Ava had a great day yesterday. She opened her presents before school and was spoiled with doughnuts for breakfast. I brought her birthday cookies for her class and she said everyone sang to her on the bus. She was thrilled. When she got home from school she helped me with the finishing touches for her party. She requested a woodland party, which was a fun, unique choice. We had pizza and cupcakes, and all ten girls played a woodland pretend game in masks. It got a little wild with the skunks playing villans who kept spraying everyone. Ava is such a joy and I am glad she had a fun day with her family and friends.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
An update is well overdue for this blog. We have decided to stay in Dayton for the next two years instead of moving to columbus. Josh is convinced the commute will be fine. I am thrilled we get to stay in our house and prolong saying goodbye to our amazing friends! Fellowship life sounds tough so hopefully it is the right choice. I was so motivated getting the house ready to sell, but my cleaning, de-cluttering, and painting has come to a screeching halt. Instead I have been filling time at doctors appointments for these girls. Quincy is getting her tonsils out in a couple of months. Ava has had some anxiety issues, but I feel like we are making great progress thanks to therapy sessions and medicine. The only st. Patrick's day picture I got was this one of cora before her port got accessed for her infusion. She was so unhappy this time around. It was a hard one.
We started a countdown poster I made for our disney vacation coming up. We will be leaving in a month thanks to make a wish!!!!! We are so excited.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Here are some more phone pictures taken this past week. I feel like I have not taken any quality pictures lately and have thrown together blog posts, but I guess it is better than nothing. The Valentine's parties at the school were a hit! I love our old, somewhat creepy, country school.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Right now Liezl is at a camp with her fifth grade class for three days. They get to spend time in cabins and play in the great outdoors. Too bad it is freezing and snowing, but they probably don't even notice. It has been a little tough not having her around. We all miss her. Her sisters gave her a tearful goodby when she left.
Monday, February 2, 2015
We just said goodbye to all of our visitors who came into town for Quincy's baptism and are missing them already. My mom and dad, Judy, Dan, Emily, and teddy made our weekend so special. We are so blessed to have amazing family who support and love us.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Quincy had her eighth birthday party last night. She wanted to have a glow in the dark dance party in the basement with her friend who shares her birthday. They both invited some friends and planned karaoke to go along with their glow in the dark decorations and black lights. It was a little crazy, but pretty low key since all we had to do was let them go wild in the basement. Quincy and Payton asked their friends to bring socks to donate to a homeless shelter instead of presents. They collected 138 pairs! Quincy is such a fun, happy, caring girl. It was so fun to see her around her friends last night.
Friday, January 9, 2015
After our long Christmas break Ava had a terrible time going back to school. She must have some powerful prayers though because we have had snow and cold days for most of the week. We had a blast playing in the snow on Tuesday, but have hardly stepped outside since. It is so cold!!
Oh, and here is a picture of our New Year's Eve. Josh was gone, so I figured we would treat it like a regular night like I have in the past. But Liezl rallied her sisters together and helped everyone stay up and they did it. This was them when the ball dropped, two minutes later they were all sleeping.