Friday, December 9, 2011

Hot Glued Grahm Cracker Houses

This year we had so much fun with this activity. We had 12 kids over to help. It was pretty crowded, but we had so much fun!

Miss Austin has always loved this activity. She decorated two houses with great detail.

This is the boys table. Michael (red and blue) is the "funny one" he had these guys laughing all night.

Me, Mandy, Kathrine and Jaime. We had such a good time chatting.

The men, and Jaime. This is where they were most of the night.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ninja Shaun

Friday, November 4, 2011


On the balance beam

The bars

Miss trouble

Please watch the videos below.... I think Austin's cartwheel is my favorite!

Shaun's Flip

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I just need to start out this post by saying... It has happened. Ben has finally grown up. I don't know how I feel about this. This is the first year he has not dressed up for Halloween. The pirate costume is still in its protective garment bag hanging in the closet. Is this a sign of the things to come? Needless to say the kids were not impressed by his choice of late night class over trick-or-treating.

This is Ben presenting in the Ball State diversity symposium. This is why we missed the ward trunk-or-treat. I was very impressed by his presentation though. He did a great job! I love this man!

Nattie Bear was bringing up the rear our whole night out.

She looked so cute in her little snow white costume.

The tough power ranger. This little power ranger ate himself into a stupor. He missed the last 10 houses because he was too full. He has vowed to never eat candy again. Not even next Halloween.

Striking a pose.

Getting ready to hit the town. Austin was a ballerina this year. I think everyone changed their minds at least twice this year on what they wanted to be. That's why I keep the Halloween box well stocked.

Before school today.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

For Mom

Light Bright

Movie time at the Kidder's house.

Shaun Boy at the pumpkin patch.

After school snacks.

Ready for church... almost.

First day of school.

Home made shirt.

Shaun the pirate walking the plank @ Barnes and Noble story time.

Nattie Bear and her favorite boots.

Beautiful Austin

Me and my Benny.

At the butterfly exhibit.

Austin and Nattie with the classroom mascot Froggy. She got to take him home for the weekend and write in the class journal.

At the pool with the Kidder kids over the Summer.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Can You Spot The Difference?

Now you see it...

And now you don't.

It seems like every time I turn around to dry my hands, it's gone. I have recently made the switch to dish clothes from paper towels, but with this disappearing all of the time what's a girl to do?
Though I have never witnessed it, all signs of the disappearance lead to a
looking figure.
Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Wait for it....

Looks like I was right after all.

To whom this may concern,

It has come to my attention that someone (who shall remain nameless) has informed the Bear that she can feed herself.

To this person, I know who you are and all I have to say is.....

.......the least you could do is get me a puppy!

Happy Birthday Shaun Boy!

Can you believe it? He is four years old! I can hardly stand it. He is growing up so fast. Let me tell you a little about my guy. Firstly, he is a superhero. he is also a ninja, knight, pirate, power ranger, and at times a villain. He is such a sweetheart. He loves to snuggle me, because he knows I love it. I love my little man.

So handsome.

Now that Austin is in Kindergarten, it's just these two at home during the day. Shaun loves Natalie. He loves to play with her and give her rides in the baby stroller (even though the wheels are buckling)

Playing the wii. This keeps him very occupied on the freezing cold days.

For his birthday we took him to the Olive Garden (thanks Mom and Dad) He was able to pick exactly what he wanted. He shared his dessert with everyone.

This boy LOVES chocolate. I wonder where he gets that from.....
Happy Birthday my Shaun
I love you!