Category Archives: Family Friday

100

One hundred days of kindergarten.
Seems just like yesterday that we were saying goodbye to her on the first day and now here we are, 100 days in.

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A combination of stuff we already had, plus a pair of new fake glasses and chalk in her hair, and of course some sassy poses… Little 100 year old lady.

She has learned so much though… They do a lot of work with those kindergarten kids in that amount of time.

So, since it was the 100th day AND a Friday AND national pie day, it just seemed wrong to just let it pass without adequate celebrating. We just had to have pie. Pioneer Woman’s chocolate peanut butter pie.

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Mia loves watching Pioneer Woman and always wants to try her recipes. So, we watched and followed the steps.

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Finn did a great job taste testing everything.

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All done!

It was delicious, and as you can tell from what happened to Finn, very rich.

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Sugar rush!

100 days ago, what’s happening in this next picture wouldn’t have been possible….well, not without a lot of making things up along the way.

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Definitely worth pie!

A big week

Here we are again, on the eve of starting another school week. Weeks fly by, weekends are gone in a flash. Now that we actually have real school nights, we like to celebrate Fridays – surviving another week of work/school and taking advantage of the one night that we either don’t have to go to bed early or we’re not at church. We’re hoping to make this a really intentional evening with some fun adventures/learning for the kids but this past Friday was cold and rainy so we hopped in the car and went out for donuts. We stayed long enough to see a batch go from start to finish. So fun.

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Saturday morning we participated with our neighbors in a juvenile diabetes walk. It was a cold morning, but that didn’t stop us from having fun.

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Finn and spidey
You can imagine how excited Finn was about those two guys. He followed them everywhere. Towards the end of the walk, Finn was dragging a little. I spotted spider-dude (that’s what he calls himself – he does parties – don’t tell Finn) and told Finn that he was up ahead. He took off running and finished the race running. I was running to keep up. Guess that’s one way to get that boy’s energy back.

And now, here we are, staring Monday in the face. I still have lunches to make, so I better get going on that. It’s also Mia’s birthday week so there’s lots of extra things on the daily to-do lists. One of those tasks involves me going into the garage and finding the boxes that have the mixer, cake pans, cake plates, and icing bags and tips. Really wanting to rethink that decision to go homemade instead of just buying the cake. That garage….

It’s going to be a fun week and we’ll end it with lots of celebrating a 6 year old girl!