Wednesday, August 15, 2012

3 kids, 3 schools

This year should prove interesting as now we are going to have one child at the elementary school, one at the middle school and one at the high school.  Let the craziness begin!

Eventually I will figure out how to load the pictures from my phone so that I can post a picture of Christine on the first day also.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Battle of the Books and Academics Award

This week Maggie and her team squeaked out a spot in the district finals for Battle of  the Books.  They had missed a question in the first round of questions, so they battled with another school for the last qualifying spot.  They had to answer 12 tie-breaker questions correct to win the last spot!  Excuse the picture, I only had my phone with me.

Christine and her friend, Gianna, were among the students honored at her high school for having a 4.0 or above.  It  was amazing to see that 20% of the seniors were there.  Quite an achievement!

Maggie and "Team Tie-Dye" after they won at their school.

Andrew's Lego creation.  He had dental work done one day and then had to spend the day at home with me.  He was busy with his Lego's!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Break

Our last weekend of spring break was a busy one! The Staats arrived on Friday and shortly after headed up to the pool for some fun. Saturday morning started bright and early with an 8:30 soccer game.

A quick stop at home and then we were off to watch Christine run the prelims for the 400 meter.

She qualified and broke 60 seconds! And she set the school record! Pretty amazing for a freshman! (That 59.39 is her time.)

She broke 60 again in the finals for a 7th place showing and her 1600 meter relay team placed 3rd. You would think after all that everyone would've been tired...not a chance!
I finally had to kick the kids off the trampoline at 11:30. We didn't want to upset any neighbors. They were all still playing Wii when the parents went to bed!

Sunday was time for hanging out with the cousins.

We all had fun and are looking forward to the next visit!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Excitement in Gilbert!

We had a hail storm! Yes-it doesn't take much to amuse us some days...
We have some cooler weather coming for the next couple of days.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Perfect Weather for a Soccer Game today!

Maggie's team won 2-1. Last time we played this team it was a tie, so the girls were happy to finally beat them!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Maggie's soccer team, "The Mighty Ninjas", played up an age group this season. It would not be such a big deal except they are a 12U team and they moved up to the 13/14U group. So, "little" Maggie, who is already one of the youngest in her age group because of when the cutoff date is, played against girls that go to school with Christine. Her team definitely did not win every game, but they hung with those older girls and made them work for their win. They even won 4 games.

Here is just one example of the size difference.

Maggie getting into the mix of things.

The Mighty Ninjas after a game. They received the Sportsmanship Award for their age group which was voted on by the coaches and referees.

Happy Halloween!

Christine with our neighbor girls, Enya and Isabella.

Taylor, Kylie, Maggie and Christine before heading out.
The boys...and I can't remember who wore what. Andrew's got the red ninja costume on.
Christine, Callie , Alexa and Casey.

Cross Country

Christine making it look easy.

This girl hung on for a while on Tuesday for her meet. The biggest problem was her family was yelling to her in Spanish. No fair! Maggie and Christine were laughing on the car ride home because her family kept on yelling "Andale...Andale" I think if you are going to yell at a meet you need to do it so that we can all understand what you are saying! I guess it's time for me to learn some more Spanish.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Susan G. Komen 10/10/10

Sunday morning we woke the kids up early to be at our friend's house by 6:15. We had to get outfitted in our pink for the Susan G. Komen walk. Suzanne, our friend and mom of Christine's best friend, is a breast cancer survivor.

The girls all ready to go. Suzanne had bought pink hairspray thinking Andrew would wear it...but to our suprise he wanted nothing to do with it!

The adults.

There were over 30,000 people at the Phoenix Race for the Cure.

Our gang on the walk....Andrew, Maggie and Morgan (Suzanne's daughter) only asked about 10 times each the dreaded question-"How much further?" They all made the 3.1 mile walk...Andrew was piggy-backed for some of it.

Andrew didn't want to be in the group photo. Of course, he continued to walk while we were having our picture taken. That led to a few moments of panic for Andrew because when you look around and see 30,000 people, most of whom have the same shirt on, it's a little hard to find your mom and dad.

Maggie messing around in the car with one of the goodies she got at the race. The scarf on her head was courtesy of Ford.

The girls at brunch.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to Christine!

Christine was not happy that on her birthday Maggie and Andrew only had to go to school for half the day.

I put them to work icing cookies. I had baked the sugar cookies in the morning while they were at school. Then when they got home I gave them paint brushes and they painted the cookies orange.

After they dried some I used black icing to make them look like basketballs. We took them to Christine's practice for the girls.

After practice we went out to eat and them came home for a little ice cream cake.

Christine blowing out her candles.

The three kids screwing around.