Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March fun:

We were excited to get one more light snow so that we could try out the recipe from Little House in the Big Woods for maple snow candy.  We had tried it previously using molasses but the girls were not a fan of the bitter  flavor of molasses!  This time, however, they LOVED the candy and were so excited!

We went on a fun mini-hike with the girls on a pretty spring day:

The big girls started playing soccer with the local homeschool association.  They have really enjoyed it!

Random castle building during rest time:

Pup-pup and Cupcake get along pretty well now.  It is fun to see them napping so close together:

Abbi is the most faithful kitty snuggler and will leave whatever she is doing to give the kitties snuggles almost every five minutes.  She adores them :)

Frosty like the box to the ice cream maker almost as much as the girls enjoyed the ice-cream maker!

Dressed up for church:

I found the big girls these matching dresses for only $6 each at Sears on clearance!  I was pretty excited :)

Susanna loves the dollhouse for so many reasons:

Saturday, March 14, 2015

When Daddy's Away...

 Mark was asked to head up the Senior class trip to NY and he was gone for an entire week!  I knew we would all go crazy without him so I planned a trip to my parents' house for the weekend and a bunch of fun playdates while he was gone.  The girls had a blast but the week just about did me in!  Here are some pictures from our crazy week:

Susanna refused to nap at Grandma and Papa's but she sure wanted to smile for a picture for Daddy:

 Papa helped the girls make chocolate ice-cream in their new hand-crank machine:

Susanna was particularly excited about the ice cream :)

Abbi learned how to drive the car for the first time:

Susanna stayed up for movie night for the first time:

Susanna rode on the see saw by herself for the first time:

Karis was very helpful in reading to her sisters while I put Susanna to bed in the evenings:

We played outside every chance we got hoping to wear out this busy toddler:

We had quite a rainy week so mud pies were a primary source of enjoyment:

They were pretty excited about all the worms as well:

But not Abbi; she only played with flowers.  Princess Abbi does not like to get her hands dirty:

And finally, Daady came home!!!!!!!!!!!  Smiles all around!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Field trip to Amazement Square

Karlie's Kindergarten class planned an awesome field trip to Amazement Square and it sounded like so much fun that Mark asked off work to join her, along with Karis and Abbi.  They had a blast!

One of the highlights was riding the bus!  So exciting!