Friday, April 22, 2011

Thanks Lori!!

Lori, Ruthie's daycare provider, gave her a little Easter gift. She was given a necklace, socks, and some treats in a pink satin purse. Ruth LOVED her new purse. She carried it around throughout the night. It is just her sized too.

Kindergarten Music Program

Clare had her music program this week. The songs were all based on "Growing Up". The students were asked to dress up in some attire on what they wanted to be when they grow up. When she and I were talking about some ideas on her costume, she picked a soccer player. That's my girl, nothing frilly.



Clare and her friend from class.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Joseph's First Birthday

On Sunday, the girls and I traveled to Omaha to celebrate Joseph's 1st birthday. We had a great day playing, laughing while celebrating Joseph's BIG one.



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ruthie Reading

Phil caught Ruthie relaxing in the recliner reading a Fancy Nancy book to herself. I think she is so darn cute licking her fingers to turn the pages.
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Baseball Season has Begun

Andrew had his first baseball game this season on Wed. He'll be playing on the Cubs for Little League.


And it's a hit!!!!


Double!!!


Playing shortstop


Clare found some 'treasures' in these needles. She built some creation out it all and surprised me.


Ruthie occupied herself with fastening the buckles...


then had two lollies. "Ah, Yummy," she says.

It will be a season of lollies with amount of games we'll be having at the fields the next two months.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Natalie's and Luke's Despictable ME Birthday Party

We traveled up to Cedar Falls for the day to celebrate my cousin's two childrens' birthdays. The weather turned out to be beautiful for their celebration as they had a bounce house in their backyard to entertain the kids. All had a blast!!! Joe grilled some great food and Michelle baked yummy cupcakes for dessert. She also had fun party games planned for the kids go along with the Despicable ME themed party.

Luke turned 5 and Natalie turned 8.

Hy-Vee made this cool minion cake. It was very moist and delicious.

Ruthie lovin' the frosting on the cupcake...again.


Pin the eye on the minion.


Girls vs. Boy-Freeze Tag
Give us your tough look, girls!!!


Andrew and the birthday boy!!


"Ah, Fun!!" (Ruthie's words)



Clare wanted me to take a picture of her doing a front flip.



Relaxing on the swing and enjoying the sun.

Brett's Birthday

My nephew Brett turned 7 on April 3rd. He had a Pokemon birthday party. The families came together having tacos for supper and cake and ice cream for dessert.


Ruthie wanting to sneak some frosting. She eventually stuck her finger in the back corner.