Wednesday, August 21, 2013

tiny dancer

Quinn started her first DANCE CLASS tonight! We have been looking forward to dance for a really long time. Her class is called Creative Movement, and it is all three year old girls. They are required to wear pink leotards, tights, and shoes to each class, which makes them look like such little ballerinas. Also, parents aren't allowed in the classroom at all! I was worried how Quinn would do, but she emerged from the studio with a huge smile on her face and had lots of great stories to tell. Here are a few pics I snapped as we were rushing out the door. :-)

Monday, August 5, 2013

First day of school 2013

My kids went back to school today! With my new position I have been working on and off all summer, but these last few days before school starts are really crazy for me. It worked out great to have them go back early.

Quinn is still in the three-year-old preschool room. This is the same room she was in for most of last year. She is really good friends with some of the little girls, so she was excited to go back and see them!

Wes transitioned to the two-year-old room since he will be 2 at the end of September. He cried a lot when we dropped him off this morning, but the teachers said he recovered well and had a good day.

Here's to another great school year!!

backpack on, shoes tied tight...
too sunny!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

It is a good day....

....for lunch on the porch. :-)


Quinn recently completed her first season of blastball! Blastball is like t-ball, except the kids only run to first base instead of all the way around. She did great!  I didn't get any pictures of her at bat, because I was wrangling Wes while Randy was on the field.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A few pictures of summer so far...

playing at the mall on our mini-vacation to Coralville

Cousin Abby turned 3!

Sunday, June 23, 2013


We recently put on the trampoline attachment for our swingset. It has been a huge hit! Quinn loves it, and it is really the perfect size for the kids. I am so blessed to have a huge, fenced-in backyard that my kids can play safely in. Let's hope for lots more warm, dry days!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We recently finished up Quinn's first season of soccer. This was her first organized sport, and she did great! We decided to go with Happy Feet Soccer. Each week they worked on drills with the kids and then had them scrimmage another team. Quinn loved the drills and skills games, but it took some time for her to warm up to the idea of actually going after the ball. She scored two points in her last game, though! We had a lot of cold and windy mornings, but Quinn definitely learned a lot. We are now in t-ball season...update to come!!