Friday, March 30, 2012

iphone pictures...and randoms.

Monday night on the way to dance Kk was so tired. First day back to school and dance after a week off. This kid never sleeps during the day... she was out.

Last weekend we attended to b-day parties for daycare peanuts. Both of my little friends turned 4 this year... so bittersweet! Mia was at a tea party for Ms E's party then went to Going Bonkers for Ms M's. party. Mia had a great time and loved celebrating her friends.
Getting ready to play dress- up. The girls from daycare were all there. It warms my heart that they are all friends (most days) outside of daycare. My little girl club...(minus A and E that were somewhere)

We had a most awesome week off but as great as the time off was I was ready to get back to our normal. It has been tough this week as I just got out of habit. I finally feel like I am somewhat caught back up now with house, life, laundry, schedules, ect. It's a great feeling.

Soccer is in full swing. The girls have games every weekend. Both teams are really doing well. Kadyn is not a "in your face" soccer player however she almost made a goal last week. My mommy side just wants to get one goal to feel the success. She did well and kicked the ball a lot which is out of her comfort. She is getting there. Gaby had a great game last night as well. Took 2 really strong kicks for goals but just were blocked. She is more aggressive and I really love it. I know, so bad! Her team still plays all positions however Gaby does mainly goalie and defender. I really love watching them play. Plus, they play in Spring and Fall. It's never horribly hot and it allows us to have our summers off.

Report cards came out for for the older peanuts. Kadyn went up last quarter in reading but went back down again this quarter. I feel like I am failing her as a parent. I am seeking advice on what our next step should be, again. I have had plenty of friends say, "it just clicked for my kid in 2nd grade". I am holding onto this. I hope it is just a stage, a rough start, or something. Kadyn just struggles with this subject. I hated reading as well- still not a top 5 favorite thing for me even as an adult. School was always a struggle for me and I just pray that she doesn't follow in my foot steps.

Our church activities are coming to an end for the school year. Our last night at Cubbies is the 11th and then awards are the 18th. I am in the middle of planning a carnival for some pretty cute 3-5 year olds. I avoided starting the planning for this until yesterday. This task just daunted me. I even had a horrible dream about it. But, I made my list, ordered some fun stuff, and I feel more prepared. Not totally out of the woods yet but it's getting there. This was my first year as director for the Cubbies. It was such a learning experience. I love the leadership role, teaching, and preparation side of it. It was also time consuming, stressfull when people couldn't make it, and lot's of problem solving. But, God is good and it always worked out.

My weight journey is just that, a journey. As I have taken a more simply approach to our family life I have done the same with my weight loss. I am not wearing my arm band any more for calories burn. I simply report my food and work outs on my phone and go from there- so simple and easy. Last week I also gave up pop and bumped my calorie intake down. I weigh in Monday- we'll see how it goes. Food seems to be my form of comfort. I need to find other ways to deal with my period week, stressful times, and times that I am bored. Food is not the answer. I find I am more active now that it stay light out longer. We are outside more and I love it. Hopefully by simplifying my approach to working out, the weight will simply come off! I can always hope!

Next weekend Gaby and I are doing a 2 mile run. We have started to practice this week. I don't care about our time, if we run or walk, or how we do. I am excited that is she doing this with me. I am proud that she is spending the time training for it so she can be a healthy growing girl as well. I am so emotional that this is our first run together. I hope it isn't our last. I hope she will enjoy working out and being active like I do. It's not always about just losing weight-it's about being healthy and she is at such a great age to be learning this.

Another Gaby note- she did break my heart by telling me she doesn't want to play violin or any musical instrument anymore. I was crushed. Dustin and I have a great love for music and it was such a huge part of our lives growing up. I am missing her first concert at the end of this month. I will be away for a training. Another reason I am crushed. I was hoping this would not be her only concert. I asked for help from one of our musical friends at church that she looks up to. I am hoping between his influence and support she will think more on doing band or strings.

I am switching from a PC to Mac. It is for the nursery job but it is still a little scary since I will need to re-learn so much. Dustin LOVES his Mac. Before making the choice to switch, my loving and patient husband sat down with me for a Mac course. I am up for the challenge. Since we slow down in summer, I will have some free time to watch videos, and play around on it. Then I will be ready to go for fall when all the church studies/programs jump into full swing. I am grateful for to chance to get the computer and start learning about it... I think!

