Thursday, April 24, 2014

First Grade Trip

A day away from the classroom felt so good.  Our first graders took a trip to the mountains. It was for a day of education and fun.  The weather was perfect and seeing these little ones explore makes my heart very happy.

I split my day between Andy and Katie so was able to see them both catch a couple bugs in the pond as well as some hiking and bird watching.  These two are very different kids, each so very special in their own way.
As I was driving to the trip I was so very tired. Life has felt that way lately but a whole day of nature, no technology, and just enjoying my kids was just what I needed. 

Little by Little

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Spring and Easter!

It feels so good to be outside playing.  A place to put all of our energy in a positive way.  There have been some trips to the park already with a little cousin.

He may be twelve but he still loves to play and join in the fun.  Most of his fun outside involves a ball of some sorts either hitting the side of the house or aiming at a goal.

This little one may not know it but her Uncle has a special place in his heart for her. 
With Easter right around the corner I am so thankful for warmer weather and more chances to be outside.  We will celebrate a quite Easter this year with the six of us.  Mass in the morning and then a big brunch to follow.  I know an Easter egg hunt is in the works and hopefully a quite day with family. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

the long road

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sand & Sun

A trip to the Sand Dunes was just what this family needed.  No big planning just family, fun, and even a little resting for some. The water did not start running until the afternoon, but when it did the kids loved all that mud!

The tracks of my little lady.

I think Brianna was very tired this day.  She spent a good amount of time just resting and soaking up the sun. 

These two can be the best of buds. They are starting to spend more time playing together and this day was no exception. I love to watch their bond with each other.
Wishing you a beautiful Sunday.  We have snow in the forecast today after we wore shorts yesterday.  I am loving this spring weather and the blessing of moisture.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


This post is a week late on celebrating Brian's birthday, but as you can see he is having a lot of fun at thirty eight.  Is it no wonder that the kids call him the fun parent!  We headed to the sand dunes last week and he had to take his turn!
Of course what is a birthday without a pie made my his oldest daughter and four kids to celebrate with!  Oh how they love their Daddy!


Little by Little

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine and Scooters

Sunshine and Scooters

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