Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shut Out

Nicholas got his first shut out last weekend! That's when he goes a whole game without letting the other team score a goal. Not sure if he'll play goalie next year or not. I'll be honest. I really miss watching him skate. He was a fast little bugger on the ice! But he's done a good job this year as goalie for his team . I'm always so proud of my little boy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Birthday Fun

I know this picture has nothing to do with birthday fun but I thought it was a funny sight. Gianna has a cold and when I walked into the living room yesterday, I found the room strewn with dirty Kleenex. I know...gross...but she just looked so pitiful and sick. And yes, I made her pick them all up.

So yesterday was my Mom's birthday. We had a fun little party for her last night to celebrate her big day.

Julia always makes the cutest cards. I told her to include Nicholas on hers because I knew he wouldn't have time to make one himself...

And Gianna's was sweet too. She always has to put KoKo in her pictures. It looks like he's taking a flying leap over Nana's head...

I bought Mom some Christmas decorations. What else do you buy someone who has pretty much everything under the sun?

And Julia and I found this adorable picture. It looks exactly like her dog, Daisy!

Happy Birthday to my wonderfully, funny, thoughtful, spontaneous, silly, loving Mom!! Love you!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Something so sweet

The kids had a book fair at their school recently. I gave each of them a little bit of money to buy a book. If they wanted anything extra (like pencils, erasers, a.k.a junk), I told them they would have to bring their own money for that. Gianna came home from her book fair with one cute book about dogs. She never likes to spend her own money so there were no "extras" for her.

The next day Nicholas and Julia had their book fair. When I picked them up from school, they said, almost at the same time, that they each had bought a book for Gianna. I told them how nice but they were supposed to buy themselves a book. They both said they did and used their own money to buy her something. And when they pulled out their books....guess what.

It was the SAME book!

See how much they love their little sister? I gave them each a big hug and told them how wonderful they were!! They used their own money to do something nice for a change. Wow. I must be doing something right.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Waiting for the school bus this morning...

Nicholas has been sick since Friday. But let me tell you, I know he feels 100% better today because he woke up to his old self this morning. What is his old self you ask??? Hyper, hyper, hyper, not keeping his hands to himself, LOUD outbursts, and bugging his sisters. Oh yes, he's better alright. I had to get in his face twice this morning with a stern reminder to work on his self control and that he can't act like that in school today.

Julia is trying to learn how to ride a ripstick. It's not easy....