Tuesday, December 23, 2014

t-giving 2014

we were so blessed to spend thanksgiving at the houston's house with lots and lots of good food and just as many good friends. 

 
the beautiful hostess.

 
marin & maddy are so cute that i pretty much just followed them around taking pictures.



 
and that's a wrap.

so mama is going shopping!

i love this snuggly little face early in the morning.


getting crafty

the thelen house has stepped up the craftiness the past couple months. okay, that's not entirely true...wes isn't taking an art class or having a bi-weekly craft night with his friends. but coen and i are, and marin joins in when she can. because, she thinks she can do anything and everything her brother can do. anyway, coen has started taking an art class on friday afternoons and has been creating all kinds of fun stuff. he is the youngest in class, but does a great job hanging in there. also, i get to help him and i (not so secretly) love that. 
(check out the rainbow foreheads on those foxes!)




 
this project was so fun, and he decided (with some guidance) to give the dolls to marin, bella and gianna for Christmas!

 
what?! a cookies and milk ornament making party! marin was so excited to join, and also for all the sweet treats!



 
a group of my girlfriends have started getting together regularly for mama craft night. sometimes we don't craft at all, but then we others we create masterpieces. it's a blast either way.

school love

we are so lucky to live just a hop and a skip from coen's school. unless it's raining we walk to and from school each day with breath taking views of the ocean joining us. it is somewhat magical. like, i seriously can't believe that THIS is where coen gets to go to school. i felt the same way about his farm preschool, and i am just so thankful that we ended up at ha'aheo elementary. another awesome thing is that they have a parent child program that gathers at the school monday-thursday. marin and i get to go hang out together and often join coen for a picnic lunch. here is a peak at what has been happening on school days. 
 




 
 
fall festival fun!





 





 
moday morning on the mound is one of my top 5 favorite things about the school. but probably i couldn't make a top five list...too many favorites! 
 
 
i am only a little bit having fun with my school aged boy.
just enough fun to create build your own turkey muffins for his class. 







 
 
the week of chirstmas was a blast! no joke, i think i had as much fun as the kinders. i got to help lots and lots in class, and be there for the entire last day before break. i also took build your own snowman kits, and that was just delicious fun...also a little crazy in hindsight. what was I thinking? 



 
hawaiian style caroling with the entire school.