Lilypie - Fifth Birthday

Wednesday, April 5

Our Life in March

 Kelsey has started her dance competition season. Her first one was in West Bend and they took 2nd. The next competition was on her birthday in the Chicago suburbs and they took 1st! As far as I can tell, she doesn't get nervous before (like I do) and she really enjoyed herself. And Drew gets to spend all day in a dark auditorium watching dance! She has 2 more competitions before Nationals in June at the Wilderness Resort in the Dells. Right now she only competes in jazz but next year the teachers hope to have her ready to do tap as well!

The whole team - they dance to Vogue by Madonna

Snapchat fun with Auntie Tara after competition

Her best dance friend

I'm not exactly sure what her plan is here...

Dr Seuss week at school. This was TWIN day

Silly hat day

Their first Buck's game. Drew was totally into - Kelsey cared more about what kind of snacks we could find!

Wednesday, February 15

2017 So Far

Here's our start to the new year - These are in reverse order...

I found out at Parent-teacher conferences that these 3 K5 girls started a "book club". They picked out "The Princess in Black", a short chapter book and get together to read it during choice time or RtI. So the reading specialist at their school sent the author a letter and she sent them back Princess in Black masks and their own journal book to accompany reading. (Kelsey is on the left) 

Parent-teacher conferences...we never stay for less than 2 hrs! It's totally related to the fact that Dad is in the same school so of course we have to visit him and everyone else!
(Conferences went well too, no issues)

These 2 pics are in the music room during conferences - playing instruments and all the other fun stuff Ms. Satchell keeps in there.

Super Bowl spirit day at school. Kelsey received a *very* special Rogers jersey from friends of ours because she is the only Packer fan in the family!

Another year of Disney on Ice! Almost the whole second half was Frozen! 

Crocheted beer koozies! Drinking at Mittenfest in Bayview

Yay for getting together with friends! 2 of us have January birthdays so we make a yearly event to do dinner and cocktails ;)

Friday, January 20


What the heck, hey? We've been going, going, going since December. The kids shared a cold in the beginning of December, which eventually turned into Drew's first ear infection. Poor kid was miserable until his antibiotic kicked in. Of course it had to be the day all of Craig's family was coming into town to celebrate Christmas. I was hoping he would jump on the upswing quickly because how much more terrible is to not be able to play with your cousins and have fun if you are feeling crummy?

All of our Christmases were fabulous:) It's cute to see the next generation of "cousins" now that all of MY cousins have a couple of kids, participating in their own little gift exchange.

Each kid got the 24hr flu - but in 2 different weeks. Craig and I did not get it (fingers crossed) but some weird germs are going around their school and at my job. We are at an all time high of hand washing/sanitizing in our house.

Christmas Eve morning at our house

Christmas Day at Grandma's

Well, now I'm certified as an Operating Room Nurse - basically this just proves
my awesomeness;)

Went to see Moana over the break - so cute!

Christmas with FRIENDS!! (this is all our offspring)

These 2 sweet girls (who will be seeing Disney on Ice together soon)