diamond Dash with several girls from church.  It was a two mile run/obstacle course inside Texas Rangers stadium.  It was very challenging but I am so glad I did it!  It was fun to hang out with friends and prove to myself that I could make it through an athletic event without dying!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

While We Were Away

While we were in Beaver Creek, the kids were having fun with Granna and Granstan back in Cleburne!  They went to the park, soccer practice, and to the movies to see The Lego Batman Movie. 
I love that Parker brought his blanket to the movie!  He is SO cold natured and hates being cold!
It's nice to not have to worry about the kids while we are gone.  I always know they are in good hands with Granna and Granstan!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Beaver Creek 2017

Cory and I just got back from our annual ski trip to Beaver Creek. This is definitely Cory's happy place! He would move here in a heartbeat! If only we could win the lottery and buy a house here!!
Dr. Hu really wanted Cory to get back on the mountain, so he graciously offered to pay for Cory to have a private lesson with an adaptive ski instructor.  Cory tried the adaptive ski bike two years ago but was afraid that would be too hard this year.  The next step after the bike is the sit and ski. This has a huge learning curve but Cory was highly motivated to learn and get back to the top of the mountain.
It was a lot harder than it looked and even though he never made it to the top of the mountain, I was so proud of him for trying. I think if he would have had one more day, he would have been confident enough to try the green slopes at the top.
It looked like Cory got in a fight with the ski poles! Those were some massive bruises!
Since Cory can't ski anymore, I usually only ski one morning during the trip. I actually did pretty well this year and felt good about how I got down the mountain. 
As always, we enjoyed lots of great food on our trip. The Ranelle's and Hu's are such gracious hosts and we can't wait to go back next year!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

January and February Little Things

Emily and I were so excited to get to celebrate our college roommate's birthday with her this month. It's hard to believe we are all turning 40 this year!  It was great to visit and catch up with several of my Aggie friends at her party. 
Lilly was thrilled to be chosen as Super Grizzly for her class for the second time this year!  She got to help Ms. White with morning announcements and was recognized for being a great student!  We are so proud of her hard work this year in kindergarten!
Parker helped Robert celebrate his 10th birthday. 
We celebrated the 100th Day of School this month.  Lily's class did a lot of fun activities including drawing a picture of what they thought they'd look like when they turned 100!
Eden forgot to close her bedroom door one morning and Maggie too full advantage of it!  I think she slept on Eden's bed all day!
Kaden invited Parker to see Dennis Lee, a ventriloquist, at his church. They had dinner, ate cotton candy, and enjoyed a fun show!
They even got a selfie with Dennis Lee!  
We had Open House at our school this month.  All of the teachers dressed up like their favorite storybook characters. The specialists chose the book Click, Clack Moo. I was Farmer Brown and the others were the cows!  I love my team and my school!
I am still working out with Camp Gladiator three times a week and made it to my 50th check-in. I am so proud of my hard work and feel better than I have in a long time!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Little Dribblers

Parker and Eden both just finished up their Little Dribblers basketball season. They both had great coaches and learned a lot. 

Eden's team participated in a local tournament this weekend. They lost in the second round but were awarded the sportsmanship trophy. Eden was so proud of her trophy!
Coach Stephanie was so patient with Eden and taught her so much about basketball. I hope Eden will play again next season.
Eden's teacher, Mrs. Humphreys, was so sweet to come watch one of her games. We have the best teachers!  
Somehow it didn't get any pictures of Parker's team or coach. I'll definitely have to be better about that next year!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  

The kids all had their Valentine's parties at school today. Lily and I made a cute butterfly box last week to hold all of her valentines. 
Her party was pretty low key but she had fun! (See the little boy next to her in the picture?  He threw up all over the floor about five minutes after I took this picture. It definitely put a little bit of a damper on the party!  Poor thing- I felt so sorry for him!)
Eden's teacher always does a Clifford the Big Red Dog party on Valentine's Day. Her class does a Clifford author study during the month of February so she incorporates it into the party. They eat their treats (including dog bone cookies) out of dog bowls and drink Big Red. It was a lot of fun!
Eden and Carson 
Eden and Reagan 
Parker's class had a pizza party. I had to go back and forth between all three parties so I'm not sure what else they did! But Parker seemed happy at the end of the day so I'm sure he had a fun time!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lily Loses Her 1st Tooth

Lily has been waiting and waiting to lose a tooth like her brother and sister and today it finally happened!  She's been wiggling that thing like crazy and finally got it out today at school. Her teacher let her call and tell me the good news!  She can't wait to see what the tooth fairy brings her tonight!
Update: Lily lost another tooth just a couple of weeks after her first one!  She was one excited little girl! I'm excited for her but it sure is bittersweet to see my baby growing up so fast!