Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Asher's Talent Show ... May

We were SUPER proud of Asher this May when he performed a swing dance number for the school talent show at Brown Elementary. He did AWESOME! He had been practicing a lot in his room, with the door closed, but even I had NO IDEA he was so good! He stole the show, and people were clapping and going nuts. It was SO cool! We had recently watched Swing Kids, and the talent show was song and dance numbers, so this was perfect! He really likes the song Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman ... he even has it on his ipod when he jogs ... so that's the song he picked!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Backyard Makeover ... May

We did a little work on the back of our yard, which used to just be pretty much dead grass and a wood pile. I made a twisty little path, with flower gardens on both sides that get plenty of sunlight (which is hard to come by, in our yard!). We bought some pallets off a blueberry farmer in Covert for super cheap. Nathan and all the kiddos helped me tear them apart to make slats for my little path. It looks very sweet!
This is the "Before" shot

All my happy helpers!

I finished LATE in the evening!

The "AFTER" shot!

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Wizard and the Fairy ... May

Watched four episodes of "Once Upon A Time" on Netflix, with the kiddos, and they have launched into a full-fledged "phase." They each picked out fairy tale anthologies at the library, have been writing their own fairy tales on the computer, and today, I caught a fairy and a wizard (Asher) in my garden. The wizard fled, for fear of getting "facebooked", but the fairy posed prettily.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Visit to Milwaukee ... May

Gret and I do ART!
At Miss Sydney's ballet recital.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tech Fest ... May

Asher took first place for his "Tale of the 3 Brothers" stop motion movie; Gabe and Rhy also had submissions. I'm super proud of them all!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Visit From Ree ... May

Ree came to visit us for a few days in May. It was SUPER fun! She and I went on a hike through Grand Mere. It was a challenge, but she did it like a champ! What fun!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Rhy's Field Day ... May

Rhy had a GREAT field day this year. She was chosen as second runner ... one of the fastest girls in ALL of 4th grade ... for the relay race. She also did the standing long jump and other fun events. Way to go, kiddo!

Mother's Day ... May

We had a picnic at Grand Mere, so I could hunt for sea glass. And my family got me a really cool bracelet with the coordinates of my "happy place" ... our camp site along the Manistee River. A lovely day!