Saturday, February 25, 2017

February Fun

We have been enjoying some unusually nice weather lately and we have been loving it!  We spent a lot of time outside last week.  It is back to cold weather today, but should be in the 50s tomorrow!



Kayley had her school music program last week.  She had a lot of fun and we enjoyed watching the 2nd and 3rd graders sing.  Kayley enjoys the music program a little more than Drew so it was fun to see her so excited.  You can't see her very well, but she is next to the girl in the white t-shirt on the second riser.



Drew had his last basketball game last weekend and it was probably his best game of the year so it was a great way to end the season.



The kids are very excited to be in swimming lessons.  We found them a great teacher, but lessons are on Tuesdays and it is about a 25 minute drive from our house so we are usually pressed getting there. I asked Kayley to help me out this week and get Ryan's swim bag ready.  She forgot shorts for him to wear home (yes, warm enough for shorts!).  So, he had to wear his underwear home!  We wrapped him in a towel to get out to the car and he took it like a champ.  :-)


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance

Kayley attended her first Daddy Daughter Dance on January 20th and she loved every bit of it!  She really wanted her hair curled and I laughed and told her I don't even own a curling iron.  I don't need one and her hair was never long enough to be curled.  Our after school babysitter came to the rescue and brought her curling iron and did Kayley's hair after school.  Andy and Kayley looked great and had a great time!





Kayley also got braces earlier in the week.  It's been about 2 weeks now and so far she has had one broken bracket.  I don't think Drew had a broken bracket the entire 1 1/2 years he had his so we are off to an interesting start with her!



Happy 10th Birthday, Drew!!

10 years old?!?!?!  Time truly does fly.  I cannot believe this kid made us parents 10 years ago.  I am so proud of Drew and the great young man he is becoming.  Always kind, always tries his best, always willing to help others, always does his homework without complaint.  I hope I can say this about him when he hits his teenage years!

We celebrated Drew's birthday with Matt and Janelle and a surprise visit from Grandma.  Due to icy roads, all of his basketball games were cancelled on Saturday and Sunday so it was disappointing that my family didn't get to see any of his games, but we stayed busy with a lot of nerf gun wars and going to a movie.












Mom, Matt and Janelle all left on Sunday morning and then we headed to Fun City for the night.  The kids still love that place.  It isn't very far away and you can carry adult beverages anywhere so we all win.  :-)

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Ryan was tall enough to drive his own go-kart this time!  Rough start, but he got the hang of it eventually!



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Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas 2016

We had another fun, busy Christmas with both sides of the family.  We started out with Ryan's Pre-K Christmas program.  Ryan was a shepherd and he was so excited for us to come and watch him!




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My Mom and Dad spend the week leading up to Christmas with us.  The kids enjoyed all of the attention from Grandma and Grandpa and Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed watching the kids open their presents Christmas morning.

Annual Santa visit

Christmas Eve









Mom and Dad flew back to Phoenix on December 27th and we left for Omaha on December 28th.  We spent one night with Matt and Janelle.  The kids opened up more presents and then we went to the V for laser tag, arcade games, bowling and rock climbing.
















We drove over to Matt and Kim's house the next day for Christmas with Andy's side.  They kids had a lot of fun playing with their cousins and the adults had a lot of fun catching up.  I wish we could all get together more often!