This little girl loves to eat! She helped me make some flourless chocolate muffins, which were pretty tasty!
Since my kids don't go to school or a co-op, they wanted a chance to pass out Valentines. We organized a little After Valentine's Day Valentines Party with friends. It had such a great turn out! I think there were 30 something kids! My kids had a blast decorating their boxes a few days before. I think Addie was confused by the fact that not many kids had boxes. I guess everyone doesn't think as 'fancy' as her. I had to explain to her that it's okay to do your own thing and be different. :)
Sorting and eating candy!
Tuesdays are rough. We leave the house at about 3:30pm. That is right about the time that traffic is getting bad. We drive 35-40 minutes to ballet then sit there for an hour in a room where we can't see Addie. Addie usually wants to change out of her ballet clothes after class, this makes us the last people to leave almost every time. Then we drive for 40-50 minutes to get home. We are usually home by about 6:15. Almost a 3 hour trip for a 1 hour ballet class. I am thankful it is only once a week at this point. I don't think I could make that trip with all 4 kids more often than that!
Dia and Johnny get bored. I usually bring the ipad so they can play games. Or they like to steal my phone and take random pictures of people. Only a few more months until the recital!
Happy birthday Daniel! We celebrated with dinner at Red Robin (where else?!) then some shopping.
She loves to climb up on things. Maybe she will be our first real climber??
Northwest Trek was having a deal for a few days where kids get in for free with a paying adult. Uh, yes please!! We went with some friends and had a great time!
My new bike! I had been holding on to the money for this for some time now and we finally got around to actually buying it! So fun. Now all I need is a bike trailer to carry the little 2 in and we are set!
I spy a little baby who loves to read while we are doing school!
First pony tail! She was not too excited about it.
For weeks Johnny kept telling me that I needed to make him a new blanket because the one he had (one that I had made when he was a baby) was getting too short to cover his whole body. So, I set out to the craft store and bought some fabric. I am a little disappointed at how it turned out but he loves it!! He sleeps with it every night. I love that he wanted me to make him another one and wasn't asking to buy one. :)
We've started doing chores! We have a chore chart and every Friday is payday at our house! They are both saving up for very expensive toys! We'll see how long this lasts.
I took Addie in to get her eyes checked because she would sometimes say that she couldn't see a period in her book or that her eyes were really tired after working for awhile. Turns out she has a mild astigmatism in 1 eye. She has glasses that are for reading but she can (and often does) wear them all the time. I think she looks adorable!
We have a lot planned this year as far as activities go. Some are as a family and some are just Daniel and I. I'm pretty stoked to have the time to be able to get out more and do fun things! We started out by taking the family to see an ice skating show at Sprinker. This is where Addie and Johnny took ice skating lessons. This show was so fun!
I love a good hair day. I have been trying to figure out how to curl my hair forever now. I'm really trying not to cut but it drives me crazy! I think I finally found something that works!
Family Sunday Selfie!
Found the motivation to make Opal a Valentine's Day bag. These things are so hard to make! I thought I might as well get it over with this year and not drag it out until next year!
Yes I am still unpacking. And doing 2 craft projects in the middle of that made my room even more of a disaster! *sigh* Maybe one day it will be organized.
Valentine's Day dinner! I love my little family. Daniel and I went out in the morning on a breakfast date and spent the evening at home with the kids!