Thursday, December 10, 2009

Date night with mom

Cinderella and Ella
A friend from work gave me 2 tickets to the GR Civic Theatre... Ella and I made a date night out of it. We went to dinner and then the play. Afterwards Ella got a picture with Cinderella...didn't want one with the prince so I snap a photo of just him.

Tree 2009

Schavey Family Tree
This year we tried another local tree farm. Mike was not up for the hunt and the cut so we picked one from their favorite cuts.

Family Photo Time

Ella picking out her favorite ornaments

Another family photo

Tree decorating was lots of fun

Ella found this pink tree she wanted...couldn't talk us into it :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sneak Peak of the Craziness of Thanksgiving
Grandma did a great job preparing an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for 40+ people. Great times with friends and family!

Great Wolf Lodge
This was the best surprise for the kids...we had a great time with family at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mom's Letter To Ella
Ella's preschool does a star of the week program and one part of that is for parents to write a letter to their child. I put Ella's letter within a book on snapfish. I very excited for them to read it tomorrow and for her to see the book. To view the book go to the link below.
Neighborhood Fall Fest Party
This year my neighbor and I decided to do a fall fest party. I made really cute invites and we put them around the neighborhood. We didn't have the greatest turn out but had a lot of fun doing it. We will try it again next year! Best gift bag goodie: whoppie cushion!

Art Prize 2009

Grand Rapids Art Prize 2009
This September Grand Rapids was alive with people coming to see the over 1000 different pieces of art put in the ART Prize competion. Mike and I took the kids and they loved it. I am sure that Ella will one day have her own Art piece in the competition. Here are pics of some of our favorites.

Ella's Halloween Party

Preschool Halloween Party!

Ella and her friends having fun at the Halloween Party!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ella - Star of the Week

This letter (written by a parent) is to be read out loud by the teacher to the class

Ella Schavey

Ella Schavey is our special little girl.
She loves to play dress up and put make-up on.
She even tried cutting her beautiful curls.

Ella Schavey makes our family laugh and smile
She does her best to sing Taylor Swift.
She knows how to get to grandma nauty -pants’ house
…all two hundred and twenty miles.

Ella Schavey we love her so
She is kind and smart
But watch out when she farts!

Ella Schavey does her best in school
She listens to her teachers and plays nice with her friends
She doesn’t get timeouts, because that’s not cool.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tenting IT
We were excited to have our friends Alex and Cal over for a sleep over. The kids decided that we should put the tent in the backyard. So the tent went up, then went down when Mike was fixing how I put the tent together. The Schavey kids were asleep first and then Cal missed his mom so the sleepover ended. When Joey and Ella woke up in the morning, we got out of the tent and made a pancake breakfast.

Family Reunion in TC

Gotta love the view in TC!

Ella was the dog walker the whole 6hours we were there.
Here she is cuddling with one.

Baby Jack looking stylish.

Ella the Dog Walker

Baseball Game

Clare Bear

Clare Bear
We love Clare and this is one of my favorite videos of her from 4th of July. Clare has such an amazing personality. Ella and Clare are like 2 peas in a pod...getting into a lot of trouble together. Notice the flare added to Clare's outfit.

What a Jumper

Fun at Cherry Festival

In July we went to Traverse City to hang out with Grandma and Papa. The kids had a blast at Cherry Festival...walking in the parade with the GVSU Alumni Association. Here is Ella enjoying herself on one of the rides (the only ride she took part in...I was so proud of her).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Week of 4th of July
Wow did we have a great week. The week ended with the 5 K run and the kids completing the 1 mile run. They did such an awesome job. If you see below you can see we made Tye die shirts...look a little further down and you can see what they were suppose to look like. Lesson not dry the shirts right away.
I will post videos later but right now I only have time to post the pictures.

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