Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Favorite Things

1. tiny pink gnome
2. boredom busters for the kids (totally working on an x-rated one for the adults)

3. all white everything. except for the new sprayer clay just installed.
4. babes, a pup, and some books: bedtime bliss

5. my husband, the photographer ♥
6. keeping it forever eva

7. aak! all the beehives that were around our deck
8. "take a picture of meee!"

9. it was buy three get kim's sex tape for free #kanyeshrug
10. tree house master ain't got nothing on clay

11. vintage photos of my husband and his brothers
12. hands out of your pants! said multiple times a day. everyday day.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kindergarten Already?

I swear to god we were just here registering Narls for kindergarten.
How has it been two years so fast? In the blink of an eye?

And this little girl is ready. She cannot wait to start kindergarten and to ride the school bus and take a lunch every day and have Miss Westman like Narls did.

We were lucky that Miss Westman gave Emerson her kindergarten test. She said Em knows all her colors, and can identify shapes and numbers, and was able to spell her name and put things in order.
That's our girl ♥
Like I said, she's ready.
Now if only momma was just as ready.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Sunday


Picture perfect.
My heart is happy.
♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Break Fun

So apparently it's Spring Break.
After the world's longest winter - it's still here fyi, like, like there's still snow in some places - with almost a dozen snowdays, and that fact that Easter is still weeks away, it does not feel like spring at. all
Clay and I had really wanted to take the kids to Wisconsin Dells and spend the week with my bestie, Mary Anne, and Clay's brother, Scott, and Scott's family, and have another big family-style vaca like last year's trip to Florida, but with Scott's cancer treatments we decided to postpone that to next year. So we thought we'd take the kids to Baltimore to visit Clay's bestie Andy (do guy's have "besties"? his "bro", maybe?), but then we figured that'd best be saved for a long weekend rather than a week's vacation, and now here we are with spring break upon us and nothing planned.
But I really wanted my kids to have fun. They worked hard this year. Narls' behavior in first grade is much better than it was in kindergarten and he just had his best report card yet, and Em, well she's rocking the letters and colors and numbers.
So while we may not have stayed the week somewhere fabulous, we did make the most of our days off.
Saturday: Home Depot Children's Workshop where some pretty sweet birdfeeders were made.
Sunday: Sloan Museum to learn about space.
Monday: Castaway Play with a 5-floor play structure, bounce houses, arcade, and a build-a-bear workshop.

Tuesday: movie & popcorn.


Wednesday: Children's Museum.

Thursday: picnic at the park with bubbles & sidewalk chalk.

 Friday: indoor swimming.

Saturday: Sting football game that turned into a family affair with my stepdad & brother joining us. Plus we met up with my coworker & a bunch of friends.
Sunday: absolutely nothing.
Which was exactly what we needed.