Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Handstand Champ

Phew!  Halloween night is just about over.  The babies are asleep.  The big kids are relaxing and the doorbell has stopped ringing.  It was pretty successful.  The twins loved trick or treating.  They made it to most of the houses in the neighborhood.  It was so quiet out there.  Aden was in a group.  Ariel was in a group.  We were with the twins and there was maybe 2 or 3 more groups and that was it.  Everyone has so much candy left over.  Back to last week.


 Getting better at handstands.
 I guess she likes it.

 Ariel and Ashley chilling after a successful practice.
 Not sure what to make of this.

 Music class!

 Finally on the lap.  

 Where is Miss Marilyn hiding?
 There she is!

 Time to go clean up...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Book Fair

Just a quick post tonight.  Have a lot of Halloween activities to prepare for.  These are from last week.  The boys playing in the morning.

 Then outside.
 Ariel lost a tooth!  She yelled out loud "Fairy, don't take the tooth!"  The fairy had a hard time getting to her tooth to leave money as she was sleeping on it and she's a very light sleeper.  It took the fairy many tries very late at night!
 Ariel and her boyfriend Aiden got tooth necklaces from their teacher.  He lost one too!
 Night practice.  
 Back to school.  
 I love watching the kids interact.
 That night we went to Aden's school for the book fair.  
 Lots of books to buy.

 We couldn't stay very long as the twins were a bit destructive.

 Aden liked seeing his friends.  It's great that they are interested in buying books.  

 A sneak preview for Halloween!

Sunday, October 29, 2017


It's a rainy Sunday.  We have had a rough few days.  Despite Eli having ear tubes, which were recently checked by the ENT, he has a bad ear infection.  None of us are sleeping.  We finally figured it our this afternoon and now he has taken medicine so hopefully he will feel better soon.  The tubes worked so well for Aden.  We aren't sure what happened with Eli.  It was a pretty busy weekend even though we had to deal with Eli.  But back to last Sunday.  Ariel's dear friend Chloe from school is no longer with her.  She started public school.  They haven't seen in other in a while but they do Facetime now and then.  Chloe invited Ariel to her birthday party.  Look at these faces!  They really missed each other.
 The rest of the kids were from Chloe's class.  Ariel's friend Emily was there.  That was a surprise.

 They did lots of fun things, despite Ariel's face.

 Just lots of gymnastics.

 Chloe got really high!

 Ariel tried too.
 Ariel, Emily and Chloe.
 Our first time here.  It was ok.

 Don't drop the cake on Chloe's head!
 That night, Mike and Yoon, long lost friends, came over for dinner.  
 They brought their adorable niece.

 Lots of fun desserts.
 It was great to catch up!
 Eli likes him a cupcake!