Covid-19 calls for a resurrection of the blog … maybe, we’ll see. At least for today. We are about 7 hours in to an epic game of Risk, we started playing on Saturday.
Just can’t give up, so 2 1/2 years behind but perhaps this january I’ll catch it up!
We had some fun year end school activities. Dugan is wearing my bomber jacket from 1985 as Charles Lindberg;)
Did you know that James Vernor was a pharmacist?
I got to get on the school roof for this picture of the boys’ entire elementary school!
Ez had a super fun 4th grade party with all kinds of acrobatic games
And, his first time on a uni (little did we know!)
Tobin’s year end party had a giant sundae (I don’t think it was that appealing!
Tobin wanted to dress up for his last day
And, this was Mari at the end of the day
Ezra doing the 4th grade walk-out, he wouldn’t look . . . I got a little teary knowing that it was our last year there (8 years at that school) because Tobin & Ezra were both going to a different school next year.
We celebrated the last day at the pool club with pizza!
Got the Citiblocs out
Ezra played some baseball
And, some soccer
And, Tobin played some soccer too.
The boys had an art & music program at school
Yes, this is Tobin! The curly locks are gone again. The boy next to him has special needs, Tobin says he’s not able to talk the way we do but he understands everything you say, Tobin helps him out:)
I got to take the 4th grade picture for their book — so fun!
This is what Mari looks like at most of the boys’ soccer games – lol
The boys participated in the science fair – can you build a rocket with sparklers?
Apparently, the first one blew up, 2nd one flew over the roof. They recorded it all on the iPad and the recording was the most popular display at the Science Fair (with the boys anyway). They were all pretty geeked about it . . . boys & their fire things!
And, we had some baby birds that we got to watch — so cool, right off our front porch
They had an Easter egg hunt with some cousins at Grandma & Grandpa’s house
Some swing fun at the park down the street
Mari & Kelly made a cool musical instrument for a Science project
And, it’s April so soccer season started back up
It was a big birthday month for us, first my Dad turned 70 – Trish & I decided to fly down to Arizona to surprise him, it didn’t take much convincing for me, as I was in a perpetual state of coldness! I have no idea how, but my Mom kept it a secret – you should have seen his face (and heard what he said) when we appeared on their back patio!
Dad had already planned a boat trip on Canyon Lake, Aunt Ginny & Uncle Mike have a place in the same neighborhood and Aunt Betty & Uncle Gary were visiting as well.
We went to a spring training baseball game, it was 90 degrees, we had perfect seats in the shade, it was glorious! Mom’s cousin got us the tickets and we went out to dinner with them too.
Aren’t they adorable!
Oh, I love it out there!
I only chew gum when I’m flying, the kids never really chew it – I know I’m weird but I don’t care for the sugar (the boys have bad teeth) or the chemicals in the sugar-free stuff. I saved 3 pieces of Bubble Yum (or something like that) for the kids. What I didn’t anticipate was the hilarity of them having no idea how to blow bubbles! It took a long time but Mari & Tobin finally were able to make small ones, Ez – never even got a small one!
We celebrated Kelly’s birthday
And, Mari’s birthday, she had a Sound of Music theme this year, can’t believe we have a teenager!
I took this picture and then made a silhouette for the cake and some games for her friend party
We had Shamrock shakes (of course)
And, not sure how, but we somehow escaped all dioramas . . . until this year. I quickly decided that Grandma Sandy would love to work on this with him, she loves to play with the Cricut, and so does Tobin. Check out how cool it is!