Well, it's Friday afternoon, the weather is beautiful. I count my blessings every day and even having a few minutes to blog about my random thoughts is one of them. Hope you have a great weekend and check back soon to see what the Peanuts are up to as we start a new month full of new concepts and themes!
video

This was taken a couple weeks back. Mia was practicing for
her dance recital using the practice DVD- Kenni decided to
practice too!

Wrapping up our circus theme...

Our science experiment...
Then we used our red balloons to make clown noses...
And silly clown faces...

Our circus clowns...
Playing around on the tumbling mat this morning... acting like we were apart of the circus.

Lots of fun moves.
We also made a circus tent.
Then, we became a star of the show... or at least for art time.
After circle time, we reviewed our March color, shape, letters, and numbers. I can't believe we are working on Y next week. The year has flown. Now it's time to "roll over" since there were 10 in the bed...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We like to hang upside down like we are in a circus...

Today we made cool circus tents... to go with our circus theme!!! :)
We are enjoying some awesome spring weather... to go with our circus theme!

M told me she liked, "playing in the woods".

A always goes for the houses...
And on Friday, we are going to have our own circus... to go with our circus theme!!!

The Mole...



Yep... this would be the mole, in our backyard, that is no longer a live, but dead, in the mole trap, so gross, with big hands, weird eyes, so yucky! Yep... that would the mole.

Our Monday

Making some music...

Playing outside...


Reading some books...

Playing some games...
Talking about our new theme...
Making some awesome clown hats...(don't worry, we finished these up)
Our learning board this week... Letter X, circus, clowns, and more...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh my goodness!

Was our carpet really this bad?? Yes!

It wasn't always this bad... really just the last 6 months or so. The professional cleaners even told us they could not help us! I am so over the moon excited that we were able to finally get carpet installed! It just changed the look of the house!


We never let the kids eat in the living room... the morning of the install we let them.

We found this while moving furniture... Don't judge, I know you y'all have kids and you will be surprised what you find! Just look! :)


Our sad living room. Carpet was only 6 years old. Yikes!

Our bedroom, before!

Our dining room during...

More stuff...

Awe, this brought tears to my eyes! CARPET!

After... my crazy friend and neighbor brought her Dyson over to break the carpet in! We had great carpet lines!

Kids are trying it out... still has new carpet smell!

Kenni's room... after!

Our wedding anniversary is coming up- we decided to get new sheets and comforter for our bed! So pretty! What an awesome, well needed, change for our well loved and lived in home!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

iphone pictures...

10am on Saturday morning and Mia is tuckered out... coming off of Spring Break, her schedule has been crazy. But I sure don't mind the extra cuddles this morning! Never to busy to sit and hold my peanuts.

At the movies... a group of friends went to see, "Hunger Games" last night! A great movie. I read the books, Dustin has not. We both enjoyed the experience. I loved how close to the book they stayed- lots of details left out of course, but awesome movie.

Kenni's first trip to the ER. She was walking with Dustin in a parking lot and decided to throw a fit. She didn't want to hold D's hand and went limp. When she did her arm popped and she started screaming. We watched her for a while, she still wouldn't move her left arm without crying. We took to her to the ER, got a x-ray done, and popped her arm back into place. The doctor was very supportive and assured us that this was very common. She even showed me how to pop her arm back in case it happens again.

Our front door...
We came back from our overnight to our front door looking like this. Nothing else appeared to be touched but just the door. We still have no idea what happened but glad it was just the door and everything else was just fine. Clean up not so fun... just ask Dustin.

Kendal took her own poopy diaper off then went to sleep! So gross. This kid and her diapers have truly driven me crazy. Luckily she doesn't do it as much as she used to. My glam life as a mom!

My childhood house. This was the only house I knew. We had to pack everything up and sell it when my mom had her stroke. I still drive by it every once and a while to see how it is doing. Dustin and I moved into into the garage when we were first married. We lived there for the first year of our married life!

Kadyn's class had chickens hatch. We got to see them at the book fair/open house night! Kadyn was excited to show them off.

At the SHES book fair... Mia

At the SHES book fair... Kadyn

At the SHES book fair... Gaby (she was not happy because she had to do her history presentation and wear a dress)

Yes, I am a dork. I bought a Hunger Games shirt to wear opening day of the movie!