Monday, March 12, 2018

We're Here!

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever, but our lives have been boring. Ha!
Our usual routine stuff with extracurriculars added in.
I was the mystery reader for Ava's room last Friday. That was so cute! She had no idea.
We bought these pillows for the girls over the weekend.
They are the flippy sequin's. They love them. It has been hours of entertainment. Should have bought them sooner! Ha!
Last night I enforced an early bedtime because the time change wasn't working for my 9 year old. As I  laid in bed reading, I realized I was getting a puppet show at the end of our bed. Once they realized I caught on, the giggles were plentiful. We laughed and laughed!! 

Thursday, March 1, 2018


There have been lots of snuggles at our house. 
While we were fortunate to bypass the flu and strep (this time), we had a virus make it's way around the family. Poor Addycakes had it the worst and missed 3 days of school. 
Ava and I are still congested, but we are definitely feeling better!

Basketball Camp

Ava recently participated in a basketball camp for Genoa. 
They had practice every week and learned drills. 
They wrapped it up with a scrimmage! 
Grandpa, Tina, Uncle Nate and my self were there to support. 

The Future Lady Comets 

She enjoyed this so much. I can see a little basketball player in our future!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

President's Day

The girls didn't have school on Monday or Tuesday for Presidents Day and a Teacher Inservice Day. 
John was also off, so I took vacation days and we took a little getaway to Castaway Bay in Sandusky. 

Snoopy was there!!

I love this picture of Addy. She was playing in the wave pool. She loved playing in it until the waves started. Then she would run and run and run when they started. So funny!!

Chinese New Year -- FCC Style

The name of the game was red cups. 
We had a wonderful celebration with our adoption family. 
The girls had a blast playing with cups and built a pyramid with the friends that lasted all day.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chinese New Year -- School Style

 Friday started a five day weekend for me! 
First up was lunch with my girlies! 
I called Nana last minute and invited her along. 
We took Subway to the girls and had so much fun. 
My favorites conversation took place with Ashton from Addy's class. 
Ashton: I like China. I don't like Chinese food. But I like Kung Fu. 

I took Nana back to work and headed to Addy Grace's class. 
I got to spend the next hour talking to them about the New Year, about China, and making dragon masks with them!

Next up was Ava Kate's class. 
Ava was able to show off her chopstick skills to her friends. 

I enjoy this time so much with my kids. 
Ten years ago, China was a country to me. 
Now, it's brought me the most amazing joys of my life and I absolutely love learning and sharing their culture. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day fell 2 days before Chinese New Year which called for a VERY busy week! 
The girls chose their Valentine Box themes and we had a fun craft night. 
Addy chose Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony and Ava chose the sunglass emoji.

Both girls had class parties and I stole these pictures from their teachers. 
They had a wonderful day celebrating!