Monday, November 30, 2015

Magnolia's 8th Birthday

The year Magnolia turned 8, it fell on a Sunday which was also the day the village decided to do trick or treating and also the day before we were to leave for NYC.  We still managed to have a nice family celebration!

Cici surprised Magnolia with fish!

The Byrnes Family came over to say Happy Birthday!

Emily and Mary (pregnant with the twins)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cici's Plaid Birthday Party

Our exchange student, Cici, asked me to throw her a birthday party which I told her I absolutely would!

She decided on a theme, Plaid and I helped her get started on making invitations which she said she had never done before but loved doing.

Then we went to a chinese restaurant downtown and she placed her order for the food she would have.

I made her favorite brownies that I make and put out snacks and drinks.

I showed them out to sync up with our stereo so there was plenty of loud music.

My kids were in awe of this big kid party and many of the other exchange students that were there (20) played with the kids, arm wrestling and uno.

At the end of the night, Cici told me it was the best party ever and when the cake was served she brought me the first plate and gave me a big hug.  She was so sweet and so fun.  It was a great experience having her.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kindergarten Halloween Concert

The junior and senior kindergarten performed a little concert of Halloween songs.
It was seriously adorable.

 Mrs. Patti Pyle - George's kindergarten teacher

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Baptism & Uncle Peter

I'm guessing by Margaret's dress (the one Magnolia wore to her baptism) that this is the party after Margaret's baptism.  

Uncle Peter made a visit to Wisconsin that October of 2014.  Kids loved his crazy shenanigans.