Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Journey Starts

We started school Monday in the Case house. (I love how so many of you have contacted me asking how its going!) Josiah is beginning First Grade and Joanna is doing a bit of Pre-school. We started our day by heading to the P to pick out a special doughnut for our breakfast.

I'd like to just insert here that my son also decided to sleep in for the first time in months. What's up with that?
 We headed to our favorite park to enjoy our breakfast and a little bit of family play time.

 This is just too cute for words!
 He is growing up so stinking fast!
 The principle. haha :)

 Josiah's math has a section named Thinking Cap. So what's a teacher to do except have him make his own hat to wear during that section. He loves it! :)
 I threw together a special lunch for the kids. Josiah was not too sure about it at first, but he soon dug in and had fun with his "octopus and seaweed".

Don't worry about all the junk food; my kids eat lots of veggies and fruits normally. :)

That is the end of our first day. Josiah has really enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with school. He practically kicked Michael out of the house on Tuesday so he could have school. Ha! I enjoy his enthusiasm for learning.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Pirates Life for Me!

Arrrgh! Mateys we had a splashing good time Monday night celebratin' the Captain's birthday. In other words, We had a late birthday party for Michael and we were all pirates.
 "Josiah the Pirate" practiced what he was going to say when Michael walked in.

"Arrgh! You shall walk the BLANK!"
"Josiah, the word is 'PLANK not blank."
"Arrrrrgh! You shall walk the BLANK!"
"PL- PL- PLank"
"Yes! Good, now try again."
"Arrrgh! You shall walk the blank!"
 Lady J was "Tinkerbell" for the night. She was so fun to watch. The excitement got to her right when Michael was unlocking the door. She just took off running and screaming down the hall. She made it back just in time to yell "Arrrgh!".

 I took off my pirate stuff and gave it to Michael. Ugh! It was so hot with that thing on my head.

 Michael and the kids went outside to play pirates until supper was ready but it was really just until our surprise guests showed up.
 And two of them came dressed as pirates and this is just another reason to love them.

 This was probably the best part of the night. I am kicking myself for not turning on the video. Josiah asked his Daddy to pray "in pirate" and it was HILARIOUS! As soon as he finished we all started laughing. It was  great and will forever be a memory!
 My parents were there as well. They joined in heartily with "Aarrrgh's" when we sang happy birthday to Michael.
The night was so much fun! I am thinking themed gatherings are a must now. I mean... the kids had so much fun. hehehehe

Monday, July 7, 2014

Human Again

Ah, Its been a while since I've written to you bloggy world. I thought I'd pop in for a few minutes to give you an update.

I would just like to say I feel human again! I've been able to leave the house a bit more lately and come home exhausted but not in terrible pain! Hallelujah! The house is staying relatively clean (shocking!) and we are staying fed with the help of some friends and family. Tonight I plan on actually making a meal for the first time since Amy left. (Eek!) It'll be nice for me to be able to cook real meals instead of frozen "stuff".

I am hopefully going to be seeing a Chiropractor tomorrow for the first time since February (at my doctor's suggestion, of course). I'm a bit nervous about it so I am trying not to think too much about it. I have a stubborn muscle in my shoulder that has been giving me grief since Thursday when Joanna appeared out of nowhere and we went ice skating in the kitchen together.

In other news, Josiah's school books are all in and I've s-l-o-w-l-y begun getting things ready for FIRST GRADE! He was very excited that he gets his own books this year. He wanted to start right away but I nipped that thought in the bud. Ha!

Joanna continues to amaze us at how much she is speaking now. She says cute phrases combined with her silly faces that just make you laugh. "That's so beautiful" is one of my favorites. "It's okay, I forgive you" makes me smile every time. "Be right back" is another one that just cracks us up. She holds her hand up when she says it and you just can't help but laugh at the cuteness. Sometimes when she prays she mentions Snow White.

Michael has a few house projects going on right now. First is painting our bedroom!!!!! I am so excited. Last week, we (mainly Michael) got the room cleaned out of all the junk. I look forward to whenever he gets time to paint! He is also trying to figure out what needs fixing with our irrigation system. (I see flower beds in our future... maybe. haha)
The kids had fun today with "snake bubbles". While Josiah and I were getting it all ready Joanna did a cheerios on spaghetti noodles activity which she was really good at. They were so tired after that so we just watched a couple movies until nap/quiet time.  :)
Well, I am off to put more biofreeze on that muscle...
Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Super Daddy Day!

To My Man, Thank you for loving your family. For constantly seeking God on how to deal with issues that arise. For making hard decisions. For guarding your children's hearts. For playing princess with Joanna and legos with Josiah. For using silly voices when reading to them. For being a good sport when we attacked you with squirt guns. For always choosing to do whatever is necessary in order to provide (and spoil) and take care of your family. We love you so much! So. Very. Much.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Project I John 4:11- April

I was not very good about taking pictures of last months project so I pulled a picture off of Pinterest of what we did. :) And apparently I blog about it behind schedule. haha
 For April we did something special for our Mail Lady. Probably wasn't the best idea to put chocolate in the mailbox this time of year (haha) but we did it anyway. :) I don't even know what all the kids did but there was a pack of papers wrapped around the M&Ms.

Last Saturday I went to the mailbox to get the mail and found a sweet thank you note and two coloring books for the kids from our Mail Lady, Julie. I was so surprised and I couldn't wait for the kids to get home to see them.
Then on top of that I have been getting some boxes this week and one day I met Julie at the door. We actually had a conversation besides "hi" or "thank you". It is amazing how something so simple can begin a relationship with a person.

Me oh my. Trying to teach your children a thing or two and you learn a thing or two. :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Goodbye, Kindergarten!

Today Josiah finished his last day of Kindergarten. CRAZY!!!! It doesn't seem so long ago that we had our first day.

We had a small celebration lunch followed by ice cream cones to mark this milestone. Michael presented Josiah with his diploma, Josiah made up a graduation song which kinda almost sounded like real song lyrics, and we took a few pictures.

We are so pleased that Josiah had such a great year and that we all survived and learned from the rough days and thoroughly enjoyed the great days. I am so blessed to be able to share such sweet memories with my Jman!

I am definitely looking forward to starting First Grade with Josiah in a couple months. Until then, we are hopefully going to have some SUMMER FUN!!!!!