Friday, April 1, 2016

June, 2015

The last day of Kindergarten for Josh and 2nd grade for Maya. The kids had a great year - they loved their teachers. Maya was emotional and not ready to say goodbye to her teachers and friends. Josh, on the other hand, was ready for summer! No tears for him.

Maya had her ballet recital a few days later and did a wonderful job! We were very proud of her. Her class danced to the instrumental version of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from Frozen.

The big kids got summer haircuts. I love how the little old ladies make such a big deal out of them when we go.

We had a fun trip to the Detroit Zoo with Carla and her kiddos.

Nick had a big bike race - "The Lumberjack". It was 103 miles!

We went to Greenfield Village with friends before our pass expired.

Cora and her "boyfriend" Rhett. They're so cute together.

Father's Day - ummmm, I can't remember what we got for Nick or what we ate for dinner. I guess I need to update my blog more often! I'm sure we spoiled him somehow.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

May Recap

In the end of April the kids all started swim lessons. I couldn't believe how quickly Josh progressed after a few classes! By the end of the session he was able to swim a few yards and go under the water completely without plugging his nose. We need to start lessons again soon...spring and summer will be here before we know it. Cora wasn't a big fan of the lessons at first, but Miss Angie was great and so, so patient. Cora ended up loving it.

The rest of the pictures I took were very blurry cell phone pictures. Too bad.

Maya lost another tooth! (May 13, 2015)

Maya and Josh had an Art Preview/Music Concert night at their school and we got to see all of their great projects from the past year and listen to them sing songs. Looking at these pictures makes me realize how much Josh has thinned out over the past year. It makes me sad...he is not a little guy anymore.

Cora only had a few more days of sleeping in her crib before moving to the bottom bunk. It was such a sad day for me when we gave up on the crib. I'm not ready for my baby to grow up!

We spent a lot of time outside planting our garden and some pretty flowers from Blocks Nursery, took many trips to the park, drew cool pictures (Josh), and played with caterpillars and frogs.

It was a great month!

Easter, 2015

(I'm ending my blog silence after nearly a year) We had a very nice Easter weekend together. Nick spent much of his time in the kitchen installing cabinets, but we also made time to watch conference and do our annual conference bags with fun, quiet activities. There was a lot of fighting if I remember correctly....The kids searched the house for their Easter baskets EARLY, hence all of the cute, sleepy faces.

Easter night we were invited to our friend's house for dinner. We had ham, salad, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and a yummy carrot/cheese cake made by the talented, Heather. We were all stuffed. We let the kids have an Easter egg hunt afterwards and they had a great time. We're thankful for our wonderful Michigan "family" on holidays throughout the year!