When I was a kid (don't remember how old), there was an eclipse. Like the kind you needed a special viewing box to see. It's a memory I will never forget-and thought it would be fun for the kids to see an eclipse and read about why it happens. I guess that's the homeschooler coming out in me. :) Anyway-it was a super clear night, we woke up at 1:30 and got in the van wrapped up in blankets. The temp was 5..yes, 5 degrees. brrrrr. We didn't stay up for the whole thing, I timed it so they could see the moon go in to the full eclipse and watch it turn "red", then we headed back to bed. So glad we did it!
Monday, April 14, 2014
This past weekend we celebrated the marraige of Lacy Holen and Evander Pinder. Paige and Chloe were asked to help serve punch so I thought it would be fun to have an afternoon of getting ready at our house. Doing hair is always more fun when you have a friend to do it with! They each browsed pinterest and picked out what styles they wanted and we got to work!
Paige said they needed a before picture-this one is a keeper!
Picking out earring
Chloe took a turn with the camera
I think this was the part where Chloe told Paige "Beauty is pain-deal with it".
Paige's hair is getting pretty long, so its fun to play with. I'm glad she's enjoying braids more cause I'm having fun learning new ways to do it!
Chloe went with a fancy pinned back curl look
Cuties and Besties. So glad they have stayed such best friends, they are so fun to watch grow!
Chloe (9 years, 2 months) Paige (8 years 9 months)
Monday, March 31, 2014
By Anson, Paige and Ava Lou
Three little kids playing in the snow
All wondering when spring will show.
The birds want to sing, but its just so cold.
They want spring to come so they can be bold.
Snow might be pretty, but after this long
We need to see grass-we need it gone!
Running, biking, playing is our dream,
but instead we need hot chocolate with ice cream.
We leave you with this thought as March is over,
Lets hope April brings fields of clover.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Anson is in full swing with hockey and Paige is enjoying basketball. Between Anson having practice M/T/Th and Paige T/Th and both having games on the weekend our winter is flying by and we like it that way! A few pics from their time so far this year.
"I'm open, I'm open!!!"
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This past Sunday was the chapel's annual Christmas Program. Paige had her piano debut with a little duet part played by yours truly. We are so proud of her getting up in front of people for the first time and playing Away In A Manger.
The Sunday School class (with help from young adults) worked very hard on a skit. Anson and Paige were the brother and sister of the story and did a great job memorizing ALL their lines. In the picture below they are waiting for their que and getting into character. You know, arguing :)
Jill snapped a quick family picture as we were leaving, always fun to get one taken when we're all dressed up. Jerem already had his coat and hat on and tried to get away with leaving it on for the picture, but Jill wouldn't allow it. Thanks Jill!
Besties-Paige and Chloe