Friday, March 16, 2018

snow in march

I'm hoping we're done with the snow, but it was nice to get one last hoorah so Bryce could test out his new snowboards he got for his birthday.

Bryce's friend had a snowboard sled the last time it snowed and he was dead set on getting one for his birthday. 

For his first time and very little snow, he did great!

Bring on the year!!  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

birthdays and baseball

We had a weekend full of birthday parties and baseball games.  

Emmy went to a princess tea party for a friend from class who lives in the neighborhood. 

The girls had a fun time watching princess movies, crafting and drinking tea!

After the tea party, it was time for a paining party for a friend from church.  

Both kids really enjoyed this!

Bryce had baseball Saturday morning before the parties and Sunday after church.  

His team lost one and won one on Saturday, but that was enough to get them the top seed in Sunday's games.  They won their first game, lost the second game, but managed second place in their bracket.

It's been fun watching him play and improve each game!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dr. Seuss Week

Our school did a week of spirit days to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.  One of the days was twin day and Emmy and her friend Stevie dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Stevie's mom has a lot more time and creativity than I do.  Didn't she do a great job with their outfits?!  I found the red shirts on clearance at Old Navy!  That counts as helping, right?!?

Emmy went into kindergarten knowing three friends in her class from preschool and the neighborhood, but Stevie is a new friend she made this year and they are just so sweet!

The girls got a picture with a first grade teacher and her assistant.  

I love Emmy's invented spelling of Dr. Seuss!

One of the spirit days was "Oh, The Places You'll Go" and they were to wear college gear/colors!

I failed to document the other spirit days, but there were some crazy socks and maybe some pajamas?!? 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bryce is 9

Bryce's birthday celebrations didn't go quite as I had planned, but he still had fun.  I've been paranoid all month that one of the kids would get sick and miss their birthday party or be sick on their birthday. We made it all the way to Bryce's birthday and then Emmy came down with the stomach bug yesterday.  Fortunately it wasn't Bryce, but Emmy and I had to miss some of the festivities.  

This was going to be my first year of Monster Jam (Jason and Bryce's 7th), but I missed it.  Luckily, PaPa and Thomas wanted mine and Emmy's tickets.

Eight was great, but we can't wait to see what nine has in store!

Bryce had wanted a snowboard for the next snow!  Maybe we'll get one more snow before spring.  I'd be fine if we didn't, but you know!

Happy Birthday donut "cake".

Bryce always looks forward to his Waffle House birthday breakfast tradition.  Even though Emmy was feeling better, I kept her home a little while longer so MeMa and PaPa joined them for breakfast before church.  

Emmy and I didn't want to miss everything, so we met everyone for lunch after church.   

Both kids got Build a Bear gift cards for their birthday (another Bryce tradition) so we headed there after lunch!

I thought Emmy's card for Bryce was so cute.  They were really into curling in the Olympics this year so she incorporated it into his card.

I can't believe he's 9!  My how he's grown and changed!


Weight - 59 pounds (25-50th percentile)
Height - 50 1/8 inches (10-25th percentile)
Blood Pressure - 106/58

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Forest of Virtues

 Bryce and Emmy both received a Forest of Virtues award at school today!  There are 8 different virtues and classmates vote on a student who possesses a certain virtue that is being awarded.

Emmy received the Fairness Award.

Bryce received the Trustworthiness Award.

We're so proud of these two kiddos!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

100th Day of School

Today was the 100th day of school!

Emmy had to make a project for the 100th day of school.  She could have made a poster or something to turn in, but I thought it would be fun to have a special shirt to wear.  We were going to sew 100 buttons on a shirt, but when we went to the craft store she found beads she liked so we decided to use 100 beads to write 100.

I don't know how to sew, so we had to enlist Nana's help!  Emmy was able to sew the entire number one with Nana's help!  Go girl!

We're over halfway through kindergarten! 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

celebrating 9 with friends

Bryce's birthday isn't until next Sunday but we already have a busy weekend planned so we decided to do his friend party this weekend!  Four of his friends came home with him after school and Kelly dropped Chase off and we were on our way to have some fun!  This many kids in a car and house for that matter are VERY loud!

We had his party at a new indoor trampoline place.  He went back in November for a birthday and loved it.  The Ninja Warrior course was his favorite.  

He loves a challenge.

Here he is on the warped wall.  He made it over the top and slid down the pole but I stopped videoing too early. 


A friendly game of dodge ball.  

Bryce has been friends with Thomas (on the left) since preschool and Patrick next to him and Gracie (wearing pants) since kindergarten.  Peyton in red is Patrick's twin sister and in Bryce's class this year and they have become fast friends.  And obviously Chase, his first and forever friend!

I thought this would be a fun video!

It WAS fun until Bryce came down on someone's knee and busted his lip!  At least it was right as we were leaving and he handled it like a champ!  He's fine today!

Emmy and Taylor opted for pedicures during the party.

They joined us for pizza, cake and presents!

I had a cookie cake for my birthday last year so that's what Bryce requested.  It was SO good!

9 is kind of hard to swallow!  At least I have another week for it to sink in.

Super excited about a new basketball from Chase!

I was too busy running around with food and drinks to eat so I waited until everyone left and enjoyed a quiet meal by myself.  Happy Birthday to me!

Friday, February 9, 2018

21 years

February 3rd marked 21 years since Jason and I started dating.  We were busy celebrating Emmy's birthday that day, but decided to have a little date day the day after to celebrate us!

I think this picture was taken our sophomore year of high school.

We headed up to Wintergreen on Sunday after church to Bold Rock to try their new rose cider release.  It was a rainy icy day so it kept the crowds to a minimum.  

We even got to enjoy a seat by the fire!

We had lunch and dessert and it was so good!

I honestly can't even comprehend 21 years.  It seems like so long, but it has also gone so fast.  We've been lucky enough to grow up together and I honestly can't remember life before "us".

Here's to 21 more (and hopefully at least another 21 more)!