Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I One, no, Free!

That is what Abi will tell you if you ask how old she is.  Apparently, she has decided to just skip being two.   That is just so Abi:  she knows what she wants and she doesn't think anyone else should tell her what to do!
We love our little spitfire.  Abi is full of life, has a great sense of humor and is as charming as anyone can be. She gives a mean hug, and ADORES her Baby dolls.  Since she was constantly stealing Ali's Bitty Baby (Curly), we decided to give her her own Bitty Baby (she calls it Baby Abi).  Abi was so excited to get her new baby and has played with her almost exclusively for the last week.

Her birthday was a quiet, family affair.  We had her request of pancakes, eggs and funfetti cupcakes for dinner and she loved having Happy Birthday sung to her.

Abi's biggest news is that she started preschool today (the 13th).  She seemed a bit apprehensive, but her best buddy, Josiah (or Bubba, as she calls him) was there to help her out.

Now that the birthday craziness is done, we can gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Turning Four and Feeling Fine

Josiah had a wonderful fourth birthday filled with dragons, trucks, pizza, Chuck E. Cheese and many, many Angry Birds.

This is the first year that Josiah has asked for a Birthday Party.  We tell the kids that to have a party somewhere other than our house, their guest list must be smaller than six.  Ali has never been able to pare down her list that much.  Josiah did not have that problem.  We invited five kids; two were able to come and Josiah was just fine with that.  He loved the crown and balloon he got and was super excited to take a turn in the "Ticket Blaster"

We celebrated with pizza and Angry Birds cupcakes and he was given a remote control dump truck and a dragon (a very popular toy in our house!).  The next day, his actual Birthday, was a quiet day at home.  We gave him some Angry Bird games and toys and he is having fun playing with them as well as pretending he has his own Angry Bird You Tube Channel.

Josiah is a kind, considerate boy.  He is my buddy.  He loves his Veggie Tales, Angry Birds and making music.  He's not sure what he wants to be when he grows up yet; some days he wants to be a doctor, other days he wants to be an Angry Bird.  When I tell him that I love him to the moon and back, he loves to remind me that the moon is far, far away.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A bit of a catch up

We have done the following things:
Celebrated Easter
Finished Kindergarten
Visited Wisconsin
Went to camp
Started 1st Grade
Celebrated Ali's 6th Birthday

Here are some picture to prove that we did the things mentioned above:
 Easter 2012:  Josiah: 3 1/2 (in his favorite color, purple), Ali: 5 1/2, Abi: 17 months
 Pictures from the first and last day of Kindergarten.  Ali adored her teacher, Ms. Lum.
 Ali's first grade goals:  To make new friends and to learn to spell more words correctly.
For her birthday, Ali and I went to see the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastic Champions.  It was a fun night of making memories.  And, Ali was over the moon to be able to watch Aly Raisman's Gold Medal Floor Routine live!
Hopefully, most posts will come soon to prove that we do, in fact, have three children and that they get their time as well...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Great Kansas Adventure of 2012

We had a wonderful trip to Kansas.  It started with a slight snafu which resulted in Jed not traveling with us to Kansas (but I did manage to stay fairly calm flying with the three kids).  We were reunited as a family at the Potter's and had a great trip traveling across Kansas (and a bit of Nebraska) visiting family.  Ali made a list of things to do.  We managed to do it all.  Here was her list:

Play with Aunt Carrie's toy kitchen
Cook with Nana
Go to a park
Play in Snow
See Mom's toys
Do a craft
See Grandpa Hasty's grave
Watch a movie at Nana's

My list included seeing all the family.  Here is the pictorial proof.