Wednesday, June 13, 2018

new buddy picture

Our blog header hasn't been updated since Nora was a baby.   By the time I finally got around to trying it with Francie she was at a very difficult age as far as sitting still goes.  These were some of the better attempts...
I think I am going to go with the last one.  Hopefully, I will get around to that.

at home

Sometimes I just need to post some of what life usually looks like...

Monday, June 11, 2018

2017 start of school year

Back to school time just gets earlier and earlier and I am not a fan.  I like having my kids at home so I am not usually ready to let them go.  But alas, they must go and as a mother it is my duty to take pictures of the first day.  Gus was off to first and Jimmy fourth...
Our friend Madeline was in Gus' class again and he has Mrs. Estfan just like Jimmy.
She is one of my favorites at the school so it is sure to be a great year...
The girls were not thrilled about their brothers leaving or rather about being left behind, but Nora came home and promtly set up her own school...
As you can see we learn a lot about Little House on the Prairie at our school.  We are working our way through the whole series so our days usually revolve around Little House in some way.  Sometimes the dolls are the characters and sometimes it is the Playmobiles...
Often times we play the characters.  Nora rotates between being Mary and Laura which means Francie ends up being either Laura or Carrie...
Our playhouse usually becomes a log cabin...
Whatever we are doing we love our time at home together.  These girls love having each other so much...

Friday, June 8, 2018

more summer things 2017

The rest of the summer in a minute...
Free Chick-fil-A Day...
Swim Lessons at Roadrunner...
Suprisingly lovely zoo day...
 Animation Exhibit at the Science Center with cousins...
 And donuts...
And lots of popsicles...
And frozen custard...

Star Wars Day Diamond Backs Game...
Meeting Moana at the library...
A few nice monsoons...
 One cracked open head...
 Celebrating Mom's birthday with many friends...
 A day late birthday date to The Parlor...
Many forms of at home entertainment including a pool noodles marble run...
Playmobil castle set-up...
Little House on the Prairie Lincoln Log set-up...
Fort Day...
And playing Mass...
 These four sure make summer a lot of fun and we are never ready for it to end...
The list always remains unfinished so I guess that is just part of the tradition. 
I guess it is good to teach them that there are still more fun things to come.