Tuesday, November 29, 2022


It's Tuesday night and it's Ariel's 11th birthday!  We love our sweet, kind princess.  We took some people out for ice cream tonight.  The girls had fun.  Back to last Monday.

Ariel stretched before cheer.
I dropped her off and went home.  It was a 3 hour practice!  They were getting some of their competition choreography.  
I went back to help with the twins.  

Then back to get Ariel.  The full year teams were all there waiting to find out who was getting invites to Nationals in Florida.  It was a crazy, tense scene that I'm glad we were not a part of.  
I watched a few minutes of her practice with the choreographer.  

Tuesday, on the way home from work, I saw a fire!

Harper came over.  The girls did some tumbling.  
Harper helped stretch Ariel.  

They lifted some weights.  

Rachel is back!  Of course we had her come help with Ariel.  
Rachel was all business.  Ariel needed that.  
We did some stunts.  

Ariel loves when Rachel lifts her.  She's so strong.  

Rachel went back to Penn State for 2 weeks, then she's back for a month!
On Wednesday, the kids were off school.  Noah went to art camp.  He was surrounded by girls.  

Eli made forts.  
Ariel and the cousins went to work with Mark and I.  
Later that day, Ariel had her private with Serina.  

Doing tons of stretching.  We need to loosen her up for those heal stretches.  
Eva and Gwen stopped by.  
My car put on a show for me. 


Monday, November 28, 2022


We went to the Sixers game tonight.  That was a lot of fun.  They won it at the very end.  So it's pretty late now.  Back to last Saturday.  We went to Melissa's for a Friendsgiving.  
The girls got right to drinking.  
There were lots of cute babies.  
Everyone brought great food.  
The kids were nuts.  

When we got home, Ariel wanted toast.  
Sunday morning we had Hebrew school.  After, we met Adam there to talk about having Ariel's Bat Mitzvah at the synagogue.  
Then lunch.
Mark Rober, a very popular scientist Youtuber, sends out monthly science kits.  We got our first one.  
We put together a really cool disc thrower.
We stopped by Amy's parents house to see Mark's parents, who were in from Pittsburgh.  


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Dani is Back!

It's late Sunday night.  The end of a long Thanksgiving Weekend.  The Eagles are playing a late game against the Packers.  It's a shoot out!  We are ready for the kids to go back to school tomorrow!  Last Saturday was so busy, I might have to break it into 2 posts.  Ariel's friend Tessa slept over after the bingo night.  The girls were up early so we decided to try out the new croissant place in Newtown.
We go there around 8.  It opens at 6:30 and there was a line.  
We got the last 3!  There was a line behind us.  Crazy there were sold out so early.  It's all they sell!
Melissa came over for a lesson in making chicken cutlets.  

Gwen helped too.

We made a ton!
Then the twins had a birthday party at Bowlero.  
Our second time in a week!

They had fun.  
Then I took Ariel to cheer practice.  There was a showcase going on with the full year teams.  Dani was back from school and came to watch the showcase.  I knew she was there but didn't tell Ariel.  She was so surprised.  
So happy!

We've missed her.
We got to see the best teams do their full outs.  It was amazing.  

Then it was time for Ariel to practice.  
Let's fly!

It was the last practice before choreography.  Saturday to be continued...