Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Last PreSchool Field Trip

Aria's preschool class went on their last field trip today to Farmer Gary's. He lives super close, right by the junior high school, so we just walked there from Ms. Cathie's house.

I was a little sad when I realized this was the last preschool field trip EVER for me. So, I took my camera and snapped some photos for, you know, posterity and stuff.

First Farmer Gary took us to bottle feed the baby lambs. Baby lambs are very cute but mama and daddy lambs, not so much.

A quick stop at the most awesome and death defying teeter totter ever.

Then we walked down the hill to feed the cows. Again, baby cows are adorable, big cows, not so much.

 A class picture atop the giant hay stack.

Farmer Gary let them each take turn driving the tractor. Apparently the only thing he uses the tractor for is cleaning up cow pies. Maybe we should get one for the doggie pies in our back yard?

Waiting so patiently for everyone else to take a turn on the tractor.

We finished up by feeding the daddy sheep (Zeus) some yummy stale hot dog buns. I know they were yummy because Ari tested them and assured me they were of the highest quality.

It is going to be sad when we graduate from Ms. Cathie's preschool of Friday. She is an amazing teacher and the kids just love her. But I can't stop any of these punks from getting older so I guess it's on to Kindergarten.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Locks of Love

Pooh Bear has been growing her hair for a couple of years now hoping to grow it long enough to donate it to locks of love. Yesterday we decided it was time to do it. It was really long and starting to bother her. And I secretly wanted her to cut it short in the cute bob she had when she was younger. I think the short bob fits her personality perfectly!

So yesterday I made an appointment at Cookie Cutters….




Pooh Bear is awesome. She really wanted to donate her hair and was patient enough to let it grow long enough. 

And another from this morning before she surprised all her friends at school...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Notice Anything Different About This Girl?

December 18, 2013 

Wednesday afternoon, I checked her out of school early and we paid a visit to the eye doctor and got contacts! She is so excited and for once cannot stop thanking me. It took her a really long time to get those buggers in the first time but every time after has gone a little faster. {I feel her pain. I have had to learn to put in 3 different types of contacts all of which took me an obscene amount of time to get the hang of!}

She played a futsal {one type of indoor soccer} game last night and said that they really helped. She did okay scoring 1 of the 2 goals their team made to propel them to victory. {of course the other team only had 3 members show up and we lent them a couple of girls, so it was really more like a scrimmage}

She went back to the eye doc this morning so he could check the fit. Everything looked great so we ordered a year supply. He recommends the dailies for kids her age so I shelled out the dollars and told her that we were taking back her Christmas presents. I was kidding, a little bit.

I think she looks fantastic with or without glasses but she seems to be thrilled to pieces about the contacts. And it is nice to get some Mom currency I might be able to use later. ;)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

O Christmas Tree

It feels like Christmas is rushing me this year. Maybe because Thanksgiving was so late? So we tried to get started on the Christmas decorations last Sunday. We successfully got the tree up and decorated but it took the rest of the week to get the other things out.

I love this tree. It's super skinny and fits perfectly in my small living room. We may have more ornaments than a tree of this size can accommodate but what can you do? We can't leave any off! We do try and balance them out so the tree doesn't fall over!

Snow Day!

Winter may not be officially here yet, but don't tell that to these 3! It snowed all day yesterday and this morning before church the girls were planning all the fun they could accomplish in the snow this afternoon.

  Miss Bea only lasted about 20 minutes (and went through 3 pairs of mittens) before she wanted to come in and have hot chocolate.

 Pooh Bear and the Boss had plans to build a snow house but unfortunately the snow is not the building kind. As the Boss said, "We tried to build a house and then a snowman but the snow wouldn't work. But it was perfect for making snow angels!"

It is supposed to warm up this week and melt it all away. While it was so beautiful outside this morning on the way to church, honestly, if it melts it won't make me sad at all.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Flash Back

I am making baby books for all the girls for Christmas {finally} and have been going through all the old photos. Here are a few I found tonight...

Sara and Ella back when it was just Sara and Ella...

Baby Anna

And then there were 3...

Ella and Sara...

Baby Sara {feels like forever ago}...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Loose, Not Loose Tooth

October 8, 2013

Recently the Boss' front tooth had started to wiggle. Mark tried to pull it out several times, but it was still too stuck in her mouth. So, we told her to wiggle it more, but no matter how much she wiggled it with her tongue it would not come out. The new adult tooth started growing in but it was really far behind the baby tooth and it only made the back of the tooth loose, not the front. The front was stuck tight. I eventually made an appointment with the dentist to see what he thought we should do, let it do it's own thing or take it out? It had begun to bother her when she ate and she really wanted it out so, I would be happy if he suggested taking it out. He did indeed suggest removing it {hello, insurance payment}, so his assistant went about preparing the Boss for the tooth’s removal.

The kids love this dentist. He is really good with kids AND they have TVs in the ceiling that you can watch and listen on headphones, that last part was a big seller for the girls. 

The Boss has her headphones on watching Dora completely unconcerned with what is going on around her. The tooth is still pretty well attached and they have to give her something to numb her mouth up. They tell her that she will feel a little pinch {liars}. I hold her hands nice and tight so she can't hurt herself more than they already are going to. That really was the worst part, the pinch. It took a little bit of elbow grease but the dentist got the tooth out {he had to use something called an elevator, which I can imagine it's function, and I was really glad that they had numbed her little mouth}.

After it was all said and done, she was mad 1. at the girl that pinched her because "she pinched her really hard!" and 2. because she couldn't go to school until she could feel her mouth well enough to eat a snack. But she got a great prize from the prize chest at the dentist office and they sent her tooth home in a neat tooth holder necklace.

At our house the Tooth Fairy pays double for teeth that have to be removed by the dentist. I think she feels the "pinch" is worth the extra $$.