Monday, May 18, 2015

Dinner Date

M had to pick his dad up from the airport in Dallas Saturday evening.  He decided to take Mark with him and have dinner before going to the airport.  I took advantage and took Matthew and Michael out to dinner.  We had a great time. I love all my boys, but it was very nice to be able to focus on only these two. We need to do this more often.


He did not want his picture taken - as per usual...



Matthew was showing us Mark's thinking face.

I was happy to be able to make Michael laugh.



After dinner, we walked over to Barnes & Noble and I get them some books.  I love Amazon, but I love the bookstore better.

Then we got home and spent time on the patio listening to some party music.  It was a great way to end the day.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Field Day 2015

The rain held off on Friday for Matthew's last field day.  Thank goodness.  I know the teachers were stressed out and nervous about the whole situation.  The weather forecast was calling for 100% chance of thunderstorms so we weren't sure what was going to happen.

Fortunately, the storms never showed up.  We had some sprinkles, but not much else.  The kids got to play.  Matthew was so excited this year because he got to help the younger kids with their events.  He looked like he was having such a great time.





He got partnered up with little Elise.  She was on his first ever soccer team when they were in Kindergarten.  I just noticed now that we had his crocs on for field day - terrific.  And just a note because I'm not a bad parent - I asked him if he wanted a Field Day shirt and he said "no because they were ugly." Ninety-nine percent of the kids were wearing them.  He said he was OK with it.

Friday, May 15, 2015

4th Grade Musical - Camp Runamuck

I attended the last 4th grade musical (for at least the next 6 years) last night.  I hate to say that I'm over elementary school, but I really am.  I'm glad that it will be another couple of year before Mark get's there so I get a little break and it will all feel new again ;-)

Anyway, it always gets crazy at the school because there's never enough parking and parents line up at the door so they can save seats so Matthew and I left early.  We went and picked him up some Subway and he ate in the trunk of our car when we got to the school.  

He say some friends so we went to the door and lined up so I can get a good seat.  Well, I was one of the first people there and my seat still sucked.  I have a knack for picking the worst spot for any type of viewing events.  I got the second row, but Matthew's spot in the play was on the other side of the stage and his music teacher almost completely blocked my view of him.  Tragic!

So I did not get good pictures at all. But the kiddos did a great job and sang their little hearts out.  There was a bit of drama.  One little girl fainted and fell. It was really warm and it was probably from the heat.  Poor thing.




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring Band Concert

We enjoyed some music last night at Michael's Spring Band Concert! He and his band classmates did very well.  I loved the music and although I couldn't see him up on stage, I enjoyed watching them play.

His class played 2 songs - March of the Majestics and Engines of Resistance. I love the title of the songs.  They sound like revolutionary music, don't they?

One our way to the concert. Love my Markey's goofy smile!

And I love how he's looking at his brother in this picture!

My handsome little man.  I'm so proud of him.

These two are waiting for the concert to start. I would love to say that they abandoned the iPads in favor of listening to their brother play, but they didn't.


Actually, Mark did stop to listen for about 5 seconds....Please excuse Matthew's knee in the picture. 

I couldn't get any pictures of him on stage (believe me, I tried), but a got some after he was sone with his performance.



And this happened. I thought he was fully asleep and made the mistake of asking M if he wanted to take him home.  Mark heard, woke up and remembered that he wasn't sucking on his num-num.

I was pre-panic mode because we didn't have a num-num with us I saw a huge tantrum coming on.  Thank goodness I had a lollipop in my purse!! Crisis averted...

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lately

Things are getting a little busy as the school year is coming to a close.  I can't believe the boys have less than 3 full weeks of school left!  It was like yesterday that the school year started. 

Anyhoo...here is a random picture post of some things going on with the Fishers.  Not too exciting, but I'm grateful for our drama-free life.

I've been trying to get to the gym at least 5 days a week.  Mark loves to go with me because he gets to have fun while I take my classes.

We went to a Cinco de Mayo party on Cinco de Mayo.  It got very messy. I love his tiny pink sombrero!


 Michael bought this fedora at his Sandy Lake band trip a few weeks ago and is quite proud of it.

Last Friday, Michael's school had a Muffins with Mom event.  He ate my food, but that's OK.  I still had fun with him. He actually agreed to take a picture with me. After that he had his field day - a day of races and outdoor games for his school.

It has been raining almost every day in April and May.  On Saturday, while M and Michael were at a morning soccer game, these little guys decided to play with the rain water on out patio.



On Sunday, he wake up and threw a fit because he wanted 3 donuts and I wouldn't give in to his demands.  I took him outside to eat to detract him and it worked. I had to take the cushions off our patio furniture because the storm that blew in the night before soaked everything on out patio.

Then he played with the rainwater again.


After a morning of water fun and couple changes of clothes, he cuddled with  Daddy and fell asleep.
So did this one.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Weekend Fun

We had such a beautiful weekend!  We started off going to Michael's soccer game Saturday morning. It was perfect soccer weather - not to hot, not too cold with a soft breeze.  And of course, they won 5-0 which made it even better.

After soccer, we came home and rested.  Mark was all about Daddy.

Then they both fell asleep.  I heart these two....

My nice sunglasses broke - the screw that held the lens together fell out and my glasses were lens-less so I went over the the Sunglass Hut to see if they can fix it.  I saw these - little mini Ray-Bans for kiddos.  So stinkin' cute.  I would have bought them for Mark had they not been $70. Sigh...

When I got home, M and I decided that it was time to hose down our patio and patio furniture.  Both were filthy from the recent storms and the ton of pollen.  

Then it was time to head out to the neighborhood camp-out! So much fun.  More fun because I didn't have to cook that night ;-)

On Sunday, we put our patio furniture back together with a new rug. Now we can sit outside and enjoy our short Spring weather!

Here I am enjoying our nice clean patio.

And the boys love hanging out here too.




Then it was time to get to another soccer game.  This was a big game because it counted as two games for Michael's team - tournament game and regular season game.  Unfortunately, they lost 1-2.  They will still advance to the semi-finals for the tournament but will not keep their 2nd place in their league standing. I think M was more disappointed about the loss than Michael.

That was our weekend. We have more soccer next weekend as the tournament continues!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Neighborhood Camp-Out

Yesterday, our neighborhood had a camp out event where families can set up and camp out near our neighborhood lake overnight.  It was such a fun event and the weather couldn't be more perfect for it.

We didn't camp overnight, but we went and enjoyed the cook out and the festivities!



Mark had a blast playing ball with the other kiddos!






It was a fun evening.  Hopefully, this will be an annual event and we will actually camp out next year!