Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pool Party

Today we 'skipped school' and practiced what we will do over the summer!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Going My Way?

Tonight was backwards night at AWANA! Can you guess who is who?
There are our backward Sparkies!

And The Winner Is.....

Today was award day at school. Kelli recieved an award for reading 100 books in Kindergarten.

Sal has read 285 books and had the highest score for sunshine math in his class!

Vinny recieved 2 awards. He has read 150 books in 2nd grade and scored second highest in sunshine math in his class.

Way to go gang!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take me out to the old ball game, or to Vinny's baseball inspired performance at his school. All the second graders sung and danced their hearts out to Centerfield, I Don't Dance and Take Me Out to the Ballgame. We had a great time!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunny Sandy Day

Our new favorite park! After an action packed spring break we headed back to the park for a fun day in the sun.

Monday, April 20, 2009

11 years....

Saturday we celebrated 11 years. We went out to dinner with friends.

Sunday we celebrated our anniversary, my dad's birthday, my grandparents anniversary and my grandfather's birthday with brunch at my parents house. The kids had a fun time celebrating all the April holidays at one time!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Color Coded

Taking four kids anywhere there are crowds makes me nervous. So add even more kids......madness! A few of us moms during spring break came up with 'color coding' our kids when we go to the park, zoo or beach where there are alot of other kids around. So day 5 of Spring Break the kids and I headed over to the store to find some colored shirts for everyone to wear when we go out in the crowds during summer break. The kids had fun picking out t-shirts something that I usually don't buy for them (we are very preppy collared shirts family) and are very use to matching each other.
We ended the day at Sunlight Fun Night, where the kids got to watch a ventriloquist while enjoying a pizza dinner.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mall Madness

Day 3 of Spring Break took us to the mall. Hmmm 2 mommas and 7 kids at the mall may not be the greatest idea. Crystal's kids wanted Crocs/Skechers like my gang since summer is coming and sneakers can't be worn everywhere. With Crocs/Skechers come Crocs/Skechers jewels so all our kids now have some bling on their feet. As a reward for their 'good behavior' at the mall we took the kids out to lunch again the ratio was not in our favor but we pulled off lunch and two stores before we ended up at the park, which is were they really wanted to be. We found a park with sand to try out the new shoes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sandy Day

Day two of Spring Break brought us to a Stuart park with friends Sherry and Crystal. The parks playground is covered in sand. Sherry's boys have become fast buddies with Vinny and Nicholas. All together 9 kids had a very fun sandy filled playday.

Sal hung out with buddy AJ and talked sports. (AJ plays baseball, Sal just talks about it)

Kelli, Eli and Omar played with everybody and even ventured off to play with other kids at the park.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dentist Day

For the first day of Spring Break the kids had their dentist appointment. This was a first time for Nick and Kelli. We had some mixed emotions about taking all four kids to the dentist together when we had two newbies. We enlisted Nana to help out and man the waiting room while the kids came in and out. The end results: Vinny has to go back for a 'deep clean', Sal has three cavities to be filled and the *newbies* have great healthy teeth! All in 2 hours at the dentist. But all four are very happy with their new toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our family to yours.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Joy Ride

We went on a drive down US1 and found this cute little park for a little playtime.