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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spring WAS in the air

Pin It After our normal loooooong winter, we started feeling tidbits of spring in the air.  Yay!  Mother nature usually just teases us all throughout April, May, and sometimes June.  Spring and Winter come and go.  We'll have warm days where all we need is a light jacket, then cold days where we need all the snow gear.  But one of our clues that spring is truly in the air is the 2nd grade science project.  Because we have two children that are only one year apart in school, we have done three of these projects in the last 4 years.  I have to be honest, that it is not something us as parents look forward to but that doesn't matter because it IS something our second graders have anticipated.

For Brenna's science project this year, she decided to research which baking ingredients are most important when making chocolate chip cookies entitled, "Cookie Science."

She did a great job and felt great about her finished product.  Her favorite part?  Wearing her teacher's microphone!

April always brings our church's semi-annual General Conference.  We listen and are inspired by our leader's spiritual messages.  It is something that I look forward to for sure, although admittedly so, I really only catch half of it with all the craziness with five children!  We have developed some great traditions that go along with the broadcast, making it something we can all enjoy.    

Of course our conference crepes are a highlight.

Sometimes a little snooze may happen haha! 

There is a different kind of candy in each bowl, helping the kids listen.  

And of course buddy distracts us all!  

Miss K gets pleasure out of the simple things in life, such as a play dough hamburger!  "Mom, take a picture!"

We take many trips to Cheyenne but they don't seem to mind.  Or at least at this moment they didn't.

I just want to squoosh these cheeks!

We had a few visits from fun!

Kempton had a project too, he had to make up his own instrument.  Diet Coke is a favorite around here, can you tell?  Ha! 

Like I said, one day it is warm enough for a walk in our shorts...

Then the next day it dumps several feet of snow!

 I am a big local library supporter, have been religious about taking my preschoolers each week since my oldest was a preschooler.  It is one of my favorite outings with my little ones. (sure beats grocery shopping! haha!

Our school held a "read to your parents" day, or something like that.  My kids know that with me usually comes little ones, it's just the way it is, and they don't seem to least this day.

Crazy cute baby. Oh how I LOVE this face!

All year, we have been part of a Mom's preschool.  We rotate houses and are low-key, but the kids learn social skills and hopefully some letters and numbers in the mean time.  I love these little kiddos!

One day this month, I wanted to track "The Day in the Life of Levi."  He did not disappoint:

Our wake up call

We get to ease into the morning as you can see. 

Then he hit the ground running, no chair left unturned or drawer left unemptied.

Starting with my closet, which looked nothing like this before he attacked it.

Hard to keep your taxes in order with this guy around

He emptied the clean laundry basket

 Then did it again

This happened during my daily 7-minute shower.  That's right, I time myself, and for good reason!

And that my people is why I have given up on my To-Do list

But who really cares about that with this face.

I'd say April was a success!

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