We kicked off a month-long celebration of Evelyn's 5th birthday with a party at an indoor trampoline park. She was tickled to have so many friends show up to celebrate with her. It was jumping, bouncing, crazy, kid-exhausting fun.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Danny's City Arts and Tech High School students requested he grow a beard if they met their academic performance goals on the state tests. Great job, CAT! The only problem for Danny is that his wife isn't interested in any kisses with that prickly thing on his face. Lucky for all of us it only lasted a couple of weeks.
Posted by Lynzie at 9:38 PM
The best kind of camping for me is when Danny and the kids set up the tent in the backyard, we roast marshmallows over the kitchen gas stovetop, and I sleep in my nice warm bed in the house. No packing, no prep, no long drive, no sleeping on the ground or sitting in campfire smoke, no washing every single item that went on the camping trip. I love real camping, I love real camping, I love real .... I really do, but I really, really love backyard camping.
Posted by Lynzie at 9:20 PM
The kids got to put together their own zen gardens at the science museum. What I was most amazed by was that after they got home, they went out in the backyard and very quietly, calmly, and harmoniously played with them for a long time. Maybe there's something to the Japanese idea of soothing yourself by combing sand.
Posted by Lynzie at 9:07 PM
I did a pirate-themed preschool morning where we created these costumes and had fun putting on an abbreviated version of the play "Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate". Ev under the blanket is the sea monster. Then we did some science experiments with candy. My kids still beg me every few days for more experiments with candy.
Posted by Lynzie at 8:56 PM
I'm not crafty. Sometimes when I see the darling things other people do with their homes, clothes, blogs, etc., I wish I was. But my creative outlet is in the kitchen, and I don't let it bother me that crafts aren't my thing. I got it in my head though, that I wanted my kids to have some little treasure to remember how much their mom loves them while my husband and I were away on our little weekend getaway, and I created these little stuffed felt critters. Of course I copied the idea 100% from some pinterest or etsy page or something, but again, I'm okay with that. They clip them on their shirt or pants or backpack or just stick it in their pocket. I've been genuinely pleased that they like them and still tote them around occasionally when the idea comes to them. They also know that they are a reminder of just how much mom loves them. In case my craftiness is just too much for you, they are supposed to be a raccoon and a squirrel.
Posted by Lynzie at 8:40 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Micah started with a soccer team and loves Coach Shawn. It's a great workout and helps to run some of the energy out of him. We know Micah's a tough dude, but he's also proving to be an athletic little guy who seems to be in-it-to-win-it. I can't imagine where he got that competitive gene.
Posted by Lynzie at 9:48 PM