Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I was going to have this with the spring break post but I forgot about it. Joel showed the kids how to race their cars down this lid and they have a great time doing it! I don't know all the rules they follow, but I know they match up the cars, and then I think they race the winners together, etc. 

I know they were having some ties, so Jenna and Will were trying to get a good view of the finish line. And Adam's really good at saying, "On your marks... get set... GO!!!!!"

I think racing the cars is fun for them, but spending time with Dad is the real treat. :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break

I'll be honest, our spring break was not terribly eventful. We didn't get out and do all that much, but it was still nice to have a week for the kids to take a break from school (and chores, for the most part). 

On Thursday we had a lovely bbq at the Fabiano's house. I went over a little early with my new-to-me sewing machine and my first ever attempt at sewing a piece of clothing (not counting a Halloween costume). Even though the pattern had a big "Easy" on the front, I needed help! Laura gave me a lot of direction, instruction, and help. Thanks to her I made this adorable little jumper for our new addition. I'll just say it wasn't as easy as it looks! It really wasn't hard, but it took a lot more steps than I thought it would. I'm very happy with how it turned out, and I look forward to continuing to learn how to sew.

The bbq was also delicious, with wonderful food and great company! We didn't even have to worry about bedtime because of the vacation. :)

 On Friday Joel didn't have work, so the kids got to go do something fun! He took them hiking; they were going to do Camelback, but apparently it was absolutely packed. Joel said the trail looked like a trail of ants and people were having to park really far away. So instead they headed to Squaw Peak and climbed that.

According to Joel the kids were champs and did a great job! They do enjoy hiking, so I wasn't surprised. Joel snapped some pictures for me.

This morning it was back to school and back to work. I think the kids were sad to have to go back, but happy at least to get to see their friends. Adam was sad that they had to go to school today. Every day last week he would ask me, "Are Will and Jenna going to school today?"  When I would reply, "No," he would jump up and say "Yes!!!!!", very happy! He was pretty bummed this morning. But, alas, it's back to the regular schedule of life.

Monday, March 5, 2012

22 weeks

I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jenna's concert

Jenna had a concert Tuesday evening that was all about Arizona! It was scheduled to be on Valentine's Day (the day that AZ became a state), but it was postponed. When the kids came out Jenna looks like she was scared out of her whits. I thought that was strange because it was only a fourth grade concert so it's not like there was a huge audience. And she's had school concerts every year, so you'd think she'd be used to it. When we asked her after the concert if she was nervous when they came out she said she was and that "sometimes I just get stage fright for some reason." 

I was able to snap a few pictures after the concert, but I had to use my ipod because the camera died while I was taking videos of some of the songs. Jenna did a great job on her speaking part and it was a fun concert! :)