Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hen Houses 2016 Edition

These pictures were from a few weeks ago. Each year, Shawn takes us around to a few of the local hen houses to rehab them and make sure they are ready for the next season of baby ducks. We all love finding a hen house nest with eggs shells in it, showing the ducks had a successful clutch! I love that Shawn gets to share his passion for preserving God's creation with our kids.

Kaylee and Shawn, checking out a wood duck box they installed the previous year.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Music Practice

Besides spending time practicing piano everyday, the kids have added some new instruments to the mix.

Karolyn is really enjoying band this year! I never have to ask her to practice her clarinet during the week.

Kaylee is getting a head start on her 5th grade band by a couple of years. She loves her flute!

I can't even keep track of how many hours a day this boy plays the piano. He sits down to do his first required 30 minutes early in the morning. During the rest of the day he'll sit down and play for 10-30 minutes at a time each time he walks by the piano. I can't wait to hear his recital songs this spring. He has improved so much over the past two years.

***Kassidy also has a saxophone that used to be her fathers from when he was in high school. Every time the big girls get out their instruments to practice she is right there with them, I just don't know where the picture I took of her is.

Misc. picture:  V-Day party shirts we made for our co-op V-Day Party.

Friday, February 26, 2016

January Gymanastics

Our life in January (besides school and surgery for K-man) consisted of driving hours and hours down the interstate for gymnastics meets each weekend. Karolyn did a great job and really put in a lot of effort and improved so much during her first competitive season. She's already counting down the days until gymnastics starts again.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gymnastics 2015

I'm so thankful for the moms who serve on our local gymnastics board and the wonderful coaches who spend so much time loving on my girls. They have so much fun and love learning new things.

Friday, December 25, 2015

New Camera

Shawn bought me a new camera for Christmas this year. I love taking photos of the kids and I'm enjoying my new camera. Usually I wait to take our newest family pictures when we get to my in-law's house, so I can use my mother-in-law's nice camera. This year we still waited until we arrived at  my in-law's house, but I got to take pictures with my own camera. These are my favorite ones! Hopefully with more practice I'll get better.

Nana did a great job taking some family photos for us!

I love these four kiddos!

Kaylee - 9

Kassidy - 7

Kolsen - 12

Karolyn - 10

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December Birthdays

December is always busy at our house with 3 December birthdays!

Kaylee turned 9 and had a gingerbread house decorating party with friends.

 Shawn turned 39 and celebrated by using his hunting, birthday gifts and got seven ducks this week while on vacation.

 Kassidy turned 7 and celebrated with all the "K" cousins at Nana's house.