Thursday, April 9, 2015

Allie's First Soccer Game

After almost 5 years of being on the sidelines cheering for her brothers, little girl finally has her chance to get on the field!  Allie and her best bud F are playing soccer together!  We knew they would have a blast, but we weren't sure what to expect from the first game.  Would there be tears or would she actually get out there and have fun?  Well, she had a blast!  I think she made contact with the ball once, but she spent the remainder of the time running around with a smile plastered across her face.


Of course, the best part of playing soccer is getting snacks at the end!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Allie's Spring Music Program

Allie's preschool had their Spring Music Program and Tricycle Parade down Main Street last week.  Our little girl has never been shy to do her thing up on the stage.  She did a great job!

Here is the video of one of her songs.  

After the music program, the kids all ride their bikes and scooters down Main Street for a parade.  It's always so sweet.  Last year we really went all out decorating her scooter, and she refused to ride it.  So, this year we just added a few ribbons and were done.  She had a ball!

Happy Spring!



We had a wonderful Easter, complete with beautiful weather.  The kids woke to find goodies in their Easter baskets.

We had our own Easter egg hunt at home before heading to Mass.

Our church had another egg hunt.  The boys thought they were too big to participate, but this little girl had the time of her life.

This picture cracks me up.  Before the hunt started, the boys scouted out what they wanted Little Sis to get for them.  They spied the blue cup in the picture below, and they told Al to get that first.  As the hunt started with "Ready, Set, Go,"  she took off on "Set" and ran straight to her goal.  She was a girl on a mission!  It ended up being a cup filled with bubble gum.

Our family is falling apart!  We do get some funny looks when we are out together! My brace and his cast should come off about the same time.  We are both sporting the latest fashion accessory...leg wear.

After church, we headed to Granny's for lunch, yet another egg hunt, a rousing game of whiffle ball and a game of Clue.  

We hope you had a glorious Easter, too!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Living Stations of the Cross

Each year, the 4th grade class at the boys' school does a Living Stations of the Cross in preparation for Easter.  Stations of the Cross is a series of 14 images around the church which show Jesus on the day of his crucifixion.  During a typical Stations, you travel around to each image for contemplation and prayer.  When the 4th graders perform the Living Stations of the Cross, they reenact each image for us.  Kyle's class did an outstanding job this past week on Holy Thursday.  I didn't get many pictures, but I did manage to snap one of Kyle's group reenacting Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross.  Kyle was a Roman soldier, and his one of his best buds T was Jesus.

This was such a powerful way to begin Easter weekend and a reminder of Christ's suffering for me.