Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sydney and school

Sydney playing school, she is just so cute and smart.  She breezes through her homework so some nights I create math problems or have her spell her sight words for practice.  She is doing very well in kindergarten and has awesome teachers.  We are so proud of her! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Icy Morning

These pictures were taken over a week ago when we had a school delay and we got some snow that actually turned into some ice. Sydney was absolutely giddy the night before just hoping it would snow. She woke up at 430 or 5 and wanted to go outside. Our beach board worked well on the frozen snow.


 frozen daffodils
 I know my family probably thinks this snow is nothing but it was a big deal to the kids.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Zoo trip

What do you do when the weather is warm? When it hits 70 degrees in January we go to the zoo.
bee hive
bees inside the hive, do you think they look real?
the actual hive was covered but bees were still flying in and out
I love the aviary and all the beautiful flowers
so cool
the fern is so bright and green
we saw a real show at the gorilla area, the male was acting protective of one of the mommas and her baby- there are two babies that were born in August
then the chimps were very active and the babies were adorable
piggy back
they were righ up next to the glass and they were interacting with a little chimp puppet that a little girl was holding
we had another great visit and look forward to many more when the weather is warm again

Monday, January 21, 2013

Its Out!

Yes, Sydney lost her first tooth. It was only loose about a week and since she is a constant wiggler it was ready to come out.  Saturday we were at a friends birthday party and she just pulled it out and then walked over to me with it in her hand.  I was so surprised she pulled it out on her own.  She left it for the tooth fairy, and was so surprised when the tooth fairy left her a note, 5 dollars and her tooth!  The tooth fairy told her she is doing a great job brushing her teeth and that she wanted her to keep her tooth so she could show all her friends.  I am not ready for my girl to grow up and lose her teeth.  She is also getting her 6 year molars.  I want time to freeze! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Griffin boo boo

Running feet and a sharp corner on a counter.......another boo boo for this guy. 

Thankfully no glue or stitches we needed just some extra hugs and time with momma.  When we were on our way to the office to be checked out I told him we may need to glue his head and he told me "not the hot glue momma!"   Apparently he has seen me crafting with my hot glue gun and he was sure he did not want that glue.  I am so glad that the spot is covered by his hair because it may leave an indention.  We are working on WALKING feet but boys will be boys and my little boy seems to have one speed. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pictures at the park

a few weeks ago, actually more like a month or so ago I took some pictures of the kids at the park
these are a few of my favorites

Friday, January 11, 2013

good article- nurturing your children

Follow this link to an article about nurturing your child.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I will stop complaining about what I don't have and I will learn to be truly grateful for what I do have.  I will be content, though not complacent. 

* for some reason blogger is not allowing me to upload pictures so I will have to do something different for now, I could use some inspiration so I thought I would share with you!

Monday, January 7, 2013


sometimes getting up early holds a great reward

Friday, January 4, 2013

Rebath Christmas Party

Griffin enjoying his cupcake at Bill's company party

all the kids singing- so sweet and entertaining
the party is always lots of fun and they do a wonderful job of including everyone

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Playdate + Craft

Sydney and her friend Kylie and their babies
tea party for 2 + babies
stamp memory card game
I have so many stamps and I thought it would be fun to make a memory game
the girls picks flowers, bird, purse, stars
they decided to color their images
griffin helped me stamp his cars, train, animals
so much fun play dates and making games

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

more of this please....

now that break is over and we are all back to routines, I am missing snuggling up by the fireplace
photo opps with my best girl
lazy mornings with hot cocoa and puzzles on the kitchen floor

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Baking fun

A new apron's time to bake! (thanks sis I love it)
both the kids love to help, fighting over he gets to crack eggs, scoop floor and use the mixer
mixing our frosting
cutting out cookies
I had a girl party and wore my apron again!
new recipe, shortbread turtle cookies, yummy