Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Graduation" Sunday

Next Sunday is graduation Sunday at church - happens a few times a year when the preschool and younger kids who have had birthdays move to their next Sunday school class.  This was Lydia's last Sunday in "twos and threes", next week she moves to "fours and fives" while Nora stays in twos and threes.  This will be the first time that Nora doesn't have her mother hen with her in Sunday school. 
It could go so many different ways for both of the girls ... praying that it's a smooth transition.  Another milestone for Nora (and Lydia) as they gain independence.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Friday ...
And yes, by admitting that I am also admitting that I am quickly approaching a "milestone" birthday. 
The kids were excited to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa today (and, by excited, I mean a bit wired). 
We also got my annual Valentine photo of the kids today ... sadly, they have outgrown being able to squish together on the chair as they have done in years past (here and here) and needed to pose by the fireplace.

Thankful for the privilege of doing life with my parents nearby!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines a la Pinterest

Ah, good 'ole Pinterest ... never fails to suck precious moments from my day IF I let myself get absorbed, but in great Pinterest fashion it did not fail to deliver on some fun Valentine ideas for the kids' exchanges.

We did the same for both Samuel and Lydia's class (Samuel's exchange is tomorrow, and Lydia's was today).  Samuel wrote his name on his, and Jack graciously wrote out the all of Samuel's classmates' names (I think that Jack is secretly missing the days when he got to do classroom parties). 

Lydia just learned to write her name and did some of hers.  And, Nora helped sort ... and stack ... and sort ... and order the Starburst. 

It was fun to see what Lydia brought home from her exchange today ... and so obvious that there are a few other children in her class that may have Pinterest obsessed Moms.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Baby, it's cold outside ...

I love that some of my friends are pinning WARM destination vacation ideas and cute summer outfits ... makes me want to do the same.  I have a feeling that we are all going to be celebrating even when it consistently gets in the 20's here or when it's above zero in the morning!
For now though, we can imagine twirling in the sand ...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Six Reasons Why We Love the Seattle Seahawks

Okay, so here it is, six reasons why we love the Seattle Seahawks:

#6 - Navy blue and lime green are quite a nice color combo

#5 - Russell Wilson's ties to Wisconsin (Go Badgers!)

#4 - Russell Wilson's athletic ability (and his ties to baseball, MVP of the Super Bowl going to Spring Training ... that's impressive)

#3 - The Seahawks in the Super Bowl gave us an excuse to make these brownies!

#2 - Our family on Whidbey Island (a ferry "drive" from Seattle)

And, #1 - My Grandma looks pretty sweet in a Seahawks jersey!  Love you, Grandma!  Lookin' Good!