Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paint Night...

For Michelle's Christmas gift, I bought her a night at Pinot's Palette...
A wine/paint event.  
Michelle searched and searched and found a contemporary (read: easy) painting she loved and wanted us to paint.
She reserved....and pre-ordered and whatever.
We showed up and there was a mix-up...
theirs, not ours...
And it was Bob Ross night.

(panic! panic!  I draw first grade stick people...why, oh why is it Bob Ross night?)

They apologized again and again and asked us to stay and comped our next visit for the right paining.
Michelle did great.
I did first grade worthy work...
You can see the final products over on Michelle's blog.
Do you want my painting?  
You can have it!
It's yours!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017


When you have seven kiddos at your house watching Moana!

Eliza dressed up for the occasion.

I made lots of glueten, dairy, sugar-free fried rice.
{It might be the only meal I've got so far!  But I'm working on more!}
It was delicious.
But not nearly as wonderful as hanging out with our sweet nieces and nephew.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Formula for a Snow Day

1. Have brother wear pjs inside out...
2. Have Mom obsessively check forecasts and school closing lists and 
A snow day!
(in March nonetheless)

We did this 300 piece puzzle by 10am.  
And then the kiddos invented this...

Monday, March 20, 2017


 We are lucky to have some fun little ones to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with.
Did you know every year sneaky leprechauns use out potty and turn it green?
Every year!
sneaky little guys...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Circus week!

The girls had circus week at school again!
They looked pretty darn cute as a tightrope walker and lion tamer.
We love circus week!

Here was last year's day in case you forgot the fun!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

It's the little things...

like new carpeting...
I've been waiting for this moment for 3 years!
Our old carpeting was junk-o.  You could step on the tack strips in almost any room.
Thanks for my new, soft, perfect carpet Mike!

And for the strong carpet men who installed it.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Serious body conversations...

Sam has been super interested in the human body lately!
Our friend Jason, a doctor, gave him an old anatomy book and he's been hooked.  The other day, Grammy was over and they had some serious conversations about the gallbladder.
Here's a listen in...
Lucky Grammy.  :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

The girls dance studio does a quick little...
Valentine's Dance....
a fun little "show" for the parents!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Date with Daddy!

Our preschool does a really fun morning "Date with Dad!" each winter.  
The girls literally couted down the day for this fun morning.  
There's Dad, snacks, a craft, AND a magician.
Could a preschooler ask for anything more?

I think not.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A mess...

I picked a long 3-day weekend in the middle of February to force my darling husband and brother-in-law to help me repaint our foyer and replace a chandelier.  
...because what else is there to do in the middle of February....
And, of course, it was near 70 degrees, but alas....
Here's the mess...

And my "helpers!"

Thanks Steve for helping us finish the final walls that remained to be painted since we bought this house!  You're the best!

Come over to see the finished product!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Science Fair video..

Science Fair!

Sam had his 2nd grade science fair last week!
He made magnetic slime to demonstrate properties of magnetism.  It was really fun minus a few slime explosions and a messy kitchen.  
Mike and Sam exploded some slime on our ceiling too...which ended up coinciding with our paining weekend, thank goodness, so Mike could touch up the ceiling!