Friday, February 15, 2019

The Hat

It's late Thursday night.  Happy Valentine's Day!  Amy and I had a nice dinner tonight at Uva and not with any kids!  Back to last Friday.

We went to Ariel's school for her play.  This was outside the classroom.
Reader's Theater.
 Aden came to watch.
 There she is.
 She really wanted a lead and was unhappy being a narrator.  
 She did great though!
 I will save you from the 5 times she was up there.  Here's the first.

After the play was done, the kids did their poems.  Again I will spare you the 5 poems they recited.  

Aden wouldn't give her a hug.
 But back with her friends she's happy again.

She could have gone home with us but wanted to stay so she could have more attention from the teacher.
 This was her daily writing.
 Did you ever think you would see this?  Ariel trying to solve a Rubik's cube.
 Stella came to stay with us.  Eli got as far away as he could.  
 Aden and Ariel took her for walks.  
 Get me out of here!
 Now Noah is hiding!
They got used to her fast!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Lot of Boys In Here

It's super late Wednesday night so I'm going to be quick.  I went out tonight with the pre-school dads.  They were so funny.  Anyway, back to last Wednesday.  

Heather joined the boys in the bouncy house.

 Where are you Ariel?
 It's pretty rare that Amy and I and the older two and the sitter all sit down to dinner together and all eat the same thing!
 How did you get up there Noah?
 Oh, that's how!
The boys love their books.  They don't care who reads to them.

Thursday morning the boys were up early.

 I stopped by my friend's house to meet his puppy Penni.
 Ariel actually practiced piano this week.
 Stella came to visit since we were going to watch her over the weekend.  Look at Eli's face.  He was terrified!
 Ariel was happy.

A little baking before bed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

First Piano Lesson

It's Tuesday and it's the twin's 4th birthday!  It was kind of a bummer of a birthday.  We had a snowstorm so they didn't get to celebrate at school and we didn't celebrate really at home.  Their party is this weekend so that will make them happy.  In case you aren't on Facebook, this is what I wrote today along with this picture:

Happy fourth birthday Noah and Eli! We somehow have made it four years with four kids. Through the "terrible twos" and the "why do they call them terrible twos when the threes are so much worse threes". All I can remember about that crazy day four years ago was the all the screaming and crying and that was just me! Well we have optimistically turned the corner. Eli and Noah are potty trained, mostly sleep through the night, can hold pretty deep conversations and can spell their names! (although Eli has been known to say EL something). Not that we are in a rush for them to grow up, as they are a ton of fun, but if they want to get easier it's good with us!

Back to last Monday.  

 Ariel practiced her spins.
 My friend Adam the wedding singer came over to get Aden's Bar Mitzvah planning started.  We only have 2 1/2 years to go!
 I just see the crack.
 At home in school on Tuesday.
 A quick break to show you Beiler's doughnuts.  
 Ariel had her first piano lesson!
 She did really well but she lost concentration after about 15 minutes.  
 We got to peak in on Ariel's dance class.

A sneak preview of the recital dance.

Ariel does homework on the computer and the boys like to watch.