Wednesday, January 3, 2018


We celebrated another birthday at the end of November when Boogie turned 7.

He had specifically asked for an ice cream cake shaped like a football...

His actual birthday fell on Thanksgiving this past year, so we did cake the following day (with his permission) because everyone was too full that evening.

Hope you had a happy birthday!

Thursday, November 30, 2017


We had a Christian group of clowns come to co-op one day to visit various classes.
Here the pre-Kers watch some balloon demonstrations.

Face painting

Gorilla and Tiger

Tiger number 2

More balloons with the K/1 group later on.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Our November birthdays were held at church this year again.
It is a convenient location with plenty of space for a crowd.
We celebrated 10, 7, 5 and 3!

The party was themed for the 5 year old with puppies and loosely, paw patrol.
I don't think the pictures are in order but they are here at least.

Setting up


Whoops!  Someone knocked off Chase's head!

Nail salon


Again, very serious.

Happy customers, I hope.

Love this one!



More games..

This guy knew exactly what to do!

Board and table games

Thanks to all who came out and pitched in! 
We hope you enjoyed yourselves.


The girls had the opportunity to go and perform at an assisted living facility this fall with a co-op group.  MJ also had another opportunity to go and help lead an art class, but I was unable to go that time and so I don't have any pictures.

Anyway, poor picture quality--but so we have the memory to look back on.

The girls sang a song together.

Missy recited a poem with a classmate.

There were several musical performances--instruments and vocal for the enjoyment of the folks there.
It is a great opportunity to get out into the community and serve others.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


These guys were SO, SO, SO excited for their birthday!!

The morning finally arrived and we had to get the obligatory birthday pictures..

Since Daddy is not home in the morning, they could each open one present of their choosing and wait until evening for the rest.  

Evening came..and while birthday dinner was still cooking--(we had co-op that day) they opened the rest of their gifts.

The above Mister is super animated and full of expression opening.  It is quite the opposite with the Mister below.  He opens very seriously and holds up every item for at least 30 seconds for everyone to see.  

(This is the "I'm going to get you back now that I have my own" look at his brother)

Birthday cupcakes!!

Happy Birthday, boys!  
We hope that 5 and 3 are fabulous!