Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Olivia's birthday party

Before we went to McSports we went to Kangaroo Palace to celebrate Olivia's birthday.  We love Olivia!!!!  She is such a great kid.

Andrew's Third Spring Soccer Game 2014

I don't know if Andrew was nervous about today with Grandma and Grandpa Bean being there or what but he was like a zombie out on the field.  It is like he sometimes zones out during the game.  He still played hard and thankfully was great after the game.  The whole team seemed to be a bit out of it during the game.

Grandma and Grandpa took the kids to MCSports to pick out some cool shirts and a soccer goal.  Adeline wasn't took sure about her shirt because it says "I don't play nice I play ball".....She always wants to be nice...too sweet.  Andrew loves his cool Batman shirt and can't wait to show it to his friend Nathan.
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for the net and clothes!!!!   And for coming up to support Andrew.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Adeline's school field trip...

And of course in May after having a very hot week....the one day Adeline has her field trip and it is raining and cold.  Andrew was going to have a playdate with a friend while I went with Adeline but first thing this morning I got a call and they were all sick through the night.  So thankfully Miss. Bulthuis allowed Andrew to come along.  Let's just say that because of the weather I don't think anyone was really excited about this trip.  And did I mention that we were outside all day....yup!  Alright enough complaining, time to put on my happy face for the kids.
 We divided up into groups and for the first part of the morning we went through the park checking soil, looking for different leaves, flowers, insects.  Unfortunately because there was so much rain many of the bridges were covered with water and because of the cold Spring many of the plants hadn't bloomed yet.  The kids hung in there and enjoyed writing in their journals, and drawing pictures.
 Andrew sure did feel like a big kid walking with all the second graders.  I'm not going to lie, it would have been a lot easier if he weren't here but he did pretty well and for that I am thankful.
 Addy and Lakeland
Alex, Mallory, and Addy
 Before we got all the lunches out the workers told us they were going to have us eat outside.  Did I mention that it was wet, raining, and cold.  I don't know what they were thinking because the picnic tables were soaked.  Thankfully we talked them into letting us stay inside.
 Andrew with Defonte and one of the twins either Talon or Taylor.
 Addy decorated Andrew's lunch bag and I just had to take a picture.  What a sweet sister.
 Me and my little lady
 We're about to head off to the pond study....after watching a fun 1980's informational film.
 This was the kids most favorite part.  We caught a couple tadpoles.  Some were in the in-between stage of becoming frogs (top right)....pretty cool.  
 Defonte with his finds
 My group, Defonte, Adeline, Lakeland, and Andrew
Andrew getting some extra help from one of the helpers.
We survived it...and it really did turn out to be a fun day even with our soaked shoes and socks.  I made sure to bring Adeline some new shoes and socks to change into when they all made it back to the school.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A hole, a patch, and a hole in the patch......

As of now Andrew has no pants without a hole in the knee.  Come on Spring, we need some short weather!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Adeline's Ocean Project

Adeline and I worked together and came up with this fun project for her to present to her class.  She chose to research oceans and found many fun facts to share.  We then found a fun craft where we used shampoo and cut out sea creatures to make our own "Ocean in a bag".  Adeline got a score of 30/30 for her project and was pretty proud.  Good Work Addy!!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Andrew and Grandpa Forte

We stopped by Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Forte's house while we were passing through.  Andrew (who loves his back being rubbed) asked Grandpa Forte to play the drawing game on his back.  So Grandpa would draw something and Andrew would have to guess what that was.  Basically Andrew just wanted his backed rubbed and he tricked Grandpa Forte into doing it.

Adventure Girl!!!

Last night we stayed with Erin in Ft. Wayne.  The kids were so excited to meet Adventure Girl at Aunt Erins church.  They had so much fun.  Adventure girl is pretty famous, many kids were coming up to talk to her while we were waiting.

My Mothers Day Videos......

Thank you James for these sweet videos from our beautiful kids.  I loved being pregnant and am so thankful the Lord blessed us with these two beauties through InVitro.  I can't imagine my life without them.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Andrew's Second Spring Soccer Game 2014

Andrew played very hard today.  He had many great defensive plays.  Unfortunately after his first game of scoring 7 goals his expectations were pretty high.  When the game was over and he hadn't scored a goal he came right over and started crying.  So sweet, so sensitive.  I really did embrace this moment because I don't get sad cry snuggles like this often but we also wanted to make sure he knew how well he did play even if a goal wasn't scored.  Thankfully he bounced back just fine and we all were able to have a nice day.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Adeline's School Carnival 2014

We all walked together to the school for the carnival.  We ate dinner there and then enjoyed following the kids around while they played.  Each came home with fun prizes and lots of candy.  Andrew was able to spend some time with his friend from preschool Cal in the bounce house.  Adeline had already made plans to meet friends at different place throughout the night.
I love that we can just walk to the school.  We are very happy with Lincoln Park and really like the staff.  Adeline sure does love it and Andrew can't wait to go here in the Fall.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

After preschool performance fun...

After Andrew's performance we headed to the park and then walked up the dune to the beach.  We don't always go at night and since it was so hot we decided to check it out.  The kids enjoyed running up and down the big sand hills that haven't been leveled out yet.  They were all about racing.  And each did stick their feet in the water but quickly stepped out because it was so freezing.  We then headed back to the park, played for awhile and then headed back home because there still is school in the morning.....

Preschool Performance after shots

Adeline does an amazing job encouraging her brother when it is his time to shine.  I am thankful that she so far doesn't seem jealous that he is getting the attention but she chooses to lift him up with kind words.

We each had to get our own shot with the Preschooler....

James suggested that I give Andrew a kiss for a fun picture and I think it turned out really nice.  I'm glad he doesn't have his tongue sticking out or anything.  Hopefully he will let me kiss him for a long time.

Andrew's Preschool Performance

Tonight is the night.  Andrew is dressed up and his hair is spiked...he is ready to sing all of his favorite songs. 
He is sitting by two of his best buds Emily and Nathan.
Andrew was so proud while he was performing.  He made sure that both James and I were constantly looking at him and clapping at the end of each song.  He then would throw out his thumbs up which we would then do right back.  This little boys seems to have no fear when it comes to being in front of hundreds of people.  I'm sure if he wasn't with his buddies it would be different but he did awesome.