Summer Journals

by Jessica 30 June 2015 Annabelle

As many days as I remember to do it, I ask the kids to pull out their notebooks and journal for 5-10 minutes.  I have found journal prompts via googling “easy journal prompts kindergarten through third grade.”  So far the most responsive Levi has been was when I asked him to make a list of […]

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Annabelle Makes Smoothies

by Jessica 25 June 2015 Annabelle

Annabelle loves to cook.  Which is a wonderful thing.  I hate to cook so it’s a win-win for me.  Annabelle knows her way around the kitchen. Last week, Annabelle decided to make us smoothies.  I was all like, “Let’s look up a recipe on the internet.”  And she was all like, “Step aside Mom, I […]

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Summer 2015

by Jessica 22 June 2015 Annabelle

We made it!  Summer vacation has arrived!  Woo hoo! Now what? On our first day of vacation, I didn’t have too much planned.  So we met our friends at the pool. At the pool, I did my usual cannonball and splashed Annabelle and her friend.  Which they loved.  I then received a splash in my […]

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Levi’s Fly Up from Junior Kindergarten

by Jessica 12 June 2015 Humor

My baby graduated preschool yesterday.  Let me rephrase.  Levi, my youngest, graduated from junior kindergarten yesterday.  Which means that I am sending my youngest off to kindergarten next year.   Cue tears, tissues, and feeling proud and sad all at the same time. But for Levi, it was just another day.  He sat quietly and […]

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Annabelle’s End of Year Gymnastics Demonstration

by Jessica 12 June 2015 Annabelle

And then on Wednesday, Annabelle had her end of the year gymnastics demonstration.  For the first time all year, parents were invited to sit on a gymnastics practice to see what their children had been learning at practice.  We got to see our girls work on the bars, the mat, and the balance beams.  And […]

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Levi’s Last Soccer Game

by Jessica 12 June 2015 Humor

This time of year seems to be full of lots of lasts.  The first of the bunch was Levi’s last soccer game for the season and Matt’s last game as his coach.   Personally I got to see the first game, a game at mid-season, and Levi’s last game since his games were always held […]

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Interview with Levi (about his mom)

by Jessica 6 June 2015 Family

1. What is something mom always says to you?  Sometimes she says no.2. What makes mom happy?   My laugh.3. What makes mom sad?  When me and Annabelle are sad.4. How does your mom make you laugh?  Saying funny things.5. What was your mom like as a child?  She was like Barbie.6. How old is […]

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Interview with Annabelle (about her mom)

by Jessica 6 June 2015 Annabelle

1. What is something mom always says to you?  You’re a sweety pie. 2. What makes mom happy?  When the house is not messy. 3. What makes mom sad?  When her children are sad. 4. How does your mom make you laugh?  By making jokes. 5. What was your mom like as a child?  Sweet. […]

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England

by Jessica 6 August 2014 Annabelle

  So did I mention we went to England? We started in London.  We visited Westminster Abbey, the Eye of London, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (and of course the Peter Pan statue for Levi), Buckingham Palace (the tour and the changing of the guards), lots of […]

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Jackson’s Birthday Party

by Jessica 29 June 2014 Family

Yesterday was my nephew Jackson’s birthday party.  He just turned 8. This is the face he made when I first tried to take his picture.  Stinker. Everyone enjoyed the pool. Including Grandpa (aka Mr. Raudnebush) and the adorable baby Adam. Katelyn was having fun in the pool too with her mama. Levi was trying to […]

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