Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adeline's Black History Month Celebration

Adeline was very excited and all dressed up for today.  The was actually scheduled for the end of February but with a school cancellation it had to be postponed.  So glad I can make these events.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mother's Day Celebration

Today I got to spend the morning with Andrew.  This was a day where the kids celebrated their Mom's (just like the time they had with their Dad's).  They made us yummy pizza and jello for dessert.  We made crafts together including a picture frame to hold a picture they took of us there.  I love little times like this with Andrew...he is always extra loving and snugly.
 What is your Mother's name?  Charity Bean
What does she do?  She vacuums rooms, cleans up and does the laundry
How old is she?  43
How tall is she?  Andrew stood up on his tip toes and raised an arm above his head.
What is her favorite animal?  Bunny
What is her favorite drink?  Pop
What is her favorite color?  Pink
What is her favorite food?  She likes everything
What is her favorite move?  Despicable Me 2 and The Real Star Wars
What is her favorite TV show?  Hair shows
Where does she take you for fun?  Outside
What do you want to tell her on Mother's Day?  I love you!
Andrew's description of his drawing:  We're walking home from school and I'm going to give Mom a present.  Then I'm going to say Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, March 10, 2014

More Frindle.....

Glad Andrew is listening to the story!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Visit with Great Grandma...

It seems to difficult to get a picture with everyone looking.  I love this lady so much and I am just thankful I can still take pictures with her.

Best attempt... a smiling picture of all the kids with Aunt Betsey.
They do love you.....and miss you already.

Closing Ceremonies....

Each kid got their own "chocolate" medal
All the kids on the podium for a picture.
And the gold medal winner is.....Betsey Bean
Buds for life
Got a nice smiley one of Andrew with Aunt Betsey and Adeline.
A whole group shot....pretty fun group, pretty fun day!
The brother's and sister's supporting Betsey who just won a blank check from 5/3 Bank!!!
Congratulations Betsey....remember your family when filling out and spending the check.

The "BetsKathalon"

The kids have been anxiously awaiting for Aunt Betsey's arrival!!!!!  We'll see if everyone's hard work pays off.  Grandma, Aunt Erin, James, and Uncle Josh have been working VERY hard in getting everything ready.
Of course you have to have the proper welcome....
And opening ceremony (including the lighting of the torch).
Let the games begin...
This was a pretty funny game to see Adeline and Joanne try to do.
Let's just say we didn't win...
The balloon pop game....possibly my favorite!  But how can any adults pop the kids balloons?
This great video captures Betsey and Joanne's competitiveness.
Fun was had by all!!!  All kids were declared winners....

Addy and Aunt Betsey!!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday night celebration!!!

Friday night we all met in Battle Creek to celebrate Betsey's birthday with Aunt Bobbie.  It was a fun, noisy, late night.

All the kids enjoyed shooting some hoop.  Andrew and Uncle Josh has their own personal shooting session.  Sometimes Andrew needs a little extra encouragement.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Aunt Betsey's back in Muskegon

Aunt Betsey and Grandma came up for the night.  Aunt Betsey has been back home on vacation.  We are all heading to Olivet tomorrow but Aunt Betsey wanted to make a trip up to Muskegon.  She, Grandma, and Adeline all read Frindle together.

Aunt Betsey surprised Adeline and was her mystery reader in class.  After Aunt Betsey read she took Adeline out of school for the rest of the day!!  They came back and we all had lunch, played games on the tablet, and....

....Andrew's birthday continued when he opened and built his latest Lego creation.
Adeline also brought out her big box of Lego's and started building too.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

An igloo inside....

I volunteered in Andrews class this morning and for part of the time his class visited the 1st-2nd grade classroom.  Each kid got to see if they were taller than the tallest Penguin.  Andrew and a few other kids were actually taller.  After they were measured they each got to spend some time inside the igloo made out of milk jugs.  How creative is this!  I love it!  And so did all the kids!!! 

Monday, March 3, 2014


March is reading month!  This years all school read is Frindle.  Every night together as a family we will come and read a chapter and answer a fun question from the principal.  I love that Adeline's school does this!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kindergarten round-up

Hard to believe it is already time for my little one to go to kindergarten.  Tonight I went to Andrew's kindergarten round up to get a bunch of information.  Unlike Adeline who only went for a half day Andrew will be going all day every day.  Insert Tear Here.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Adeline's Fifth Basketball Game 2014

Hard to believe the season is already over.  Adeline and James had so much fun playing and learning basketball.  Today was a make up game from a previous cancellation.  All of the parents made signs to cheer on their player....some parents even brought cow bells.

Each girl got a certificate for playing and a special award from coach Bean.  Adeline was very proud of her "most aggressive" award.

Thanks for the great season Coach Bean!
Me and my little basketball player!