Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Guess what?  Last week was super busy.  Guess what?  This week is too.  I know I sound like a broken record.  I guess I just have to resign myself to the fact that life with three kids going three different directions is always busy.  At least tonight is my last PTO meeting as an officer.  I am sure I will still go but at least I will not be required to go - a major part of my "let it go" mantra for this year.  So here are the pictures on my phone - largely Evancentric since it was his birthday week. 

Hailey found a new item for her wish list at Meijer.  She thinks it will fit in her bedroom.

This little cutie all decked out for May the 4th be with you!  That Stormtrooper dress with the pleather? - I can't even.

Evan's thank you to his DI coach.  I know it is upside down but I don't feel like fixing and reloading.

Dear Ms. Hillman,
Thank you for a wonderful year of DI.  I know you had to deal with many problems and interruptions (Erik) but you persevered and led us to State.  Thank you again coach.  Sincerely Evan.

On the way to the DI meeting I told Evan that he probably shouldn't give his card when Erik was around.  He told me that if Erik saw it he would totally own up to it because he knows he is annoying and always says so.  Then he added on the end - I get what you're saying though.

That kid is the best.

On Thursday at GOTR we had our practice 5K.  The quick finishers made a tunnel for the slower girls.  So awesome.

Thursday was also Evan's band concert.

He is second from the end in the last row.

Saturday Evan's tennis team played in Whitehall.  Then we had his birthday party at Craig's Cruisers.

The trees on the golf course were in full bloom.  Gorgeous.

How is he twelve already?

On Mother's Day and Evan's birthday we waited in bed for our breakfast.

Hailey sporting the flower Grama Dionel made for Evan's gift.  Then she thought it would be fun to play in Evan's new birthday hammock.

There they are!   A lot of fun moments for the week.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Last weeks moments...late again.

Our weeks have been jam packed lately and it seems like this last month and a half of school might be even worse.  It is all good and fun stuff, but heaven help me - I am exhausted by dinner.

Wednesday Evan went to the orthodontist.  I thought he would be getting molds made or something like that, but they actually put brackets on his top teeth.  We found out two interesting things while we were there.  He has a baby tooth that is trapped and will need to be extracted and that our current insurance plan is awesome.  Provided nothing changes his whole orthodontic treatment cost us a bit under five hundred bucks.  Compared to Spencer, those are major discount braces!

Wednesday afternoon I helped out at school after work with the Feelin' Good Mileage Club. 

Another shot of the new tin grin later on Wednesday after his much needed haircut. 

On Saturday Hailey got out her scooter and spent the whole afternoon on it.

Saturday night Spencer, Trent and I went to see the play Diary of Anne Frank in Grand Haven.  We ate dinner at Old Boys first.  It was a fun night out with our first born with the mop of hair.

Sunday morning was super dreary so Hailey convinced Daddy to build some LEGO creation with her.

While they did LEGOS the boys played on the PS4.  This was a rare moment - it is not often they play games together these days.