Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ayden's Preschool Concert cute is this?!?  Ayden performed at his very FIRST concert.  He was so brave and stood right in the front row for all to see and hear him.  Ayden and his friends sang five songs...including motions and egg shakers to keep the beat.

He even gave a bow at the end.  We were pleasantly surprised that Ayden did so well!  It's all thanks to his wonderful teachers!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Morning

Couldn't of asked for a better Mother's Day...
Quick stop at DD for doughnuts and coffee.  Yum-O!

Then off to Lowe's to buy lots and lots of flower for the garden.  My mother's day tradition is to plant flowers...just like my mom did.  Except I make my two help me.  Allie liked planting in our new pots and Ayden was THRILLED to push dirt around and dig holes for me.

I loved my special handmade gifts too.  Allie made a super cool necklace with her photo in (that I wore all day) and a nice writing that she was pretty accurate on, as well.  Ayden a painted flower pot with flowers he picked out himself.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I love them...and you two!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cookie Celebration

The day has finally come!  All of Allie's hard work selling cookies this season to meet her 600 box goal was celebrated tonight with her friend, Briella.  These two concocted a plan to sell enough boxes of cookies to get them to a COOKIE CELEBRATION.  Tonight, Allie and Briella were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and the many skills they learned that came along with selling some Girl Scout cookies.

Allie sold cookies with her friends and by herself.  She sold at the mall, at Kroger and in the freezing cold rain and snow.  She communicated with customers, managed money, acted respectfully (mostly) and responsibly.  She made a goal and met it!  I'm so proud of her.  This cookie team rocked it!

Pasta, salad and chicken for cream sundaes for dessert.  Allie's favorite was the Shirley Temple. 

Allie was awarded with a Top Seller Trophy and a special keepsake coin.  Check out those smiles.  Allie has already made her goal for next year...1,000!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Back Walkover

She GOT IT!!!  She FINALLY got it!!  Allie got her back walkover after months, and months, and MONTHS of working so hard at it!  We couldn't be more proud of her.  She was thrilled to write her name on the wall!   Way to go, Allie girl!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Art & Science Fair

So proud of Allie and her group...what an amazing science fair presentation about LIGHTENING STORMS!  I learned so much about how to stay safe.  Allie did a wonderful job remembering her lines...along with everyone else's too.  Way to go Daniel, Seayena, Allie and Peyton!

Allie made a shadowbox about staying safe in a lightening storm.  She presented her masterpiece to her class earlier this week.  Allie made a tree and a pond (don't go near tall trees and water) and a house where her and her brother stayed safe inside during the lightening storm.  How cool are those "raindrops" coming down?!?

And finally we saw Allie's beautiful!

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.  We finally dyed Easter eggs too. 

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 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.