"The real winners in life are people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." - Barbara Pletcher

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Hosanna!!  Love Palm Sunday.  Love big church and big traditions and memories for my kids to keep forever.  Church has been so weird lately-staff changes, me not working there-things seem uncertain at best.  Sundays like this help me see a bigger picture.  (Speaking of pictures, I am evidently in a scatterbrained phase and can't remember to bring my camera anywhere.  This is why we have months worth of iPhone pics with weird lighting.  Sorry, green-faced Rugger.)

We did a little egg paper mache for some fun the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.  They turned out pretty cute.  The kids painted them and bedazzled them, and we hung them in the entryway to be festive ;)

Dyed eggs...

Frosted cookies...broke my 11+ year old electric mixer beaters.  Major small appliance fail on a holiday weekend!

 Everyone got a little nuts with the frosting bags at the end.  What can I say?

The Easter Bunny left quite a stash, along with a note that said the candy must be shared, and there must be zero crying.  No crying on Easter!!!  Note to E. Ster Bunny: Goonies is way too scary for this crewsie.  It's going to sit at the bottom of the DVD drawer for a good 5 years. 

 Egg hunts at both the Grandma's ;)

 Best days.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Saturday Singalong

Just a little Taylor Swift singalong in the van on a dreary Saturday. 

{I could not love them more.} 


Thursday, March 7, 2013

In case you ever wondered.

This is what your receipt would look like if you borrowed 81 items from the library.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seussing it up.

We met up with some buddies to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at the mall last week.

We were among the first 25 to donate books to charity, and received these sweet hats.  Ryleigh reminded me that she is officially too cool for little kid group photos.  *sob*  Whatever, girl.  ;)  She had a good time, and was a super huge helper keeping track of tinies in that crowded mall.  Love her...

Maeson clearly enjoyed himself on the carousel!

We had some Dr. Seuss fun at home, too.  Green eggs and ham for breakfast, a little crafting, some book reading...

Ryleigh and Rugger both read several of their favorites to the little kids throughout the week.  I absolutely LOVE listening to them read.  What better way to practice reading aloud than to a little group of preschoolers.  

Love an excuse to do something fun, ya know.  Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” -Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!