Catch up on pictures

January 2013

Abby, cuddled up in her favorite blanket

Abby, cuddled up in her favorite blanket

 

February 2013

Abby's favorite outfit - if this was in her drawer she'd wear it, no matter what else was also there

Abby’s favorite outfit – if this was in her drawer she’d wear it, no matter what else was also there

Jonathan with his Valentine's box - a "camo covered" tank

Jonathan with his Valentine’s box – a “camo covered” tank

Emma and Kathryn modeling the "rose" cupcakes my visiting teacher brought to me

Emma and Kathryn modeling the “rose” cupcakes my visiting teacher brought to me

Emma is growing up way too fast!

Emma is growing up way too fast!

 

March 2013

Abby loves coats and backpacks.  Even when it's hot outside.

Abby loves coats and backpacks. Even when it’s hot outside.

Sisters' outside playtime.  I love how Emma helped Abby swing by holding her on her lap.  :)

Sisters’ outside playtime. I love how Emma helped Abby swing by holding her on her lap. :)

And the three up in the "fort" area.  Abby *loves* being included in the fun!

And the three up in the “fort” area. Abby *loves* being included in the fun!

Jonathan participated in the Scouting for Food program.  Our neighborhood was very generous!  Here he is in front of all of the collected food in our van.

Jonathan participated in the Scouting for Food program. Our neighborhood was very generous! Here he is in front of all of the collected food in our van.

And here is all of it piled up.  Jonathan collected the most of all his pack.  I was very proud of him!

And here is all of it piled up. Jonathan collected the most of all his pack. I was very proud of him!

Preparing for "Broadcast of Youth" - interviewing all the children.  Those interviews will be posted later.  :)

Preparing for “Broadcast of Youth” (Jonathan’s name for it) – interviewing all the children. Those interviews will be posted later. :)

I honestly can't remember which child took this picture, but I think the flowers came from Kathryn.  They were the blossoms from one of our trees out back and she wanted to give me a gift.  :)

I honestly can’t remember which child took this picture, but I’m pretty sure the flowers came from Kathryn. They were the blossoms from one of our trees out back and she wanted to give me a gift. :)

 

April 2013

Playtime at the park.  Kathryn is starting to take on the big sister role and want to help Abby play.  I love it!  :)

Playtime at the park. Kathryn is starting to take on the big sister role and want to help Abby play. I love it! :)

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Abby was apparently too tired to finish her snack. :)

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I finally finished this wall display of the children’s artwork. I don’t have a picture of it actually on the wall though. :) But I have this up in the “kid room” which is used for kid crafts, games, and legos. Yay for one more home decorating project finally getting up! :)

I'm thinking this may have been a self portrait.  Abby in her "just woke up" outfit.  :)

I’m thinking this may have been a self portrait. Abby in her “just woke up” outfit. :)

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Spring break fun – we took the children to a local indoor play area and Abby especially loved this toy. There were springs in the bottom and she would enjoy jumping up and down.

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Playing together in the balls

May 2013

Abby and I joined Katie for a class field trip to a local park.  Instead of playing with her school friends, she took on the big sister role and played with Abby the whole time.  :)

Abby and I joined Katie for a class field trip to a local park. Instead of playing with her school friends, she took on the big sister role and played with Abby the whole time. :)

Abby also loves glasses.  These were old 3D glasses that Abby found and wore around the house.  :)

Abby also loves glasses. These were old 3D glasses that Abby found and wore around the house. :)

Jonathan was assigned to create something to sell to his classmates on "market day."  He chose pet rocks.  Each one was different.

Jonathan was assigned to create something to sell to his classmates on “market day.” He chose pet rocks. Each one was different.

Another outside playtime

 

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Kathryn wanted me to take her picture. Cute girl!

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I'm learning to french braid.  I'm pretty proud of this one.  :)

I’m learning to french braid. I’m pretty proud of this one. :)

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Abby wanting to swing with Emma

Jonathan and Emma showing how fun it was to swing.  Jonathan was totally acting up for the photo op.

Jonathan and Emma showing how fun it was to swing. Jonathan was totally acting up for the photo op.

Emma’s goodbye cards

Emma wanted to write a thank you card to her teacher before the end of school.  This is what she came up with:

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Then she decided to make a card for her friends.  Every single class member.  She drew a picture of each child and wrote something inside about them.  And they were truly individualized.  It was one of those heart melting moments for me.  :)

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