Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January happenings

January is one of my favorite months. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and we get to settle back into routines, have time to just be together and enjoy not being busy

I caught these two doing some cloud watching on the trampoline



We made dream boards of what we wanted to learn, enjoy, do and see in 2015

Evan loves gluesticks--he thinks they are a writing utensil




Evan was cracking me up with his visor phase.  He looks like a grandma.

Arizona sunsets are my favorite

We can't keep this girl out of our grapefruit tree



Look how high up she is!


We went on a fun hike with friends.  This is Sarah and I.  She is my walking buddy and we get along famously!

Some of our kids


We went to Red Mountain park afterward for a picnic


The kids and I surprised Natalie at lunch one day.  Here she is being squished by her friends.  Evan, Anna, Natalie, Gracie, Rose, and Brooklyn


This is posted outside the library.  They keep track of how many words are in the books they take AR tests on.  This was Cyrena's status in February.  By the end of the school year she had read over 1 million!

I love watching Natalie doing her homework.  She had to write three words that start with S and draw a picture for each.  

And write a sentence about something she does in the winter

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's 2014

To celebrate New Year's we did a waffle bar with the Campbells!  OH MY it was delicious!!  We had all kinds of yummy toppings.  Strawberries, chocolate, whipped cream, nutella, bananas, syrup, etc.  The kids had fun topping their waffles and chowing down!





We played games like charades and Family Frenzy.  


Jaime, Kensie, Anna, Kelly, and Nora

We celebrated with sparkling juice around 8:30.  So much fun!

During the break, David got busy with some house projects.  He built this high shelf in the garage and put all the kids up there to test it's strength. He's a handy man.

On New Year's day we met up with the Griggs in Phoenix for a hike and lunch

Nina and Garrett








It was a cold cold day but SO much fun to see and spend time with cousins!

I found these penguin Beanie Boos on clearance after Christmas.  The girls decided to throw them a birthday party with all the trimmings!

Decorations/streamers

Balloons

A cake with candles

Games--pin the ear muff on the penguin!

The penguins had to wear blindfolds for the above game

Presents!

They were some spoiled penguins and some happy girls!!  We love when they put their heads together and create something amazing!


The Deans

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