Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Break

Wow, I can't believe how fast this school year is flying.  Maddie only has about 6-7 weeks left.  We are just finishing the kids Spring break and we sure packed it in.  So here is a quick list of the highlights.
  • Awesome trip to Mimi and Papa's including
    • Visits with Great Mimi and Great Papa
    • Time with Super Aunt Barb!!!  (Clayton reminded me we had a SLUMBER PARTY with her!)
    • Pizza, Candy Store and Bakery
    • Swimming
    • Coffee at the Inn (Ok, so that is always enjoyable for me)
    • Ping pong, Air hockey and fun at the owner's club
  • Trip to Springfield to go to Ergadoozy with Aunt Shannon and cousins.  Kids loved this place.
  • Train Ride and Breakfast with Daddy
  • Early Birthday fun with Grandma and Grandpa
  • We can't forget our last day of vacation brought WARM WEATHER!!  The kids were outside from 9am to 3pm only coming in for some bathroom breaks.  We are so excited about being outside more.
So, on a side note, Tuesday is April 1 and I am not ready!  April is Birthday extravaganza.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


It hit 60 degrees here yesterday and today.  HOLY COW, I don't think we have seen that temp for over 4 months and it felt sooooooo good.  We got out on walks, jumped in puddles, rode bikes, climbed the still big snow piles from our total of 55+ inches of snow this winter and just ran around.  Maddie rode her big girl Minnie bike for the first time and she loved it.  I think she is already in a bicycle gang.  The only downside was we had to stay on the sidewalk or road.  I think our yard will be a swamp until August.  Oh well, it has been fun and now it will snow maybe 6 inches.  Looking on the bright side, it will melt by the end of the week and I know warm weather is coming!  Bring on the flip flops!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Too many Toys

So we have hit the toy limit, I don't think I will let anymore into the house.  :)  We got out a few old ones for Isla and she had a blast.  I know I will be sad some day when all these toys are gone, but I also know we have ENOUGH!  :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We are busting out!

It's coming, Spring is coming.  I have watched the Weather App and it is up to 56 for Monday!!!  We are outside people.  I know we will be outside playing, riding bikes, riding scooters, picnics, play dates, oh and so much more once things warm up.  Daddy did a good job on the sidewalks so there was a small clear run from our house to the corner yesterday.  Maddie took advantage to give her new scooter its first ride!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

25 and Sunny Never Felt so Good!

It has been a long winter!  "The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway!" Yes we are addicted to Frozen, but we are ready to "Let it Go!".  I am dreaming of flip flops and the pool.  Maddie, Keely and I did get out today while Isla was napping and it felt good! The sun was out and it felt warmer than 25 degrees.  Maddie was excited to find an icicle and Keely loved playing ball.  Isla and I played doll house inside while Maddie was at school.  She is so cute and loves playing with it!

Monday, March 3, 2014

"Baby Cage"

My kids call this the "baby cage".  I call it AWESOME!  My Aunt Jane made this for us when Maddie was little.  It is tons of fun.  It is the cardboard that fabric at a fabric store is wrapped around (I am sure there is a technical name) and she and my cousin just put elastic through at the top and bottom of each one to connect them all.  It is fantastic because you can make it into any shape you want, it folds up and doesn't take up much room and the older kids love to color, write, etc on it.  With Isla on the move it is great to keep her contained or keep her away from stuff.  You can get the cardboard for free from the fabric stores, so cheap and GREAT fun!