Saturday, April 18, 2015

February Little Things, Part Two

Staying on top of February's Little Moments, obviously.

Sunday mornings around here are "Donut Days."  Reese used to be eager to make the trip, but she's been spending more time lately hanging out in her jammies.  She and Finley needed to put their orders in before he left!
Homework sure has been fun around here this year....not.  When he makes up his mind to get it done, he finishes quickly.  But the stalling, goodness gracious.  It drives me bananas!  
Watching a movie in a box.  Because why not?
These two have such sweet moments.  But she also still refuses to say his name.  She wakes up in the morning and asks about every member of the family.  Except Hudson!
I can't stand the snow and being stranded in and feeling unprepared if I don't have enough food to get us through a week without a grocery store trip.  But I love how beautiful the stuff is!

These two solidified their best friendship in February.
Eeeeeeek!  He was so little then!
Movie night!
They missed so much school because of the snow that Reese's teacher sent them an assignment.  We needed to email her a picture of Reese reading in her favorite spot.  She didn't even have to think about her comfy spot!
Finley broke out the markers.
I just love this pictures so much.
Fun day of basketball games and indoor soccer!  Brian and I split up a lot to get everyone back and forth when we have conflicting schedules (which we really try to avoid)!  These two get along so well.  Wyatt says it's because she's basically him, just a girl who is 5 years younger.  I think he's got it figured out! 
Wyatt's indoor soccer team had an awesome UNDEFEATED season.  They also won the championship game - they were so excited, and they worked hard!  Indoor soccer is no joke!  The play doesn't stop because the ball never goes out, and there was only one sub so they were playing almost the entire game!
FQB and Jeter!  
We took the three big kids to a hockey game - it was a little crazy, but we had lots of fun!  One day when Finley is a little bigger we'll actually be able to take all 4!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

February Little Things, Part One

When you haven't blogged in two months, it's time to play catch up!

February meant...haircuts for these two.

A friend's birthday party with Elsa in attendance for Reesie.

A Buddy Holly shirt for this guy on February 3rd.

A 100th day of school project for my kindergartner.
A sick Hudson cuddled up with Jeter.

Going to Mimi and Baba's house for BP in the barn.

An absolutely beautiful morning at the park that prompted me to promise to take the kids to the zoo in the afternoon...
...and then the temperature dropped 30 degrees on our drive from the school to the zoo,  It was FREEZING when we got there.  We made our rounds quickly!
Wyatt spent lots of time cuddling with his pup and reading.

The boys got bunk beds!  They love them, although Wyatt still falls asleep playing on his floor sometimes.  It's a bit more of a challenge to get him back to bed!

And hockey!  Brian took both boys to the Admirals/Syracuse Crunch game.  They ran into their favorite former Admiral Eric Nielsen!   Wyatt was a huge fan of  him back when he was on the Calder Cup winning team in 2012, and now he would rather root for the Crunch than the hometown team!

I love this comparison- Wyatt at 4 and Wyatt at 7 with his favorite player!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

So it begins...

Wyatt is 8!  Baseball season started!

More soon....





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow (Ice) Day!

We had an "ice day" yesterday.  And today.  And school will probably be out again tomorrow.
 
The snow started falling Monday night, and yesterday the snow was packed and hard.  They couldn't pick it up to build a snowman or throw a snowball.  So they were content to run and "skate."
 
 
Jeter really enjoyed running around the backyard chasing his kids.

And stealing their snow gear.

The ice was so packed that Reese was picking it up and stacking it.  Or throwing it.


When running wasn't fun anymore, they grabbed their hockey sticks.

I love this picture.  Hudson and Jeter really have become best friends.


Hockey guys!  They ended up out front playing, and a 9 year old came up and asked if he could play with them.  Hudson looked at the kid who was twice his size, crouched down in his hockey pose, and said, "Okay, but you know I'm better than you right?"

 
This was about as "outside" as Finley got.  She is still not a fan of cold snow.  Just like her Momma!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Snow!

We had our first snowfall a few weeks ago.  It wasn't much, but there was just enough to take a few pictures of our puppy playing in the snow.  In fact, Wyatt had a two hour delay for school, and it all melted by the time I picked him up.
 
Jeter doesn't really like getting his paws wet, but he did have fun slipping and sliding in the yard.
 Hudson spent some time dressing up as Captain America.
 And giving his doggy kisses.  He has really become best buddies with his pup!
 Because how could you not fall in love with this face?


Friday, February 6, 2015

January Little Things

Most of my pictures in January were of the dog.  Seriously.  And since I already shared those, I guess it's back to pictures of the kids.
 
Wyatt was pretty proud of himself for scoring 5 goals at his first indoor soccer game.  He's mostly played defense since that game.  Ha!  (Nice photobomb by Daddy).

Finley and I had to go to Sam's when the kids went back to school. Buying food for four kids is serious business.  And buying in bulk is a necessity.
Ready for basketball picture night.  Brian discovered that the key to getting Hudson to smile is getting him to say "Stinky Feet."


She adores her Daddy!

Same outfit, exactly one year apart.  I can't believe how big my baby is!
 
Obviously big enough to need glasses to work on the iPad.  Just kidding.  She is not trusted with technology.
 
Reese comes home from school every day ready to do homework.  Based on the way her brother reacts to homework, my parenting skills are not the reason for her enthusiasm.  She sits down and does her assigned work, a Phonics book, some extra math, and she reads a book.  She was very proud of herself last month because she made a decision to read her first "Chapter Book."  And she did it in a day!  I can't believe she's halfway through her Kindergarten year.  She is going to take First Grade by storm next year.
Reese loves to go to Pink in the Rink every year with Brian.  They tint the ice pink for Breast Cancer awareness and she loves it!


This little miss is my errand helper.  She might be BFF's with most of the Target employees.  But that's just my impression.