Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Party Week

The week before break always consists of parties going on, including Angie's b-day!
My parents came up for dinner and varsity donuts pictured above:)
Kenzie came home from KU, and joined for Mcguyver days at AMS.
Kingston and I "helped" too, we packed 250 snack cups of popcorn and pretzels and then Kingston just pretended to be one of the middle schoolers.

 He has got the hand raising down and is already open to volunteering info:)

Monroe and friends got to lead the school during the Nutcracker for the all school sing a long, I love that they don't think these type of things are dumb yet...

Rylan & Jude for jammie day

3 on 3

We need to do this in Manhattan!!! Jude and  a few of his basketball buddies played in the 3 on 3 tourney in Riley, they had  a great time and got good experience. They won 3 games and lost one in the last second with a buzzer beater that Jude had to retell me about at least 20x, he is not competitive at all;) They have so much to learn, but have I mentioned that 3rd grade is my very favorite age?!!! I might say that every year, but he is the sweetest right now.

Monroe didn't want her picture taken and didn't play in the tourney but entered the free throw contest and won making 5 out of 6.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Barkin around the Christmas Tree

this dog is so spoiled, not sure what we would do without him!

he also doubles as a real life pillow pet

Kingston even gives him screen time!

Monday, December 14, 2015

WDS Holiday Dance Clinic 2015

Monroe might have some teaching in her future she taught Xander the first 2 minutes of the dance in about 20 minutes, she was impressed;) They were cracking me up!

Add this song to your Christmas song list, I love Toby Mac and this sweet Christmas song:)
The senior company choreographs the dance and teaches it to the girls in 2 hours and then they perform it at AMS, cute dance and song again this year:)

Missed several, but some photos with family and friends that made for a warm & fuzzy performance:)

Spending the weekends in our activewear

My family and kids think this video is hilarious, probably because it is so true!

 The Jets finished their
Clay Center basketball league up last weekend, they have come along way from the first week.

 Monroe is enjoying basketball her team is really good when they
are playing in Clay Center:), she has never been in a sport where you get knocked down and beat up but she is hanging tough.

fun girls

The girls love to run and got to run the Winter Sunderland for girls on the run last week they opted out of donuts I think probably a good idea.

Trying to get a picture without his tongue out is nearly impossible.

The boys got to go to the last K State game, Trav told Kingston we would get to go "bowling" if we won, he is still waiting to go;)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tis the season of craziness!

What a crazy December! Some highlights the Spirit of the Holiday Mayor's Lighted Parade. Miss Smith walked King both in their onesie pajamas as part of the leadership group's Polar Express theme:) I can honestly say we have never watched or participated in this ever and we will again, the floats were great!

Part of the Polar Express crew

We had a crazy ice storm and school was canceled, we were all excited and had game night and a sleepover, why not?

One of the many activities we filled our day while without electricity, Xander told ghost stories by the fire while Strudel had to be right in the middle of the pack as usual.

the gamers

In the midst of no electricity and ice we decided it would be a good time to get our tree.
It took about 3 minutes total

We thought it looked like it had a lean to it and within 24 hours it toppled over:(

Xander LOVES youth group, he went to the winter retreat in Wichita with this crew, a good group of kids.

Kingston looking for the pickle ornament

One of the few Christmas decorations we have up, our tree, that is a titch pitiful.

My favorite ornament, Jerkya, miss this girl everyday like crazy! Trying to stay positive through the season and remember the hope that we have through Jesus, we are not meant for this world, but have something much better in store for us that Jeryka is already soaking up!

The Bethlehem Revisited crew, again something we have never done, but I would totally recommend!