Monday, May 22, 2017


We are going to miss our yard so much when we move.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


We are in the middle of our first season of soccer.  All four kids were excited to try soccer this year.  We were happy when even Piper said she wanted to play.  We were able to get Isaac and Will on the same team but we still have four games to watch each week.  Will and Isaac play first, followed by Piper and Eli playing a game at the same time (we split up so and then switch places at half time so we can be sure to watch some of each game).  Finally, Eli plays a second game each week to finish off our day.  I'm not sure why he plays two and the other kids only play one.  Will likes soccer, Isaac and Eli are loving it, and Piper has a love-hate relationship with it.  She is doing better than I anticipated.  She is so much like I was when I was her age.  She is so shy and timid around other people.  I remember Mom taking me to swimming lessons in California and screaming the entire time and clinging to the life guard.  Piper isn't quite that bad thankfully but she is very hesitant.  She looks forward to practice every week and after practice she jabbers about it like she was super involved and had a great time but during practice and the game, she just kind of follows behind and if the ball comes near her she kind of watches it go by.  It's actually way more than I expected her to do though so I'm really proud of her!  She and another kid tripped over each other during the game on Saturday and even though she wasn't hurt, she started to cry because she was embarrassed and scared.  It took some convincing to get her to go back on to the field but she did.  

My Girlies

Friday, May 19, 2017

School is out!

I'm so behind on this blog.  We've been done with school for about a month.  It's been great!  We didn't get done this early last year but I knew that with the baby coming it was going to get tricky so I decided we should start school early and we didn't take very many breaks at all.  Therefore, we finished up school on April 20th.  All 180 days!  Happy dance right here.  Honestly, this year wasn't super exciting.  I anticipated that we would start strong and then end out the year limping and that's pretty much what happened.  Newborns kind of have that effect on things.  

We all survived though and I think that is what matters.  I couldn't let the year end without taking end of the year photos.  If I were really cool I'd go search for the first day of school photos as a comparison but this will have to be good enough.  

I'm interested to see what this summer will end up looking like.  Right now as we prepare to move, there is a lot of stress so I'm just hoping that the stress won't take over and that we can have FUN!  I'm ready to just let go of all the stress and enjoy not having my mornings taken over by school and schedules.  I'm officially declaring this the summer of fun!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017