Friday, May 20, 2016

IPHONE LATELY: SPRING HAS SPRUNG...SORT OF

Okay. I've got a bunch of photos here to crash you into current day. We're currently barreling toward the end of the school year at the moment, all while prepping for a vacation and trying to get the Husband ready to go out of town.
Spring arrived here, sort of. You'll see what I mean in a minute.
But we have had these beautiful trees flowering outside of our home. Just gorgeous. It felt like a beautiful flower canopy. Until the snow came and ruined it all.
 Caderyn went to a fabulous birthday party for one of his best buddies. It was Star Wars, of course, and Darth Vader showed up to teach the young padawan's a thing or two.
 
 Gabriel was very serious about his training.
Remember how I mentioned snow.
Yep. Spring snow.
 
And then it melted and I planted some flowers. A couple weeks ago I bought some big half whiskey barrel planters and planted one. So far my flowers haven't died and the deer and rabbits have left them alone. So I'm working up the courage to plant the other one. Riveting stuff here, I tell ya. But seriously, keeping flowers alive is a huge accomplishment for me. I've never had that touch.  
 See what I mean about these flowering trees. Beautiful canopy.
But alas, they are no more.
Before our second snow of the spring, a friend and I loaded up our kids and went to the zoo. 
 Boy Scout field trip 
I have a problem, and this problem is called Athleta.
They will bankrupt me if they keep sending magazines.  
Soccer game selfies.  
Caderyn's class has been learning about penguins. His teacher let them do a creative writing and art project with a penguin and this is what my son came up with. A Scottish, bagpipe playing penguin.
So proud.
 We took the boys Glow Golfing a few weeks ago. It was a blast.
 After golfing we went to Steak N Shake. We freaking love that place.

And then sickness arrived at our house.
That following Monday Gibby had a great morning at daycare and his therapies, and then he started to go downhill.
He fell asleep in the car WHICH HE NEVER DOES ANYMORE. Lord, why? Why take away his naps? We got him home and he was just so tired and sluggish that I took his temperature and sure enough he was running at 103. So we let the fever run its course for a few hours before giving him Tylenol before bed. 
The next morning his fever was down to 101, so we planned a very laid back day.
He kept grabbing at his neck and had a lot of spit in his mouth, so I made an appointment with our doctor just to make sure things were okay.

That same day we kicked off Teacher Appreciation week at Caderyn's school.
Caderyn gave his teacher a sweet little note and treat. 
Later, at our doctor's appointment, we found out that Gibby had strep throat. 
So home we went with antibiotics and armful of Lysol wipes. Thankfully no one else seems to have gotten the sickness.  
 But, as you can see, he didn't act sick. 

And then Mother's Day started to inch closer. Here's my sweet little gift that I got from Gibby and his school. A beautiful painting and these fabulous descriptions of my life.  
I still can't get over what he thinks my job is. I don't have time to watch T.V. until those kids are in bed and my house is semi-presentable. So...yeah. Maybe I should start acting like its my job.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

APRIL: SPRING CHANGES AND A FIRST GRADE TEA PARTY

Aw man. I just FINALLY got rid of the month of March on here and it's already May. I'm going to try and post more once both boys are out of school. So April, yes, April. On the good ole blog we have finally arrived at the month of April. April was a busy month for us...
Not only did Caderyn start soccer but Gibby started soccer. He loves it, or he loves the idea of it. He's all business at practice and is the first to put his hands on his hips and say, "You guys, we're s'pposed to be playing soccer!" to the other little boys who are throwing grass or tackling each other. Here are some cute videos from his practices.
And in Caderyn news, he got braces. I still can't believe my first grader has braces. At times, I still feel like its too early, but the way his mouth was explained to us by both a dentist and orthodontist, made us realize we couldn't afford NOT to do it. So he has braces.
And a lot more spit in his mouth.
Random me picture.
Attempting to eat with braces.
We had some really beautiful days in April where we were tricked into thinking spring and summer would be coming. Tricked. Because then it would snow again.
 
Caderyn's class was doing a reading unit on manners and his teacher wanted to continue that into a classroom experience for the class. So we organized a full on tea party for the kiddos. Oh man. One of the room grandma's took that tea party and went crazy. She bought all the dishes, fancy desserts, flower arrangements and so much more. It was quite the soiree. Everyone had to dress up. Oh and then the kids had been learning how to waltz, so then they waltzed and it was adorable.
I'm terrible at doing cute things with my hair. Just terrible. So for the tea party I broke out a youtube tutorial and did my best "Great Gatsby Inspired Tea Party Hair," that was the actual title of the video. It took me over and hour because my hair just wouldn't stay. There was a lot of cursing involved and probably some tears and a whole lotta sweat. But I got it done...and it looked...kind of decent. And then I had to commemorate this glorious occasion with some pictures, and of course there is a picture of me not taking myself too seriously because, let's be honest, the world is serious enough.
And now photos of the tea party spread.
And then they danced.