Monday, March 14, 2011

Week in Review

Can you tell I am getting lazy?  The last week and a half included:  Cardi's violin concert (I'm hoping to actually be able to post the video soon...I have been having technical difficulties), a babyshower, a girl's nightout with friends, a trip to the park, writing the school newsletter, eating lunch with the girls, Family Math Night, a new pet, and just hanging out.

Cardi had her first violin concert last week.  Three of the four local elementary schools (just the fourth graders) combined for the concert.  They did a great job considering they only have class 2 times a week for less than an hour each day.  The middle school (5th and 6th graders) also performed.  It was amazing to hear how much a difference just a year or 2 makes.  I have tried unsuccesfully to upload the video of the concert twice.  I will try again on another day...But for now here are some pictures from the night of the concert.

Cardi and one of her best friends before the concert.
I just can't get enough of that sweet face!
The girls' elementary school had a Family Math night  last Tuesday which was a lot of fun!  They had pizza and lots of games.  The kids really enjoyed themselves!
Cardi with Mrs. Wilder...can you tell it was a St. Patrick's Day theme?
Hmmm...Can you tell which 2 kids like to pose for the camera and which one doesn't?  (  =
This is Jackson's camera face!
I had to include this picture as proof I was actually there!  Thanks, Cardi for being willing to take the picture or was it Bella!
The kids really got in to the "green" theme!

James was a good sport and took John and Meredith to the car when John had the inevitable meltdown...


Bella has been begging for a dog...but settled on some snails she found in the back yard.  She made them a tree fort which Melvin...or Lucky...or whatever she named it had  fun climbing up (although he could just be trying to escape).
As you can see, she was very excited!
On Saturday we headed to the park.
Some people were more excited than others...
And some people had better hair days than others...
Some people don't like to try new things...
But then they realize they like them...
Mainly we just hung out around the house...This is our laundry room.  I sprinkled fairy dust on the boys' hands to help to turn their hands into "helping hands" ...Apparently, fairy dust doesn't work on boys ...then Jackson suggested I sprinkle "ginger bread" dust on their hands ...which "is what boys use to turn into cleaning helpers...fairy dust is for girls, Mom."  They helped clean up and then built gingerbread houses.
This is John's gingerbread house...
Jackson decided to build his gingerbread house between the chair and refrigerator... The blanket on top is the candy...
We ate lunch with Bella on Tuesday and had to reschedule Cardi's lunch from Monday to Thursday ...because I couldn't find my keys...turns out Meredith had been playing with them on Sunday and they were locked in the car until James came home.  After lunch with Cardi on Thursday,  the boys helped me print off the school newsletter...They were very patient...well, mostly...
We looked at some art while we waited for all 320 copies to print...This lovely drawing is Bella's...whom we got to see on her way to lunch...
My awesome friend, Hannah made dinner for the kids and I on Thursday...
And these lovely ladies keep me sane...  We have a playdate group on most Fridays.  This is at Beth's baby shower (which we all had a wonderful time at).  There was plenty of great food and conversations.  I even got to go out with some other great ladies from our ward for a girl's night later in the evening.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like SO much fun! I cant believe how big Meredith is! GOODNESS! She is SO cute!!!

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