Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Week Nine | February 24 - March 2

Let's take a walk down memory lane to the week of Annaliese's 4th birthday... because that's how far behind I am, and that's only on here. Let's not discuss the actual album. Just ordered pictures to try to rectify that :)
After school, she's been letting Ian have his screen time on the big TV so he can play his video game. She's more than happy to snuggle in bed with Darrin and watch a show on Netflix.  The shows she generally chooses have superheroes in them. Love that she's just as happy with that as she is princesses.  Had to snap the picture because she kept her hat on after school.
Thursday night of the week Ian had his first ever grading for jujitsu.  In this one, he has to push his competitor out of the white square.
On the left he is pictured with his certificate and Sensei. On the right, another part of grading was doing front rolls over a peer.  As he advances levels, he has to jump over more of them, or higher stacks (sensei did one jump over eight kids the other night at practice).  
Meeting Sensei in the middle of the mat to receive a new strip on his belt and his certificate.
After we got home on Thursday night from the jujitsu grading, an interior designer friend of mine came over and left us lots of paint samples to choose from for our new wall colors.  The kids walked down the stairs in the morning and Ian pointed to the exact one I was thinking of for our choice, so it was actually an easy decision.
Friday we had game night and Annaliese got an early birthday present- Monopoly Junior.
Saturday was Annaliese's 4th birthday, and she was super excited to get the Elsa companion Barbie for the Anna one she got for Christmas. 
We went to the Olive Garden for her birthday lunch, where she got a strawberry dessert for her birthday.
That night, we met Marlena, Noah, and the boys at the Shriner Circus. It didn't have as many acts as the one we were at two years ago, but it was still fun.  Ian was at the perfect age to go, because he  actually understood how brave most of the acts had to be because they could easily die.  Annaliese was bored by a lot of it, except for when someone came out and sang, "Let It Go" from Frozen while two acrobats twirled high in the air.

After the circus, we went back to Marlena and Noah's to have supper, and this lucky girl got to celebrate with a homemade funfetti cupcake with fruitty pebbles on top. 

Now to see how long it is before I get the next week posted... or worse, this week scrapped!


Jennifer said...

Great pictures - no matter how far behind they are :)

Moneik said...

Love seeing pictures of the kids growing up. They are just so cute. We went to the Shriners circus this weekend and Mikaela enjoyed it, but Mathew slept through most of it. It's really aimed at much older kids.