Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cousins!

I am SO excited to have my sister now be a stay-at-home mom and for my kids to have their first cousin!  We had our first play dates to the park, picnic lunch, and just hanging out spending the day together.  Auntie Kristin and Teddy came with us to pick up Summer from school, and it was just so fun to all be together.  We love having you as our cousin, Teddy!

Cousins!  Love!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Family Fun In April

Loving the nice weather where we can eat dinner outside!
We had a lot of fun this month as a family, along with making some...interesting...memories! 

Family Soccer

Most of our friends an family know about the crazy thing that happened during our boys vs girls family soccer game.  Two competitive people collided going for the ball, and ended up needing a visit to urgent care for glue and stitches...any guesses who?  Yep, it was Paul and me!  So our family fun soccer turned into family fun at the doctor as two bleeding head wound patient parents walk in with three healthy kids.  It made for quite the story and we still can't quite believe how it all played out!
Family Photo waiting for the parents to be stitched/glued up!

All three kids were AMAZING!  Summer read books to Colton the whole time and Larkyn was very well-behaved.

One more memory in the books for the Tommerdahls...FYI head wounds bleed a lot :)

Finished product - 3 stitches
Finished product: would glued shut :)

Family Planting Night

At the beginning of April we chose 5 types of seeds to plant and had fun as a family planting them.  The seeds sat on our kitchen counter for all of April, and it was fun to watch them pop up and grow!  On May 1st we planted them in our square foot garden.  We will see how they transition!  Either way it was a fun experience.

Here is a little video of step one - the kids putting the dirt in.  It was fun to watch Larkyn participate in this step.




Dirt

Seeds

Water

Ta Da!

All Planted!

Within a few days we were seeing them grow!

Near the end of April they were outgrowing their containers!

Getting ready to transplant.





Larkyn just loved to walk and carry a single plant all over the yard just like this.  Too cute.
Will they grow?  We will see!  The kids loved watering them the last two days.  We plan to fill the rest of our square foot garden in the next week or so and will get "pre-started" plants for any of our seeds that don't make it.   The gardeners may have been a bit rough with a few of them ;).

Park Date and Picnic Dinner

This is the only picture I have of our family park and picnic date - but it was super fun :)  Nothing I like better than being with my whole family outside on a nice evening!

Zoo Day

We had a whole Saturday free (unusual for us lately!) and we LOVED going to the zoo as a family.  Paul took some fun pictures.  The family farm exhibit is always a huge hit with the kids each spring!










This was a busy month with Colton's birthday, our church women's retreat, and other activities so I'm extra thankful for all these special family memories we could squeeze into our April. :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Colton's Cubbies Awards Night

A HUGE highlight of Colton's week has been Wednesday night AWANA Cubbies with Daddy as his leader!
Colton had his Awana Cubbies Awards night on Wednesday.  (Summer's Awana Sparks awards night is this next Wednesday).  Summer and I had fun coming and watching a glimpse of what Daddy and Colton do on Wednesday nights!  They sang their Cubbies theme song, recited verses, and sang lots of other fun songs.  While I did video all of these pieces, I will choose to share my favorite song they sang because it so captures Colton's excitement for Cubbies and the permanent excited face he had throughout the evening!

Video:


Pictures:
Colton getting his award

Colton with the "red" group and his leaders



I love this little Cubbie and am so thankful for all the Bible verses he has memorized, Bible stories he has further understood, fun crafts and games he has done, and quality time he has had with Daddy learning more about God.