Fynnlee, Greyson

School dayz catch up.

So we’ve knocked out the first week in August and I’m two weeks behind in sharing school pics. I’m not really sure if anyone is actually reading along and enjoying these (besides those folks related to the Beans) but I’m gonna keep posting them anyway. I’d like to get back on a regular posting schedule but can’t seem to get my act together.

So let’s catch up, shall we? Last week was Bug week!

Monday started out with a hunt for bugs.

I’m pretty sure he’s the cutest little Bug you’ll ever see.

She’s pretty cute too.

The weather has been pretty nice (low humidity, mid 70s) recently and the days are spent on the playground.  So scooting around the turf was on the agenda.

As was mowing the astroturf.

Tuesday

The school arranged for a snow cone truck to come to the school and the Beans had their first “taste” of my favorite summer treat.

I use the word “taste” loosely.

Most of it got flung on the ground.  But they’ll come around eventually.

Water play day was on a Tuesday last week because the day was so nice.

Water bug! No fear of spiders, just like her Mama.

Wednesday – another fun day at the playground.

And dressing for the theme of the week!

Thursday

The kids floated around the play yard like butterflies

My favorite Lovebug mid-float.

Greyson is getting really good at going up the ladder. With a little help from his big sister.

She’s got it mastered!

Friday

The kids made “ants on a log” for the last day of bug week.

Cream cheese is a crowd pleaser.

And after they “cooked”, they cleaned.

Well done Bright Horizons! I like the cleaning lesson the most.

More fun on the playground.

Happy FriYAY!

Ice Cream week

Monday – the kids made ice cream sundaes from tissue paper.

Girlfriend is a big fan of the glue stick, apparently.

More scooting…

More mowing…

Tuesday

Ice cream flavor tasting. AKA…the best day EVER!

Yum-O.

Outside, outside, outside….

OUTSIDE!

Wednesday

They made bubbling ice cream cones. Baking soda is in the cone and the food coloring makes it bubble.

Great day for a white shirt, Mom

Thursday

It started with a dance party!

Hop, hop, hop!

And HOP!

But a fever of 102 cut this little dude’s day short. Quick trip to the docs indicated a stupid virus. Clear ears, clear throat. Prescription for extra snuggles.

Sister got to make homemade ice cream in the afternoon.

Friday – Greyson stayed home with Grandma & Papa and Fynnlee was NOT happy about it. She rallied once we got to school.

The morning started out with story time. Guess who loves story time???

And waterplay?

Nothing turns Fynnlee’s day around like splashing in the water!

So now you’re caught up! I’m hoping to get back to the Weekend updates soon. And more life lately posts too.

Have a great weekend!

Fynnlee, Greyson

School Dayz

Did you know there are only 6 weeks until Labor Day?? No no no no no no NO!!

We’re lucky that the nice weather holds out until end of October around here. And September brings our first family BEACH vacation (I’m so excited to get my toes in the sand, I could burst!). But I love summer so much and I’m bummed it’s 1/2 over. Oh well…there is still summer fun to be had!

So what have these Beans been doing at school? Playing outside, of course! The slide never gets old.

That face, Fynnlee. That face is gonna get you whatever you want, girlfriend.

The theme this week is camping and the teachers had a super fun activity that I’m totally going to steal. They laid aluminum foil in the bottom of a pizza box and layered graham crackers, chocolate and a marshmellow inside. Close the box for 20+ minutes and let the sun do its thing. Instant smores!

Both kids were big fans.

And ended up on a major sugar high!

All the zoomies.

Ladder

and slide. Forever.

The rain brought some indoor play…the yellow ball is back!

two days in a row.

And they played dress up with a police costume.

I was dying at this picture. “Oh hey Mom…Greyson is gonna take me to the movies. Don’t worry, he’s bringing his sister along to chaperone.”

“Hey Mom, can I bring my new boyfriend home for dinner?”  He’s a ladies man, for sure.

Splatter paint shirts…

For splatter paint pictures.

And water play day is the best day!

They could dump water in buckets for hours.

This day was a little cold and Greyson doesn’t do cold.

Fynnlee…could care less.

And that wraps up our School dayz for the week! We have a pretty low key weekend on tap and I’m hoping it doesn’t rain the whole time. Only 6 more weeks of the pool!

