Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Friday, October 10, 2014

A day of volunteering

This is my day.  My day with my kiddo's in their classes.  I had to wait until my background was processed until I could get into the school.  I have my surgery scheduled for Tuesday and I wanted to at least get in one day with the kids.  After many tough days on crutches this was just a wonderful day.  I was out of the house, with my kids, with other kids, caring for others.  It was a good day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Making Andrew's Class A Snack

Once a month I bring in a snack for Andrew's class.  Tonight Andrew and I are making fun wormy jello snacks.  He was such a good helper mixing the jello, placing the worms, and pouring the jello.

Three different jello colors, three different worms...all ready to go.  I hope they like it!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

And we have a piano.....

I have been wanting a piano for a long time.  The obstacle....convincing James of the same.  Our living room is quite limited with space and it is set up for complete surround sound :-)  So I saw a post from a friend in my bible study about a free piano...the only thing was that we had to get it out of her basement.  I went and saw it, measured it, and then went to convince James I wanted it. we are.  I had wonderful, generous friends devote their night to lifting this heavy piano and transferring it into our house.  I love it!  We rearranged the living room and it fits perfect.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Andrew's Fourth Fall Soccer Game

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of Andrew with his fans.  Grandpa and Grandma Bean came up along with Grandpa Forte.  My poor buddy Andrew (along with the rest of his team) was asleep out on the field and were completely dominated.  It was kind of a sad game.  It was cold and rainy and I am on crutches.....that's my excuse for forgetting to take the pictures.
But....a big thank you to Grandpa Forte, Grandpa Bean, and Grandma Bean for coming up to cheer Andrew on.  I know it meant a lot to him.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Donating to Locks Of Love

Today is the day.  We packaged up the hair and sent it off.  We should be getting some sort of response in the coming months of the donation.  Adeline is super proud and we are very proud of her.
I thought both kids looked cute today so I wanted a picture and they decided to both hold Olaf for it.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Swimming at the YMCA

With the Omni closing we have a free month at the YMCA and Norton Pines.  After that time we will decide where we will go.  Today we came to the YMCA so I could try swimming some laps.  With my knee all messed up and no clear answers yet I thought I would try swimming.  Unfortunately the water didn't magically take away any of the pain but I was able to swim some laps kicking mostly with my left leg.  The kids, myself, and even James (yes he got in the water) all played in the shallow end.  It was a fun family time.

Adeline and Rebecca looking a lot more alike....

All dressed and ready for church.....looking more like twins today.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Andrew's Hair cut while we're at it...

And we decided to get this guys hair cut too.
He was being patient....kind of.


She's been talking about this for a long time.  Probably about a year...and I just wanted to make sure she was really ready and really wanted it and not just do it because everyone else is doing it.  Adeline is such a sweet little girl and was ready...especially ready to donate her hair.  I had just cut off about four inches before school started so even though she had 10 inches cut today she technically had about 14 inches cut.  That's just crazy.....
Last shot with long hair...

I don't know if that smile can get any bigger....

It looks very pretty and makes her look even more grown up.  Adeline's hair feels really thick and full too.

Andrew's Third Fall Soccer Game 2014

This little guy works really hard.  The field is bigger and the kids are bigger but he runs hard and trys to get at the ball the best he can.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

I really could just listen to him talk forever....

This little guy is just hilarious to me.  I love listening to him talk.  Especially when he talks like a big kid and uses his hands.  I just had to capture the moment with him.  The video is a bit long but at the end you get to see him show his muscles.

Sailor Pride Day

So I missed taking a picture of the kids yesterday for pajama day....but today is Sailor Pride Day.  Adeline is sporting her basketball shirt and Andrew is wearing his Soccer shirt.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crew Blue and Crazy Hair

Andrew has a crazy spike going on and Adeline has multiple ponytails.  Adeline received and option to get a free t-shirt.  She already had a t-shirt and could have chosen something different but instead she took a new t-shirt so that she could give her old one to Andrew.  Such a kind sister.