Friday, February 20, 2015

Bug's First Basketball Season

Bug's team went undefeated to take the championship! He had a really great time and it was so fun to watch him learn and improve and get more aggressive as the season progressed. 

Valentine's Day

The kids enjoyed games, treats and handing out their Valentines at their homeschool party.

Craftmaking at the Children's Museum.
Belle's self-scripted and handcut Valentine.  I love the innocence her precious little heart.
Valentine's outfit.


We got our first and most likely only snow this year. It wasn't much, but enough to thrill the kids.  A bit of sledding, a snowball fight, and some snow angels made for some pretty happy kids.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

80's Party

This and That

Wandering around the downtown of nearby hipster town after picking up some chicken feed.
Homeschool lesson on measurement. 
Bug got his first two teeth pulled on his 7.5 year old birthday.  He grinds his teeth so badly when he sleep that his two bottom teeth were almost to the pulp and had to be taken out.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

I forgot how much better my pictures turn out when I use my real camera instead of just my phone!  Christmas was so much fun this year.  I love the ages of the kids and their excitement. 
When we moved into the house, we took all the drapes down and I stored them away for a time when I could sit and sew nativity costumes out of them. The kids were thrilled with them!  
Belle as Mary, Bug as Joseph, and Bear as a shepherd.  
We had the Elders and a couple families from the ward over on Christmas Eve to eat dinner and participate in a live nativity with songs. The missionaries were kind enough to fill in as an angel and wiseman.

We decided to opt out of Christmas pajamas this year (except for Belle) and got BYU gear instead.

 My dad starting trucking a month or so ago and had to work over Christmas, but my mom was home to celebrate.
 We told the kids they couldn't come out of their rooms until 7:00 on Christmas morning.  Bug was so anxious and excited the night before that Bond finally had to go in and sleep with him to calm him down.  In the morning he informed me that he couldn't get Bug to sleep until after 1 am.  True to form, Belle woke up around 6:55 so we headed in to wake up the boys.

Ready to head into the living room for presents (Belle is holding her "first dollar bill" that Bug had given her as a gift on Christmas Eve.  She slept with it all night and told me that morning, "I have my own bank account!" :

Bear's picture perfect faces when he catches a glimpse of his gifts.

 Bond got a Carhartt jacket for his farm chores.
 The kids got loads of gifts sent from Bond's parents in Tennessee.

Bond surprised me with a tablet.

The boy's big surprise was an Xbox.

The boys posing with the gifts they picked out for each other, The Game of Life and a Patriots jersey.