Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pre-school Easter egg hunts

Dilan and Drew participated in their Easter egg hunts at school. Dilan wore her "easter egg" shirt and insisted on making bunny ears for her pictures. She loved opening each egg and seeing what was inside. Skittles, jolly ranchers, star burst and jelly beans, oh my!

 Drake loved showing me the eggs he got. When we got in the car and I told him we could open the eggs when we got home, he gasped and said, "No, mommy, Mrs. Kim said we couldn't open them!" It was so cute because he wanted to follow the rules. He didn't quite understand that he could eventually open the eggs up. Once he started opening each egg, he acted like it was Christmas, he was thrilled with whatever was inside. Pure joy! :)

April Happenings

Dilan and Drake had preschool class pictures taken so I took some of my own :)
 Dakota wanted to get in on taking some pictures even though she wasn't dressed for the day yet

 Dakota is very busy at her brother and sister's soccer games :)
 The hail storm came and blew our trampoline two houses down. Then another wind storm came and blew it back over the fence to our next-door neighbor's house. This time the frame was bent and we had to say good bye :(
 One of my dearest and closest friends is also one of my old college roommates. She gets to come visit us from California once a year and we LOVE it! Our kids are the same ages and they have a blast too. You just can't beat times like these.
 Drew had his first pinewood derby. He made the design himself and called his car, "Danger." Lightening bolts on the sides and one down the middle which got messed up so it turned into a flame instead. Drew unfortunately got strep the day before the derby and saved all his energy for his soccer game. So, he wasn't up to attending the Derby plus we had friends in town so we didn't go to the actual races. But he got to the elimination round and placed second in our ward. He also won "best wedge car."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Soccer 2014

We have had quite the soccer season this spring! With only a few weeks left, I wanted to post some pictures. Dilan played soccer when she was 3 with the YMCA. At first she was very interested, and then it slowly decreased and by the end of the season she didn't care to play when she was on the field. Then, she had a friend play this past fall and Dilan was interested again. She asked me: when was she going to get the chance to play soccer?  So, we signed her up on her friend's team and she is actually playing a year up, meaning with 6 years olds and she just turned 5. I was a bit nervous at first and I had every right to be. She came crying off the field the first two games. But she made it through the third game and from then on, she has really enjoyed playing. Once she had made it through three games without tears, she got a brand new pink soccer ball. Then, we told her if she scored, we would get her pink cleats. Well, my friends, it happened. Dilan scored a goal! She has developed quite a kick and she kicked the ball pretty far and fast and as her teammates ran to catch up with it, it went right in! I had tears in my eyes I was so happy for her. Dilan didn't yell or scream, she stopped and turned around with a huge smile on her face while her teammates were cheering for her. She literally just took it all in. When she came to the sidelines, she immediately said, "mom, I get my pink cleats!" yes, dear, you sure do! GO SUNNY BEES!!! buzzzzzz

 throwing the ball in

 she is number 10 throwing the ball in
Drew has also had a great season so far. This team only had four remaining players on it and it took some time to gel but once they did, they have been playing great! I finally feel like he has a team here in Frisco where we interact with the parents and we are all so proud of the progress they have made. David is the coach and he works really hard with the boys. Drew is more and more aggressive which is fun to see and he is excellent on defense. It is his strong point. :) GO RED STORM!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A wolf and a soccer player...

This past Saturday was crazy for us. It started with a pack meeting, two soccer picture times, and two soccer games all before noon. We made it though and even have pictures to prove it.
We had a pack meeting pancake breakfast at the church for Drew. The theme was magic and Drew made his own wand.
 Drew also earned his Wolf badge which he's been working on since he turned 8 last summer.
 He pinned a wolf pin on me and then I got to paint yellow stripes under his eyes (like a football player) as recognition. Drew will wait until June to become a Bear. He's already looking forward to scout camp in June!
 Dilan's third game and she made it through without tears - yeah!!! The first game she got hit with the ball and it was tears from then on. The second game also landed us in tears but she did go back and finish the game. I told Dilan she could earn a pink soccer ball (like her friends have and as a sidenote she had a pink ball that got destroyed) if she could play both her quarters with no tears and all the way to the end. It happened!!!
Here are some pictures from Dilan on the Sunnybee team... buzz.... buzzzzz
 Got a picture of her kicking the ball!
 Dilan has the hardest kick on the team and is often the one kicking the ball in
Celebrating her team scoring

