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!

Time to make the blog private

I have just heard too many creepy stories about people stealing pictures off blogs so I think it is time to make the blog private.  It is sad that it is necessary but I think it is.  It is mainly a family scrapbook that I print off a year at a time and I'm not sure anyone really reads it anyway.  However, if you do read it and want to continue to be able to see it, just give me your email address and I can add you to the list of people who can see it.  You can comment on here or text or email me (jennknierim@gmail.com) your email address.  I'll wait a few weeks before actually making it private just in case.