First Week of Summer – 2016

The first week of summer is so exciting for all of us!  We started with the great bedroom purge.  The girls cleared out bags of recycling, garbage, and goodwill.  The “after” photo shows how lovely their room looks again!


We set up a backyard pool which has been used every single day so far.  The kids are doing a great job of cleaning it and plugging in the filter when they are done for the day.  Now if I can train them to not walk through the house with wet feet…


Both the girls are in gymnastics at the Y in Kimberly.  We plan our mornings around this, usually going to the Y for class, staying after for open gym for a bit, packing a lunch and then errands or parks or both on the way home.  The weather has been a bit on the chilly side, so one day had our picnic in the van! The kids are a big help now at the grocery store, so we hit that up on the way home.

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Went to a graduation party for our family friend, Bob.  Jacey’s favorite thing was the mechanical bull!  Jack tried it, but wasn’t a fan.  Jacey rode it TEN TIMES!  June was sad she was too little.  Maybe when Bob’s brother Ryan graduates, she’ll be big enough!

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First week of summer has been a blast!


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More Spring Break Fun

PJ day at home and sent Drew a good morning picture.


Jacey discovered how fun video games can be when played on the big tv.  Jack and Jacey were a team and played together for their game time.


On Wednesday we went to visit the uncles.  Uncle Jesse was home working in his shop and he took a break every now and then to goof around.  June brought her bike, Jacey brought her scooter and Jack brought his pogo stick to keep busy in the yard.


On Thursday we went to Papa’s work because we had never seen his office.  He took us out to lunch and got everyone ice cream!

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Afterward, Papa had to go back to work, but we found a neat boardwalk to walk.


We ended our week with the GIANT BOX we acquired from Nana.  Took me 20 minutes of rearranging to fit it in the van, but it has been used for hours of play time.  It is a time machine and a space ship and a castle and the Tardis.


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Spring Break

Our first day of spring break… So far so good. The kids wanted to craft in their pjs and go to the park. Check and check!

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Fairy House

Jacey and I have been working hard on adding details to the fairy house. We have been finding some great online tutorials to get our ideas. This week the kids have spring break so we have some more ideas to work on. The fairies need some accessories and wall decor.

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Sean & Seth

Today we got to play with our friends Sean and Seth. They came to our house for the afternoon so their parents could go out to dinner. The kids enjoyed having “little brothers” to play with!

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June’s Alphabet Party





June started talking a class at the YMCA called “alphabet party.” She loves it and is so proud of her projects when I pick her up.

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We decided to get out of the house for the day and so we hopped in the car for a trip to the NEW ZOO. We texted Uncle Jeff on the way and he met us there. It was chilly, so not a lot of people were there.  It was nice to be out in the sunshine.  Went for a late lunch at Subway and the kids napped in the car on the way home.

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New Project

I’ve had my eye out for a way to make a nicer looking litter box/food box setup for Stanley bunny.  Since he is lives in our living room I wanted something more furniture-like than the cage setup.  Nana donated her old toy box to us to experiment on.  June and I sanded the toy box and Justin cut a hole for a door.  It turned out quite well and Stanley seems to really like it.

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Last Day of School

It’s the last day of school for this crew and they are sad but excited for summer!



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Jacey – Blog

Jacey’s teacher has a blog which has been great to see the everyday classroom activities.  The students have been starting to write entries as well.  This is Jacey’s most recent entry:

“I  love kidblog because my mom can see picshrs.”

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