Thursday, January 30, 2014

JDRF Walk Awards 2014

We got to have a play date at Holly's before the Walk Awards! I had to learn how to use my new Silhouette and practice making hog hats out of milk jugs! And bonus, we got to see her BEAUTIFUL new house!! The kids *may* have been a tiny bit excited to swing on the swing in her living room! 
Aiden was excited to have Ethan at the Walk Awards. And Matt and I were also excited that the food was GLUTEN FREE! Taco bar! Woo Hoo! :) 

 Golden Sneaker!
 Emma and Mary Claire with their claw winnings.
Moms Laser Tag! So fun!!

 Lord have mercy. Thanks Mr. Rob, for the million tickets! He got the World's Largest Whoopie Cushion! Yay!
 And look what else Emma won in the claw. Holy minion. Nooooooo! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Snow Days!

We had some pretty snow and beautiful skies!
 It was very good sledding weather. The soccer fields were a great place to sled.
 Tyson Corporate was awesome too! There were lots of sledders there. 
 I always (secretly) wanted to climb the huge piles of snow in the parking lot! Yay! Childhood dream, realized. (Not that my parents wouldn't have let me... I don't think I ever asked. So no therapy needed there.)
So far we have used 7 snow days! Oh, no!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Emma's Nursing Birthday Party!

We had lots of fun getting ready for Emma's Nursing Party!
These kiddos have lots of amazing nurses in their lives! We are so thankful for them!
 Gluten Free deliciousness! Thank you Bliss Cupcake Cafe
 "URINE luck, we have SAMPLES of lemonade" Haha! 

 Happy 9th Birthday to our sweet girl! 

 I was so thankful to have help from Chas! 

 Lots of cast making!

 Phew! We made it to morning with everyone alive! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Field Trip to Crystal Bridges

What fun trip to Crystal Bridges with the 3rd graders. But... It's days like this that remind me why I went into accounting and not teaching and also days like this that make me appreciate our teachers and their INFINITE amount of patience. WOW! Thank you teachers!! Whew, I was exhausted by noon!
They are a great group of kids and so fun! But let me tell you... there are WAY too many pieces of naked art work for 3rd graders to handle. o_O
 Clearly, bunny ears are the "thing" right now. 

 Mrs. Clark's class

Our group spent quite a bit of time in the Children's room. It was safer. ;) 

 It's the alphabet! We've probably been 5 other times and I just noticed that! 
 It was a beautiful day! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday, Emma!

Emma was so excited that the Elves came back for her birthday! 
 Emma picked Shogun for her birthday dinner! It was so fun!
Nana stopped by to bring Emma her birthday presents and thank goodness she did because the one that we ordered for her did not arrive for 2 more days!! Oh no!! 
 She got a Stuffie!! And it had a "credit card" in it. Emma was so excited to get one. She spent her money on a Vera Bradley wallet and Disney infinity for her DS. She felt so grown up! 
 There were 3 other birthdays at our table! It was a BIG celebration!
 Emma was excited that we had a snow day on her actual birthday so she got to miss school.  YAY! So when we went back to school, I brought lunch (more gluten free pizza!) Fun times with this crazy group!
Finally, 2 days later, Emma got to open her presents! 


Happy 9th Birthday, sweet girl! You, my dear, are a mess. You are in a phase that you do not want to do any kind of organized sport. But you are loving dance at Tutu's and Tap Shoes. Mrs. Julie is so sweet. You spend hours and hours playing Barbie and American Girl. You really enjoy playing in your room, but you are also very social. :) You bust out into song (mostly Frozen) all the time but then have a little shy side too. You still are not a picky eater and LOVE pretty much any kind of fruit. You are being a good sport about our new Gluten Free adventure. You love BRIGHT clothing and mix it up, only Justice. Ha! You love your boots and leggings, that's for sure! We are working on your love of reading, without much luck! ;) But maybe someday! You do LOVE GT though so you don't totally hate school. That's good! We love you so much and can't wait to see what this next year has in store for you! Happy Birthday, Emily Anne!