Friday, August 24, 2012

Karson in the Kitchen

Interrupting the Summer Review series to post about Karson.....

I had a few bananas in the freezer so I asked Karson if he would like to make some Banana Bread.  "No, I want to make ummm..."  And he ran to his closet and came back with this shirt,  "....this kind"

"OH... Monkey Bread"!!!  :-)

Open the biscuits....

Cut the biscuits...

Finished product!!  Yeah, we love lots of butter and lots of brown sugar!!!  Love having little kitchen helpers!!!

 Warm right from the oven, it made a pretty good after school snack for the siblings!! Kaden loved it, too. Guess I didn't get him on camera... :-)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Review~ May 2012

Another Blog!! Now that school has started, I feel like I'm beginning to know my name again. :-?  Routine and structure suit me real well!!! :-)

May 2012 seems like a long time ago.  I'm going to jump back and give a few highlights from our adventures.

Kelsey had an early 10th birthday party celebration with some friends from school.  Nothing like a houseful of giggly girls!! Fun times!! :-)

Kaden took birthday snacks to school to celebrate his 7th birthday.  The day before his turn,  a boy brought KU cookies.  He came home just dying to take an MU treat!!! hahaha  Request granted.  Big rivals out here.  His teacher thought it was great, she's a Missouri fan as well.  :-)

Couldn't get these pics. to turn.....ggrrrrr....
Khara competed in math competition  and we were very proud of her results!! That her grandma was the math coach, added to the happiness!! 

Kelsey at her awards assembly.  Both of the girls received awards for All A's all 4 quarters.  A great reminder that hard work pays off.

Thankful for children who love school!!  The end of another great school year! 

May 25, Kaden turned 7.

We were so happy to have lots of family here to help us celebrate.  Cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and greats.

Enjoying the birthday party meal!

The chickens were the pet of choice for that day!!

I'm beginning to think I have a fear of heights.  I was determined to hold on tight to little Elijah. And, even tried to explain what would happen if that fence gave way.  ((( shudder)))))

Cousin fun!!!

Kendall and Leanna came the last part of May and we met Taylor.  Taylor and Jackson (Phil & Dana's) the newest family additions!!!!

What a great month of May.  Up next.... June!! :-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Another Year Begins

 Wow,  my poor, neglected blog... We had one of the busiest summers ever, so my blog got shoved to the back burner.  Here's to hoping that will change in the next several months...

August 15... The first day of school for ALL 4 of my children! 7th grade, 5th grade, 2nd grade, and K4 Preschool--- SOOOO hard to believe!!! They were all so excited to be going back to school which definitely makes it easier on this momma!!!

Open house was Monday night for Karson. A great time to meet your teacher and take lots of pictures!  :-) 

 He has been counting down the days waiting for it to finally be his turn to walk into his own classroom!!

Karson and his wonderful teacher, Mrs. Jones.

 Tuesday evening was public school open house.
 Kaden:  all ready for 2nd grade!!

We were thrilled when he got Miss Savinske for his teacher.  He just knows he has one of the best teachers ever!!! :-)  So sweet!!!

Kelsey-- 5th grade
and with her teacher, Mrs. Gooden.  Another very good teacher.

Khara getting her locker all set up for 7th grade.

I had to throw in a picture of my mom's bulletin board.  Kelsey is right beside her this year and will actually have her for math everyday.  Pretty neat to have your grandma for your math teacher!! :-)

1st day of school-- ready to start the year!!! Wish every morning would go as smoothly as this one did.  :-)

Looking way to grown up!!

Karson getting the day started at school.  1st morning!!

1st day of school + 12  4 year olds + water color painting= incredibly brave most awesome teacher!!!! :-)