Day: May 17, 2017

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    Summer is almost here! School is winding down. The weather has been nice. The kids have been giddy.

    This is a classic Millie look. She has quite the hair and the looks.

    These 2 will play games with me all day. They love it. And I love it when I don’t feel like I have 100 other things to do.

    Playing in the Hancocks backyard. Yes, Tiago did try to run away one Friday night when I left him over there to play.

    Everyone loves the little car. It’s been nice having this while the bigger kids ride their bikes. And I try to read a book…


    More Soccer practice: and a little Christian time and monkey bars:

    Shirtless Tiago and tired Tiago watching his favorite movie:


    Millie still gets worn out in the afternoons:

    Erica took Ray, Millie and Tiago to the birdcage park. I thought I was going with them until I realized I only had 3 diapers in the house. I went to Walmart instead.

    Categories: General

    Grade Up Day

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    Rose got to go to school from 9:15-1:15 and visit all of the 1st grade classrooms and teachers. She loved it! Benji got to be her and Ellie’s 6th grade buddy! He loved it. Rose loved walking home with all the neighborhood kids.

    This year they didn’t get split into their new classes and see who their new teacher might be so… we all just have to wait to find out. We are getting a new Principal and Vice Principal this next year so…

    Ray is getting excited to go to Kindergarten!

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer, Rose

    Field Trip and Play Dates

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    Rose had her first field trip and school bus ride! They went to the children’s museum at Thanksgiving Point and she got to be with Ellie and Cammy and Jamie.

    Ray has always been a home body. He is content with the siblings and enjoys time with each of them. This month he branched out a little and played with Allie across the street and then went and knocked on the door at Noah’s house! It took all of his nerve but he did it and he had a lot of fun. There are 4 or 5 kids his age in the neighborhood so he could have lots of fun if he decides he wants to…


    Categories: Raymond, Rose

    Mother’s Day

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    I had a wonderful mother’s day. The kids (Ben) made me crepes and let me be lazy and hide out in my bedroom until 9:30! They showered me with gifts and tried to be good at church. I am a very lucky and blessed mom. In the evening we had Ben’s mom and dad and 2 sisters and families over for dinner!

    It was hard not to be selfish and self absorbed because I am surrounded by 7 amazing kids and my husband spoils me. But I did try to reach out to my mom and mother in law and grandma. They are AMAZING Moms and I aspire to be just like them.

    I thought Tiago might surprise me and go to nursery but he only lasted 10 minutes. Millie also had some great mothers day gifts including dumping the bread on the floor and spanking her booty in the aisle! MOTHERHOOD. I did have 6 of my 7 kids in the primary choir and that was lovely!

    Categories: Jana

    The Backpack

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    I bought a couple of 10$ backpacks at Walmart 8 years ago. Benji started using 1 of them in Kindergarten and has had the same back pack EVERY year of Elementary school!! The zipper just broke this last week 🙁  He’s finishing out the last 3 weeks with a new backpack.

    Categories: Benji

    New Arcades

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    Ben and Mac went to visit one of their arcade buddies and came home with Street Fighter and Frogger! They both need a little fixing but we’re hoping to get them working soon:

    Categories: Ben

    Piano Recital

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    Benji, Packer and Cali had their 1st piano recital!

    Benji played William Tell Overture, Packer played Twinkle Twinkle and Cali played Yankee Doodle.

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer

    Packer’s Recorder Performance

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    Fourth Graders learn to play the Recorder during music. Packer invited me to come to the end of the year performance:    He has had a good year being in Miss Witts class with Luca and some of his other friends.

    Categories: Packer