Friday, February 26, 2016

This Week

 Strawberries went on sale.....for the first time in forever!
It was time for pie!
 Whipped cream was involved and there was much rejoicing.

Zackary came down with the flu. He missed 3 days of school! He spent 2 days at home with a fever, aches, and chills. It was very sad. Day 3 was a recovery day and since he was doing so much better he joined Zoey for a little bit of school time fun.
 We worked on numbers, letters, and sight words. Then we read stories and completed a few puzzles.
It was fun to have Zack join us!
 Ty has been busy at work all week long. We are excited for the weekend, but as usual, I know it will be over before we know it! Ty signed us up to clean the church tomorrow and Mia has a stake achievement days event to attend. I would love to make it out to Trader Joe's and do a D.I. drop as well.... Saturdays have to be so busy, because Sundays are special! Looking forward to Sunday especially! Ty is not on call so hopefully we can spend the evening together....relaxing on the couch and watching Mr. Bean with the kids.

Friday, February 19, 2016


 Grade schoolers are now bringing home laptops from school to use for study and assignments! Good thing Max is so responsible!
 ...and also a monkey. I really don't know how his skinny arms manage something like this!

Every year Ty takes Mia to the daddy daughter dance at the school. Mia looks forward to it all year! This year they had a barn dance theme. 
 The dance was followed by ice cream at Baskin Robbins. They had a great night!

Roses for me for Valentine's...because Ty is just the best.
 Hello Kitty PJ's for miss Zoey from my mom. She loves them! They are super soft and cozy too.
 The kids have been out of school all week and we have been busy! Crafts and activities at, kinetic sand, baking cakes, baking cookies, park visits, ice cream store stops, a trip to Game Stop, the library, friends....It has been a great week. I am glad we have 2 more days to enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Little Gowns and Things

Today we took Zoey to her Pre-K physical exam. She looked stunning in her puppy print gown!
She was all smiles and giggles until the needles came out. It took quite a bit of convincing, but 3 stickers and a lollipop later, the shots were over!
Ty was home today and he and I (and Zoey!) were able to go out for lunch together. We ate at Johnny Russos and I had the fried zucchini and caprese salad. After the kids came home from school I made the best chocolate cookies ever! I filled them with mini peanut butter cups :)
The kids and Ty thought they were awesome, but sadly I made a mini batch so we have to make more soon! Ty will be escorting Miss Mia to the Father/Daughter sweetheart dance at the school tonight! Mia has been looking forward to it for weeks. I get to stay home and party with the other littles. Oh how we love the weekend!
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's brownies, schoolwork, and the weekend!

 Zoey and I made Valentine's brownies yesterday for Max's class party today. Zoey thought the batter was delicious! I topped the brownies with white and dark chocolate and lots of pink sprinkles! Max said the brownies were gone in 2 seconds. That always makes me smile!

Today we did lots of review work at home. Numbers, letters, name writing practice.....and then a little painting and a walk to the park!
I am so happy we have made it to Thursday afternoon. Friday will be here soon and I am rejoicing over the coming weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


 It's Valentine's week at our house! Yesterday Zoey wrote out Valentine's cards for her older brothers and sister. Today we made pink play-doh.
 Every holiday calls for a new batch of play-doh to celebrate with!
Zoey used heart cookie cutters to make "cookies"....that was another activity from yesterday. We made sugar cookie hearts to share at FHE last night.
We also picked up a favorite barbie movie from redbox....just to keep things balanced!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letter R and Homemade Bread

Yesterday we introduced the letter R! We themed the day R is for Red. We practiced writing the letter R. We picked out all of the different colored red crayons we could find and made an all red picture and we went on a color hunt. We read the Little Red Hen. Zoey loved the story and so today we decided to go with the hen and make bread. 
We made a big loaf of cinnamon and nutmeg spiced bread. We even made some homemade butter in a jar to go with it.
 Zoey thought it was delicious. She is excited to share with her brothers and sister when they get home from school today, even though they weren't here to help make the bread!
Preschool is still going strong in our house. Zoey is doing great. I still think it was a great idea to spend the year at home!