Harry Potter in Concert!

I took the kids to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban In Concert and it was so amazing! The kids are begging to go to more of them. They played the whole movie on a giant screen, with all the orchestrations played live by the orchestra/choir. Such a cool experience!

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Science Fair

Chloe took a lot of pride in her Science Fair project this year. She did an experiment with static electricity! She did the actual experiment at her dad’s and the presentation part at my house. She worked really hard, doing it all on her own (minus some hot glue help from Mom). Quite the perfectionist my daughter is…. I wonder where she gets it? Lol

Happy New Year!

We rang in 2019 with Grandma and Grandpa this year!  We decided if we were going to make our own party, we needed decorations and fun accessories (even for their dog!), so we headed to Party City!

We watched a movie and played Skip-Bo to keep ourselves occupied until midnight:

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And then it was time for the big countdown!

Cheers to a fabulous 2019!

Winter Wonderland

My parents came to town a couple days after Christmas, and we went to the “Winter Wonderland” festival at Circuit of the Americas!  It was pretty cool….  They had an awesome Chinese lantern display…

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There were opportunities to take group photos…

We rode the carousel…

…and at one point the kids decided to get up close and personal with a light display, hanging out on the steps and running around on the lawn:

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We ended the night by giving the kids a chance to ride carnival rides!

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It was cold, but we had a great time!

 

Laundromat

So back on December 2nd my washing machine broke. I finally got someone to come look at it yesterday (shout-out to my friend Celeste for letting me do a couple loads at her house last week, and to Dillard’s for the underwear when I ran out)! Turns out it would have cost more to fix it than to buy a new one, so Merry Christmas to me! *sigh* I ordered a new one yesterday and it’ll be here Monday. My parents are coming today, though, and I ran out of clean sheets! I haven’t been to the laundromat since college, and this one was by far the nicest one I’ve ever seen. The kids were amazed at the concept.

CHLOE: Do they make places like this for people whose washers are broken?

ME: Or people that don’t have them at all.

CHLOE: What?!?

Made me thankful we’re in a position where the laundromat doesn’t have to be our norm.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  Chloe helped me decorate this year:

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On Christmas Eve we made cookies for Santa, but we ran out of sugar and tried to replace it with brown sugar.  It didn’t work.  They looked fine but did not taste fine!  Even Santa agreed.

And then it was Christmas morning!  The kids got exactly what they wanted from Santa: Chloe asked for a stuffed animal that looked like Boom Boom, and Chase finally gets to play Fortnite (*sigh*)!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Another Soccer Season Over

Chloe started playing in an “Academy” league this fall, which was a little more intense as far as practice requirements and competition go.  That also meant her team grew from the original bunch to twice its size, so it has been a bit of an adjustment… but she still likes it!

Kicking for Miracles

Every year, Chase’s Tae Kwon Do studio hosts a fundraiser to raise money for Dell Childrens Hospital.  This year Chase participated and they broke 2,000 boards, raising over $13,000!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  We had lots of fun this year.  Chloe entered a Harry Potter themed pumpkin in a book character contest at school.  She didn’t win but we had fun doing it!

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The kids worked on their jack-o-lanterns while I finished making their Halloween costumes (as is tradition)!

Tah Dah!  A turtle and a white wolf:

It was a terrible day weather-wise for trick-or-treating (we had to bring our umbrellas) but the kids soon learned that meant more candy for them!

Trick-or-Treat!

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