Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quick Kate Funny

I meant to include this in the post about Kate on Thursday...  Kate is totally obsessed with the PBS show Ruff Ruffman.  It is on Netflix and she watches it whenever she can.  It is a kid reality show where they are sent on challenges by a cartoon dog (it is actually really fun).  They learn all sorts of cool things.  Kate has learned so many useless things.  It is great!  Not a day goes by that we aren't talking about something and Kate pipes up with "well, on Ruff Ruffman..."  We hear about it all the time.  It is really funny!

She is also very funny in the way she eats her donut!  Love this little girl!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Here Comes the Sun!

I had a long, tough week at work so just now getting around to this post from Monday.  Monday was absolutely gorgeous and was also MLK day which meant no school.  Thankfully I didn't have to go to work until the afternoon so we set off on an adventure.  The sun was out and it warmed up to about 60 degrees!  It was beautiful.  We took a walk down to the lake.  
 We had so much fun feeding the geese, fishing and climbing trees.

 It was wonderful to sit on the bench and just enjoy the beautiful weather.

 The boys caught some little minnows so they put them in an old bottle they found.

 We came back for lunch on the new table.  First time it was used!!
It was so nice to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather in January.  Now it is back to cold and dreary!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kate's 5 Year Check Up

Kate went for her 5 year check up today.  I wasn't able to go due to work but Matt took her and said Dr. Patz declared her a perfectly healthy 5 year old!!  Always thankful for that.  She weighed in at 42 pounds and was 43.25 inches tall.  Both of those are at the 60th%ile which is perfectly perfect!  She had to get a finger stick to check her blood and that didn't go well but other than that uneventful.  Kate is a big snorer so we are a little worried about her big adenoids.  Dr. Patz just wants to watch it and if she keeps snoring then she will have them out at around 7 years.  Here was our cutie at the doctor's office today!
A funny Kate story...  We watched the movie Annie a couple of weeks ago and since then Kate has been a little obsessed.  She wants to "play Annie" all the time.  That means she wants me to be Ms. Hannigan and give her chores to do so she can sing "It's a Hard Knock Life."  She is so funny!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet Faces

I am so bad about pulling out the big camera these days.  It has been a month since I even got it out of the closet.  I love the pictures I can get with it so I am going to try to pull it out more often.  I captured these sweet faces tonight.  I love them so much!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Awesome Weekend (title by Ben)

We of course had a wonderful weekend.  It was relaxing but we also accomplished a bunch and had some fun.  We started out by celebrating Ben's awesome report card with a trip to Ichiban for dinner.  That is Ben's favorite for celebrating.  We are so proud of how awesome he did during the last 9 weeks!
 We then caught the Penguins of Madagascar at the dollar movie theater.  It was a funny movie and it was so much fun to watch Kate laugh throughout.
 Saturday it was foretasted to warm into the 50's so we decided to clean out the garage.  It was a massive mess and needed some serious work.  We spent about 5 hours cleaning out and throwing away.  I should have taken some before and after pictures but just imagine a clean garage.  We were able to get rid of the last of the baby items.  No more car seats or strollers for us!
 The kids had lots of fun playing outside while we cleaned.  Ben even did some jeep driving in an Auburn helmet.
 Saturday night we went over to Kelly and Andrew's for pizza and nerdy games.  Perry's train table was a big hit with all the kiddos.
 I enjoyed snuggling with my favorite red head!
Sunday was church and life group which rounded out a great weekend.  Or in Ben's words "an awesome' weekend.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Snowy Day

I'm a little behind on my blogging.  No good excuse other than I am trying to have fun with the kids.  Need to catch up from the end of last week...  On Thursday we got a little surprise snow.  I picked Kate up from school and it was snowing big huge flakes!  It was really exciting!!
 By the time it was pick up time for Ben it had stopped.  Sad!!  Ben did get to go out and play in it during the day at school.  We stopped for some hot chocolate after school (ice cream for Kate which was crazy).
 The roads ended up being really icy on Friday morning which led to several wrecks and massive traffic issues.  Ugh!!  It took me an hour and a half to get to work.  It was a big mess!
Thankfully it warmed up over the weekend and we have been enjoying some beautiful weather the last few days.  We are hoping for some more snow soon!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bags of Blessing

Last night our life group got to together with some other groups to pack bags of blessing for the CARE Center.  Ben and I had done this before but it is the first time Kate and Matt got to participate.  We love supporting the CARE Center and the work that they do in our community.  
 We had a great time working with our friends to pack the bags of food for children to take home from school on the weekends.  Kate really got into the packing.  She threw those crackers in the bag and pushed them on done the line.  She would get mad at me when I would slow down and it would get backed up.  She sang and chatted the whole time.  It was hilarious.
 Ben was all work!  He did a great job!
 Kate also really got into breaking down the leftover food boxes.
 It was such a great night!  So are thankful to get to serve along with our friends!