Have a great one!

Fynnlee, Greyson, Weekend

Scenes from Summer

Remember when I said in my last post…Summer’s not even half over!?

Well Summer is officially 1/2 over. Booooo… We’re doing our best to make the most of these hot and sunny days. Here are some snaps from the camera roll.

Fun at the children’s museum

Uncle Kevin’s and Grammys birthday celebration

(Girlfriend loves her cupcakes.)


Brunch at the Commoner

Taking in a ballgame

Hanging out on the deck

Stay tuned for a school dayz update tomorrow!

Fynnlee, Greyson

Family Pictures

WAIT until you guys see these pictures!!

Oh my goodness. They are too good.

You might remember last year, we hired a photographer for the kids 1st birthday. And I was so happy with her work and how she captured our day, I decided to get pictures taken for the kids 2nd birthday as well.

Unfortunately, she wasn’t available but referred us to a friend and fellow photog, Kate Miller at Captivating Imagery. And as it turned out, Kate wasn’t available until May so we just pushed it off a few weeks.

And then it rained on our scheduled day…so it was pushed back till June.  I honestly thought these pictures might never be taken!  But then everything fell into place and we lucked out with the most beautiful day on June 17th. It was so worth the wait!!

Kate came well prepared with these little chairs…perfect size for our babes. And we settled under a tree at the pond by our house.

We sang Happy Birthday 87 times and jumped around like fools.

Fortunately, the kids thought we were hilarious and gave us a round of applause for our efforts.

Then we headed to the dock for some family shots

The kids didn’t warm up right away…

But then they got into it.

We stopped at our playground for some action shots

The swings are always a good time

And the slide…

Think he’s a fan of the slide??

I’d say yes.

We walked back to the house for some shots on the porch.

Fynnlee, can you pick Miss Kate a flower?

I did it!

My flowers look pretty great, right?

I think they’re starting to hit their maximum tolerance at this point.

We just wanted one more shot with Jacob…and when I brought him out, he knocked Greyson down the concrete steps. Party’s over! Whomp Whomp (not to worry, he was fine)

I cannot say enough good things about Kate and her mad photography skills. She is so good with kids (she’s a Mom too!), very professional and exceptionally accommodating. And she lives right in Cranberry! Win-win-WIN!

And a huge thank you to my super patient husband who agreed to our 7:30 am (YIKES) shoot time and never stopped smiling. You’re a trooper Jerry! xo

Fynnlee, Greyson

School dayz

Happy Friday everyone! And TGIF it is…I don’t know about yinz guys but we’re ready to get this weekend started! How about a little school dayz recap to close out our week? I’m gonna get a little crazy today and recap in reverse! I know…I’m a rebel.

Friday – the kids learned all about SUMMER this week and today they started with a little storytime.

Followed by some foot painting

For an art project involving flip flops (I’m so excited for this one!)

Guess who has ticklish feet???

Such a serious little artist. (Note how much paint is covering her hands)

Thursday – Nothing says SUMMER like some cool shades.

Gotta protect those peepers from the sun.

Now that we Fynnlee have graduated to the Twos class, we Fynnlee have learned how to share the boat.

Wednesday – Learning to count with fishy flash cards.

Currently we can get up to 5 (most of the time)

And sunny days are spent on the playground.

And peeping through the “fish bowl)

Tuesday – I think they’ve mastered the slide.

Even in a dress.

Monday – Monkey See

Monkey Do

And that was our week at school!

We also celebrated Papa’s birthday this week. He turned TWO (according to Greyson & Fynnlee) on Thursday.

Fynnlee bought him yogurt (bc she always steals his).

And Greyson bought him bubbles (bc he always steals his)

And they both bought him this tshirt.  The man, the myth, the legend….PAPA!

Note to self…try and get a picture before it’s past bedtime and two little Beans are tapped out!

Happy birthday Papa!!

Fynnlee, Greyson

School Dayz.

Happy Friday, yinz guys!! It’s a crazy beautiful day in the ‘burgh and I took the afternoon off to get a mani/pedi. And maybe meet my handsome husband to do some furniture/computer shopping. I see one, maybe two pool days in our future as it’s supposed to be in the mid 80s with lots of sun this week. Life is so good!

