Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kids Birthday

Celebrating our babies birthdays.  They were both born April 11 just 4 years apart.  I've always wanted twins, since I'm a twin, but God decided to give me twins just 4 years apart.  He's funny that way, He knows what we can handle.  I love my babies.  When Kanani found out I was pregnant she always said "I hope it is born on my birthday", God heard her request.  

They have such a special bond, so close, only pray that their bond will only continue to grow.

We celebrated their birthdays in Chuck E. Cheese

Posing with Chuck E.

Dancing with Chuck E. and then collecting tickets afterwards.

Kids have had a lot of fun with their capes they got from their birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

Photo moment with some of their friends from the party.

Kanani had fun collecting her tickets in the ticket booth and then Rey went in the booth to collect tickets for Dartanian.  

Blowing out their candles.

Enjoying some pizza with their friends.

Fun times at the machines

We had so much fun spending time with friends.

Kanani had a lot of fun 

Dartanian really enjoyed himself, he was out on the way home.

Family picture time, it's so hard to get a really good picture with all 4 of us.  Dartanian is such a clown.

Besides getting to take home capes with a crown and glasses they also got to take home these cute poster boards for them to play with and take pictures with.

We celebrated their birthdays on their actual birthday even though they had their party the Saturday before their actual birthday.  Celebrated with family.

Dartanain really enjoyed his cupcake

Enjoyed putting together one of their birthday present while watching Star Wars.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hubb's Corn Maze

Hubb's Corn Maze Field Trip

We went to Hubb's Corn Maze for a field trip with our wonderful co-op group H.E.A.R.T. of Raeford.

It was Kanani and Rey's second time going and Dartanian and mine first time.  We really had a blast and enjoyed our time together.  

They had a huge chair at the farm and we just had to take a picture on it. 

The kids enjoyed the sand box and petting a baby bunny.

Kids were excited to see the Easter bunny especially Dartanian.

Kanani did a great job rope climbing the mountain of dirt and huge tire. We all had a blast jumping on the big air pillow.

Train ride in some neat barrels, Rey went in with Dartanian since he got scared to go by himself.

Hay ride to see the animals.

They had fun seeing all the animals on the farm.

After seeing the ducklings and chicks we all wanted to take some home with us, well except for Rey.

Dartanian had fun searching for eggs in the corn maze.

After seeing the animals the kids went on an Easter egg hunt.

They had a tractor that looked like one of the bulls from the Disney movie "Cars".

Having fun on the tire fort and slide.

By far this was a wonderful day spent together in family.  Love every day we get to spend together, since Rey works so hard.  Every minute counts when we are together.

Sibling love



1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

"A brother is a friend given by Nature."
     ~Jean Baptiste Legouve~

"You don't choose your family.  they are God's gift to you, as you are to them." 
     ~Desmond Tutu~

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet."
     ~Vietnamese Proverb~

I pray every day for their bond to only continue to grow as each day goes by.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine Fun


This month we have celebrated all things LOVE.  Even though we celebrate love all year round, we emphasized it more this month.  

We started off this month in our co-op with Valentine crafts.  Kanani made in her class a heart pillow, decorated a heart shape sugar cookie (but of course she licked all the frosting and sprinkles off before I could get a picture), and made a fruit loop heart.  Dartanian had his hand print and foot prints done to spell out LOVE in his class.  Love all the crafts the kids did in their classes.

At our monthly workshop in Home Depot we build and painted a Valentine mailbox.  It came out great, which Kanani now uses to hold her writing utensils.

Went to the library for our usual story and craft time.  This time everything was all about Valentines.  After listening to several stories about Valentines, the kids saw a puppet show, and finished the day off making their own Valentine cards.  Lots of fun at the library.

Kanani wanted to make homemade Valentine cards for her class at our co-op.  We decided on making heart shaped crayons.  Melted some of our broken crayons we had saved in our silicone heart shape mold. Placed them in the oven for 230 degrees for about 10 minutes, it really depends on your oven and how long it takes for the crayons to melt.  Once they were completely melted I placed the pan in the fridge so they would cool.  Once they were cooled I hot glued them to some card stock that I had pre-made.  We placed each card in a clear bag with some candy.  It really was a fun and easy craft to do.  Love how great each heart came out.

Today was our co-ops Valentine party.  First everyone went to their classes to do different activities and hand out their Valentine cards.  Then we all meet together to eat.

We really enjoyed spending time with everyone and eating some yummy snacks and pizza.  I made heart shape Honeybun cakes for our party. 

After our co-op party we spent some time with a wonderful group of friends (more like family) for a long over due play date.  First Kanani gave everyone some Valentine cards and then it was time to play.

The kids were enjoying making tie dye heart shaped coffee filters.  It was so sweet seeing each of them concentrating and mixing their colors on their hearts.  They all did a wonderful job.  While they were busy decorating their hearts, Dartanian was busy climbing and running around the house.  

Such a special group of kids.  

Love all their imaginations 

Bought this cute castle mailbox at Walmart for Kanani's Valentine party at another co-op.  After putting the castle together we taped two dum dums to a box of Valentine stickers for Kanani to hand out at the party.

Went to another Valentine party at a different co-op.  They had prepared several different stations for the kids to do different crafts and activities.  They both had a lot of fun.

Once they finished some of the activities Kanani got a chance to decorate her own cupcake.  Dartanian did care for decorating he was more interested in eating the cupcake.  

Once done eating their cupcakes they continued on enjoying some more activities and then proceeded to hand out their Valentine cards. 

Enjoyed building her Valentine picture frame at our Build and Grow Workshop at Lowe's.

Placed several drops of paint on a heart shape paper and then placed it in a ziplock bag.  Showed Dartanian want to do and left him to do it on his own.  He enjoyed this activity for several minutes.  It came out better than I imagined once the paint dried.

After he was done with the ziplock bag activity it was time to get messy with paint.  He enjoyed this activity a lot more, after he was done painting the hearts he decided to paint himself.  

Once Kanani saw Dartanian painting she quickly wanted to join in on the action.  They definitely love to paint, such cute artist.

Cut out some heart shapes and wrote secret messages on them for the kids to uncover.  Used a white crayon to write the messages and then the kids used water colors to find the hidden messages.  Can't really see the messages from the pictures, but once the paint dried the messages showed up really clear.

Made a Valentine sensory bin for the kids filled with hearts, heart shaped crayons, pencils, and much more.  They really enjoyed playing in the rice, Dartanian liked throwing the rice out of the bin.  While they played with the bin I read them two Valentine books.  This was a great way to end our Valentine week.