Sunday before Fall break I was so excited about not having school to worry about for one week.. Not that half day kindergarten is that stressful.. but the idea of waking up and not having anywhere to run off to sounded wonderful.. but out week quickly filled up as they normally do. But when we weren't running around this is what we were doing..
Connor has really been into coloring/drawing lately… I printed off some “how to” draw different animals.. etc and he just loved it!! Here are some of millions of pictures…
One thing Chloe and I have in common is… we love doing out nails… and she is such a great client. She sits still, and she doesn’t just want a color.. she wants a Story on her nails… And not being a great artist, pumpkins, candy corn will have to do. (if only Uncle Eric lived closer, he could do better than me)
Through out the week I would have Connor work on his Math skills and he sight words. I think he has 60 total. And we told him if he learned them all we would take him mini golfing. And he did it!!! But due to illness and being busy with Grandma we haven’t made it yet.. but hopefully this weekend we feel up to it!! So proud of my little boy. I love watching him think about each and every word sounding it out in his head and then coming up with the answer and being so proud of himself.
Last year I made the kids “quarter jars” to help them save money to buy each other Christmas presents.. well this year I changed it up a little… these jars they are earning beads but it’s for things they do without me asking them… It makes me melt when I see one of them getting Petey (our dog) food without me asking… etc so I thought I would take that idea and run with it.. so far so good!!!
Decorating their Jars!
The Oregon Ducks come to Arizona to play ASU every other year, we went 2 years ago and had a great time… this year we were a little more hesitant with the game being on a Thursday night. Kiel was nervous about that and a babysitter wasn’t really working out so we didn’t get tickets but on Monday before the game Kiel’s friend invited us to go with him and his girlfriend.. he got 4 tickets for free!! and of course we couldn’t pass up on that… so big thanks to Theresa and Mark for watching our monsters and Kiel for going to work with 2 hours of sleep…
Choosing what to wear….. I think we have enough Duck apparel….
At the game surrounded by ASU fans… oh well… We Won.. so we left with our heads held high :) Go Ducks!!
Grandma Miller came into town for my Birthday!!! So sweet of her.. We just love it when Grandma is here.. Its like she recharges my battery whenever I am around her. I had a great birthday. We shopped.. dined and relaxed. After dropping her off at the airport the kids just cried and cried about missing her… If I wasn’t driving I probably joined in with them. I always hate saying good bye, but luckily for us the trip to see Grandma isn’t that long. We love you Grandma and thank you for coming and playing with us!!!
Quick lunch at our favorite Paradise bakery, just the girls in between all the shopping : ) Kiel stayed home with Connor and Curtis and let us girls go out and play.
Chloe being silly!!! Love those candy corn nails…
Eating lunch at Grandpa’s favorite spot Schlotzsky’s… of course we sent him this pic to rub it in… Grandpa you were with us in spirit!!!
Birthday Dinner at Benihana’s. This was the highlight of the trip I think. Connor and the chef became great friends. It was very entertaining watching the kids interact with the chef and being silly. It was a great dinner and then we met up with Grandma Theresa and Grandpa Mark for ice cream to end the day on a sweet note.
It was a great birthday and fall break. I am grateful and feel so lucky to have such a great family.