Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to Iryna

Happy Birthday to Iryna! She is now 12 years old. 

The balloon fairy brought 12 red balloons for Iryna. 

Iryna wanted the Amish breakfast casserole for breakfast. 

Can you guess her birthday theme for this year? Matryoshka!

Me and my Ukrainian princess!

For lunch she wanted homemade corndogs with veggies, chips, and ranch dip. 

Nichole made these adorable Matryoshka cake-pops. Aren't they the cutest?

Happy Birthday! 🎈🎂🎁 


Matryoshka coloring books from Russia. 

She gots lots of puzzles and beads, plus an MP3 player and headphones. She also received pajamas and a t-shirt. 


Emma helping Iryna with her puzzle. 

I color analyzed Iryna and she is a winter! (I was very surprised!) She looks fabulous in a little makeup. 



Grandma read her a book called the Littlest Matryoshka. So cute! The day before, Grandma took Iryna out for tacos and cupcakes. 


My sweet Irynka, where has the time gone? You are now a young woman, at the age of 12. You try very hard to make good choices and you are quite empathetic when other people are hurting. Cooking is a new favorite hobby and you are often asking to help cut up vegetables in the kitchen. You can peel shrimp like a real professional! Your favorite foods include cherry tomatoes, goldfish crackers, grapes, and salad. You love to play ping pong with Calvin. You enjoy putting together puzzles and stringing up beads. You give hugs and love your family. We are so happy to have you in our family! We love you, Iryna!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Welcome to summer!

It's always an adjustment when summer rolls around. It's been so busy, that I hadn't been able to blog the week prior to summer, so here we go!

I color analyzed Danee and Bonnie. It was SO FUN!


Silas' t-ball games are over now. This was his last game. He had a great season.













(She said it was too bright outside)

I made these again for the bus drivers. I think they are SO cute!

Calvin loved Cub Scout Day Camp this year. He came home with so much new knowledge to share with us. 




Keith met with the ophthalmologist.

Cleaning house for Grandma's visit!

Keith learning how to treat the American Flag at Scouts.



I love how devoted these two are to each other. They treat each other so well and that has been the case since they met 8 years ago in Mariupol, Ukraine. <3

Monday, June 13, 2016

Gearing up for summer

Summer is almost upon us here in the Pierce Household. It's almost time to put away the backpacks and the lunch boxes. I am hoping to have a nice summer with the kids at home. What are your plans this summer?

This is what happens when you purchase a super cheap blender from Walmart (that blended things horribly, even the buttons rattled when it was turned on, and died after only making three smoothies) and you don't want to throw away any more money on junk, so you turn to your trusty kitchenaid brand and even get it in your favorite color. Thanks to my firstborn for modeling it for you all. ‪#‎thisthingismassive‬ ‪#‎smoothiesherewecome‬



Prepping gifts for our beloved bus drivers!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Another ER visit for Calvin


I am attending a Super Hero Bunco this month, so I am sporting some Wonder Woman attire. :D

I went to visit Keith after an IEP meeting to help transition him up to middle school. You can see his admirer in the background. I can't help but be amused by her obsession of Keith. 

Silas after a t-ball game.

Iryna being frustrated about something...

I took Anna shopping for some clothes. She and I both saw this dress and we knew it was right for her. She thinks it looks very anime. I think it looks so cute on her.

Calvin developed a fever on Saturday night - so I whisked him away to the ER. 2 hours later we were on our way home with a Rx for amoxicillin. A fever sure does knock this kids out. The nurse was excited to hear his heartbeat when she read what his heart condition was...ha ha. 

Another outfit from Anna's shopping trip. When did my baby grow so tall??