Month: March 2011
Sewing Up a Storm
Yeah, yeah. We know 🙂 We moved so far away from our family and we wish that they could all move closer to us! When they do, we love it! Scott’s cousin John and his family live in south Denver and we love it when we get to spend some quality time with them. They came down this weekend and we got to spend some awesome time together. I even got some baby snuggle time, which Scott monitors very carefully! I just may get an itch for another baby 🙂 We got up Saturday and made the trek down to the zoo. It was a perfect zoo day!
Indoor climbing, anyway. Scott took Friday off and we took the kids to the indoor climbing gym. They all had a great time practicing their climbing skills. All three big kids made it to the top. Paige was definitely the super climber of the day. She took every route possible to the top and was asking for more. She earned the title Spiderwoman. Mason was a bit unsure of the wall and only went up a few feet. He preferred to stay in the rock cave with his feet close to the ground. A great way to spend a day together!
Saturday, You Rock!
There’s rarely a Saturday that disappoints. I mean, really, what’s not to love? Scott is home, I get to spend a whole day at home with my favorite kids and the weather is awesome! Today, at least.
Scott and Paige are still feeling under the weather but we still got out for a bit today. We started the day with a Cinderella Saturday cleaning blitz on the house. This house really needed it. At least now, if someone came to the door and had a quick look around, they wouldn’t make an emergency call to Extreme Hoarders.
After our quick clean-up, Alice and I headed out to a Girl Scout event at our local soda shop. They had a blast learning the science of soda. The owner of the shop gave them a brief lesson in carbonation and mixology. They got to measure out flavoring, sugar water, coloring and seltzer water to make their own yummy (and interesting) concoctions. After their lesson, they ate lunch and had ice-cream. A perfect way to earn a brownie badge, if you ask me.
Scott played some games with the kids after lunch and then we headed south to a bike show. We checked out some cool bikes and then took the kids to the park. We had fun running around racing and playing tag. After the park we went down the road to a new BBQ place. Good eats and lots of fun. Now we are hangin’ out in jammies and watching TV.
Love days like these. I hope you all had a nice Saturday. Looking forward to a quiet day tomorrow.
Well, I made it through the week. I very seldom ever wish a week away but Friday could not have gotten here any quicker. It is so hard for me to see my kids sick. They don’t get really sick very often and when they do, they make it count 🙂 Sam is still hanging in there. Alice went back to school on Thursday but came home very lethargic and slept the afternoon away. Paige came home early from school today with a low grade temp and very weepy. Scott is currently curled up under a blanket with a fever, sore throat and cough. Uh oh.
The kids are on spring break next week. Paige will be in swim lessons every day. She has progressed so far in her previous lessons and I think the week full of lessons will really help her out. We are hoping to fit in some field trips. Here’s to hoping that everyone is feeling better next week!
In all the craziness around here this week I totally forgot to post about Sam’s pinewood derby. Or maybe I did? Oh well…
Anyway, we all went and watched his car race. He did really great and finished second in his den. Here he is at the derby and his car prepped and ready to go down the track.
Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend. Alice has a Girl Scout event tomorrow and then a quiet couple of days after that…
I am off to spray more Lysol. On everything.
Back in February, Alice was chosen to have one of her art class pieces put on display in an art show here in town. She was very excited and we were so proud of her. A couple of weekends ago, we went over to the Imagination Celebration and checked out her art work. Congrats Alice!
This is what happens when your 7 year old hijacks your camera. Love it. When I downloaded my pictures I found some of these gems. Enjoy.
The world through Alice’s lens.
I have tons and tons of catch up posts and I promise to get to those this week. We have been extremely busy. I am working on my Etsy shop and trying to keep up with the kids and their activities. The kids sang today at church and did awesome. I managed to get some video of them. Mason has been home sick for a few days and Paige and Alice are now down too.
Happy 6th Birthday, Paige!
Out for a Walk
Yesterday, while Alice was at piano lessons, the kids and I took a walk around the neighborhood. The weather was gorgeous and we all had some energy that needed to be released 🙂 We sure did enjoy the warmer weather. Today it is snowing. Spring in Colorado. We are all looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow we are going out for breakfast and checking out Alice’s artwork that was chosen to be in an art show here in town and then off to swim lessons. Sunday is Paige’s sixth birthday and she has lots planned. Ear piercing, nails done, ice-cream cake, family and friends……if she adds much more to the day, the party will have to spill over into Monday. She is excited!
Have a great weekend!