Monday, May 4, 2015

A fun week!

We had such a busy, fun time last week!
The kids and I woke up Monday morning and headed to the zoo. The weather was perfect and an old friend ended up joining us there!

A fun sciency play experiment.
A trip to a park after a doctor's appointment.
Isaac doing some "essise" with me.
Baseball games!!
A play date with some of our Bffs.
Over the weekend I got to snuggle the two newest men in my life! My brother's week old baby and my friend Beckys brand new babe. They are both SOOO perfect and adorable. I think I'm going to need to see them again very soon..newborn snuggles are addicting.
Eli and I also enjoyed a bit of time alone this weekend! We watched movies, ran errands, and went on a bike ride. It was our first ride maybe ever. It was such a fun time!! We biked from our little town to the next one (15 miles round trip) stopping for a light breakfast and to throw rocks in the river. The bones in my rear are so sore today! As fun as it was, I think we will stick to hiking!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our very first game.

Ayla is playing baseball!! It is our very first sport and it was all her choice. I think it was a perfect choice for a sweet, shy little girl. She has had a few practices and hasn't been too excited about it. Then last night was the first game and she said she didn't want to play. Well, of course she did play and had a great time! She was all smiles afterwards and is looking forward to Thursday's game. 

Here's Ayla waiting to bat.
Here's Ayla at the plate.
Here's Ayla swinging at the ball.

Here's Ayla hitting the ball.
Here's Ayla on third waiting to run home.
And here she is making it home. 
Go baby girl! 
She told me after the game that baseball is her favorite sport :) She is pretty good at it!
And here is what the other two do during the around crazy and maybe try to escape?!
I love these two together. Sports in this family are a whole family affair. I think my grandparents were at every game that I ever played and I'm sure this Grandma will attempt the same.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Minor Details

Isaac runs/walks our entire neighborhood now (probably .8 miles) and begs to keep going!! Boy likes to go for walks!
We went to the Daffodil Parade last weekend and froze, but had a great time!
Parade souvenir.
The girls got the first season of The Little House on the Prairie in their Easter basket. It  has been so much fun to watch it as a family. Even the boys like it! Isaac sits still longer for this show than for any cartoon!
Speaking of Isaac...he kills me. He is the biggest flirt and charmer ever and especially likes to catch the attention of complete strangers.
Neighbor puppy snuggles are awesome because you can give the puppy back!! Ayla is not too fond of Hunter at the moment after he popped her ball and bit a hole in her pants...
Ayla is happy about her first baseball practice! She was a brave girl and did well!! How many hours will we spend on a field /court from here on, I wonder?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Field trippin

I decided not to take the traditional spring break, taking an entire week off. Instead, we are going to take random days off when we get some nicer weather around here again, so that we can actually go do fun things! We usually only school 4 days a week anyway. Plus, my oldest is only in kindergarten so I'm using that as good reason to play as much as possible. :) One day this week, we skipped (drove) down to the creek. Isaac only tried to fully submerge himself once.

Today we went to a very cool Pioneer farm. We just read The Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie so it was great fun to go experience what life was like for the Ingalls family. Those books and this trip are probably my favorite part of homeschooling thus far! The kids got to ride in a horse drawn wagon, use all kinds of old kitchen tools, sit in a one room school house, go inside an actual old settler's home ( that was about as big as my living room and housed a family of 6!), milk a cow, see inside an old store and blacksmith shop, pet farm animals, and see an old covered wagon. As much as we liked it, I was happy to come home out of the rain, turn the furnace on and heat up some coffee in the microwave. :)