Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ellie 22 months old

Ellie has been so much fun (and trouble) lately. She loves frosting!
She shares her feelings often: She is very enthusiastic about Mommy's goodwill finds!
She is way more motherly than the boys ever were...
She also wants to try everything we do including stretching, dress-up and blending.
She has enjoyed watching the Olympics. She gets in lots of trouble:
She has also been talking up a storm! She loves playing with friends, even if it takes a while to warm up to them:
My favorite is when she is asleep and adorable:

Boy Shenanigans (Andy 5 1/2, Jay 7 1/2)

The boys have been very busy this summer with shenanigans. We are finally starting to see them play together without fighting ALL the time. Jay's basketball team won the championship and the coach gave them trophies.
During one of our cleaning days in the basement, John got out all his old video games and consoles, and each boy had a console and got to play games for a few hours (which was SUPER fun for them).
The boys got new coats from Grandma.
We have kept them busy with Skate Parks, regular parks, dance parties (with 90% off valentine clearance toys), snow time, They got on top of the shed by themselves...and spent an hour up there.
The backyard looked like this when I left at 1:30pm, and when I came home they had shoveled it all.

Super Bowl and Valentines Day

We enjoyed celebrating the Super Bowl this year with friends. I didn't take many pictures as I was hosting, but I did wear my Eagles shirt because we didn't want the Patriots to win. Ellie LOVED having people over and entertained everyone (even table dancing in front of Justin Timberlake during the half time show).
We also had a wonderful valentines day. Ellie shopped with Ami (but said "bye" to all the toys before they left). Grandma spoiled the kids with some gifts and a cute outfit for Valentines Day. The boys wore red and loved all the candy they got. John and I went on a date that weekend. I also hosted a cookie decorating get together at church, which was a ton of fun.

Jay: How To Presentation and Asian Day Andy: 100th Day celebration

Wow a lot has happened at the end of January and Early Feb. Jay did his How-to presentation about "How to throw a football" He did a great job and got a good grade!
Jay also had Asian Day in early Feb. where they dressed up and had an Asian feast.
He was not too enthusiastic about the food, but had a great day! Andy celebrated 100 days of Kindergarten during this time, and I had picked out an old man outfit for him to wear...but 2 days before the celebration, he refused to wear it and I began searching for ideas that I could pull off without going to the store at all. We came up with this and put it on a stained uniform shirt that was getting too small anyway:)
He wore it proudly:)