Saturday, April 7, 2018

Easter 2018

Easter kind of snuck up on us this year.  Not only was it Easter, but it was April Fool's Day too.

Since we were unable to go visit Opa & Oma for their annual Easter Egg Hunt, they sent each of the kids Easter cards with some spending money inside.  We call them the Money Bunnies.


We colored Easter eggs for the first time in a few years.  I forgot how much the kids enjoy it.  They loved mixing & matching the colors.








And now that they're older & don't need a lot of "parent help," the eggs turn out cooler & much more vibrant.  It's fun seeing how mature the kids are getting.


The Easter Bunny did visit this year.  This year he brought the usual candies:
chocolate bunnies, peeps, & a few other things, & then they each got a book.


Cadence got an adventure journal where she can challenge herself to be more adventurous (ideas are in the journal) & write down those experiences.


L√≥rien got a 99 things that bring me joy journal.  It's really cute.  Each day there is a prompt to write down something that makes her happy.


Taya who is my "I can read 2 books a day" kid, got "A Wind In The Door" (the 2nd book in the Wrinkle in Time series).  She just finished the 1st book & was dying to get her hands on this one.


Bladen, who is my obsessed with facts kid, got 300 interesting facts about bugs.  That was right up his alley.  Now every day I get to hear about 10 of these amazing facts.  He memorizes them as he reads them.


Craiger is obsessed with Gerald & Piggy (the series by Mo Willems).  He got a Gerald & Piggy activity book.  He's been working in it non-stop this entire week.  It's adorable.


And Canyon is in a sticker loving phase right now.  He got a Lego Batman sticker book.  My entire house now looks as if it's been attacked by Lego Batman himself.


I love that the things my kids were most interested in were the books.  They are definitely MY kids.










Happy Easter Everyone.

School Open House & Art Show

Along with the music concerts & the science fair, it was also the school's open house & art show where we got to see all the neat things the kids have been working on in school.

All of my kids make me so proud with what they are accomplishing in school.  They really are good kids.

Craiger was excited to show us all his writing & drawing skills he's been working on in 1st grade.


He also had several pieces shown in the art show.  What a cutie.




Bladen is also learning some great things in 3rd grade.  School is not as easy for him as it is for his siblings, but he works SO hard & he makes us SO very proud.





He was pretty excited to show us that he had some art in the art show as well.




And then little Taya, who loves her 4th grade class, showed us her history project on display as well as some of the writing she's been doing in class.




And she also had several pieces in the art show to show us.





My kids are so great.  I feel so blessed & lucky to be their mom.

The Kids' Spring Music Concerts

Monta Loma Elementary has a wonderful little music program.  Every spring we get to hear the kids sing songs they've been working on all year.  I'm just SO happy we live somewhere where music is taught & celebrated.  They all did such an adorable job.

Craiger's 1st grade concert was first.








This year since Taya was in 4th grade, she got to learn how to play the recorder.  Her concert was full of all the songs she's learned on recorder this year.










Bladen had an adorable concert with his 3rd grade class as well.  He surprised us by playing the rhythm sticks in one of his songs.