Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Adelynn Unchained

Brother and Sister slept in longer than Adelynn (hence she's not dressed) and so she had her pick of the toys! I love watching her play and come alive!

I took a video of it ...it's 16 minutes long... but then I sped the video up for those who don't want to watch something that long. It's pretty hysterical sped up! Even if you watch the long one, I definitely recommend watching the short one, too.
Adelynn also LOVES dress ups. When sister isn't around, she loves to select hats, frilly skirts, and fairy wings. Often, one pair of wings isn't enough :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Trying to Sell Alvina

It took a lot to get our old home ready to sell ... like, a lot. It is finally on the market - here's hoping someone snatches it up! I'm rather proud of how our home looks so I wanted to share the photos from the listing. We're selling it vacant, obviously, but this is what they all first see.

  
   
   

  
    
   
   
     

Monday, July 11, 2016

The School Playground

After we dropped off Aaron's Kindergarten registration forms (I know ... I know ... too soon.), we decided to hang out on the playground!

This girl and her boots - I adore it!
 I helped Adelynn put on her sunglasses - then she decided she wanted to give it a try. Pretty close, wouldn't ya say? 
And now for Aaron ... I am beyond amazed at his strength, over and over. This time, watch as he doesn't slide down the pole - he slowly lowers himself, and then the control he has as he flips up and over. Mind boggling - he's only 5!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Avengers Assemble!

This year, Aaron wanted an Avengers party. Each child was invited to dress as a super hero of their choice (even if they aren't an Avenger). We hosted the party at Gramma and Grampa's home and it was spectacular! Due to the move, I didn't get started on anything until the night before. I went to 4 dollar stores collecting every Avengers thing I could find - I'd sort through them all and figure out party favors when I got home. I got home around 11, spent time with Eric until 12, and then it was time to go to work! I made a cake, an Iron Man poster with Arc Reactors, a Thor's Hammer, and salt-dough (kind of). Aaron dressed as Captain America and I dressed as Black Widow. (The kids adore the themed parties and me dressing up makes it all the better for them so, why not?)
First, using the frisbee golf set that Gramma and Grampa have, the kids practiced their Captain America shield tosses. Then, we played "pin the Arc Reactor" on Iron Man. Following that event, the kids practiced throwing Thor's Hammer into hoops, seeing who could land the hammer in the most hoops. The kids then did presents and the cake. 
Following that was the last activity - the Hulk Smash. I made salt-dough for the kids to build and then destroy. Unfortunately, the recipe I found online was terrible and no one was actually able to build anything - it was so sticky. However, they still had fun smashing it to bits!
Happy Birthday little man! Year 5 is looking to be terrific!