Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

Allie and Ayden both woke before the sun was up...and remembered it was Easter morning.  The first indication was probably the eggs that were scattered outside their bedrooms and all over the house.  With buckets in arms, we went egg hunting.  Allie was really good about letting Ayden pick up some and Ayden was sure to share all the pink and purple eggs with Allie. 

 
 

Once we reached the basement, the egg hunting was put on hold when our eyes fell upon two little springtime baskets. 

Ayden's was stuffed full with a Tonka trucks, Minion socks, swim goggles and candy.

 
 
Allie found a Lego Friends set, flip flops, Shopkins socks, swim goggles and candy in her basket. 
 



After lots of candy for breakfast...we headed to church an hour early for Easter mass.  That was my fault.  I thought it was earlier that it really was.  Allie began to really understand the true meaning of Easter this year. 

We spent the afternoon at Nana and Papa's where we had Easter lunch and a super fun egg hunt complete with prizes too!  Thanks, Nana for all your special treats.

These two are definitely not deprived in the goodies department.  They received Easter goody bags from the kindness neighbors we've ever had....Peeps Oreos, Whoppers eggs, Nerds and other Easter goodies.  Aunt Ellen always spoils them too...Easter Pez, push pops and Easter CASH! 

Today was wonderful...family time, the weather and hardly any arguing (yeah!).  Happy Easter and happy spring!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Deeds on Good Friday

Allie and her Girl Scout troop have been collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House for the past 4 months.  They made a video about their mission to show the students in school and to seek their help.  With some of our cookie money, we also were able to make 6 huge donation baskets to give to the families staying their also.  We are so proud of ourselves!
 
There was no school today on Good Friday, so we made our way down to Ann Arbor for some good deeds.  Check out all those pop tabs!
 





I'm so proud of these girls for their kind hearts and hard work.  Lots of families will be much happier in the coming days because of you.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bitty Bombs 2.0


 
These girls BLEW UP the mat this season!  They have come soooooo far!  Looking back to last year and seeing where Allie and her team are now...my have we grown.  Not only have we grown with our skills, stunts and choreography...but our team has doubled in size!  This season these Bitties brought home one 2nd place win and two 1st place wins!!!  Never in my wildest dreams did I see that coming.  Congratulations, Bitty Bombs.  Super job well done!





I was so proud of Allie when she flew with NO BACKSPOT!  She is a great little flyer!  Her cartwheels are perfected and she is beginning to work on her back walkover now. 



Allie was thrilled to win her very first trophy this season!  It resides on her shelf in her bedroom for all to see.


Allie is so proud to be part of the MWX family!  She looks up to the big girls...one day!!  Thank you to Midwest for an amazing year.  I can't wait to see what next year beholds!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's 2017 fell on a Friday.  We all went to school dressed in our green and afterwards, Allie and I sold cookies at Marco's...trying to reach her goal. 



Bright and early Saturday morning, our wee friend, Lucky, left a wee green surprise for us.  Green Lucky Charms and green Oreos.  Also, a fun rainbow and gold treat.  Silly Lucky also scattered his gold all over the place to a mini pot of "golden chocolate" in our cabinet.  Lucky reminded us to talk about St. Patrick and how he was a good man and tried to do go things for others...just like we try to do. 

 



Thanks for the visit, Lucky.  We'll see you next year.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lego League

Lego League happened Girl Scout style this year.  5 little scouts made up our team, The Courageous Cottontails.  We researched all about bees and how they are in danger.  Our challenge this year was to research an animal that shares the same habitat as the bee and build a model showing what we learned.  Our teams chose the RABBIT...cottontail, actually!
 
For the past 5 months, Allie and her teammates learned about where rabbits live, what they eat, and how they survive.  They learned about robotics and how to make one part on their model move (their rabbit, Daisy).  Today, all their hard work was showcased at Oakland Mall with the rest of the Leg League Girl Scout teams.  Great job, ladies...so proud of you!
 
 


 
Their model included lots of Girl Scout elements...Juliette Gordon Low and her troop.  Juliette worked in the garden.  Her troop worked in the bee garden gathering honey.  They took their food to the market via tractor.  Daisy the courageous cottontail ate a yummy orange carrot, but quickly rolled away from her predator, the coyote.
 

 
 
 
These girls presented all their information to the reviewer very well!  Way to go, team!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Student of the Week

Allie was STUDENT OF THE WEEK!  She shared herself with her classmates by creating a poster.  Allie wants to be a pilot (just like her daddy) and her favorite thing to do is cheer!  If she had one wish, it would be to meet her grandma...melt my heart.  Allie got to take down all the notes to the office and be the line leader all week.  How fun!
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kindergarten Concert



My little Gretchko Star had her Kindergarten concert.  She was a fabulous penguin, front and center...and remembered all her penguin moves.  Great singing, Allie!