Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tooth #5 Lost!

Caleb lost his 5th tooth! His far left!

Ariel learns to Tie!

This is her...."Mom...not another picture!" look

Ariel has learned to tie shoes!  She has no shoes that have laces so she has had to practice with her brother's!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Notice anything??

Ariel got a lego set for keeping dry pull-ups at night and she had to add her lego crew to Caleb's!  Love it!!

Chore and Behavior Chart

I made this chore chart for the kids (and me), and I can't tell how wonderful it has been to have this! I give the kids a quarter a day when they do their chores. They have been so helpful and I have found that if I stay on top of my chores, they are way more willing to do the same!

Also, if they don't get along or argue with each other or Dan and I, I tell them to go to the board and we look at scripture to correct the behavior that they have. We rarely have to us this, my kids are genuinely good and usually stay on track without having to use the board!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Academic Achievement!

So proud of my boy!

Marshmallow Houses (and people!)

Thanks to Pinterest I was able to find something to keep the kids entertained for an hour or so! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lockin-In for Student Day

I was involved in a Lock-In at the Church for middle school kids.  I remember doing Lock-Ins as a kid and just loved them!  We had about 85 students in the middle school area (upstairs in clubhouse and surge) and about 140 in the high school area (in the student building).  It was such a fun evening!
Dance Off
Human Foose Ball
Cupid Shuffle
Chelsea and I!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shake a Tail Feather

Ariel is involved in KREW at Kaleidoscope Dance Academy and this is her costume this year! I guarantee more photos will be coming!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Moments

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Boy and I

Oh I love him!! 

Random Mobiles

Here are just a few random photos from my phone!

Ariel found the perfect rest spot!  On Daddy's back.  Wow, my house was a wreck!!  
The kids playing the Kinect.
Sweet notes from my husband!
She reminded me of a character from Dr. Suess!
Sweet girl about to go to school!
For a week right after new years, this is all I ate...veggies and fruit for a week long fast. 
This is Caleb doing experiments at TREC, the gifted and talented program that the Bentonville Schools provide.

Ariel drew this picture of a huge tree with me pushing her on the swings! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Paint By Number

After Christmas I picked up some paint by number kits for the kids to paint.  I remember doing them as a kid and I honestly don't ever remember finishing one!  Now I know why.  They are tough.  Sometimes the numbers are so small that you can't get the color perfect so you have to have a lot of patience.  The kids had some issues with it and never finished them but it was fun while it lasted! 

Saturday, January 07, 2012

New Camera Pics with Allison

 Debbie and Allison came into town the day after Christmas.  We had several really nice warm days the week they were here.  It was a great opportunity to get out and enjoy some sun and have a little photo time.  Caleb was with us but was not being cooperative so I didn't get any with him that were usable.