Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Water Fights

Thanks to the Target Dollar Spot, we are now proud owners of 5 (one for each of us!) squeeze bottles perfect for summer water fights (Or picnics.  Dual-purpose!).  The girls wanted to try out the 3 new ones, and Sunday provided the perfect hot weather...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ivie's First Grade Field Day

On May 17th, the Lower School celebrated Field Day.  I was the self-appointed photographer for First Grade Blue (who wore yellow for the day), which meant the parents had to suffer through about 200 pictures that I posted afterward to the class's Shutterfly Share Site.  And that wasn't even counting the multiple shots of Ivie that I took and didn't bore the rest of the class with!

I believe it goes without saying that the water games were the favorite activities.  The weather cooperated, too, as it was a steamy mid-80's day.

Gotta love Field Day!



Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Hare and the Tortoise

Ivie's class studied Aesop's Fables in April and May, and the unit culminated in skits for the parents.  Ivie, along with her friend, Borden, were "The Hare and the Tortoise."

Dale was out of town, hence, a video.  If you have 3 minutes to spend watching kids playact, I'm sure you won't be disappointed...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Facebook: May, 2013

May 1 at 6:57a

Dale Herman
Nine years is not a milestone anniversary, but this past year was great for us for many reasons. Spending my life with someone who makes every year better is such a blessing! Happy Anniversary, Amy. I love you!!! 

May 1 at 10:59a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
How Mommy entertains herself while her baby recovers from mono, how Bryce reacts to the painstakingly-built structures, and how demolition boy so clearly expresses his apology afterward.

May 3 at 8:06a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sorry you can't be here to celebrate Grandparents' Day, Jeffnjane Schaeperkoetter and Emma Jean Herman, but we will be thinking about you!

May 4 at 8:14a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Questioning the intelligence of choosing a weekend to institute a "screen ban" (i.e., no television, iPads, iTouches, etc.). Bryce has already attempted to turn on the unplugged kitchen television 7 times.

May 5 at 8:18a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Learning how to blow raspberries! 

May 5 at 11:44a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ivie's Veggie Creature project. Tillin the Turtle. Let's see if she is still this fresh and cute on Tuesday when she goes to school... 

May 7 at 6:22p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
After spending a few days with Iv and Mac, the stomach bug has decided to pay Mommy a visit. #inevitable #welcomehomedaddy

May 10 at 8:01a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
On the way to school this morning, I passed a beautiful Carolina blue VW bug. With a decorative red NC State front license plate. #hmmmmm

May 11 at 1:40p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sweet, sleepy, sick boy. Nebulizer treatments at Urgent Care are NOT B's idea of a happy Saturday morning at Grandma's...

May 12 at 7:55a

Dale Herman
Mommy - We stole Daddy's computer and Facebook page because we wanted to tell everyone that you are the greatest Mommy in the World! We are so lucky to have you and we love you very much!! Love, Ivie, Macie, and Bryce

May 12 at 11:21a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Waiting patiently for our Mother's Day tradition of brunch at IHOP! 

May 12 at 2:49p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
My little trooper 

May 14 at 3:21p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ivie (as she watched me struggling to cut off tree branches that were hindering the girls' swinging): "Isn't that more of a DADDY job?!?" 

May 17 at 10:35a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Enjoying water games at Field Day! 

May 17 at 4:42p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Since Macie has very little experience with non-animated movies other than Ramona and Beezus, it is proving difficult to explain to her that Beezus (Selena Gomez) could possibly be in a different movie with a (gasp) different name. 

May 17 at 5:26p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Pizza picnic! 

May 17 at 9:45p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
A quiet (and mostly clean) house, a bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, and a new book. Heaven on earth.

May 18 at 9:02a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Finger painting (literally!) 

May 18 at 10:14a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Putting them to work... 

May 18 at 10:55a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sprinkler fun

May 18 at 11:13a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Love those wet curls! 

May 19 at 4:47p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Hope the neighbors don't mind a maze of chalk trails in the cul-de-sac... 

May 22 at 3:26p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
I was just scolded by Ivie in front of her first grade friends for saying "Mommy" instead of "Mom". This is happening too fast. 

May 23 at 6:48p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Macie has spent the afternoon/evening with her best friend, who is celebrating her 5th birthday today. After dinner and some play time without her sister (which doesn't happen very often!), Ivie said, "When is Macie gonna be home? I can't believe I miss her...". 

May 23 at 8:03p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
My "baby" girl showed me tonight that she knows how to make a ponytail all by herself. Sniff, sniff. 

May 23 at 8:23p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
A portion of Macie's bedtime prayer tonight: "... and I hope A LOT of people learn to believe in God. Like a hundred. Or 55. Amen." 

May 24 at 4:00p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Did somebody say "holiday weekend"?!? 

May 25 at 11:01a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Yesterday, I wore a Braves shirt. Today, the Cardinals. Make up your minds already. (P.S. Mommy, you know you're my favorite. Go Redbirds!) 

May 25 at 11:12a

Dale Herman
Hard to beat this view while mowing grass on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!!!

May 25 at 2:30p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
A sick baby and his sweet daddy, sharing a nap. 

May 25 at 5:34p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
A little wheezing can't keep him from singing. 

May 26 at 9:49a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Sunday Bun Day! 

May 27 at 1:44p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Memorial Day trail ride. 

May 28 at 6:53a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Dale will make sure this sign on Iv's door has plenty of adhesive for the next 14 years... 

May 28 at 4:20p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
I've never seen a kid enjoy what she's dubbed "fake reading" chapter books as much as Macie...

May 30 at 2:28p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Emma Jean Herman, are you ready for these jokers?!?

May 31 at 5:24p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
The Magnificent Mile