Thursday, January 30, 2014

Soaking up the Outdoors.

Dont envy our craft hour...
School work time...
Outside, in 75 degree weather....




While our family and friends are under 
a winter advisory 
in the Mid West....
Times like this I am thankful for our home in Arizona.


Home School

Let's be honest....
I do not have the patience to be
a early childhood educator.
I LOVE MY KIDS
But not 20 plus of them in the same room 
all at once
all day long....
5 days a week.
It's no wonder they need summers off!

I was lucky to have Brooklyn home with me the past 4 days.
(Fever of 104 last night bought her that 4th day today)
In an effort to keep up with her missing school work
I've taken on being a homeschool teacher.
 We are working on our 5 senses....
Thank God for Youtube... I was able to find some video lessons.
She journaled what she learned...

My child can draw!!!
Here's the close up....



Onto reading.....

Home schooling would not be possible in my house 
with both kids home.
I have my limits...
Alexis is at preschool again today.
I'm using a whole bottle of chlorox wipes to sterilize the house.





Yardwork

I despise yardwork.
My back suffers
It takes too much time.
We finally caved and hired a company...
they do the work that 
would probably take me 
all day 
in 45 mins.



I have so many other things that I would rather be doing with my time!
Thank you professionally landscapers for giving me that time!



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baby to 5 in 60 seconds.

SO cliche to say...
But I truly feel like it was only yesterday
  we were jumping for joy
when she finally got teeth...

When did we transition to being thrilled that she loses her first tooth?!


tech savvy



 My girls know their way around their computers. 
Sometimes I use this for mommy's needed moments of sanity. 
Thank You a ABC mouse! 
                          

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SIck Days

We are going on Sick day #2

Fever, Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat....
The Works!



Missing school, but finding time to manage school work.




 Not the happiest 5 yr old...


But I still manage to get some smiles...



This lil one has been sent to day care in hopes to keep her germ free..



I highly doubt day care is any better, but I'll take my chances. 


Monday, January 27, 2014

Chase Field


Invited to a Diamondbacks game.
(back in Sept)


I'll support our home team...
But I am a Cubbie at heart.
Brett's allegaince is with the Twins....
(torn House)


Love going to the baseball games...



getting close to the field...


And seeing Brett on the big screen!!!!
giving Money away....


Scoring Great seats....cotton candy....and churros


and then having the Foul Ball literally fall into her lap......









Student of the Month

Her First Month in school.

She gets chosen.


Hopefully keeping a theme through her academic life....
We were proud parents!


She was more thrilled to come home and celebrate her Puppy's birthday!


Chicago Adventure 2013


Chicago
My Kinda of town.

Visited two times in 2013

once in October
And it took a planes, trains, and automobile adventure to get there


Visiting Pepaw at work....




Always a trip down memory lane....
Showed Brooklyn where Mommy went to Kindergarten
St. Alphonsus



Quality time with Auntie Sheri


And Jay and Ria


Learning new tricks....

video
And this new fellow...
Baby Nate



And Big Bro  Cousin Ikey



Always a request 
Making Smores at Memaw and Pepaws





A visit in the Fall
(Best Season ever, HANDS DOWN)
Trip to the Pumpkin Patch



Our Second Trip
Complete with Daddy..


Winter Gears///


And SNOW!



Finally Friends


OH my word.
They finally play

video

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Strike a pose


She's perfected her camera ready pose.






wonder where she would have picked this up from?