Monday, May 28, 2012

Project Life- Week 21

Sunday: Jake's last day of soccer! What a relief. He had such a great time but I am glad to have one more thing done with for the summer. It just means that Sunday will hopefully go back to being a relaxing time.

Monday: A trip to Poyner one last time to take the last of the pictures for the yearbooks. I can't believe that she is almost done with First Grade!! It was Jakes last day of school today too. He is going to be in Kindergarten now!

Tuesday: Hannah had her last day of school today. She is looking forward to being in the 4 year old class next year. We had a little program at the school for Jake's class in the evening. More on that here. After we took this picture Joe jumped in the car and headed out to Milwaukee.

Wednesday: Joe was in Milwaukee today for a Giants game with Matt. These three and I spent the day at the end of school carnival at Immanuel. They loved all the carny games and the gigantic inflatable slide was a huge hit. More on that here.

Thursday: Storytime at Barnes and Noble. They loved it. They each got to color a giraffe mask/puppet after the story. I think we probably ended up spending around 2 hours there. The loved the train table too.

Friday: Lily had her last day of school too. We told them that they could have a sleepover in the living room to celebrate. They loved that plan and this was the sight when I went to bed.

Saturday: We spent the day cleaning. I wanted to get all caught up on the housework so that we could sit back and enjoy the long weekend. The kids worked on the mess in the basement and I spent the afternoon crawling around on my hands and knees trying to really deep clean the floors. I would love to be Samantha just for a day!

I have a bunch of extra pictures and some instagrams that I will be incorporating this week. Probably in a Design G page protector.

Here is a look at the finished pages from last week...
Kept it really simple. I used a full page of Design B page protector. I usually like them to be smaller but this one worked out perfectly for what I wanted to include.

Linking to Sarah Halstead/Chic Homeschool Mama and The Mom Creative.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday = Carnival Fun!

The school that Jake and Hannah go to has an elementary school attached so there was a big end of school carnival for all the students. Lily was in school but I took the three younger ones out there for the afternoon. We had a nice Subway sandwich lunch there and then proceeded with the games. Hannah was not happy that Jake got an "amazing" inflatable hippo and she got a Capri Sun in the fishing game. 

Jake was determined to get himself a Sprite and after standing in line 3 times he finally got all the rings to cooperate. He got his drink and then got sad when I didn't let him crack it open then and there.

We enjoyed some ice cream sundaes and then proceeded out to the inflatable slide. They all went on it and ALL enjoyed it immensely.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Hannah's last day of school was a picnic at a local park. Everyone packed a lunch and drove out all together. They had a blast playing for about an hour and then gathered to eat lunch. Hannah was so excited that she was going to be able to take lunch to school "like Lily".

Then, that evening we had the closing program for Jake. They did a combined program with the morning and the afternoon class so there were a lot of kids there that we didn't know.

It was such a cute program. They did a reenactment of the Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar that was really cute! Of course we got the whole program on video but since it is at least 45 minutes I won't bother sharing it here. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Project Life- Week 20

Sunday: Confirmation Sunday! So fun to see these girls get confirmed... They did a great job on their essays!

Monday: Hannah and Lily were all over shadow puppets. They loved trying out all different animals. Quality entertainment.

Tuesday: Matthew finally got over his irrational fear of the bath and was actually "swimming" in the tub. I am not sharing the picture here since I don't want to show a naked baby on the internet.

Wednesday: Girl Scouts. We were at the park for a little while and then off to 4Queens for ice cream to finish out the year. Bridging to Brownies is coming up!

Thursday: I spent ALL DAY working on the class books for the kids in Lily's class. It was so tedious. I am so tired of them. I can't wait to take them to school later this week and be done with them. There will definitely have to be some changes if I am going to do them again next year. Especially since I have Jake starting Kindergarten. I will post pictures of Lily's book here on the ol' blog as soon as it is totally finished.

Friday: Bike Day at the Preschool. Jake and his friends got to bring their bikes to school and ride them around the track set up in the parking lot. Lily got to spend the night at her friends house as well.

Saturday: After doing some things around the house we walked over to the house that Lily was staying at to pick her up. She was exhausted. Late night + getting up at 5:30am + swimming in their pool all day = super tired little girl. As soon as she got home she passed out and slept for a few hours until dinner. While she was napping the younger three washed my van with Joe. Matthew made sure that the one spot he cleaned was really clean. Over and over and over. And yes, apparently using bath towels to dry the car is the only way to get 'er done.

A sneaky peek at Week 19. I got the variety pack of page protectors this week. I was kind of excited to break out some of the newer ones. So, on the left is a regular Design A. On the right is a Design B that I trimmed. Normally there would be 3 vertical pictures across but I didn't have enough for that so I just trimmed off the end and called it good.

The other side of Design B is on the left and then a Design C is on the right. I got all fancy with this one and put in the regular 4x6 horizontally oriented pictures in the first row. I really liked some of the instagrams that I took this week so I printed those off as 4x4's and sewed them into the page protector and trimmed off the extra two inches. I like the texture of the sewing and that they all stay in place nicely.

The other side of Design C is on the left and then one of the coin collector pocket pages on the right. I am continuing what I started last week and just filling in the instagrams as I take them. I am going to stick in the little 2x2 date square to break it up when I get done with the class yearbooks. One thing at a time, right? Right. I also kind of plan to go back through and add some labels to certain pictures. I have my eye on a slightly smaller size that I still need to pick up.

The other side of that page, just waiting for some more instagrams. On the left is the end of the week with Design A again. Love the bookended feel.

Linking up to Sarah Halstead/Chic Homeschool Mama and The Mom Creative. You know how I do....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Project Life- Week 19

Sunday: The kids spent a lot of time outside playing in water. Lily went next door to a friends house to go swimming and the others played in the water table and with the hose. It was a little too cold for bathing suits but they wouldn't listen to reason. Big surprise.

The kids made lots of cards.

Hannah brought these home for me from school. They are so beautiful!

The kids and Joe did a special breakfast for me on Saturday morning. We opened some presents after breakfast. They each brought me stuff they made at school and here at home.

We spent a few hours sitting at Lily's dance studio while she had practice. She got asked to participate in the finale.

I took the kids to Minnesota for my brother's graduation party. My parents, sister, brother in law, and aunt and uncle were there. It was nice to see them all, even if it was only for a few hours.

Peek at my Week 18 layout....
I have since added some more instagrams to fill out the holes in the back pockets. I like the concept of adding the date but not how I have done it. I will probably be tweaking that a little. Maybe a white label with the date on it in the middle of the colored paper square.

Linking to Sarah Halstead/Chic Homeschool Mama and The Mom Creative.


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