Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31 - Storm Coming?

So we've been warned that a big storm, maybe even a blizzard is approaching.  Tonight, Alexis and I decided to head out to the grocery store just to make sure we had the essentials if we really were stuck in the house.  Of course, she insisted on a little stop in the Pink Aisle (as I like to call it.)

Doesn't she look like all of her dreams just came true?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 30 - Flower Power

So I splurged and spent $1 on a new flower from Hobby Lobby.  Isn't it cute?  :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 29 - Memory

Well, our tournament today was cancelled, so instead the kids played games all day.  Memory and Simon Says was a favorite between all the kids.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 28 - Pretzel Art

How creative! 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27 - Workin' Hard

Carsten really loves this Dot-to-Dot 25 that we have and asks constantly to work on it.  Here he is this morning in his favorite PJs working one of the puzzles.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26 - Preparing for Quizzing

Our first tournament for the juniors is this coming Saturday!  I can't wait!  Here are the kids tonight preparing by answering lots of questions....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 25 - Dancing Lunch Break

It's been too cold to go outside, so recently after the kids eat lunch, I turn on some pumping church music and let the kids dance until their heart is content.  It's fun and it lets them burn off a lot of energy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 24 - Skinny Boy

Carsten got these pj's for Christmas.  He loves them, but they are a touch too big.  Or maybe, he's too skinny?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 23 - Hangin' Out

Here are me and my baby sister hanging out before church tonight!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22 - Senior Bible Quiz Kick-Off!

Today we had our first Sr. Quiz Tournament of the year.  Our quizzers were nervous since it was their first tournament ever, but after a while, they relaxed and did a great job!  It was so nice to get back into the swing of things after our 6 year break.  And seeing Alexis volunteer to be the Buzzer Clearer really melted my heart.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 21 - 21 Years Old!

My brother-in-law, Rey, turned 21 yesterday!  Tonight, they invited us out to celebrate with them at Chili's.  It was fun to hang out with everyone and see him get embarrased when the wait staff came and sang to him.

Happy Birthday, Rey!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20 - Music Project

So I was asked by our music director to organize and sort all of our 356 music sheets.  Yikes!  It's been quite the project.  Thankfully, I'm almost done and I can clear my floor and couch from all the papers!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 19 - Quiet Read

This is how I caught Tyrus today doing his school reading... this time from the Good Book.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18 - Shopping Cart Maze

The kids decided to walk through the huge stack of carts tonight in front of the store....  They thought it was great fun!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17 - My Baby is 9!

My sweet baby boy turned 9 years old today...!  To celebrate, I made Birthday Pancakes and then we went sledding.  It was a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday, Tyrus!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16 - Silly Faces

We got to feeling silly tonight, and this is what resulted...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15 - Slumber Party!

Tyrus turns 9 years old on Monday, and to celebrate, we allowed him to have some friends over last night to spend the night.  Boys are so easy with this kind of thing - just give them an xbox, some controllers, and popcorn and you're good to go.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14 - Fancy Nancy

Alexis got a Fancy Nancy doll for Christmas and she has become very attached to her.  She takes her everywhere we go and treats her as if she's her own real baby.  Fancy Nancy's shoes go at the door; her coat gets hung up with ours; she gets her pj's on each night and dressed in the morning; and she gets fastened up in the car just like her mommy.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13 - Daddy's Socks

Carsten thought it was very funny today to wear his daddy's socks.  I have to say that I agree with him!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12 - Do Unto Others...

... as you would have them do unto you.  That's the lesson I've been trying to teach my kids and tonight, after church, we had a perfect example.  A person from our church had run out of gas, so we ran down and got some for her.  The kids thought it was a great adventure and I was happy we could help.

Here the kids are, in the dark car, as we wait for the men to fix up her car.  lol

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11 - Princess Club

Alexis gets to go to Princess Club once a month.  They do all sorts of fun girly stuff which she really enjoys.

Today, the girls made boxes to keep their Valentine's in for next month.  It was fun!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10 - Learning Time

Here we were this afternoon, peacefully learning.  I love it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9 - Silly Carsten

So I went up to tuck Carsten into bed late last night (and early this morning) and this is how I found him!  What a goof!
And then, later tonight before church started, he was acting crazy again.  What a doll!