Monday, February 28

Random Weekend Pics

A few randoms I found from this weekend...

LOVING his new superhero shirt!!!

practicing running for Saturday!

my sweet boys napping on Sunday!


Pray for Lucy!


Sunday, February 27

Run Like The Wind...

Saturday morning we took the kiddos to their very first "running club". (For you Memphis Mommy's.. go here!) It was SO fun!! We were split up in age groups, so I stayed with LK and let Chris keep an eye on Ethan. The coaches had so many fun warm-ups and relays to keep the kids entertained. LK was awesome on the hurdles!!! Chris said that Ethan liked long distance running. We go back next Saturday for another "training session" and then they have their race the following Saturday. LK's age group runs for 1/2 mile and E's age runs the 100yr dash. They seemed to really enjoy it! It was great to watch them get so excited about something like that.

That was really the only exciting thing we've done this weekend. Last night we ran to the mall and today we did grocery shopping and lunch at Panera (LOVE PANERA KID'S MENU!!! ALL ORGANIC AND SUPER YUMMY!!). I think allergy season is starting to hit The Stickles' House b/c we've had a lot of sneezes and puffy eyes this weekend. :( We are getting ready for our BIG ULTRASOUND on Wednesday!! The kiddos are going with Chris and I so they can see their new baby sister or brother on the screen. I can't wait to see what they think about it!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We are gearing up for another round of strong thunderstorms to roll through Memphis late tonight into tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be able to slide by with no damage or loss of electricity again!


Friday, February 25

Sad Goodbyes & Stormy Weather

Yesterday was my last day of teaching at Ethan's preschool. I am officially on maternity leave from PDO! While I am definitley looking forward to not being exhausted so much, I am SO SAD to be leaving my 12 precious 3 1/2 year olds!!! Ethan is of course still going to be in school though, so I am looking forward to visiting them often! I've already told them that I would be back the Tuesday after we find out whether the new baby is a boy or girl! I've never posted any pictures of all the fun I had with them, so beware.. PICTURE OVERLOAD!!! :) I just love them to pieces and am going to miss them so much!

Farm Day!
My Sweet Miss Causey (aka - Ethan's LOVE!) ;)

It was definitely a "perk" to get to see this cute face while I was working!! ;)

Cookies With Grandparents

Hayride & Pumpkin Patch

They celebrated my birthday with me!


Thanksgiving Feast

We made the turkey handprint t-shirts and they turned out so stinkin' cute!

Christmas Program!

Decorating cookies for Christmas on PJ Day! (our last day before break)

making reindeer food

We had a visit from Santa!!

We were learning opposites.. "under/over" "front/behind".. things like that! So, they got to color "under" the table! They LOVED it!!

For "O" week, we made Octopus hotdogs, which were a big hit! And for "P" week, we held a "P Party" complete with Pizza, Popcorn, Pretzels and Punch!

Last night we also got some very stormy weather in Memphis! It was predicted for days and boy were they right! We prepared all day at school for the storms, but they fortunately held off till after I was able to leave school with Ethan, go pick up LK AND make a Target run! (you know.. priorities! ha!) We were able to have dinner and get prepared for the storm before anything actually hit. Chris was actually out for a run with Huck when the sirens started going off. Luckily, most of the bad weather hit just to the north of our house, so we only saw high winds for a few minutes and never lost electicity! The sirens went on for quite a while though! I always get so stressed during storms. You'd think that living in Memphis my entire life would ease my anxiety for them, but it surely has not! Thank goodness for Dave Brown! :)

Today it is COLD! I am so ready for 60+ degrees!! We are really looking forward to tomorrow.. I signed the kids up for a running club and tomorrow is their first training session!!! We will see how it goes! :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!