Thursday, August 26, 2010

File Folder Games Aug. 24, 2010

Tuesday afternoon we all went to my sister in laws house to visit and to work on a project together. Chrissy has a HUGE binder full of file folder games that I decided I wanted to make for the boys. They are having a hard time being reverent during sacrament meeting and I am hoping this will keep them entertained for a little longer. First Rachael (my other sister in law who also has young children) and I picked out about 12 different games. Chrissy copied them for us on white cardstock. Then we colored, cut, and laminated the pieces. After they were laminated we cut them out again. We put the folder pieces on and placed contact paper over the folder to protect it. Then I placed velcro stickers on the folder and on the individual pieces. It was a lot more work than I realized but the end results were so worth it (even staying up until 11:30pm that night!) Thankfully my older neices and nephew helped with the coloring and cutting. It was a really fun activity and I am hoping the boys will enjoy them during sacrament meeting. We will find out on Sunday:)

match the number on the paintbrush to the number missing on the paint can. We also made the colors the same for younger kids who don't know numbers yet to just match colors.
This one is fun. One side the ice cream scoop has the word written out. The other side has dots for counting out how many. Then you match it to the right ice cream cone.
This one is so cute. The bushes have a letter missing and need to be matched to the letter on the giraffes neck. My neice colored this one and it is one of my favorites.

rhyming alligators. underneath is a picture of a rhyming word. Chrissy also painted the alligator pairs the same so you could just match identical alligators instead.

Building a Happy family. My nephew colored and cut this all out. It turned out cute. The pieces are a little smaller but I know the boys are going to love this one.

Noah's Ark. My other neice colored these animals. Underneath each animal is their match.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Swimming. Aug. 11, 2010

The boys got to enjoy swimming in their pool today. We have been so busy this summer they haven't gotten a lot of chances to just sit and relax. Jake didn't want to get in but he enjoyed helping fill up the pool. Jake took off his shorts and diaper toward the end so I figured he was done. The pictures are only of his face after that. I love my boys and am so happy to be able to spend this time with them. Soon preschool will start and summer will be just a memory. We need to enjoy it now:)

I love Jake's smile. He is so cute.

That is one happy boy!

swim trunks and diaper are off. Life is good.

Cathy and Ross' Wedding. Aug, 6, 2010

My sister Cathy and her new husband Ross were married last friday. It was a beautiful ceremony. The wedding was held at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs. The recpetion was at the Greenwich chapel. What a memorable day. The bride was beautiful. The weather was perfect. It was the first time in 8 years that all my siblings were together. Actually our entire family was there. It was so great to catch up with everyone and to be able to see Cathy and Ross start their life together. Just a warning, there are A LOT of pictures. At the reception, Nicholas was dancing like crazy. I have a few pics of it. Congratulations Cathy and Ross!!

Karin and Ross' brother Thor

Layla and my brother Alex

Shellie and Ross' brother Bach

Cathy and my Dad walking down the isle

The ceremony

Officially Mr. and Mrs. Ross Schanck

My entire family.

All the Healy siblings with the Bride and Groom


Chad and I with the boys and the happy new couple.

My brothers

My dad and Cathy

My mom and Cathy

All the neices and nephews with Aunt Michelle

Walking into the reception.

Cutting the cake

I love this picture.

Jake and his Daddy dancing

DancingNicholas and his dancing. It was so cute.

My brothers and sister dancing, I think.