Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mama's Mascara

Don't worry dear, you have years to practice.



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday Chores

Generally speaking, as long as it isn't picking up after themselves, my kids enjoy cleaning (we'll see how long this lasts) and ask to do it! It isn't slave labor if it's voluntary, right?
 Every once in a while, they get burnt out unless something new is added ... like when I taught them about the small vacuum in the kitchen, or when I periodically, begrudgingly allow them to use the mop.

Well, on Saturdays, Audrey cleans the downstairs bathroom, and Aaron does the upstairs one. 
Someone decided to take Saturday chores to a whole new level. Instead of a rag, Audrey decided to use a magic eraser to clean the bathroom - counter, toilet lid and sides, floor, mirror, doors, light switches, door handles ... At least I know that this week, she remembered all of the surfaces she's supposed to clean, and she had fun doing it!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Selfies are, obviously, more important that listening to storytime ... Especially to this little lady!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Bass Family!

Our wonderful friends - the Bass family - came down to Oregon and stopped in for a visit!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ninja Training Course

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a craft-hoarder ... anything I think could be used for a craft, to fix an object, or could perhaps come in handy one day, I keep. This means I have acquired a lot of ribbon. It's time to put it to good use! It's time for .... a Ninja Training Course! **cue epic music**
 We had to get actual, real-life Ninjas-in-training to test this course. 
Nothing could stop them - so what does that mean for the fully-trained Ninja Daddy? It means he needs more of a challenge! Get him!
 Ninja Daddy was patient as we left the course up for a few days, slowly removing ribbon as cupboards needed to be entered. Not only am I a craft-hoarder, those who know me know I am also crazy about organizing ... which means I'm excited to tackle this ribbon! #kiddingnotkidding

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fall Basketball

Aaron's Elementary School offers a basketball program in the fall - it is right after school, at the school. Sign us up!

Aaron grew a lot through the program. It was a struggle at first - the program is K-2 so a lot of the kids are already adept at dribbling and shooting. He was quickly discouraged. He wanted to switch to soccer ... I told him I wouldn't pay for soccer if I couldn't trust him to stick it out in basketball. Well, better believe the rest of the season turned around!

This kid is an all-star!
 (Shout-out to my uncle Craig for paying for the lessons!)

Circular Cushion Play

... don't ask me ... I have no answers ...