Saturday, June 24, 2017

Spring 2017 in pictures

This kid can hula hoop for more than 20 min straight... we have timed her before!
Finally some signs of spring

Tall enough to mow all by himself. Notice the nice straight lines. Not bad for a 7 year old. Being OCD helps.... : o)

Some Spring rainbows
fun day when they all fall asleep!!!

Nothing like the smell of lilacs
We love to eat on the deck
At a NH winery
Kezar Lake
Beech Hill Farm
Ice cream
She loves the Llama Llama books

 Hanging with Kalpakgian cousins in Warner
 Pig pile on Daddy

 Catching fish

 Strawberry picking

Dance recital 2017 with Great Joy School of Worship Dance

This is the first year we really had a full schedule of extracurriculars.  Israel and Nairi each took a tumbling class and Keira took ballet and lyrical. They thoroughly enjoyed their weekly classes and even more so dancing/tumbling on stage. Israel and Nairi now tumble more than walk and are constantly somersaulting and cartwheeling their way through the house.

Portland Maine for our 11th Anniversary ( May 12th)

 We surprised the kids by picking them up from school and heading to Maine for the night. We rented a room at our favorite hotel chain ( because they have family suites and an AMAZING breakfast) Homewood Suites. Kids loved the swimming and the next day we checked out Portland Head Light which is the most photographed lighthouse in the world!!! Its absolutely breath taking with the rocky cliffs and crashing waves. So glad we were able to see this gem.  Even more thankful for 11 years of marriage. We have something pretty special if I do say so myself. Thankful for Mike ( who totally and 100% gets me) and our 5 healthy kids. God is good.

End of school 2017

Thats a wrap on Kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade!!!

DIY farmhouse table built by Mike

  We have been busy with life and kids and work and haven't done too many projects lately. Mike however did build me this kitchen table with the help of his friend and co worker. Our old table only  had room for 6 and being that we are a family of 7 we knew we would have to upgrade at some point. Avila sat on our laps to eat but now that she is a wiggly toddler that kinda got old. After seeing how expensive farmhouse tables are Mike decided to just build one. We found a picture online of how I wanted it to look and then we just built it to match. I absolutely love the way it looks. It seats 8 so perfect if one of the kids has a friend over.