Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bird Nest Incident

Our Anastasia is a big climber, and she and the other kids recently discovered a birds' nest in our tree that she likes to climb up and see. This evening, she was climbing and somehow knocked the nest with 3 baby cardinals out of the tree! It became a family event, as everyone watched the parent birds freaking out and trying to help their little ones to safety (which turned out to be our fig tree which they used the garden to climb into). It was quite a scene!
 I am pretty sure we heard this little one saying, "How rude!" ;) At least they are bigger babies, but they can't really fly yet.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ice skating with friends

In an effort to inspire the girls to finish up schoolwork this week (at least as much as possible!), I offered them an ice skating playdate and sleepover. They had a great time at ice skating!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fun sister time

The girls dressed Cecilia two days this week and did all kids of funny sister time things with her like pushing her around in the stuffed animal bin! She is so loved!

And this cutie was getting a little jealous of all the attention Cecilia was getting for sticking out her tongue. He often says, "Me and Cecilia are cute." And, of course, I always agree.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Swim Meet

Allia swam hard and improved all but one of her times. It was a crazy weekend to have to get up early both mornings because we had violent storms in the middle of the night both nights! So I was impressed that she did so well.

Star Performance Recital

It's was a busy weekend for Allia and Austin! Allia had an out of town swim meet Saturday and Sunday morning (post on that later) and this Star Performace Recital Saturday afternoon. It is a special recital for graduating Seniors and musicians who have won awards this year. Allia won a plaque for 8 consecutive superior rated performances at the annual Solo Festival. She played one of her pieces from that by memory.

This recital was at 4:30, and we were going to 5:30 mass, so she missed the group photo afterwards...too bad because two of her friends from swim team were there too!!!

Fun moments

We made a family trip to the pool Friday evening since we would be split up a lot this weekend. These two are such cute little buddies!
 Sebastian was telling me that he is cute and so is Cecilia. Pretty accurate!
And my little sleeping beauty...I will have to transition her to napping in the crib soon, but for now I am just enjoying the fact that she likes sleeping in the swing! Such a blessing!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Exersaucer Time!

I finally remembered to get out the exersaucer for Cecilia. She is really enjoying it...and so are Sebastian and Anastasia. I have to remind them to let her play!