Saturday, January 27, 2018

Exciting January...

MORE Hootie Owl game...


We called off school because of the record low temperatures...on this day the temperature was actually warmer in Alaska than it was in Kansas!


We took advantage of the super cold day and did some science experiments!


At one point one of them was eating the experiment and another one was doing the experiment...


When pink is the color of the day...


Still sneaking Pepper inside...


We stopped to visit Great Grandma and Great Grandpa after church...and I had to document how tall Jace is getting.  Granted, it doesn't take much to get taller than Grandma Erma, but still...wowsers!


Making a little monkey bread!


And then, January 23, we finally had a new nephew!!!  Logan Lee was born January 23.  Jace was SUPER excited...Connor wanted nothing to do with him, for multiple reasons.  1) He was a "he", not a "she."  But she quickly followed that up with "Maybe Morgan will have a girl baby for me."  :) 
2) He was NAKED under that blanket!


SO much love for this fella...



What a crew!


Jace was so excited to share the news at school the next day, he wore my sticker from the hospital!


Meanwhile, Connor is just over here, impressing me with her writing!  I wrote apple, and she copied it!


Pink is the color of the day...again!


And then...a long January makes for some tired kids...


But February is coming!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Music and Basketball....

Connor got to have her music program in January!


Some kids were more excited than others...while Connor danced and sang the entire time, Cassidy didn't move.  At all.  Oh, and one kid cried enough the parents had to come get him....



Afterwards they were all smiles!


January is basketball month.  This is Jace's first year playing basketball.  We got to watch one of Kyler's games...she is pretty aggressive on the court, and has some coordination too!


Lane's mom Amy is the coach, and Ripken's dad Heath helps too.  It's a riot.  
The first game was rough...lots to improve on!


The first game Jace played against Dwest and his buddy Ketcher!




Jace had a big cheering crowd...I think all of his cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents made it to a game or two...but this was the only picture we got!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Back in the swing of things...

Had some helpers taking down the Christmas decorations...



It's been pretty cold in January....


We got to have Brook over to play!


These girls wore each other out...


And this guy too...although this was after a Saturday basketball game...




Jed and Jace started researching Ski Trip info...us girls just like to snuggle.


It warmed up enough Jace got to try out his new bike outside!



And it snowed!!!  And it was super cold so they were outside for maybe 10 minutes...


Same expression on their faces...


And Connor is starting to wear her headbands...and put them on herself!  A lot of mornings she will wake up with a headband in, she seems to take out the hairbow and put on a headband after I put her to bed...what a stylish girl!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Break...

Connor was the best dressed sister at Jace's basketball practice...



Colton brought his bow over to try out our fancy shooting range...


The Luedke's spent the night...


And the girls fought the boys in a nerf war!


Friday, December 29, 2017

The Aftermath

Happy Kids...



A happy boy trying out his new bow...especially when Dad helped him set up a shooting range in the basement!



Even got Dad to "dab"


Connor and Dad had to team up to look for Nerf Rival balls around the house!


Game time!


Hey Connor--do you want to build a fort! And her and Jace built a fort and for the next half hour they read books and did their homework!


Dad helped Jace rig up a truck to pull behind his chopper!


Trying to throw some sparks in the garage because it's too cold to go outside!


Connor has her own spot to sit in when she watches Jace shoot his bow!
A.k.a. stay in that chair so you don't bounce around and end up in front of an arrow...


Forgot to get a picture of this before I opened it...but couldn't help but love seeing this in Jace and Connor's handwriting!


Some days just aren't our best...


This is Jace and his "Fuller" face--the kid from Home Alone that drinks too much pepsi and might wet the bed!


And we do some of this over Christmas break...


We got Monopoly for Christmas and it was a lot of fun for everyone to play!
Well...everyone except Jace when he lost the first game....


And we got a Hootie Owl game too--which is all about teamwork to get the owls home before the sun comes up!  Since it's teamwork everyone wins or everyone loses together!