Thursday, April 28, 2016

Storytime with Grandma Jones!

So many giggles!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

We Start Their Training Early!

Peter can now manipulate certain utensils to unlock doors!! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Walking on Rocks...

...to pass the time while the older kids are at Tuesday night church activities.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Naomi Comforts Peter

This was during that charming hour before dinner when small children lose all common sense, need twenty times more attention, and cry or scream about everything.

Peter was lying on the floor crying.

Matt and I were hurrying to get dinner on the table so we could make it on time to clean the church building.

Naomi took the initiative to sit by Peter and help him calm down. It was a very sweet moment!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

On the Sidelines...

This is what we do during Gabe's soccer practice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gabe's Minecraft Birthday Party!

We had a Minecraft party for Gabe's 8th birthday. It was a bit last-minute, but a couple of friends were still able to come join him for the fun! 

Activities:
Don't Eat Steve!
Minecraft Bing-o
TNT piƱata
Creeper bean bag toss

I had a few other activities ready, but the boys were so happy just playing around that we didn't worry about those! And then a friend who didn't come on Friday at 4:00 showed up on Saturday at 4:00, so we did a bunch of it all over again!!





Happy birthday to our Gabe-man!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Naomi Hugs!

Gabe started it, and Peter wanted in on the fun!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Group Picture from Blacklight Volleyball

Naomi is the one with a yellow shirt, a pink circlet on her head, and standing up but bending forward with hands on her knees (left side of the group). 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Black light Volleyball!

Naomi's last volleyball practice on Friday was a black light volleyball game/party! She loved it!




Thursday, April 14, 2016

Morning Science Discussion

This is the view when your kindergartener is super excited to tell you about different parts of an egg, but he dropped it on the floor before he's able to get the bowl and crack it into the bowl. So instead, I had him elaborate about the parts of the egg that was on our kitchen floor.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Peter Loves String Cheese!

Peter has been helping me with my grocery price book. Well...at least he's gotten used to me taking pictures of the price stickers so I can write the info down later.

Today his patience gave out with the string cheese, but he was appeased with a picture that included him!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Eating of the Cupcake

Peter was sleeping yesterday when we celebrated Gabe's 8th birthday with cupcakes. He had helped me bake them earlier in the day, though, so he knew they were somewhere about. 

He enjoyed the frosting but discovered Andrew was eating ice cream (a reward he had earned). Once Peter spied the ice cream, he lost all interest in the cupcake!



Monday, April 11, 2016

Birthday Fun!

Gabe turned 8 today! His soccer game was rained out, but we enjoyed presents and camouflage cupcakes here at home!




Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Reading Along...

Apparently Peter has taken note of how I point to each word in the sentence when having Andrew read books. This morning, while readin some Pete the Cat books, Peter insisted on pointing to each word as I read the word. I was impressed he realized the spaces indicate a new word!