Monday, December 15, 2014

1st Day of Vacation

Today was the boys’ first day of vacation.  Megan has a few more days of preschool.  All three decided to start the week with fevers, coughs, some napping, and a whole lot of neediness.  On the upside, my aunt’s pecan tassies arrived just in time! : )

I’m off to ponder going to bed or cleaning the kitchen…

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One Day

 

For one day I was so ahead…I had all of our long distance packages at the post office by December 2.  That is a record!  And then, it fell apart.  I have never been this far behind.  Something with the timing of Thanksgiving (and a castle) threw me way off.  Maybe it’s the rain.  I’m a drought kind of person.  The kids keep looking in the advent calendar hoping I have finally put something in one of the boxes…or perhaps there is one little candy left over from last year.  Erik looked a little hopeful, but it was just lint.  Ryan has been asking to help put up the houses.  I was hoping to get away with just the carolers, but it seems I am the only one who thinks they are fabulous.  While Megan napped, Ryan and I made headway this afternoon on the village.  We decided the home improvement center wasn’t quite Christmas-y enough for our tree this year so we went to Whole Foods instead (picked up lunch too!)  It took over a week, but we started putting up the decorations yesterday.  So we are getting close to being on track again.  The boys are off from school.  They are ready to do some art and play lots of games. 

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It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Middle Ages

The fourth grade studies the Middle Ages.  The big project is The CASTLE!  I’m surprised we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year!

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Loves to be up front!

 

It took about two weeks longer than you think it took! : )

I’m pretty sure my bathroom could have been finished in this construction time, but I would never mention that…

well, I might.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Megan Time

Megan loves her brothers…but she really enjoys when they go to school and I have time to do more with her. 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

OCC 2014

 

Yesterday we got to work at a drop-off center.  The boys look forward to this every year.  I love to watch them at work.  They just love being a part of Operation Christmas Child.  It was extra fun to bring the boxes we collected at school.

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“Tape Gun Man”

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Almost 5,500 shoeboxes!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shoeboxes

 It’s shoebox time!  A couple of weeks ago the boys got to go build shoeboxes at a shoebox party.  They look forward to it every year.

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Ryan has brought a friend the last two years.  We had to leave early for his friend’s soccer game.  His friend said he would be skipping soccer next year!

 

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This year the boys’ school decided to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  The boys got to be part of the presentation and loved it!