Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Red, white and blue this memorial day!  A beautiful day to enjoy the Novi parade!

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!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Allie's Baptism Birthday

Today we celebrated Allie's Baptism Birthday after school.  Her special day to remember that 6 years ago God welcomed her into his kingdom...Allie's birth into God's family.  Allie tries each and every day to live faithfully and do things to be proud of.
We sang, blew out her candle...and opened a little gift.  What's a birthday without a gift?  Allie gets to choose a dessert too...this year it was homemade cupcakes...decorated by HER!! 


We got Allie a bike seat for her American Girl doll.  After our treat, we took a family bike ride to the farm so she could test it out.  Check out that smile...she was ever so happy!
We are blessed to have been given this gift...our Allie girl.  

Allie's Baptism Birthday

Another year of being baptized...and another year we celebrate.  This little girl is well on her way to being our shining star.  God is are we.  Allie is loyal, caring, considerate and determined.  All things we want for our children. 
Allie just LOVES this day.  A special day to blow out her candle and celebrate with our family of 4.  The gift doesn't hurt either. 

Allie was thrilled to have her new doll bike seat!  Luckily we managed to get it wasn't cooperating very well.  Now Allie can take her doll on all our family bike rides...HOW COOL!

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!


OMG!!!  She FINALLY did it!!  Her New Year's wish came true this year...all because of hard work and dedication...and few bumps and bruised to the head.  Allie got her BACK WALKOVER!

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!