Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
|This year, Matthew and his friends attended Power & Light every Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. They really enjoyed this weekly after school program. There is a strong volunteer base that assists each week with all the activities.|
|It has become my routine every Wednesday to pick these kids up at 5:00 when Power & Light concludes. School is almost over so the after school program will take a break through the summer.|
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Our Easter was prett uneventful.
We stayed home all weekend.
Our church's Easter service was amazing!
Hannah wanted to play Easter Bunny.
So, I let her.
She stuffed all the easter eggs
and hid them so that the rest of us could hunt them.
She was so excited.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
|Our second day in Colorado was spent in Breckenridge. |
We found out that you can take the gondola
at no charge up the mountain to the ski lifts. What better activity on vacation could there be than one that is FREE?
|Once we got over the motion of the gondola, we relaxed and had fun viewing the mountains and skiers (or as Hannah referred to them "skeeters".)|
|It was fun to watch all the people skiing |
from beginners to advanced.
|Hannah and I were wanna-be skiers. Maybe next year we'll take enough time to actually do some skiing.|
|Mallory even enjoyed the trip.|
We recently took a mini-vacation to Colorado. Mallory had her 6 month check up at the Children's Hospital in Aurora so we decided to stay a few extra days. We made the decision to take our beloved college student, Hanna, with us. It was a brilliant idea. She is like family to us and was a BIG help.
We also took advantage of the indoor pool
despite the frigid water temp.
|Hanna is a certified lifeguard so swimming was a breeze for me. Poor Hanna tended to the kids and kept them busy.|
See....I told you she was good help. :)
|One month ago, we were preparing to head to Colorado, snow capped mountains and all it's glory. Mallory was due for her 6 month check up at the Children's Hospital.|
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
It was so nice to have all of our family together Saturday to celebrate Grandma's 80th Birthday. All of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were able to join her on this special day. (17 total, not counting in-laws)
|Grandma and with great-granddaughter Mallory.|
|Grandma with great-grandchildren, Matthew and Hannah.|
|Grandma with granddaughter, Brandy, and her sons |
(Maxton & Brogan).
|Grandma with her granddaughter, Amber, and her sons |
(Dedric & Cole).
|Grandma with her children- Dale, Debbie, & Dawn.|
|Grandma with Debbie's family.|
(John, Nikola, Jesse, Jason, Grandma, and Debbie.)
They were great help throughout the party.
|Maxton eyeing the cake. |
Lord only knows how many pieces he had.
|Brogan kept stealing mints by the handful.|
|He would always check to see if Grandpa had caught him.|
|Each of my kids brought Grandma a case of Diet Pepsi.|
She loves her Diet Pepsi.
|She met and greeted, hugged and chatted friends and family for two hours straight. It was a steady flow of people. |
Family, Neighbors, Co-Workers, and Friends from High School.
Happy Day. Yes indeed.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Last night was Matthew's Spring Program.
His class has been practicing since before Spring Break.
It was a wonderful program. Mrs. Christner did an excellent job with the 2nd Grade class and putting on this production.
Matthew was very serious about his singing and dancing.
You could tell that he had been practicing.
He even got to stand by one of his best buddies, Noah.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
|Mallory had her spring program for school last evening. She was very excited. After the program I realized, that the last several weeks Mallory has been "practicing" her songs at home.|
|Sue is one of Mallory's para's . She attended the program |
and did a great job at keeping Mallory on track.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
|We headed up to Washington this weekend to celebrate my mother-in-laws 65th birthday. |
Unbeknownst to Rosa Lee, a party had been in the works for weeks
to have friends and family surprise her with cake, cards, and well wishes.
She was very surprised.
|Mallory enjoyed hanging out with the girls.|
|Matt learned some new tricks on the Nintendo DS with Brenna.|