Sunday, August 24, 2014

MC Under the Sea

Though she is not quite 4, we celebrated MaryCollis' birthday yesterday. She wanted an Ariel party, so an Ariel party she had... but we went with a more under the sea theme. There were roughly a million people in attendance, and we had a blast!

Favors included seashells with hair ties inside, nail polish, and combs (dinglehoppers) for the girls; pirate bubbles, and "argggghhhh" bracelets for the boys.





blue lagoon sticks



Digging for treasure

ocean water

peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches

Punkin Girl

We had fun swimming with our friends and eating yummy food, then we opened presents with K-Love and LaLa. MC was all about the karaoke machine that looked like a Princess Sophia purse. You can sing to her music, or you can hook up your iPod and sing to your own music. Super cool. Thanks, Brody! 

Opening presents with K-Love

Becoming Elsa with LaLa

Playing on her brand new Samsung Tablet (courtesy of Gamma)

Of course her favorite gift was her Samsung Tablet from Gamma. She is PUMPED to have her own "iPad." She doesn't know I set the timer to only let her play between bath time and bed time. :)

Making her birthday poster for school

After we all had great naps, Auntie Jane and LaLa helped us make MC's birthday sign for school. They do a little geography/history/science lesson on how it takes you 365 days to turn a year older and it takes the Earth the same amount of time to orbit the sun. It's really cute. 

Creating headbands from the kit Peyton gave us


So we had a wild Saturday night making her poster, then Sunday LaLa and I whipped out the headband kit Peyton gave MC. We made so many cute little headbands. MC will be pumped when she gets home from AWANA! It was a great party, and I can't wait to celebrate again this weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School 2014

We had a whirlwind summer and are just now getting acclimated to our new routine. I moved into my third classroom in three years, MaryCollis started K3 at St. John's, and Penn moved into a new room at daycare. The transition has been pretty smooth since Chad has been home and has taken them both to school the last two weeks.... this coming week will be the real test! Here's the end of our summer/beginning of school in photos...

Bible Buddies Summer Program

First week back at daycare = strep throat

Last play date to the park

Classroom bulletin board

Room 14

Room 14

Room 14

New goodies for the start of school!

Enjoying the last few days of summer at Gamma and Doc's

We said goodbye to Patsy (paci)!

We got haircuts (MC's 4th; Penn's 7th).

MC's first day of school!

MC's first day of school!

MC's first day of school!

Sheriff's Department Day Out Against Crime

JA back to school picnic

Meet the Tigers at NEJ

Peyton's party

Peyton's party

Peyton's party

Peyton's party

Carter's party

Naked TV watching


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