Friday, May 23, 2014


Marissa is a soccer girl again this year and she is lucky enough to have Daddy to coach!  She is doing so well and it is so fun to watch her play!  Meanwhile, Brody and his buddy Kolden like to play their own version of soccer!  Marissa earned two free Papa Murphy's kids pizza's for doing a great job at school so we took advantage of that last night.  The kids love making their own pizza's and it makes my job so much easier!  Here's some pics from last night!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Preschool Program

Today was Brody's preschool program and man did this kid sing his heart out!  I loved watching him on stage!  Tears started to well up in my eyes because as a mom it doesn't really matter what your kid is doing you are just plain PROUD.  Being that he is our youngest, you can't help but think how this is the last 3 year old preschool program we will attend and how different he will be next year at this time!  He is still my boy who will snuggle with his mama but suddenly his legs are getting too long to fit like they used to.  He still needs me but not as much as he used to.  I'm one proud mama today. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My new camera!

I am loving my new camera.  My kids pose ever so nicely for me.  They are enjoying being my test models and I love getting beautiful pictures of them. 

Brody's Last Day of Preschool!

I just dropped my boy off for his last day of preschool!  This year has flown by and I'm so proud of all he has accomplished.  I remember wondering on the first day if he would make it through the morning without me.  He has learned so much and gained independence!  I can't wait until his concert on Thursday! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekend Festivities!

Here we are at Monday again.....we had another busy weekend and a very busy week ahead!  We are counting down....6 more days until VACATION!  Can't hardly wait! 

Marissa celebrated Emma's 7th Birthday at LillyPad.  It was fun to watch the girls paint pottery.  They are great artists!  Way better than I could ever do!  Happy Birthday Emma!!

Saturday night we headed over to Blaine!  Marissa was chosen to be one of the player escort's for the MN United FC Professional Soccer Team.  She did a great job and we all enjoyed watching the game. 

Sunday morning after church, we took a bike ride with the kids to the park.  It's always fun to just enjoy the warm weather and let the kids run off some energy!

We planted our flowers and this year Marissa did most of the planting.  Luckily today we are getting some rain for our newly planted flowers!

We invested in a really nice DSLR camera that I have been dreaming and drooling over for YEARS!  I am way beyond excited.  I took one or two pictures....ha this is a dream come true!  My son wanted nothing to do with pictures but not Marissa she was all about being my model.  She threw on a dress and we headed outside to test out my new camera! 

SUCH FUN!  Warning you all now that lots of pictures will be to come!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Track and Field Day!

Marissa had Track and Field Day at school today!  It was fun to be able to watch her compete with her class.  She had a whole day of competition and she couldn't have done better!  There are a LOT of 1st graders in this school but her class really dominated in the tug of war competition.  She has only 14 days left of school this year! 

Firework dance

Marissa's Recital Video #1

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy readers!  We got to spend most of our weekend focused on the dance recital however we did get a chance to go to brunch this morning with a little time at the park afterward.  Marissa even got to have daddy chaperone a field trip on Friday to the Minnesota Zoo.  It's been a busy weekend!  Here are a few pics I caught over the weekend!

Marissa's group at the zoo!

Marissa and her buddy Maiya

Marissa at her recital!

Emma, Josie & Marissa

Marissa with her cousins Meghan and Abby

Happy Mother's Day Grandma Marley!

Happy Mother's Day Grammy!

Grammy and Marissa

My blessings!

My model daughter....

Love my babies

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

End of the school year happenings!

Last night was Awana Awards Night at church.  Brody finished his first year of Cubbies and Marissa finished her second year of Sparks!  We are definitely proud parents seeing how much they have accomplished this year.  It's been a LOT of work for both the kids and us so we are happy to have a summer break!

Marissa finished up her dance year this week and earned her 4th year medal!  She has put in so much work this year and I am really looking forward to the recital this weekend!

Last week Marissa had an Art Showcase at school.  She is such a great artist.  She does NOT get that skill from me!  She really loves art class and it shows in her work!

One more picture to end the post....Marissa and I got to sneak away for a girls afternoon after school.  She picked a treat at Sweet Toppings and a game of Battleship!