Friday, April 18, 2014

Visit to the Easter Bunny

On Saturday April 12, we went to Fross Park to see the Easter Bunny and hunt for Easter eggs that was put on by the Center Point Lions.  This is the first time we have ever gone where the Lions had it outside.  It turned out to be a really nice morning/afternoon but it was super windy....however we weren't complaining.  It definitely is better than 30/40 degree weather which we have been having a lot of!

The kids took pictures by the Easter Bunny.  It was funny after seeing the Easter Bunny, Hoyt said, "Mom, that Easter Bunny is not real.  I could see the Easter Bunny's shoes."  LOL  He was very observant.  The Easter Bunny was actually our Dentist, but I didn't tell Hoyt that.



 
Hoyt and Avery.  Avery is Hoyt's "Girlfriend" from Preschool.  He likes tall blonds! :)

 
Kali with her friend Mia from school.

 
Many of the daycare kids were also visiting the Easter Bunny so we all took a picture together!!!


 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!!!
 
Next post will be Hoyt's 4th Birthday party!!!

Kali learning to ride her bike with no training wheels!!

Kali couldn't wait until spring, so she could ride her new bike with no training wheels.  We practiced the first time on March 31st for a little bit and she was doing good.  Then after her field trip on April 7th, we practiced again.  She is doing very well, just needs to work on her steering.  However, the practice got cut short because her chain came off for the second time and I wasn't able to fix it and Daddy was at work selling cars.

Watch to the very end, you can hear Hoyt screaming at then end of the driveway.  Obviously, Hoyt doesn't trust Kali's ability to not hit him! ;)




The video didn't upload very well, so your not getting the full effect.  It is just taking pieces of the video.  I guess, I'm technically challenged.


Kali's First Grade Field Trip

On Monday April 7th, I went with Kali on her field trip to the Iowa's Children Museum in Coralville.  We had a great time.  The kids had so much fun.  That was my first time going there.  We will definitely be taking both Kali and Hoyt this winter for a fun activity.


On the bus, ready to go!!!
 

 
Goofying around after eating lunch!!



 
Avery, Kali, and Maya were the kids I helped chaperon! They were in a hot air balloon!

 
Getting some groceries!  I wish I had that much fun at the grocery store!! :)

 
Not sure the girls name on the left, but Lilly, Kali and Zoey in the grocery/flower shop.

 
We sent the above picture to Sissy.  Future flower shop helper!!!  She definitely looks the part!

 
Magic?!?!?!

 
Kali, Maya, and Avery playing in the theater area after making their beautiful crowns in the art room!

 
Kali's class!  We had an amazing day!

Swimming Lessons

I'm so sorry I haven't been blogging.  The time has really gotten away from me.  I have a lot of catch up to do, so I'll try to be brief.

Kali and Hoyt were in swimming lessons from February 15- March 22.  Kali was in Level 3 and Hoyt was in Level 1.  The Popelka boys also did swimming lessons with us.  Kali and Jackson were in the same class but the triplets and Hoyt got split into 2 different classes in Level 1.

The last day of class, you can take pictures.  So these are pics from March 22nd.

Jackson passed Level 3
Kali needs to return to Level 3 (only has to work on her front stroke with the side breathing).
Hoyt passed Level 1
Triplets need to return to Level 1.  This was the triplets first time doing swimming lessons.  Ben and CJ really liked it.  Austin didn't like it so much.  He preferred mommy's lap!





 
Hoyt is putting his head under to find the rings!

 
However, in the above picture, Hoyt is pretty smart and instead of going under water to get the ring, he would pick it up with his foot.  As you can see his leg/foot has the ring on the floor of the pool!  Pretty smart!!! :)

 
Hoyt received his certificate and a sucker for passing Level 1!!  Whoot Whoot.  Good Job, Buddy!!!

Kali improved so much this season in Level 3.  She was a little bummed that she didn't pass, but we know she will pass next round!  Keep up the good work, Kali!!!






Jackson is the first boy on the left.  Kali is the girl in the middle on the right side!
 
Here are some pictures of the Popelka's
 
 

Ben doing the back float!  Good Job body!  CJ is in the background.

 
CJ

Ben and CJ's class

Ben playing with the rings.

 
Austin sitting on Mommy's lap after getting his feet wet! :)
 
The kids had a lot fun at swimming lessons.  Hopefully this fall and next winter we can get more lessons in!
 
 
 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kali's Winter Concert

Kali's winter concert was on Thursday March 6th!  The 1st and 2nd graders all put on quite the performance!!! Kali's class performed first!  She looked and sang beautifully!!! They also had movements and dances to their songs!  It was really entertaining to watch, but CPU's normally are very entertaining to watch!!! This was our first concert that we have attended since Kali started school!!! Kali didn't have a winter concert in Kindergarten :(

 

 
 
 
Grandma Dolores, Tasha, and Nash Thank you so much for coming and watching Kali sing!!!  She greatly appreciated it!!!
 
 

Kali's 7th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Miss Kali!  She turned 7 on Monday March 3rd.  I can't believe she is already 7...it is crazy how fast time goes!!  Kali had the day off from school, so we all stayed home on Monday and hung out.  Kali requested cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and she wanted the Pillsbury kind in a can...which made it easy on us!!! Then we had a nice little get-to-gether with some family to make her actual birthday special and Kali wanted Gondolas from Zio Johno's, which was also super easy!!!  Kali's actual birthday party extravaganza was scheduled for Sunday March 9th since there were a lot of family members out of town!

 
Savannah curled Kali's hair for her special day!!! Doesn't she look so grown up!!  Thanks Savannah!!!


 
OUR FAMILY!!
 
 
 
Cousins


 
Brownies and Ice Cream....another easy request! :)


 
One of her gifts we got her was another bike for her birthday...Monster High, no less!!!  Kali wants the training wheels off!!! However, not sure if she is quite ready...I thinks she will be by Spring!! If it ever gets here!!!


 
Shayden and Hoyt were wrestling!! :)  Very entertaining!!!  We had a really fun day and night with Kali on her birthday!!!  More pictures to come on her Birthday party!