Tuesday, March 15, 2016

January 2016

January 2016 didn't start out the way we hoped.  Midday January 1st I got a call from my mom who informed me that my friend Mary, was killed.  She was shot by her husband just after midnight that morning.  I immediately broke down in tears and when Kevin asked what was wrong I just handed him the phone.  I couldn't speak.  Mary had been a real true friend to me.  I have very little of those at church since I have been Primary pianist since we moved here basically.  So it was awesome to have a friend who I could literally be myself around and I didn't have to worry if she would judge me.  We also had a special connection because her mom's best friend is Kevin's Aunt Nedra.  So she has known the Sproul family longer than me.

As you can see on the ribbon above, Mary left behind 6 kids ages 2-13.  They are the sweetest kids.  2 boys and 4 girls.

This was one of the last posts she posted.  I will miss her funny and real posts on Facebook and Instagram.  I will miss her smile and friendship.
Mary also was my go to person for oils.  I bought my kit from her and if I had a question I would go to her.  I took the above picture because this is what I started using at the start of the year.  It is supposed to help with weight loss and other stuff.  It is yummy so it is worth a try.  I haven't been very good lately!  But I think of her everytime I get out some oils.
One thing Mary started doing last year is she started putting some purple in her hair.  She had longer hair than me so she would just do the ends.  I thought it was SO cute and I have always wanted purple hair.  So on December 31st I bought some purple dye in all intentions of doing it.  After I heard the news, despite my lack of wanting to move, I felt that following through with the purple hair.  I don't
I think I took this the morning of Jan 1st?  Before I found out the bad news.
Malcolm became a sunbeam at church which was really cute!  He is doing really good except he won't help anyone during sharing time and sometimes music time if asked.  I only know this because I'm in primary as the pianist.  Sometimes Kevin who is the chorister can get him to hold a sign here and there.

This was really funny.  Kaylee would only do her homework if she could wear her skull mask.  So whatever.  It got done.

Since El nino is among us, we got his some rainboots.
Kevin did Kaylee's hair.  He did a really good job!
Kaylee had her first violin lesson with her Aunt Maria!
Malcolm wanted in on the picture action.
Kaylee practicing.  I love it when she practices.  I wonder how long that will last.  
Malcolm being a ninja turtle
Malcolm is starting tumbling.  I'm trying to get him used to being in a class.  He just doesn't like doing what the teacher says when I am around.  I leave and he is perfect.

I loved this picture where he fell asleep in the car cuddling Olaf.  You can see the carrot nose!
There was a lot of group cuddles.
Claudia has her first 29th birthday!  I made her marshmallow brownies.
Laundry day means if we don't have errands to do we go to the park and play.
Malcolm during Kaylee's violin lesson. CUTE!
Kaylee and Maria in action!

Sea World with Daddy!  We wanted to get a day in before Tax Season REALLY started.

I know I'm weird but I think it is SO cute that she can reach the sink all by herself without a stool!  This is going to literally make taking her potty less painful for me.
More group cuddles.  They can sense that I was sad all month.
We made him a mohawk.  We can't help loving it.
Then Mal got sick.  Going through this picutre makes me realize just how stressed I was.  All of this was during Road Show Season which Kevin and I were in charge of.
Then something wonderful happed!  No really it was so exciting!
Kaylee lost her tooth!
She was happy once I told her what the tooth fairy was.  Until then she was scared and crying.  
She is still asking me to go to the dentist to make sure everything is ok.

The tooth fairy came and left a little tiny note.  Because the fairy is tiny.  She also left a dollar!

This is another picture of Malcolm sick in the tub.  Poor guy!!  
This picture was taken when my cousin Lydia was watching the kids while Kevin and I helped with the sealing of my grandparents (Granlow) and also the sealing of my grandparents to my mom and Aunt Ruth.  Amazing experience.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

February 2016

I will write stuff SOON I didn't mean to publish early.  Enjoy the pictures though!
Malcolm and I love to go to the zoo with out new Zoo passes.  Thank you Grandma!
He wanted a picture and he started to slip. Haha if you zoom in you can see the horror on his face.  Haha I'm mean for laughing.

These cute kitties were playing and I love it.
I took this picture at the Lion exhibit and I slowly backed away.  HAHAHA
He ate his food so nicely looking at the lions from the furthest bench away (out of the spray zone)

Petting the goats

It's kind of like the cowardly lion in Return to Oz
The show was cool.  Did you know that the zoo is 100 years old this year?  100 years old!  SO cool!  So it was cool to see pictures through the years and enjoy the show that featured this theme.
I made pho.  This is a Vietnamese soup that literally fulfilled my craving for pho.  I'm amazing.  Sorry.
Malcolm "Can I chapstick me?"
I went to Kaylee's field trip to Sea World and it was really fun!

Natalie, Kaylee and Loralie!

Kaylee painting Malcolm's toes!

We then did a trip with Kaylee to the zoo because she felt left out

THE SHEEP WAS OUT!! This is huge!  It is never out.  It is my favorite animal to pet at the zoo.  It wasn't out for long but we gave him some love.

The kids are so cute drying their hands together.
Malcolm says "I spy with my little eye something that is BIRTHDAY CAKE!"
We call this the snakes.  This is part of Kaylee's school parking lot.
This face!
Valentines day party 

Kevin surprised me with these flowers.  Literally surprised!
Church party!

My dad's BAND played!

They also had a photbooth!  SO FUN!

Then Kaylee gets sick again.  Fever.  Oh for the love. 
Our at home Valentine's meal was dips.
Then a Sea World trip with Mom, Laurie, Claudia and Julio!

It was the Lunar New Year celebration.

Kaylee made this for me!

Malcolm gave me these flowers!  I thanked him and then asked him to please not pick grandma's flowers.
Kaylee learning to crack eggs!

This is the first day of Kaylee's themed day.  Monchromic Monday.  All green.  I had to ask Kevin what that meant.  This was the only picture I got of her outfit.
Tie Die Tuesday
Wacky hair Wednesday! (My fav)

Malcolm found a lady bug
Sports team Thursday
Fridge Friday which is the one I worked on the most.  It was worth it.  She loved it!

I re colored my hair purple with the stress of everything and missing Mary.
I made her hair into fringe for fringe Friday.
They swam in February!!  Crazy!!