Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Easter 2018

 As I usually do, I took some Palm Sunday pictures (in case the Easter pictures did not work out) and this was the best shot I got of the two in their beautiful Palm Sunday clothes.

Then a week later, we celebrated Easter.  It was full of a lot of family events and fun.
Grandpa Steve and Grandma Sue sent the kids an Easter box that included a cookie mix, and sprinkles to make our own Easter cookies.  We made them, decorated them, then shared some of them with the neighbors. 
 We went to the Easter egg hunt at the local park and got our usual picture on the steps.  They both got quite a few Easter eggs, and one of Grace's friends even shared a golden egg with her which Grace was able to trade in to get a special prize (a stuffed bunny).
 Later that day we decided to dye a few eggs.  Grace got quite creative with the coloring.  Glen had a great time with coloring.
 Easter morning!  We managed to capture yet another nice picture.
 And we had to get a picture with the beautiful children and adorable bunnies.  Thank you Grandma Sue!
 Our new neighbor Miss Vicki joined us for church on Easter.  Miss Vicki and Grace have some sort of special bond, and what do you know...they even dressed alike for Easter!
It was a special time with friends, family and fun.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Shrek

We went to see Shrek Jr. at Thomas Harrison Middle School.  They always do such a good job with their musicals!  It was a fantastic show and even better because the kids knew the story and really got into the music and dancing (and farting!).  

After the show they could have their picture taken with cast memebers.  The only one they both wanted was a picture with dragon.  So here is Grace and Glen with the Dragon from Shrek.

Snow Fun

We had about two good snowfalls this past year.  Grace and Glen had a great time enjoying every minute of them.
Grace had a good time building a snowman.  She used daffodils for eyes so you can tell that it was a very late season snowfall.
 They had a great time sledding.  This was the first time that the kids (mainly Glen) was able to go down the hill and pull his sled up after him when he came up.  So I did not have to go back and forth up the hill.
 This information did not however stop Grace from trying to pull him up the hill.  It did not work, but it was a nice try.
 They love the snow!

They were sledding so long and I just sat and tried to stay warm.  It was wonderful!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A boy and his teeth

Here is a boy.  He is a happy boy.  He sleeps with the ninja turtles and life is good.
 Then it gets better because on February 28th he LOST HIS FIRST TOOTH!!!!  He was so happy.
 But things got even better....because on March 20 he lost his second tooth!  He even lost this one at school so he got one of those cool tooth necklaces.
He is growing up so fast.

Glen is 6

This sweet, loving, and smart boy is 6!  Wow, where did the time go?  We had many celebrations for him.  We had a meal of his choice (noodles with alfredo sauce, peas, and chocolate cake).  That was our family celebration.
Then with his friends we had another celebration.  We had her party at the hospital welness center.  They had games, obsticle courses, and just in general a good time to run around an go crazy.
This is part of the obstical course.
This is soccer with a HUGE ball!
It was a fun time for all.
So thankful that all of our friends could come out and celebrate Glen.
 I did not get a picture of the cake before it got dug into.  But here you can get the idea.
Amy had a special celebration with Glen.  She took him to the Green Valley Bookfair. 
While there they got to see Santa, he was given a candy cane, and got to choose many books of his choice.
 When they came home he and Amy made some cute Chrstmas trees out of buttons and pipe cleaners.  They are some very cute ornimants.
 It was a great time with Amy.

Carol also had a special time with Glen for his birthday.  She took him (and the whole family) ice skating.
 Matt, Grace, Glen, Amy, Austin, Carol, and I went to the ice skating rink in Bridgewater to celebrate his birthday.  Grace took to it well and had a great time zooming around the rink.
 Glen had a great time and started to learn how to skate with the help of the "walkers" and Carol and Matt's help. 
All of these were wonderful ways to celebrate a special 6 year old.

Happy birthday Glen!

