Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rollerskates & Cartwheels

Red Fish has a little hole in one of her retinas. We have no idea how long it has been there. She has no symptoms but we need to protect her eyes to prevent further injury. Unfortunately we have not found a lot of protective eyewear for kids. So we are going with shooting glasses for soccer season. I will have to use defog on them. Scuba diver mom hack.

The kiddos got roller skates at a going out of business sale. They are just a little bit excited.
All day. Every day. Every place we go.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Star Student

Red Fish was a star student in school today. She is such a good student. It isn't just that she does well academically, she has a wonderful attitude and enjoys school.

Red Fish has been saving up her allowance money for months and months to buy a skateboard. It freaks me out and I make her wear all the pads but she is pretty excited about it. I love that she is not intimidated by many things.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


We dyed eggs with cousin M and Grandma. Tye dye, sparkly and all kinds of tricks. Even though my kids aren't crazy about boiled eggs, they still want to dye them. Who doesn't love this.
We had a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt this year outside the night before Easter Sunday. I put glow sticks in the eggs. It made it different for the girls.

On Easter Sunday the girls wore their new dresses like always. Sparkly ones this year.

Every year Mimi gives the kids a stuffed bunny. This year she gave them ones with the year and their name on it.

The kids put on a little program before dinner. I didn't know we were having anyone over for dinner except my parents and my mother in law. By the end of dinner we had my entire family.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pinewood Derby

We competed in the Primary Pinewood Derby. We couldn't get the wheels on so they were held on by duct tape but we didn't come in dead last so we are calling it a success!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Blue Fish

Poor guy gets tortured by his sisters who love him so much that they dress him as a princess.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day

I crack myself up every year that we celebrate this non-holiday. I used to mock so much of this over-celebratory craziness yet here I am celebrating every single thing that even hints that it is a holiday. Hypocrisy is fun sometimes. There was no time for a leprechaun trap this year. Too many balls in the air. So the girls decided to use some of their doll house furniture to make a cozy little home for a leprechaun. They hoped that he would like it so much that he would stay. Unfortunately he had place to be so he left his suit for them to iron and a fun breakfast.  He left gold coins of course.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Chugging Along

Working. She has been a little frustrated because string instruments are difficult. And squeaky. Unfortunately it is going to be a long while before either of those things get better. I am proud of her for working hard. This is a long path and the payoff takes a long time.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Take my picture Mom- I look soooo Hip Hop
I just love the way Pixie is looking at Two Fish. She stayed with us for a few days and she would get so excited when Two Fish came home from work.

The scarf New Fish is wearing is named "Mr. Bear." He has magical properties that make New Fish a great skier. He is an important bear around here. The lift operators always recognize New Fish because

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Pianist

Red Fish playing the piano for her little cousins. They like to dance and play along.

Red Fish played in a piano competition. She did a great job and got a good score. I don't know if it is something she will pursue but she wanted to give it a try.