Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Right now Mondays and Tuesday's are Rob's days off from work, therefore, it's our weekend :)  No big deal throughout the summer, but now that school has started again we will need to make a big effort to do things with the kids from 3:30-7pm on both of those days, b/c that is our chance to be together, all 6 of us, throughout the week.

The big first day of Kindergarten for E is tomorrow, wahoo!  He had his assessment today and did pretty well.  He knew his numbers, most of the uppercase letters and some of the lowercase letters.  Actually kinda surprised that he couldn't identify a circle for the shape test, but could identify a diamond....hmmm, but he did great!

Now to see how life is with just two littles from 9am til 12pm everyday, let's see, I"ll let you know how it goes.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


We attend church every week. It is usually the 3 hardest hours of my week. These pics were taken in less than 5 minutes and it's just 2 out of the 4 kids (all age 7 and under) that we expect to sit and listen reverently. I go because of my personal beliefs and faith in Jesus Christ. I also go so my kids have a good moral foundation. I couldn't do it without the kind friends at church who weekly help me and truly love my kids, despite all the chaos. I don't go because it's easy 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Teacher meet and greet

Today we went to the kids elementary school to meet and greet their teachers.  We were able to visit Ethan's Kindergarten class and Breanna's 2nd grade classroom.  They're both excited and scared.

Ethan wouldn't let go of my hand while meeting his new teacher Mrs. B., who seems really nice.  He is at table 6 with the color purple for the beginning of the year.  He gets a cubby and is doing AM kindergarten. It was nice to see his preschool teacher right behind us in line to bring her daughter to school before we entered the school for the first time.  I think that helped put a smile on his face.

Breanna got to choose her desk this year, something that's never happened before.  She chose it near a set of nice twins she knows from her 1st grade class, so I'm really glad she'll know them to begin the year.  Her teacher complimented her even though the year hasn't started yet....Breanna used to go to her class last year for reading groups b/c she's advanced in reading.

The kids each got a cookie, which of course made the event more enjoyable!  Played on the playground afterwards for a few minutes before it started raining.  My mom came and watched Claire at the house so that I didn't have to take her to the event, which made it a million times easier.

Luke wore his backpack the ENTIRE time and kept saying we were going to "his" school, really cute.

School starts Monday for Bre.  E has an assessment Tuesday and then starts his school year Wednesday!  2014/15 here we come!

Yes, the mom of the house is SUPER excited for 2 kids to be in school.  Can't wait!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

May 2014 - Sacramento

I have billions of other pictures, but this is a good sum up of the trip to Sacramento, 7 kids, 7 years old and under!  Crazy/fun trip.

Make over

Okay not a real make-over, but I got a haircut and color.  Cut off at least 8 inches, had a fun time with Deanne!

Sacramento 2014

A great picture Michelle took of Claire when we visited Sacramento in May, 2014.