Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fish Hatchery Fun

When the sun comes out we bail on responsibilities. Because you have to go outside. It's like the law. Especially after the winter we had.  It sucked.  Have I mentioned it sucked?  Like a million and a half times.

We started with a walk.  Look at these two cuties.

We ventured in to check out the park and pool back here.  I promise they aren't just standing in the middle of the street hugging.  We aren't that crazy.  But seriously how freaking cute are they.  I just love them.

It was so nice out that we decided to go visit the fish hatchery.  Shannon and Avayah had never been and we hadn't been in a while.  So we grabbed our quarters and some cups for the food and headed over there.

The pulled some of the taller fences down which made it so much easier for Liv to feed the fish and watch them all jump and swim for it!  The things we get excited for.

Not swimming with the fishes. But standing by them!

Learning a little bit about the fish our hatchery hatches.

Checking out the smaller fish.  Can't feed these ones and when they see our shadow they run and hide.  The girls did some running around the containers to try to "catch" the little fish.

We weren't done playing yet and it was warm.  So we set up the kiddie pool in the backyard and continued the party.

Summer we're coming for you!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brady's Birthday Party

Olivia was so excited to go to her first friend from preschool's birthday party.  And her favorite friend in preschool.  Shhh don't tell her other friends.  Brady!  Even more exciting was that she had been sick and got better just in time for the party.  Don't even ask how stressful that was.  I was crossing all my fingers that she would be better, she wanted to go so bad!

It was a PJ Mask party!  When we got there they asked her who her favorite character was and outfitted her with her cape and mask in that character.  Liv chose Owlette!

And away we went into the backyard to fight the bad guys and save the day.  Or you know play on the swingset.

There were tattoos.  I was shocked when Olivia said she wanted one.  Typically she does not like stamps or tattoos.  Anything she can't wash off is a no go.  I mean when we were in Seattle she got a stamp at the Pacific Science Center and then that night insisted that it had to come off and I tried everything I could think of to get rid of it.  But apparently PJ Mask tattoos are her thing now.

My little Owlette supergirl.

The party kids.

Brady's Dad had set up an obstacle course for the kids.  All of the adults jumped in to help and take a spot.  It was kind of adorable to watch the kids all go through and see how much fun they had.

You ended at a punch box where you picked a hole and got the prize inside!  A PJ Mask character!

Liv originally ended up with one of the villains but after everyone had gone through she was able to trade it out for Owlette.  Best day ever.

Liv and Brady!

Preschool friends!

Liv left so excited.  She got to keep all her Owlette gear and had a fantastic time celebrating Brady!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dash For Cash 2017

April means Dash for Cash month for us at school.  It's a long month.  At least this year it was.  It was my first year volunteering to help with the behind the scenes stuff.  Counting the money the kids are raising.  Handing out prizes.  There is a lot of behind the scenes stuff.  A LOT!  If you don't help your PTSO, go now.  Do it. Help them.  Trust me they do way more than you think they do.  And they can always use your help.  I mean they are doing this for YOUR kids.  Theirs too.  Obviously.  But also yours.  Okay stepping down.  I was just blown away by what goes on every single morning during fund raising month.

Now for the fun.  Jen and the girls were in town.  Dash for Cash is a good time to come see the school and participate in the fun.  I planned that we would run with Preston's grade.  Help with the final morning count.  Meet Preston for lunch.  Run with the current kinders.  Bring ice cream to Preston's class.  You know full day it.

Preston's grade was the first group to run.  So we went to school with him.  Bright and early.  Ha!

His class all ready to go!

These two girls ready to get their race on!

Preston and his best buddy Rylan!

Olivia was on it!  Look at her go!  And then run back to be with me.  Mama doesn't run.  Unless someone is chasing me.

Back again to run with the kinders.  Knowing how competitive Preston's kinder teacher is, we signed up with her group to make sure they got our laps.

We found Izzie!

And Otter Pops!  Winning.

We had some time to kill so we stuck around for a couple recesses.  The sun was out and the weather was great so it seemed like a good time to enjoy it!

Then to Preston's class to share some ice cream treats with them!  To say way to go guys!

Considering it was Preston's school event you would think I would have all of these photos of him. Nope. He was so busy running around and hanging with his friends that he wasn't hanging with us!  

Best news was that our school hit our goal!  We raised just over what we were trying to do!  Way to go kids!!