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More bday pics

Dilan's bday celebration with her cousins:

 Livi giving Dilan her present

 Dilan and Aunt Wendy
 Dilan went to give Eli a hug but he missed ;)
 Dilan asked for pink, purple and green balloons for her bday morning like the movie, Frozen
 Family gifts (remember I am videotaping and taking pictures so I don't have a picture of every present but I try!)
 From MawDee:
 From MawMille and Popo:
 From Mimi:
 From us:
 I curled Dilan's hair for the first time too. And she loved her matching dress with her doll, Willow. She went to church looking so pretty!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dilan turns 5!!!

Dilan turned 5 years old this past Sunday. She started out her celebration with Aunt Wendy and cousins coming into town Saturday afternoon. They brought birthday balloons and a Pinkie Pie My Little Pony Fashionista with them for Dilan. We had taco night and decorated in "My Little Pony" birthday d├ęcor. We had her favorite sugar cookies (from the store) that Aunt Wendy affectionately labeled "the crack cocaine cookies" because they are so addictive. And we had ice cream too which Dilan loved. Sunday morning was a time to open presents from our family and extended family. She loved everything she got from Our generation dresses (her doll Willow and Dilan now have matching dresses and Dilan wore it to church) from Mimi, Equestria dolls from MawDee, Fureal dog named Bouncy from PawDee, a new gymnastics leotard from Nannie and Uncle Lars, and a beautiful Anna costume from MawMille and Popo. We gave Dilan the Disney Frozen complete story set from us and her brothers and sister as well as her Pump It Up party. Dilan chose to eat macaroni and cheese for dinner (we made chili for us) and still enjoyed ice cream on her birthday awaiting her party the next day.
For months, Dilan has told me that she wanted a "jump" party so we knew we had to book it at Pump It Up. Drew had his fifth birthday at a Pump It up in Wisconsin and it was the easiest party we've ever done. However, I am only beginning to understand how different boys and girls really are because Dilan's party was not as easy even though it was a lot of fun. Let's just say I had two girls with stomach aches at some point, one in tears, the other I had to take to the bathroom, I had multiple girls in tears at different points because they got hurt and some girls even sad and sitting out because others wouldn't play with them or do what they wanted to do. Yes, seriously.
Dilan had a great time at the party. We played on the inflatables and then we had grapes and goldfish for snacks and then cake. My next-door neighbor made Dilan's Disney Frozen cake as no one even makes them at any bakery yet. Dilan opened up presents and did a great job telling everyone, "I love it!" as she opened each one. Dilan was offered to eat pizza at her party with her friends but she chose instead to eat afterwards at Palio's, our favorite pizza place with just our family. She had a very fun-filled day or days I should say and we can't believe she is 5 years old now and will be starting kindergarten in the fall.
 I got all four kids Disney Frozen shirts for the party. Drew and Drake both loved their Olaf t-shirts :)

 Dakota and Daddy getting in on the fun
 Drew took Dakota on the slides too
 Dakota's scowl on her face was hilarious because she pulled it off right when we wanted a picture

 The infamous and amazing-tasting cake!

 Party room

 Trying to get a family picture of all of us at the end of the party
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture but I gave each girl a pair of winter gloves (pink, purple or green) like Elsa had in the movie, Frozen. We filled them with wintergreen mints and had a tag that read, "Thanks for chillin' with Dilan today." They were a definite hit. You can see Dilan has on her green gloves in our family picture.