Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dover Castle, UK




Way back in May school finished and we headed over the gigantic pond to England as a family; it was spectacular!

Our first stop was Dover Castle! 
It was super special because there was a WWII carnival/fair happening with tons of educational and fun stuff gong on.


They'll be blue birds over, the white cliffs of Dover; tomorrow just you wait and see...🎢🎡🎼




 Waiting for the train




Walking into town








Headed into the dover castle grounds





















We found this slug!



Some of re-enacting of war




Church on the grounds of the castle













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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kindergarten Graduation



My sweet Lucas will be able to say he is in 1st grade. He tells everyone that his mom made him do kindergarten TWO TIMES! But I promise you it was a fantastic choice because now he will thrive in 1st grade. 

The little graduation was delightful, funny, heart warming and very kindergarten-y. Basically when you dream of such an event it was everything you'd think of. 






The graduate  




With dad 



with mum




With Mrs Schafer (the queen of kindergarten!!!) 
Lucas adored he and she made him feel so special. I am pretty sure he will never forget her:)




With buddy Owen




The whole class being adorable goofballs




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Snake hunters





Lucas came running in the house squealing with delight;
"Mom! Mom! Jack caught a snake in our yard!!!"

I walked outside and saw Jack holding a snake with a giant smile across his face. Walking into my garage I said "oh no you don't bring him in here."

They walked around our street showing the other kids their new friend. 

Boys + snakes + freedom = a happy memory and NEW OBSESSION 





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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Awesome April


Ben had another birthday!!! funny how fast those years seem to past when you get older. He turned 34 back in April and he is my very best friend. I love so much and I know I drive him rather crazy but feel so thankful that he chose to spend his life with me dancing or doing a headstand by his side.








We skied a little more in April. Loveland was good to us but this particular day someone smashed into me, sending me flying and then the wind was CRAZY.





Jack became quite obsessed with making cupcakes after his success with these butterfly cakes!






Ben and I started my long awaited "shiplap" adventure





The boys love to get every pillow out and put them on the stairs





More "shiplap"





There was a lot of MUSICAL stuff happening in April





Backstage





Jack became rather proficient at mowing the lawn






Easter happened and it wasn't snowing!!!!! 
Egg hunt in the back yard










Shiplap finished!






Fishing at the lake up the top of our street!








School arts night!





Jack was the villain!
He was superb.







Sunday's are better when we get out in nature, these pictures were from a fun walk we did not far from home.





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