12 January 2015
02 June 2013
Henry loved the kitties. He would hold them and while they were crying he would say, "I think the kitties like me!" Oh Hen, I'm sure so!
On our way home we stopped at Cottonwood falls to check it out. We will have to come back when we have more time to properly explore the area. In no time, the kiddos found a turtle and a gecko.
Even though short, we had a good time visiting the cousins. We will definitely have to make it longer next time!
01 June 2013
We headed to KC this morning to hang with Joel and Kate and the cousins and also so that Brent and I could go to a Lumineers Concert. The kitties made the trip since they can't really take care of themselves yet. It was so fun to share them with our cousins. The boys all loved them.
We also wanted to celebrate Blake's birthday with him. He turned 4 last week. Craziness. He liked his present that Maddox picked out for him.
Ava loves to be a momma to her nephews.
Cold War Kids
They left the stage and played a few songs in the middle of the audience.
After the concert we stopped at Old Chicago for a late-night snack. We ended up being at the concert from 4:30 or so until midnight. I can't say we were prepared to not eat for that long. We were starving and these nachos were soooo good! This was my second favorite concert. Jack will forever be my favorite, but these guys were fantastic. And of course, always fun to share it with my love. Thanks Joel and Kate for making it possible! It was a night to remember, for sure.
25 May 2013
It's beginning to feel a lot like summer around here. Not as much because of the temperature. We have actually had seasonable cool weather for Kansas. That is quite okay with me. It is very pleasant. We decided to have our first campfire of the year. I didn't get a picture of it (what is wrong with me?!), but the kids also spent the weekend sleeping in the tent in the backyard. I was nice and cosy in my bed inside the house.
this one was a touch grumpy...
and then she held her kitties, which helped her get over it!
21 May 2013
I helped in Kade's class this year during Math Centers. Today was the last day. I had a lot of fun getting to know these kids. I am really going to miss seeing them every week. Just because I don't want to forget...in the beginning of the year, Kade would cry when I left. He wouldn't cry to go to school in the morning, but math centers were long enough into the day, that he always wanted to come home with me. His sweet teach, Mrs. Unruh, decided to let him walk me down the hallway to make it more special. This worked great. Even though he stopped being sad to see me go, he still kept up this little ritual all year long. It meant a lot to him and it made mommy feel a little extra special too!
And since we're on the subject, this is my last Kindergartner. Okay, no more thinking about that.
The kids have had fun playing with the kitties after school each day this week. It has been a highlight for all of us. I can't wait to have some extra hands caring for them after school is out, though. They are a lot of work!
(or Ol' Crow, as daddy likes to call her...an Old Crow Medicine Show song came on when we were talking about names, and he refuses to take no for an answer. Goofball)
napping with the kitties
20 May 2013
We rescued kitties after the storm on Sunday night. We found them crying in a puddle of water. Not sure if their mama was going to come back or not. We couldn't just leave them there! So we've been bottle feeding them and bathing them and loving on them. It's a lot of work, but it is a sweet adventure. I raised kittens like this as a child, and this is bringing back some memories, for sure.
17 May 2013
I went to Tanganika with Maddox's class for a field trip today. Unfortunately I was running a fever from a sinus infection and was a bit delerious when I was getting ready in the morning. I forgot my camera and an easy bag to carry around all day. Thankfully I had a reusable grocery bag that was lightweight and easy to carry the water bottles I did remember. And another mom offered to drive me there, so I didn't have to drive. That was a blessing. Anyway, despite not feeling well, we had a great time. We got to pet kangaroos. I mean, how can you have a bad day when you can pet a kangaroo?
Bobby, Maddox, Yael
The birds were a little freaky. It was really funny to watch some of the kids spaz when they were feeding them. Is that bad that I thought it was funny? Eventually they enjoyed it, so all was good.
Each student was given a token to feed an animal of their choice. Maddox chose the lemurs. They were funny. Their eyes are creepy, but they were gentle. Maddox was paying close attention as not to feed the same lemur twice. He wanted to be fair!
This beauty was so close. You could almost touch her. Don't worry, we didn't.
What a fun day. This was my last field trip of the year. I feel very blessed to be able to go on a field trip with each of my kids. It is fun getting to know the kids in their classes.