Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tate's Persuasive Writing

I just got this email from Tate's teacher....

We were creating a list of possible requests to ask for in our parent persuasives.  Tate raised his hand and said, "I could ask for us to adopt another brother from Africa."  AWWWWWWWWW.....SO CUTE!  He ended up going with a different idea he had...camping at some place this summer.  BUT...so sweet.  

Friday, April 20, 2012


I love love that Miss Sawisch send me little tid bits about Fisher and they do just melt my heart.  Fisher is such a good kid and so so kind. Truly both boys are best buddies.  As they say, BBF -- Best Brothers Forever!

"Miss Sawisch I have soccer game tomorrow. I have to wake up at 8 o'clock for game. I can't wait for Tate to score goal. I teach him soccer. I usually score more goal than him. I hope he gets more than me tomorrow. He getting really good."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

EB's 10th Birthday Party

EB is 10, so hard to believe she has hit double digits -- officially on Monday! We could not be more proud of her and we love her very much. She had a great party where we showed those cakes who was boss!
Those cakes are just waiting to be decorated with the 12 pounds of powdered sugar we bought to make the for the frosting -- cannot think about counting how many pounds of butter and shortening it took!

We practiced on cupcakes first!

Harper was helper extraordinaire.

EB's cake

Peggy's Cake -- she had a very heavy hand with the frosting!

All the girls!

EB took blowing out the candles very seriously!

EB's first ever sleep over a friend's house -- Peggy and EB were so so excited!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pure Cuteness

The girls were not thinking the boys were pure cuteness today but I always do even when they are evil!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

EB's New Look!

There is nothing EB loves more than donating her hair. She always seems to like to do it around her birthday. She was so excited to donate this time and it was really long. I love the video of her and how excited she is!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Easter is always one of our favorite holidays! This year was no exception. It was great to have family here and friends to help us celebrate with our Egg Hunt.

Tate and I made Michigan Punch and it started out "great" with the M in the mold and Tate even said it was perfect that the M did not fit in the bowl because it looked like a number 1.  Within 10 minutes it was green but the kids LOVED it. What is not to love about Blue Raspberry Juice that contains no juice, 7-up and Sherbert with food coloring?

Levi presiding over the eggs while they were being placed out!

Of course a beautiful day ended with the jumper coming out and the kids having a blast!

The boys worked very hard to get the picture to look like they were floating.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Getting ready for the Hunt

Last fall we made a chalkboard for the dining room and I have been very hesitant to let the kids draw on it. Today I let them and they were so very excited. I think it is as cute as can be! Good job girls!

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Lens

I got my new lens today and was so excited to try it out!  Only wish I had had more time to play with it!