Wednesday, May 18, 2016

School's Out!

Yesterday was the last day of school.  I can't believe we have a first grader and third grader in the house now!

Here's the boys on the first day of school
Isaac had a graduation ceremony which made his mother cry.
Isaac and his wonderful kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wilson

Isaac and his buddy Jarin

Olivia and Isaac

Brodie and his wonderful teacher, Mrs. Hessler. 
It was a wonderful year full of lots of learning, much laughter and friends, and great memories!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Fool's Day

I was on call earlier in the week, so I didn't put quite as much effort into this year's April Fool's Day, but we still had some fun.

Brodie switched the cereal bags around to trick Daddy and Isaac in the morning.

I made some fake dog poop that I put in the boys bathroom.  They still weren't too fond of it even after then knew it was fake.

We told the boys they had been so good, we decided to get them iPads.
They weren't impressed

We had fun with dinner.  I made menus and the boys didn't know what the food was that was assigned to each letter.  They had to pick 2 letters for an appetizer, 4 for the main meal, and 2 for dessert.  The boys loved it.    

I ended up changing some of the items because I decided to assign a food for every letter. 

They both got ice cream for the appetizer and Isaac got chips with his and Brodie got bread and butter

Brodie got milk, chips, yogurt, and noodles for his main meal.  Isaac got a sandwich, bread and butter,  noodles, and milk.

Both boys had cake for their dessert.  I tried making a fake balloon cake covered in whipped cream, but the boys figured it out pretty quickly since they had helped me frost the real cake earlier in the day.

We had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


We had a great Easter weekend!  Abel was on call, but we still had some fun!

We died some Easter eggs (Brodie was more interested in March madness).

The boys had fun at an Easter Egg Hunt.  The actually had to move down to a lower age group because there were too many big kids, so the boys got lots of eggs!

Easter morning. Reading the first clue.

Getting closer to the end

checking out their stash

Isaac and Abel worked on some legos

The guys played a little baseball

My loves (the boys are playing kazoos)

We had a good weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2016


We went skiing last weekend and it was so warm!  It was so fun and I can't wait to go back!  We were running late on the first day of skiing and I didn't put sunscreen on the boys.  I try to always put sunscreen on, but somehow forgot when it was sunny and 55 degrees.

Poor Isaac got the most burnt out of all of us.  His poor face just kept getting more red as the night went on.

I'm afraid this is not the most red his face looked (even the whites of his eyes got red).  I'm so happy he was so distracted and didn't even seem to notice!

Wrestling was a good distraction!

Isaac with Phil, his favorite coach (he has been coaching Isaac since he was 3)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day!

We've had a fun, green filled, crazy St. Patrick's Day!  We had fun making our leprechaun traps again.

Isaac making his trap

Ready to take to school!

Brodie and Abel working on Brodie's trap

All set up and ready to catch the leprechaun

We made brownie pots of gold for Isaac's class

We added some frosting clouds and rainbows on the top

Ready for St. Patrick's Day!

Note the Oreos on the table the night before St. Patrick's Day
The Oreos turned green

Isaac checking out the oreos and the silly string mess

No Leprechaun, but there was a little prize left behind

Isaac puling the silly string off the lights

The leprechaun turned the lights green also

Green hair for St. Patrick's Day

The leprechaun tried to make a rainbow appear when the wipers were turned on, but it didn't work so well

Corned beef and cabbage and some green macaroni and cheese

We had a great St. Patrick's Day!!