And speaking of so good, how cute are our school pictures from this year??

Yes, these are pictures of the pictures because they don’t give you a digital file.

But that’s ok…saves me the step of printing them out. Which I am SO bad at doing.

Everyone has commented on Fynnlee’s dress, which I bought at TJ Maxx for $6 in the clearance section!!

Bug looks a little grouchy in this shot. Which is funny because of my two children, he is rarely the grouchy one.

This so sums up their relationship…”let me hold you hand, Nin Nee”.  And she’s all “eeehhhhh”

Seriously, enough of this growing up nonsense.

My heart can’t take it!

Moving on…

I know two children who are loving their new class with the bigger kids. They get to play on the jungle gym during outdoor time. And today is the first day of Water Play! We get so many more pictures now. Which I LOVE! But I’m going to try and keep them to a minimum.

Tuesday

Outside on the playground

We have big kids who can climb all by themselves.

Looking at their friends though the peep hole

They still get to play with the mowers.

They are very good at keeping the rubber turf well groomed.

Wednesday

They are doing something that focuses on bubbles here.

Not sure what but it was bubble week so…

Back at it on the playground

She’s a wizard with the bubble wand

Slide all day.

All by myself.

Thursday

Peekaboo!

Popping out of the tunnel to say hello. Have I mentioned that Greyson’s favorite word is “tunnel”? Yeah, kind of weird but he gets so excited when we go under a bridge or overpass. “TUNNEL!!” “TUNNEL!!” “TUNNEL!!” “TUNNEL!!” “TUNNNNNNNELLLLLLL!”

Ok, I guess he fell down here.

She’s learning the picking up your feet on the descend makes you go much faster!

Holding hands in the elevator.

All the heart eyes.

Friday

First day of water play.  Apparently it was a little cool this and their teacher didn’t think they would be having the water play. But then they did.

So everyone got completely soaked. But they had fun!

Before I sign off, I have to share these pics from this week.

#1 Why sit on our humongous couch when you can sit on Daddy? This was right before we changed in to jammies for the night.

#2

Why play with the 800 bazillion toys we have when you can take 6 cans of soda and stack them for over an HOUR? I’m not complaining though. I got to make dinner in peace.

Have a great weekend!

Fynnlee, Greyson, Weekend

School (and Memorial) dayz

Well hello there! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. I absolutely love this holiday because, in addition to paying tribute to the men and woman who lost their lives serving this country, it’s the official kickoff to summer! And you all know how I feel about summer #iloveloveloveloveloveLOVEsummer

I didn’t take too many pictures over the weekend…too busy making memories :). But I’m gonna do a quick recap for my own sake.

Saturday – went to yoga, got my haircut, swim class at Goldfish, naps and then we had a few friends over for a picnic. Chick-fil-a and DiBella’s handled the food and it was the best decision ever. I did make a quick & easy pasta salad that might be my new potluck dish this year. It turned out so well!

Sunday – we had our last class at Goldfish for the season.

It was a pretty lazy day filled with grocery shopping, a Costco run and pizza for dinner. Jerry and I started the 3rd season of Bloodline…holy geez. SO GOOD!

Monday – Our first POOL DAY!!!

We joined the Cranberry pool this year and I was hoping the kids would love it. Oh my. Our little fishes had a blast! They have zero fear of the water…which is a good thing. But they have zero fear of the water…which is not such a good thing. We have puddle jumpers but they didn’t wear them because the baby pool is pretty shallow

2 hours at the pool was followed by a 3 hour nap and then grilling some burgers and steaks with a couple of friends.

It was a good weekend! Yay summer.

Now a little catch up from their school week.

Monday – They spent the day in their new TWOs room. They officially move June 5th.

They had a great time playing with the big kids.

Tuesday – Just chillin on the lawn turf. They get their playground back next week too.

They also made scary lions out of paper plates and sponge painting

Painting is fun no matter what you use!

Wednesday – Greyson practicing his baby cuddling skills

 

He’s such a little lovebug

And break dancer….what he is doing in this picture I have no idea.

Thursday – It’s fun with animal prints!

And hula hoops

And yellow bouncy balls.


Friday – Don’t rock my boat!

Good gravy, she’s cute.

And speaking of cute…

BUBBLES!!!

I hope you all have a fabulous, short week.