Sunday, November 16, 2014

Aidan and Basketball

Aidan tried out basketball for the first time this year.  In his word "This is way better than T-ball, you get to run all the time."  So it looks like we may be sticking with it.  He told me he would still like to try out swim team and football as well.  We will see which one he chooses for the Spring.  Aidan really enjoyed being on a team.  This was clear as Cliff and I watched him.  We were impressed to see how well he was able to demonstrate being a team player at the age of 5.  He liked shooting but also enjoyed passing and guarding.  Cliff helped coach again.  It was much better with a co-coach.  The little ones still don't like Daddy helping and not giving them attention which at times proved to be difficult but we go through it.  A lot of games he would take turns holding them.  SUPER DADDY!  Overall, we were so proud of Aidan.  He tried really hard and learned so much (like always)!




I took this after his third game where he scored for the first time and 6 points total!




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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Good Night's Sleep

Noah has been climbing into our bed int the middle of the night.  We don't usually let any of our kids do this but some nights we are just too tired to take him back.  This was one of those nights.  I remember that he climbed in bed at 1:00 and I woke up to Cliff snoring at 3:30.  I looked over and found this.  I'm surprised my laughter didn't wake them up.  I quickly grabbed my phone before taking Noah back to his bed.  Cliff says he doesn't remember the feet on his head but does remember the smell of a wet diaper.  :-)


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a great Halloween this year.  Our neighborhood went all out again!

Aidan went as a ninja.  Shocking I know.....  He chose last May.  He insisted on bringing his sword with him.  Next year I'm hoping he chooses something where we get to see his face :-)


Noah is still not at a age where he wants to choose his costume so I got to choose for him.  I went with Bam Bam because Cliff and I feel he is a real life Bam Bam.  I showed him a few of the Flintstones shows so he could learn to say"Bam Bam."  He liked the videos but wouldn't say it.  Instead, he went around saying "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."  Ryla liked the idea as going as Pebbles but I think next year I won't be able to persuade her to do coordinating outfits.  


Two amazing friends helped me with their costumes.  Denise Black, our children's minister, made Noah's costume and my good friend Natalie Clayton made Ryla's dress.  I gathered all the fabric and put on the black triangles but that's it.  Thank you ladies for your help!!!!

 We met at one of our neighbors houses to meet up with all our small group friends for pizza and trick or treating.  The kiddos were so cute!  







We carved our pumpkins the night before.  Well, really Cliff carved and the four of us watched and ate caramel apples.  I forgot to grab a pic but Cliff did a scary face per Aidan's request and did a gymnast for Ryla!  My hubby rocks!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Farm 2014

We had a great time once again at the Elgin Farm.  We enjoyed the Hay Ride, going through the corn maze, and picking out our pumpkins.  Always a good time!











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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moon Phases and Oreos

We finished our science unit on moon phases last week and Aidan's teacher recommended doing this fun oreo project with them at home.  The kids loved it!  Aidan was able to complete the project with minimal help.  I have to say I'm going to miss the unit.  I never studied the moon phases in Elementary school so I learned a lot.  Here are some pics of the event!









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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Homeschool, Guest, and Playroom

For the last month Cliff and I have been working on this room.  We transitioned Noah out of his crib and into the bunk beds with Aidan which freed up this room.  We scraped the ugly popcorn ceilings off and painted.  We then bought a kitchen countertop from IKEA to put on top of my scrapbook storage boxes.  Cliff cut off several inches to make it work.  Then we shopped for a sleeper sofa!  Our guests finally have a bed!  Finally Cliff took some of our old fence to make the frames for the maps and painted them!  He did such an awesome job!  We love it!







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