Thursday, May 26, 2016

Choir Concert for Tess

Tess had her end of the year choir concert and managed to crack a few smiles but was very mad at me because I wouldn't let her wear her sneakers to the concert.  Never a dull moment.  The choir was really good and I don't think anyone noticed the shoes she hated.

We kept plenty of snacks in hand for the boss, she must have been too much for me to handle at Syd's concert because I didn't snap one photo.   Sorry Syd.

Love, Gina

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Lacrosse time

Going to Syd's games this time of year is not a hardship because being out in the nice weather is glorious.  I have to be honest, freezing on the ice is not my cup of tea but hanging out in the grass in beautiful weather is.  This game we made our own shade with a great grandma blanket.  We set up everything really nice for the 4th born princess.  
In between commands requests from the princess we try to watch some lacrosse.

Someday I may even understand the game a little bit…
Love, Gina

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Miss Gabby performs for us

Gabby made us proud at her gymnastics performance.  Another Mom said to me, "Is that your daughter that works hard with her tongue?"  Yes she does use her tongue to help her perform well.  Not sure who she gets that from but it is funny.  

Our proud little lady with the group.

Love, Gina

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tess round 2

Once again Tess made us proud and went back for more oral surgery.  She had another tongue biopsy and this one went much better.  The recovery was much better and we were just much smarter with over medicating medication and staying ahead of things.  She was so brave, I don't know how she went back again after last time.
She asked us to take a picture of her post surgery if you are judging me for this photo.
Lots of relaxing on the couch.
And lots of cold treats.
Love this little girl so much and am so happy it is all over... again.
Love, Gina

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rocking the float parade

Tess's class had a float parade and Tess did such a great job.  Her state was Colorado and she had so much fun putting together her float with the help of her Dad.  She had even more great help from her Aunt, Uncle and cousins in Colorado.  They were so awesome and provided her with a ton of memorabilia and of course her great costume.  Thank you Paul, Erica, Jack & Ellis.  She stood proud with her float and made us so proud.  She was super cute and the float looked so good.

Grandma was even in town to see the big parade and that made it even better.  She snuck off before I could snap a photo.

Love, Gina

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dear May, You are busy but I really love you.

We are winding down for the school year and running all over the place these days.  It is busy but the weather is glorious and this really helps my mental health when the sun is shining.  All of the activity wrap ups keep us on the move.  This little lady and I are soaking up our last weeks of time together.  
I am trying to soak up all of the cute things toddlers do before I blink and she is all grown up.  She put her babies down for a nap on the kitchen floor the other day, it was adorable.
Sometimes I put food out for her that really displeases her and she lets me know if.  I photograph instead of getting angry, this is a very familiar scene.
We took Meako for a haircut and a field trip to the pet store.

I love how the girls love this place and since we have a dog they don't ask me as often to buy other things.  For example these disgusting mice.

Sometimes Meako gets a really bad haircut, this was one of those times.
Gabby's class had a penguin visit, everyone thought it was  amazing.

I am reading Gabby's face right now, it says, "Why did she bring my toddler sister with during nap time."  This is actually what I asked myself as well when she because "done" and threw herself on the floor during the presentation and yelled to me, "Mom, come lay by me."

Activity carpooling is in full swing, What would I do without our minivan.  It is so nerdy but I love it so much.  You would too.
Once we empty out Cece makes sure all of her babies are safe.
Gabby had a really cute program in school, she was pretty excited about her role as the bat.  She made us proud.

Gabby is such a good sport about entertaining Cece during Lacrosse games.
Yes those are winter boots, you never argue with a two year old when you need to get out the door in a hurry.  I mean really, who cares?  People probably aren't judging her footwear, they are judging her Mom for the unhealthy snacks, the running all over, the 4 kids and the way Cece yells at all of us like a drill sergeant.   They aren't judging us for the winter boots in May.

The boss being bribed once again.
We took a little drive to Rochester for a Lacrosse game and enjoyed a little team lunch to follow.  
After that we met up for some hockey.
Miss Tess in her favorite place on the ice.
Being lucky #4 is tiring, but she will never admit it.
Then we celebrated my sister turning 30 again with a little coffee and pastries.
I read this post recently and laughed out loud, it hits the nail on the head.  Spelling tests are done, woot, woot.  Projects are wrapping up and we have one foot in summer vacation as the weather turns amazing, bike rides and walks call our name as well as the trampoline in the back yard.  I really never was cut out as a parent to work on homework so we are hitting the time of year when I can be a better Mom.  (Sad truth.) Or maybe we should just say I am trying to raise self starters.  
Have a great day.
Love, Gina