Wednesday, March 25, 2015

stay at home day

 Hannah painted this picture from me to hang in my classroom. We love GoNoodle.
 I have been in cleaning and clean out mode today. This was in the top of the closet I cleaned out. I think it was put there because they were fighting over it. You would have thought it was Christmas. They played with it all day!
 We ended our day with a little marshmallow building.
The best part, they got to eat the marshmallows when they were finished.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

fun day

 We met friends at the zoo today.
 I think Hunter looks like Derrick in this outfit. He is getting so big, but is still so little in size.
 I love Cooper. I was walking beside Sarah and had my phone in my hand, pointed toward him. I looked and him and he was smiling so big. Sarah says he is a ham and thinks anytime he sees a phone that you are taking his picture. I love it!
 Crazy faces on some silly kids!

 Hunter made this sculpture and wanted to take a picture from his art teacher.
 He said, "I took this cool picture too!"
 I love having the windows open and listening to the kids play while I cook dinner.
Hunter has been working on tying shoes and tonight he got it! He is so proud of himself.

Monday, March 23, 2015

spring break

 Our peach tree is starting to bloom! I love spring!
 Hunter loves to play in the dirt and mulch piles that the Tidwell's have in their yard. He came running back to me and said, "Mom, I need your phone to take a really cool picture." Here is his cool picture. He has just finished learning about worms in science and was so excited to find one. He had already carried one over to show me. He is 110% boy and I love it!
 We were so excited that Danielle and Riley came to visit! Riley is so sweet and it was nice to catch up with Danielle.
 Hunter said she is so sweet and cute! I agree!
 I could hold her for days! I love babies!
The kids wanted to practice hitting so I was pitching to them. They are both pretty good at hitting. Hannah hits WAY harder than I thought. You would think this little plastic balls would not hurt that bad, right? WRONG! They hurt REALLY bad if they hit you with some force behind them. Lesson learned, don't pitch to Hannah.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

more time outside

 Derrick hung more birdhouses this week. Last summer while Jacqulin was keeping the kids they painted birdhouses. This one is hers.
 This is one Derrick made
 The kids love riding their scooters.
 I did not realize until I looked at this picture that they ride with different legs. Hannah pushed with her right leg and Hunter uses his left. They are both right handed, so I would think they would both use their right leg.
This is how the back of the car will look from now until the end of May at least. They are both loving playing ball. Games start soon!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

sweet note

Hunter was sitting outside writing and left this on the table. He is so sweet. In case you can't read it, it says:
I love my mom because I help her when she is sick. She loves me and I love her. She tickles by back. I love her.
He makes me smile and melts my heart. I love him!

Beautiful day to be outside

Hannah had practice this morning at it was so nice outside.

 Batting practice.

 Hunter was excited to have somewhere to ride his scooter and to play on the playground.
 They were so excited to run to the fence and back.
Hannah is fast!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Parenting is hard

We have had a rough week. Both kids have had a hard time listening, following directions and making good choices. We have had spanking, time outs, things taken away, hugs, tears, discussions and the truth is, it is just hard some days. As hard as it is, moments like this make it all worth it. They have played nicely together since we got home from school. Right before dinner they came and said they had a surprise for me. They make this cake, ice cream cone, ice cream sundae and strawberries for me. They were so proud. My heart melted and I was reminded it is all worth it. We are ready for have a week off and get to hang out and play and just enjoy each other.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

the little things that make me happy

 Seeing flowers bloom!
Sauteed kale!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

 Since we all had our green on we took a quick picture before we left for school/work. We all look so sleepy.
 This sweet girl makes my day! She said, "Hood take a picture with me in my beautiful shamrock crown." How can you say no to that sweet face.

 They love having their picture made. At least they are both looking and have a smile on their face.

 Hunter could not wait to get to practice tonight. He was looking for his team. So serious!
He had just yelled to me, "Look mom I am baseball ready!" His practices are entertaining as well.

Monday, March 16, 2015

first night of practice

 We bought Hunter baseball pants, but they were too tight. They were an XXS with good, strong elastic. We will return them and try XS. He was happy to wear shorts, tall socks and flip flops that Cooper gave him.
 We had to divide and conquer tonight. Derrik went with Hunter and I went with Hannah. Derrick is not a big fan of taking candid shots of the kids, but he did take this picture of Hunter listening to the coach at the end of practice.
 Hannah was excited that one of the girls she met at assessments is on her team. They were partners all night. Fast friends!

Watching practice is very entertaining. Her coaches are so nice and patient. They are every encouraging as well. This will be a fun new adventure for us all.