Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fun in Concordia!

Cousins playing outside at GG's house

Talin & Mason played Minecraft...A LOT
(Talin was not into the camera however!)

Swim time at the hotel pool!

Slumber party!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

GG's 90th Birthday

My beautiful grandmother (GG) celebrated her 90th birthday on January 22nd. We had a birthday reception for her and I think most of Concordia came to show her love. :) I can only hope to have half of her spunk at that age! Amazing lady!!!

Guestbook table

Card box

Her special cake

Turner family

Nana & papa

Turner kids

Talin enjoying some yummy cake

GG telling one of her awesome stories

Me & my sweet GG

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy National Peanut Butter Day

We celebrated with yummy PB&J, carrots & celery with peanut butter and, of course, Reese's Peanut Butter cups!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pinewood Derby 2013

Talin experienced his first Pinewood Derby and did awesome! He got 1st place for Tiger Cubs (his troop) and 2nd place overall! He was beyond excited! And very proud that his car "beat the big kids cars". He might have gotten a little of his dad's competitiveness. 

Working in the shop with dad

Car is starting to get shape

Safety first!

Counting out pennies to calibrate scales

Time to paint

Talin wanted a camouflage car

All ready for the big race

Watching & waiting with dad

Talin proudly holding his drivers licence and patch

Talin's car in on the right (winning!)

Woohoo! Check out his 1st place ribbon and 2nd place trophy!

Friday, January 18, 2013


This is how Remi spent most of our Friday at home...
She was up in the night with a temp of 103.8. Poor thing!

After I picked Jaedin & Talin up from school, we enjoyed some time outside in the beautiful January weather! No coats & fresh air...just what the doctor ordered!

Our sweet neighbor delivered cookies to help everyone feel better at our house. It was definitely a sweet surprise we thoroughly enjoyed before bed!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My sanity...

I have drank so much coffee, cocoa & hot tea these last few days. My Keurig was definitely a gift that has continued to give! Now if only I could find some time to make a trip into Dunkin' Donuts to buy my very favorite K-cups.

I've also been filling my time by creating some new crock pot recipes. 
Watch out, family...good stuff is headed your way! Ha!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another day....

Yep, the girls still have fevers so we are homebound again today. I could really get use to this coffee-jammie-book at 9am habit. The girls slept in today until after 10am (after being up multiple times last) so I enjoyed a morning of luxury. They both came and snuggled in my bed when they finally woke up. That was the best part of the day for sure!

I decided I needed to drag out some old tricks activities to fill our day. We needed activities that interested them without making them use a lot of energy...because they don't have much these days.

First up...Sensory Tubs

Next up...Painting Baking Soda with Vinegar

Lastly, we painted egg cartoon caterpillars

After a bath to cool off from crazy temperatures, 
the girls snuggled on the couch to read. 

Such a fun day. I can see why people love homeschooling their children. We had some rich conversations, a few disagreements, and A LOT of giggling!  I will say we greatly missed having Talin (& dad) here with us all today!

Stay healthy, buddy!