Friday, February 17, 2017

valentines and concerts

My sweet girl had a Valentine concert in February.
The Kindergarteners did a fabulous job!
I just love them- I could watch this age perform all day, they are SO cute!
Kerigan got to play an instrument during one of the songs.
Proud of our sweet little singer!
Ga Ga came to watch her perform too!
Daddy had to work this evening but he arranged to get away just to see his girl's concert.  She just lit up when he walked in and made her night.
Kerigan's music teacher Ms. Grow.  This is her first year and was her first concert and she did a great job!
Our awesome principal Mr. Ewald!  Everyone LOVES him!
Ga Ga came the weekend before Valentines Day and brought surprises for the kids!
She also got to help with the kids' Valentines!
The school had a no candy rule for Valentines (I know, seriously?  What's fun about that??) But we made it work!
Andrew loves army men so this was perfect.
And Belle was of course enjoying helping too!  Ha ha.
Kerigan did Play doh.
Thank goodness for Pinterest!  Without candy, I was struggling for ideas!
She was so proud to write her classmates names on them and did it so neatly!  She loves doing things like this!
We tried out our new curlies for the Valentine party!
It turned out SO cute!
This is what it's like trying to take their picture!  Ha!
Andrew is usually the goofy one!  Ha!
Finally got a good one!
I got to visit Kerigan's classroom for her party.  I love getting to be at school with them for class parties!
She couldn't wait to go through her envelope of cards from her friends!

Could this be her first love note from a boy?!  I asked her about it and she said, "Oh yeah, he loves me."  Like it was no big deal.  Ha ha!  I think we're in trouble with this one!
I honestly don't know how Kindergarten teachers do it!  Kerigan has one of the best I've ever seen- she's amazing!
This was all I could get from Andrew at his party.  I think I cramp his style sometimes!  Ha ha.
This made me laugh.
Then that week on Friday morning I went in to read to Kerigan's class.  I brought a silly book and the kids LOVED it.  They were all giggling and Kerigan loved sitting on my lap and showing the pictures.  I treasure these times so much as I know they are short lived!
Then I helped set up this fun snack "buffet" in their room.  It was pajama day too!  So fun!
While I was there I peeked in on Andrew doing jump rope for heart in P.E.!

That night we took Avery with us to BWW for dinner.  Silly girls!
Andrew was so thrilled to have these boys sleep over!  They live right behind us and are twins! One of them is in his class and he's gotten to be good friends with them both.  He said "Mom I can't believe for 10 years of my life I've never had a friend sleep over!"  He was so happy.
I found out most normal boys eat a lot!  Ha!  I fixed them pancakes in the morning.

It was a fun and memorable Valentine's week!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

skating, dancing & tumbling!

So my well-rounded girl decided she wanted to try ice skating lessons this semester.  She was beyond excited, and had only skated maybe twice before.
She did so awesome the very first day! 
I just love her ambition.  She's not fearful of anything.  She's unfamiliar with the activity, knew none of the kids, yet she just went out there with a smile and rocked it!
We are so proud of her and her spunk!
She gave it two thumbs up!
We did some painting in the basement one weekend and Andrew was so, so proud because Daddy asked him to help.  He used a brush and painted that whole wall with it!  
Snuggling by the fire with Belle.  Yes, that's a cat.  Ha!  I posted this on FB and so many people commented asking if that was a cat because she is so huge and fluffy!
Kerigan had hat day at school so she posed with Belle too.  We love our kitty around here!
Kerigan's teacher sent me this picture of two sweet girls on hat day!
Then this girl competed in her first tumbling meet at her new gym.
I had low expectations.  It was a new gym, new coach, and she hadn't competed since last summer.  I warned her she probably wouldn't get a trophy and not to expect it.
She did an awesome front pass
And this year since she moved up a level from last year she also does a back pass
Some things are added for more difficulty like straddle rolls, etc.  
Well.  She showed me!
For those of you who can't see what it says... 
That's a first place finish!
We were all shocked.  And so, so proud of her!  Now she wants to get first place every time she does a competition!  Ha!  #goals
Andrew relaxing at one of daddy's basketball games.  Ha!
We love when Ga Ga comes to stay with us!
My silly girl wanted to take a selfie.  She was practicing for Wacky Wednesday!
Andrew's birthday weekend Jayden came the night before his party and we brought him to school for the kids Dance Marathon!
All week the kids brought coins to help raise money for the children's hospital.  We were so proud of the school raising so much!
These Kindergarteners were totally smitten with the Hawkeye cheerleaders.
Kerigan has the sweetest group of friends in her class!
Jayden and Andrew had a blast playing with all the balloons!
Such a fun night with friends!
This is totally random but it made me crack up.  This is so Craig!  Does anyone else's hubby do this?  Ha!

Well that gets me almost through January!  I'm sorting through spring break pictures so hopefully I'll be caught up soon!

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