Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Shenan-egg-ans

We're back in Iowa celebrating the Easter weekend with Oma, Grandma and Julie.
Oma boiled eggs ahead of time so that the girls could dye them while we were back.

We hung out at Grandma's most of the day Saturday and celebrated one day early so that we didn't have to end Easter early to drive back Sunday. There was plenty of silliness throughout the day and lots of cuddles.

And then a beautiful sunset to top it off. Though the only shot I have is out the back of the window as we drove home.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sick Days

Sick days. They happen.
This one was spent on the couch under blankets with lots of Kleenex.
There may have also been sword making. And I don't know what she created on her feet.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patricks Weekend

It's been a busy weekend around here.

Weekend started off with a fun volunteer event at school. I helped out while parents with way cooler jobs than either the Mr. or myself have. Things like fighter pilot, hip hop dance teacher, and service dog trainer. Turns out that elementary students don't care much for stock market or analytics software. During one of the classroom handoffs C came barreling through the door yelling "I did it! I did it! ("it" being pulled out her tooth that had been dangling by a thread for the past few days). In all the commotion she dropped it from her hand and we then enlisted the help of the first grade teachers to help find it. Luckily our search party was successful!

Next up was the St. Patrick's day parade Saturday morning. As is typical this time of year, it's still cold so we bundled up and headed out. After 45 minutes, full buckets of candy and cold fingertips we headed back home to get ready for a fun after-party at the neighbors. Nearly 5 hours later we finally got home. Good times.

Sunday one of the girls had a birthday party to head off to so I took both girls along and took advantage of some one-on-one time with G while C enjoyed the party.

The rest of the weekend, what was left of it, we spent getting some house renovation work done. It's slow going, but the pieces are starting to come together.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Talent Show

Each year our neighborhood school puts on a talent show where anyone KG - 5th grade can enter. The acts range from solo to groups, consist of anything from dancing, singing, stand up comedy, and even magic shows.

Charlotte and one of our neighbors did a joint dancing sloths.

If you have ever seen a sloth move you can imagine how this went. I think they accomplished what they set out to do and in front of a very large audience.

We are so proud of her getting up there, being silly, having fun, and not being the least bit phased by the audience. A fun event that inspires bravery and individuality. She's already said she wants to participate again next year.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Painting Gear

We're painting this weekend! Which means we're getting closer to installation.
We're focusing on the inside of the pantry cabinets which will get multiple coats of paint, and then a minimum of 4 coats of poly once done. We'll use the sprayer for the base paint to get a smooth finish so we've sealed off the pantry for a spray room with ventilation.

We also get to wear these awesome head-to-toe bodysuits. Why would we want to be anywhere else?