1. How old are you? 6
2. Who is your best friend?  Maggie
3. What is your favorite thing to do?  Play with Legos
4. What is your favorite color? Red
5. What is your favorite food? Donkey Tails
6. What do you like to do with your family?  Games
7. What is your favorite toy? Luigi
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher
9. What makes you happy?  when mommy is near me
10.  What makes you sad?  Zombies
11.  What is your favorite show to watch?  Teenage Mutiant Ninja Turtles
12.  What is your favorite book? Dogs Can't Read
13.  What do you love to learn about? How to play boxing
14.  What is the best part of your birthday? Ice Skating
15.  Where do you like to go?  Mamaw and Papaw's
16.  Who was your teacher?  Ms Sleight and Ms Diaz
17.  What is your favorite treat? m&m's
18.  What do you think about right before you fall asleep? The song: God Is Great
19.  If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?  Teenage Mutiant Ninja Turtles
20.  What was your favorite birthday present?  Teenage Mutiant Ninja Turtle figures

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Grace is 8

 This beautiful, smart, spunky, caring girl is eight!  Who knew time would go so fast.  Well we had lots of celebrations for her.  We had a special meal (impossible pie) for her with chocolate cake.  That was our family celebration.
 Then with her friends we had another celebration.  We had her party at the hospital welness center.  They had games, obsticle courses, and just in general a good time to run around an go crazy.
 This is part of the obstical course.
 This is soccer with a HUGE ball.
 It was a fun time for all.
 So thankful that our friends could all make it and celebrate with Grace.

 I did not get a picture of the cake before it got dug into.  But here you can get the idea.
 Amy had a special birthday celebration for Grace.  She gave her a book about pets, then took her to the SPCA to love on the cats and dogs.  Grace had a great time!
 I think that we might need to volunteer there, so that the kids can love on the pets.  Can you see how happy she is.  I think these trips are a great idea and make wonderful memories.
 Carol had the most recent birthday celebration.  Last weekend she took Grace to see Cinderella, a high school musical being performed by HHS.  Then after the show she had her picture taken with (L to R)  the fairy godmother, prince charming, Cinderella, Stepsister, Stepmother, Stepsister.  And Grace is so proud because she is wearing her own Cinderella dress.
What wonderful, special ways to celebrate a sweet 8 year old.  Happy Birthday Grace!

1. How old are you? 8
2. Who is your best friend?  Andrew and Wesley
3. What is your favorite thing to do?  Math Games (Prodigy)
4. What is your favorite color? Hot Pink
5. What is your favorite food? Pizza
6. What do you like to do with your family?  Easter Egg Hunts
7. What is your favorite toy? Legos
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist
9. What makes you happy?  being tickled
10.  What makes you sad?  When I am alone
11.  What is your favorite show to watch?  Teenage Mutiant Ninja Turtles
12.  What is your favorite book? The Riddle Of The Robin
13.  What do you love to learn about? Math
14.  What is the best part of your birthday? Cake
15.  Where do you like to go?  School
16.  Who was your teacher?  Mrs. Ours, Mr. Polk
17.  What is your favorite treat? Starbursts
18.  What do you think about right before you fall asleep? Reading
19.  If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?  Raphael (the artist)
20.  What was your favorite birthday present?  Volunteering at the SPCA

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kids Christmas Party

 The company that Matt works at had a lovely Christmas party for the adults on a weekend before Christmas.  What I did not expect was that on a Tuesday night, they would also have a lovely party for the children.
 We drove to his work place (an hour away) on Tuesday and when we got there we saw many parents, lots of kids, snacks, juice, and just fun chaos all around.
 Santa came and all of the kids got excited but soon settled down because Santa began to call each child by name and give them the gift that was previously chosen for them.  Grace got a doll type thing where the hair can be styled.  Glen got a Matchbox car set where a set of three trucks run over ramps.
They met a lot of new kids (which we will probably not see much of since we are an hour away) and they had a great time with Santa and their presents.

I am so thankful that Matt's company thinks of and cares for families as much as they do.

Merry Christmas!