Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Quidditch With Cards

It's a stormy Wednesday night.  There are even rumbles of thunder.  

Last Wednesday, Ariel had team practice.  
These pics were taken from far away.  
I would be scared up there.  
It's nice they are getting closer.  
Last Thursday, we were back at cheer for Ariel's private lesson.  
Coach Steve is light on his feet!
She took a bit of a step back with the tuck.

Cool shot!
We played Noah's new Harry Potter game.
Eli cuddling with Vector.  


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Claw Machine

It's a rainy Tuesday night but it's like crazy warm.  I think it's supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow.  So much for Winter.

Last Monday, we had a crazy delivery from my parents.  
They left it in the garage.  How were we going to get it in the basement?  
It's a claw machine!  Eli wanted one so he could practice at home to win more at arcades!  This kid is nuts.  
Heather came with more presents for the boys.  

Harry Potter games!
My awesome neighbors came over and helped me get this in the basement.  It's a real claw machine meant for an arcade.  It was already full of stuffed animals to win!
Eli figured it out right away.  
Eli is obsessed.  
Amy tried it out.  

They still like making these marble tracks.  
Last Tuesday, we got the Gifted News.  

That night, Victoria came to see the claw machine.  

We have a light show to go along with the claw machine.  
Eli filled it even more with his own animals.  
They were at this all night!


Monday, February 26, 2024


It's Monday night.  I just played my best tennis in ages! I was so tired too.

Last Sunday we helped Ariel decorate the basement for her Galentines party.  
We blew up a lot of balloons.  
I didn't get any good pictures but about 11 girls came over.  They ate, watched movies, then did some cheer!

Noah did some cooking for us.  
The twins stayed away from the Galentines party.  
Noah helped work out Amy's knots!
I made chicken parm for dinner.  It was a hit with the older kids.  That's almost a smile for Aden!

Ariel started practicing her prayers for her Bat Mitzvah.  She started off by wrongly doing the Passover prayers.  She gave us a good laugh.  


Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pyramid Time

It's Sunday night.  Ariel had her first cheer comp of the season today and she nailed it!  

Last Saturday, we woke up to snow.  It was supposed to be a lot but it really wasn't.
They finally did get some at the shore.  
Cheer practice.  They finally started learning the pyramid.  

Ariel is right in the middle!

I took Aden and Eli to the mall to look for shoes.  We ran across a makeup vending machine.  Where was Ariel?  
The boys chilled out in the secret room.  
We went to Harper's house to drop off Ariel and had some drinks with her parents.  
Then we went with Brooke and Ben and Rachael and Dave to Ardana for a very nice dinner.