Wednesday, January 29, 2014

100 Days Smarter/Happy Birthday, Kansas!

We had fun celebrating the 100th day of school which happened to fall on Kansas' 153rd Birthday this year! I surprised the kids with a special dinner party. Simple ideas I had from teaching younger grades. :) Their favorite part…the horns, of course!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Meet Frosty...

It's tooooo cold to be outside so we shall build a snowman indoors!
This is Mr. Frost, our melting snowman. I purchased this for the kids locally after a friend told me about it. So much fun! They have probably built Frosty no less than 50 times. You can do it over and over and over again!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Legoland…at home!

We have A LOT of Lego's! A LOT! This is just the new stuff from Christmas. Eek! I do love watching the kids play today and be creative…and NOT on technology. ;) Most of our Lego's are currently in storage though. I can't wait to see what they'll create when they have them all back again!

You can read about Talin's Lego obsession here.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cousin FUN!!!

We have LOVED having Mason & Lainie in Kansas the last week!!!


Boys do love their technology!

Girls had a lot of fun with make-up!

Cheers on NYE!


Lainie Bug!

Mason John!

Of course…there was spy gear!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Our Sweet Jaedin…does it again!

You may remember this sweet face making the news last year. (2012 story) Well…she is back and donating. Instead of presents for her 10th birthday, she once asked for donations for the American Red Cross again. Last year, she wanted to raise money for Hurricane Sandy. This year, she wanted to raise money for the flooding in Colorado. Regardless, she is one giving child that we are beyond proud of!

So excited to be back in Topeka at the American Red Cross

Jaedin presenting the money to JoAnn Long from American Red Cross.

We celebrated with lunch & ice cream!

You can read about her story from her 9th birthday here. Amazing stuff!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!