Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Treasure hunters

Our church's VBS theme for this summer is treasure hunters and pirates. We had a VBS expo at the park one Saturday to let people in the community know and get the kids excited. There was a bounce house and pirate ship ride. Plus the kids went on a treasure hunt throughout the park playing games and getting candy at each stop. It was so much fun!

        Isabel and her treasure map

                Walking the plank

      Fighting a pirate to cross the bridge 

                       Sack races

              Cutest pirates ever!

Riding the pirate boat! Isabel did not want to ride more than once! ��
           I love this crazy pirate kid!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Field day fun!

After rescheduling once because of bad weather, the kids had the best day for their field day at school. It was perfect weather, fun games and kona ice! What more could they need? I'm so glad I was able to be a part of the day!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Baseball update

Baseball season is wrapping up. It has been a fun season with plenty of excitement. Will's team has won a lot but lost a lot too. Honestly, the boys didn't seem to care that much when they lost.... as long as there were snacks at the end! 

Will got his first serious sports injury a few weeks ago. He was playing 1st base and leaning down to get a ball. It popped up and hit him right in the nose. I tried not to be the crazy concerned mom and rush the field until the coach grabbed his nose, picked him up and started running. By the time he got to the dugout, both the coach and Will were covered in blood. I was sure his nose was broken or all of his teeth knocked out but once we got the blood cleaned up he was ok. He headed back out to finish the game and made 3 more plays! He got the "brave ball" after that game! 

A few games later Will got the game ball for having 4 great hits, fielding well and always listening to his coach! We are so proud of our little man. 

There is still one more game but we went ahead and had their party this Saturday. The boys had a great time! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kindergarten Program

Each month a different grade at OMES does a program and April was Kindergarten's month.  They have been practicing for a while and Will has been singing his songs at home all of the time.  He was so excited about actually performing......right up until it was time to go on stage.  He fell on the way up there and hurt his knee.  The next thing I knew, he was crying because he was scared to go up on stage.  I was so proud of him though.  He gave me a hug and walked up there anyway and then did a great job!

But first we got to see Isabel cheer.  Her cheer squad did a few cheers to start the program..

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015

Our first Easter in Birmingham at Valleydale Church was wonderful!  The service was filled with amazing worship as we sang about the resurrected king and then a great sermon.  Then Josh and I got to help with Will's age for the 2nd service and that is always interesting!  After church we all went to Nana's house for a great lunch and just a fun time with family.  I'm so thankful that we live in Birmingham now and get to celebrate holidays with our families.  God is so good.

Looking so cute in their Easter clothes

Happy Easter from our family

cousin pictures are always interesting

This beautiful girl is growing up way too fast!  It is getting harder and harder to find a dress that still makes her look like a little girl instead of a teenager!

Sweet siblings

"The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:5-6

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter weekend at our new church was so great this year.  We started off with a big Easter Egg hunt on Saturday.  There was cotton candy, bounce houses, cake walks, train rides and of course the hunts and candy filled eggs!  We all had a great time!

Love them!

Will LOVES bounce houses and slides so much!

There were three Easter egg hunts divided by age so Isabel and Will didn't go at the same time.  Will and his buddy, Yates, were ready to go!


Isabel had fun on the slides too

Isabel and her friends ready to get some eggs!


Loving the train ride!

After a quick lunch with friends at Chick-fil-A, we stayed outside playing the rest of the day.  It was the perfect Saturday!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring Break Staycation

The past few years we have spent our Spring Break traveling to Birmingham.  Well, this year we live here now so there was no long drive involved.  We still spent the week doing fun things each day.  Josh actually had to work most of the week but the kids and I tagged along to some of the fun events he had planned for the students.

We started the week with haircuts. Isabel was finally willing to cut a little of her hair off. She was happy with it afterwards. 

On Monday we went to see the movie, Home.  Both kids loved it and Josh and I thought it was pretty cute too.
Will thought he was pretty cool in the 3D glasses

On Tuesday we went with some of the students bowling.  It was a lot of fun.  At one point about 3/4 of the way through the first game. Isabel was beating Josh and most of the students.  She ended up 4th over all.  Now, she may have had the advantage of bumpers that the others didn't but she doesn't like to bring that up!

On Wednesday two of my best friends from college came over with their kids.  It was perfect weather so they were able to play outside for a long time.  It was nice to get to have a real conversation with my friends as we watched the 7 kids play well together.  Unfortunately I didn't take a single picture.  Oh well.

On Thursday the kids and I met Grams at the mall to find some new spring and summer clothes (since they just keep growing out of everything) and an Easter dress for Isabel.  It is always a challenge to find a dress that still looks appropriate for an 8 year old.  I miss the days of cute toddler clothes.  Afterwards Isabel and Will went home with Grams and got to spend the night.  They loved it and Josh and I enjoyed a dinner out without kids and sleeping late the next morning.

On Friday Josh and I picked the kids up from Grams' house and we went to the zoo.  Again the weather was great and we had a lot of fun.

After the zoo the kids played outside for hours. Our new deck furniture came so we were able to have our first dinner out on the deck. I think that will be a regular occurance over the next few months!

I loved our week and we are all sad that school starts Monday.  Now the countdown for summer starts!