Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What a difference a week makes!

Here is the photo of our half hour at the beach this week! No coats and feet in the sand, to winter coats and hats!!

The kids have been enjoying their special birthday gifts to grandpa Bill this month. Each kiddo picked a restaurant gift certificate to give him. The gift certificate is used for a one on one date with grandpa. Noah went first and took grandpa to 84 East (his favorite!), Sophie went last night to Qdoba (her favorite). Abby has her turn next week. It has been very special! Sophie even got a corsage!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Crazy Hair Day

Today the kids earned 'crazy hair day' at school for remembering to speak only Spanish when they have their 'Spanish hats on'. I'm not sure how they do it, I am impressed everyday with their Spanish abilities. Have I mentioned that their math homework (story problems!) now comes home in Spanish every night (with no parent translation). Again, they amaze me with their knowledge! We are thankful for Friday! Thankful for the promise of a relaxing weekend together. It's hard to tell but both Noah and Sophie have iridescent green in their hair. I love how each kiddo designs their hair-do.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Beach

We spent time at the beach after school today (in the 30 minutes before religious ed!). It was warm(er) and sunny and the kids were thrilled to peel off their socks and shoes and run barefoot through the sand. Summer...please hurry!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

So many to choose from!!

Ok, I have about 250 amazing pictures from the kids trip to Arizona! I can't begin to scratch the surface...but here are some to get started! Wow did they have fun. Tonight when we looked at the pictures together, they could tell us what each and every one was (or where it was taken). They learned so much, experienced so much, and made such beautiful really takes my breath away! How many times can I say THANK YOU!

Now if we could just get them to go to sleep back on Michigan time!! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome Home!

The kids are back and we couldn't be happier! Happier for their snuggles! Happier because of their laughter! Happier because of their stories...endless and amazing stories of their trip. They made memories they will cherish all of their lives. I am sifting through the 200 pictures my mom gave me and will post some soon. I never thought I'd say this, but I even welcomed the mess that came from them dumping their bags and laundry when they got home today. Loud kids laughing and loads of kiddo laundry made me smile today. Welcome home angels! Thank you mom! Thank you dad! Thank you grandpa! You are amazing and I wish you rest!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fun in the sun!

The kids are having a blast in Arizona! We have Skyped with them twice and each time they are bursting with excitement, enthusiasm, and stories! We miss them so much it hurts, but are so very thankful for the memories that they are making with my parents and my grandpa.