Saturday, November 18, 2017

My Helper

I wanted to make a little appetizer before the holidays begin so I have something to take to the families. Makenna loves them and asked to help. She saved me some time so that was nice! These are buffalo chessy chicken wraps. I can make them ahead of time and freeze them.

No power!

Power went out this morning and woke us up! We had to get up for basketball anyways. Kids thought it was fun ... But mad they couldn't do any electronics or cook breakfast. We ate cereal and then got ready and left for their game. When we got back, it was back on!

Being Silly

Maysie and Makenna were playing a game in my room and Jace, Jaeli, and I were laying on the bed watching. They love laying in bed with me and use it as time to play around and be silly, jumping on me. Got a couple pictures but it was dark so Jace couldn't handle the flash.

Makenna's Braces

Its almost time! Only a couple more months and she gets them off. Yesterday she got rubber bands put on... She has to change them 3x a day so this will be interesting. Hopefully she will keep up with it. She said they are annoying at times and hard to eat with. Told her to give it a few more days and she will get used to them.

Ice Skating

The kids got to go ice skating for the first time. Jace and Makenna did pretty good, Jaeli and Maysie tried but only for a short time. Mak picked it up pretty quick and Jace fell many times but had lots of fun. W will have to take them again sometime when we have more time.

Jace is playing basketball too!

Jace seems to love basketball too. He did pretty good during his first basketball practice and had lots of fun, even made some baskets. The girls were very bored and complained a lot while having to watch.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

First Basket!

Makenna scored her first basket at the game today! And the other two are getting so much better. Their team is undefeded with only two games left. I think if they win the next 2 games or are in the top two teams they get to play one more game for the championship. We will see! The other team players are pretty good so there's a good chance. Unfortunately I did not get her basket on video. But I did get her playing pretty good.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

They Love DQ!

I had some one-on-one time with Jaeli the other day.  Of course she picked Dairy Queen for dinner. We had a good time and enjoyed our dessert!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Not much has been going on lately... But now that Halloween is over, I thought I would post some pictures. And we had our last camping trip of the year!
 Trick or Treating at the retirement home
 They had a good time!
 Played some games
 Playing with playdoh while camping
 Mak enjoying staying up after dark
 Sand art!
 Helping peel potatoes
 Pumpkin carving
 A little decorating
 Pumpkin painting
 Mak won!
Loads of laundry when we got home!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cooper and Lucy

Don't talk much about the other two members of our family so thought I would post this video of our fur kids. At times, they fight more rough then the human kids! Best dog ever! Cat... A bit mean thanks to Makenna, but we still love her. It sure is funny to watch her attack Makenna, and even the others at times. She chases them around the house and bites their feet. So funny... Except at 2 am when one wakes cause she is scared and then when told to go back to bed, we hear a horrible scream because the cat is chasing her to her room. Well after I wake up the next morning and remember what happened... Then its funny!


Makenna begged me to do facials the other night. Ever since their Aunts Tracy, Jarilyn and Grandma did them with them a couple years back she has wanted to do it again. We even talked Jace into doing it. He was not happy when we took it off though... It tingled and I guess hurt a bit. It was funny!

First Basketball Game... They won!

The girls had their first basketball game on Saturday. They have really surprised me! Although they are not the best players on the team, they try very hard and always tell me they enjoy it. Their coaches are great. And of course the coaches have three daughters between the two of them on the team that are very good. It was funny to listen to the other coach on the other team yelling at his girls to get the ball, shoot the ball, run, or whatever he was wanting them to do. Our coaches spoke loudly so the girls could hear them but it was in a polite, friendly way... Reminding them and helping them if they didn't know what to do. And we won! 30 to 16 I think. The paper we got for signing them up specifically said no experience was neccessary and this is to "teach" them the game... Which our coaches are doing very well. I would have been very disappointed if that other coach was ours. Jaeli and Maysie still can't get the ball high enough but the coaches are working with them and I have hopes by December when it ends, they will be able to get the ball in the hoop. Not looking forward to the next game though that begins at 8 am!

My sister and her daughters went to the game and then lunch after, it was nice catching up.

School Reports

Now that the girls are in 3rd grade, more is required of them. They each have a report to write about a business in the community they think is important. In the report they have to tell about the business, facts and why its important. They also have to provide pictures and build a model of it using at least a paper bag. We went a little further and used a shoe box. With a little help from me, we came up with 3 pretty creative business models. I even took them to each place to ask questions they could use in their reports. The models were big hits at school and used to show as an example to the other students. Makenna choose Ossian State Bank, Maysie choose Honeggar Animal Clinic, and Jaeli choose Heyerleys Bakery. We had fun working on them individually and Jace even asked to make one...without the report of course. I am looking forward to seeing their grades!