Saturday, May 16, 2015

April 2015

We started April off with the loud noises of renovation.  For those of you that know me, dust/messes and I do not get along.  I've had to reach deep into my non-OCD side to get through the month of April and not want to clean every.single.night!

We celebrated Easter (which happened to be my dad's birthday) in the beginning of April.  We did a scavenger hunt with clues to find baskets, looked for eggs in the backyard, went to church, can had a delicious meal of steaks at Bob and Karen's house.  We also did a balloon release for my dad after church.  We went to the store and each picked out a balloon.  The kids wrote birthday and Easter messages for him and then we let them go into the sky.  We plan on making this a tradition on his birthday!

We went to Indianapolis in the beginning of April and had a short visit (unfortunately) with my family.  We enjoyed spending time with family and the kids had a blast with Allison and Sarah.

Here are some pictures from our month of April:

Easter pictures:

Balloon release for my dad:

Easter dinner at the Vandervaarts:

Night one renovation dinner in the living room with plastic draped in background :)

Pictures from our visit to Indianapolis:

The girls felt extra sassy before heading to school one day

Mid-April we went to an auction with Bob and Karen for breast cancer and Karen's dragonboat team.

The hospital I work for provides helmets for every 1st grader in Stark County.  I was able to volunteer for Claire's class specifically and had a great time teaching bike safety and fitting her and her classmates for helmets.

Jake loved this hole from 1st floor looking down into the basement.

The Girl Scout Troop earned a spa day for all of their hard work with cookie sales and Claire was graciously grandfathered in.  The moms did the girl's hair, fingernails and toe nails.

Just a nice evening with sidewalk chalk

Pictures from our renovation:

Hope you had a good April!

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