Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Please pardon my absence from blogging. One of the kiddos was playing on our computer, and a virus decided to come home with them. :-( This is the SECOND time this has happened while they were playing on the Nickelodeon site! This is a virus that worked its way around our anti-virus protection. If you have children, I would highly advise AGAINST allowing them to play on Nickelodeon! :-(
I'll be back with a giant catch-up post once we have our computer back......
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Claire's school had their annual ballet program last week. We are fortunate that this ballet "class" is offered free of charge during school hours. The kids only practice once a week for about 30 minutes, but they put on a really wonderful program. Any student who wishes to participate is allowed...and many of the staff even get involved.
This year's performance was "Alice in Wonderland". Claire's part was a "Rose" and she danced with a King of Hearts (so sweet!) The principal acted as the Mad Hatter, and the librarian was the Queen of Hearts. It was a wonderful program! The school's select choir (of only 20 kids) also sang several songs prior to the ballet (our little miss did a great job on her solo!). This performance was a little bittersweet though as this was Claire's final choir/ballet performance...she's moving up to middle school this fall! (sniff, sniff) I took photos of each group of dancers (there were over 200!), but am only posting a few pics here.
I am really enjoying making cookies...I think I have a new hobby! lol My kids are loving it too. I think Emily has eaten several dozen all by herself! Every day after school, she asks if I made any cookies during the day. I practically have to hide the cookies from her! ;-)
In honor of St. Patrick's day, I made a batch of shamrock cookies and tried a lemon flavoring this time...yum! (We *had* to do a taste test you know!)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
We had Max's 4th birthday party over the weekend. Just a few family and friends...very low key (just the way I like it!). The theme Max finally settled on was "cowboys", because he wanted to wear a hat. :-) The party was during lunch time, so we served cowboy-type food (BBQ pork sliders & baked beans).
The kids played several games of "There's a Snake in My Boot!"...every snake hitting the target won them a piece of candy. Even the teenagers stepped up for a turn.
Friday, March 4, 2011
To celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Claire's school asks everyone to wear their pajamas to school. The kids are also allowed to bring along a favorite stuffed animal and a blanket. We've had a Cat in the Hat costume for several years, so Claire was sweet enough to wear it for a quick photo before she left for school. :-)
Our baby boy isn't a baby anymore...Max is 4! Can't believe he is growing up so fast. Since his birthday falls on a weekday, he has to wait until the weekend for his party. The only thing he has asked for is a basketball goal (hope we can find one his size!).
A few more scrapbook layouts. As I said before, I'm making a real effort to get more caught up on my photos. These are from 2004...my girls have changed SO much! I used sketches for all of these (just not sure whose sketches...PageMaps maybe?). Simple = DONE!