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Kindergarten Celebration

Yesterday afternoon our neighbor watched Elise and Patrick so both Tim and I could go to Michael’s Kindergarten Celebration.

I blurred the following photo because I know some people are sensitive about having their kids’ photo on the internet but as I was uploading it I thought to myself, it is a sort of representation of how a parent watches school programs. Every other kid blends into the background and your kiddo is all you see.


After singing a few songs the kids led all the parents outside to where the teaches had set up 6 different stations. The kids had a blast at each station, a true testament to how well the teachers know their students and how good they are at their jobs.

There was a watermelon math station where you estimated how many seeds, counted seeds, added seeds, subtracted seeds and ate watermelon.

The kids played bean bag toss.

They painted with water which I thought was genius. They had squirt bottles, paint rollers and paint brushes and they got to “paint” the brick and pillars with water.

Colored with sidewalk chalk and played at water tables and then there was every kid’s favorite – blowing bubbles.


Michael had a blast but I think I was happier. Let me tell you what; seeing him play with his classmates made my day week month year!


A huge thanks to Ms. S for being so flexible, wonderful, kind and firm teacher. Every teacher should be like her. My fingers are crossed that Patrick has her next year.

One for the records

I took this pic this morning while Michael was waiting for the bus.

If the Twin Cities gets 2 more inches of snow it will break all sorts snow fall records. Duluth broke the most snowfall in any month today (previous month to hold that record was November and that was in the 90s). Now they are predicting that the temps will reach 70 by the weekend. When we arrived at swim lessons yesterday day it was raining. When we left swim lessons and hour and 15 minutes later my car was covered in snow and it was raining and snowing at the same time. This weather is inducing more mood swings than the final month of pregnancy. Elise has worn both ballet flats and snow boots outside within the same 24 hours. This morning Michael was in full snow gear waiting for the bus, and this afternoon I could see grass over most of our lawn and Patrick was wearing a hooded sweatshirt as a coat.

It’s not even fun to wear my new Sorel boots any more.


If I make it out of this winter without being committed it will be a miracle.

Last ones. I promise

These will be the last photos I will share of the this year’s AGM.

Today it is rainy and cold. The weather man is predicting a snow storm for the weekend. I have a feeling we will be wearing wool socks, cozy sweatshirts and flannel pj pants all weekend. I know that I will sneak down to my computer and look at this album and smile. I am still riding my vitamin D high and these photos will help me stay that way until spring finally comes.

and two instagram pics I snapped on the bus ride from the resort to the airport.


Sneak Peek: Boys’ Room

The boys’ room is almost done. The boys have slept in their new beds the past few nights and are loving it.

I still have to get some art back up on the walls, fill the bookshelf and touch up where Tim left some Dark Walnut stain hand prints but other than that, the room is done.