Monday, May 28, 2012

Backyard Fun

Hurrah for warm weather and goofy kids who aren't afraid to pose for the camera. We have been so busy with the business of school, that I don't want to forget all the casual fun moments we share together as a family. 

(P.S. We are still in love with our trampoline. Can you tell?)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up May 13-20

Congrats to Mark who graduated from law school on Mother's Day. We were sad not to be there, but are so proud and happy for you and Daniela.

Margaret caught a little virus and was home several days this week.  She missed enjoying the last week of Pre-K with her friends and great teachers.  But I loved having her home. She loves to play school (where she is the teacher, of course) and house (she is the mom).  This girl is also my bookworm, always carrying books from room to room. I have a hard time keeping up with all the piles, but there are worse things to have to pick up and put away, so I can not complain.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2 Months!

Mr. Nathan is two months old. As we head into summer, I am so, so thankful for his sweet easy-going nature. I feel like we are leaping into unknown territory. Having everyone home for the summer will be interesting to say the least. Here goes nothing!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up May 6-13

We have had a busy and great week, as we look forward to the end of another school year and the beginning of a wonderful summer.  I decided to step back into the ring of school meetings so as not to miss the end-of-year business with GCSPA (our school's PTA) or PRIDE (our PBIS program).  Nathan of course accompanied me and was his patient self. He only piped up once and with impeccable timing I must say.  Nothing gets you out of a meeting better than a tired baby.

So I plan to continue my work with our PRIDE team next year. I really do enjoyed the morning announcements, monthly assemblies, and quarterly reward activities. (Boy we sure initiated a lot of positive programs this year!) I will not chair the writing competition or Giant City Stories event. In GCSPA I was elected to serve as the Treasurer. This will be a new experience for me and I look forward to learning a lot from it. Glad I made it to those meetings. It was nice to get back into the swing of things.

Tanner and Andrew got to spend the night camping (finally!!!) outside with the Funk cousins in Cape. Tanner has been waiting and waiting to camp out. Everyone survived the night, even Andrew, even though Jacob's rooster was reportedly crowing all night. Obviously Jason and I are not the most enthusiastic overnighters and we owe Uncle Abe all of our thanks!!! You are the man.
The campout was in honor of Jacob's 6th birthday and the celebration was completed the next day with a treasure hunt and the discovery of a real golden treasure. The kids were thrilled with the "real gold" $1 coins they found buried in back yard.

We couldn't leave Cape without jumping in Grandma's pool to officially open our swimming season. It was freezing and some of us only "jumped" in up to our shins. (That would be me.)

Nathan is still content to spend his waking hours lounging on quilts staring at the ceiling beams in the living room. He is showing off how much he was grown in the picture below.

And here he is displaying his new found talent of kicking. He can kind of scoot around this way. I had the thrill of finding him several inches from where I left him this week. Margaret promises she had nothing to do with it- this time.