Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Saturday, October 31, 2015


We had fun trick-or-treating with our Michigan fan friends...  And our bags were filled!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Adeline's Halloween Party

Me and my SuperGirl

Ready to save you from danger

Addy and her friend Defonte

The class watched a few brain breaks (dance songs) and one was to the Ghostbusters theme song.  Adeline danced her sweet little heart out.  She was so cute to watch.  She has no fear and I just love that about her.

She even won some skittles for her great dancing skills

Addy and LeAnne 
I did notice one big difference and thankfully Andrew did not know this but Adeline's party was filled with sweets and goodies while his party was filled with healthy snacks.  I obviously think that healthy snacks are best but when you are a kid, you may not see it that way.

Andrew's Halloween Party

This year I went back and forth between the kids classrooms to each of their parties.  There is a big difference between a first grade party and a fourth grade party.  A lot of activities in the first grade party with different rotations.  But for the fourth graders they had a movie and snacks.  Both classes were able to dress up.  I am thankful that both of my kids were ok with me coming.  I hope that they don't ever reach the age where they don't want me there.  At least until junior high.
Me and my Ninja

His cool spider web

While playing bingo if they won they could get these cool fake spiders.  Andrew won a few times so he and his friend Aidan were comparing who got more.

Always fun to get snacks in class.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

We just got "Boo'd"

So fun!  There was a knock at our door and by time we opened it the buckets were the only thing there.  (I may have seen our sweet Olivia hustling to the car).  The kids loved it.  Buckets full of fun things.
We then Boo's our neighbor Sully.....he started chasing us down the road as he came out the door and found us.  We were laughing pretty hard.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trunk or Treat

We got here early and I am glad we did.  The line was through the long hall and out the door.  We didn't have any extra kids with us tonight but that didn't stop our kids from from saying "trick or treat".

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Carving

The years of pumpkin carving are becoming more and more fun the older the kids get.  They aren't as afraid to get their hands dirty and feel the slimy insides.

The finished product

Pretty soon they won't be able to sit on the table.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mrs. Charron

I said I'd come back with a picture of Adeline and her fourth grade teacher.  This is Mrs. Charron.  Adeline adores her.

Friday, October 16, 2015

2015 Walk-a-thon

Andrew's first grade class with their new walk-a-thon t-shirts on

Andrew with some buddies walking around

I tried to get a nice picture with Andrew but he refused to look at the camera

Addy with some classmates

Addy, LeAnn, and I

Mrs. Hazekamp showed up with her new baby Harper.  The kids all flocked to her.  She is missed.

Monday, October 12, 2015

All about Me!

This week Andrew was chosen to have all of his special things put on the board for all of his classmates to see.
Andrew loves his Family
Andrew's favorite sport is Football
Andrew's favorite place to visit is the beach in Sarasota, FL
Andrew's favorite color is blue
Andrew wants to be just like his Daddy when he grows up
Andrew's favorite food is pizza
Andrew likes to play with Pokemon cards

Sunday, October 11, 2015

One year

This afternoon was a hard afternoon.  It has been one year since Grandma passed away.  She is greatly missed by us all.  Today Aleisha, John, Grandpa, Dad and I all just hung out on the porch and ordered pizza.  It was relaxing, laid back and comfortable.  I think it was therapeutic for us all.  We miss  you Grandma! 

Picture's with Grandpa

You never know how much time you will have with those you love.  So when a time comes and you get to spend some special moments you take advantage of the opportunity to get as many pictures as you can.  We don't get to see Grandpa often maybe once a year at most.  We all appreciate his taking the trip up to see us.  I am thankful for all of these pictures.
Grandpa and Aunt Bobbie

Grandpa and all of his Grandchildren

Great Grandpa, Grandpa, James, Adeline, and Andrew

Four generations of Bean men

At the end of our visit when James and I were heading out I realized that I am always the picture taker....I am not sure when the last picture was that I had a picture with Grandpa.  Grandpa was still staying at the Bean house so he was in no rush.  We were the ones leaving.  He gladly came out and took this picture with James and I.  Thank you Grandpa.  This picture means a lot to me.  I'll try to be better at including myself in pictures more often.  We love you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Refinished Piano and new Iphone

Aunt Erin was pretty spoiled this year.  Grandma has worked very hard to strip and refinish a piano we found on the side of the road many years ago.  And Grandpa surprised her with a new phone.  She's pretty special and well worth it all.
Happy Birthday Erin!

Happy Birthday Great Grandpa and Aunt Erin

A pretty special time being able to celebrate Great Grandpa Bean's birthday and Aunt Erin together.

It was also nice to be able to skype with Aunt Betsey during this time so that she could be a part of it.

James got Grandpa a large frame to put a picture we took all together.  Around the frame we all wrote special things to Grandpa.