Have a little.... patience

Pen's school has a fun tradition of honoring particular students each month for something specific.
Each month has a different goal for the kids to work on.
Examples would be kindness, helpfulness, positivity and so on.
Penelope was chosen for patience this month!
She didn't know she was getting this award, but WE did!
Its so cute how the school does it... they bring all the kindergarten classes together in one assembly.
There the teachers each take their turns making an announcement about how they decided to choose each child. Then the kids get to go up, accept their award, be applauded and take pictures.
I love this idea of rewarding good behavior.
What a great incentive to give the kids each month.
Great job Penelope!
We love you


Runnin' for dayz: Pen's Peabody Jog-a-Thon

This past Friday was Penelope's first time participating in a jog-a-thon.
This is her school's largest fundraiser of the year.
One thing that makes Peabody Charter so unique is that although they are a public school, they have managed to maintain many enrichment programs that state funding would have cut otherwise.
Its because of the efforts of friends and family in fundraising like this that makes it all happen.

The kindergarteners went first and they were PUMPED!
They had to run for 30 minutes. 
I was so proud of them!

Penelope ran the entire time- I couldn't believe it!
This is the first time she's ever done anything like that.
Great job Pen!
And thank you for everyone that donated to her school.

Everly and Nana cheering on P!

Cassidy cheering on her big sis MacKenzie!

Violet & Jack cheering on their big sissies

Everly keeping warm

dad cheering her on!

I jumped in at the end and ran with her to help keep her motivated!

This little lady ran 19 laps!
Great Job Penelope!


Vday lovin'

This year Valentines "DAY" was pretty much a three day long extravaganza, heck with four girls in the family and all--- lets' just say James is a busy guy! ;)
It wouldn't be vday without some Welsh Valentines Bark!

gotta have your standard "heart lunch"

Violet's valentine creations

Penelope handmade 24 of these beauts

and of course mom had to get in on the action too

snuck in a little  SB Film Festival action...

James took all 3 girls to a daddy daughter dance
at our church ocean hills and he surprised them each with a
necklace. The three wishes symbolizes his "three" little girls.

Penelope wanted a special "do" for her hair so we did a blowout

its soooo long when its straight!

we did our date night the day before Valentines 

dinner at Babarenos

and we caught a dance show featuring Isabella at Center Stage Theater

there she goes!

finished the night off at Joes and found this gem...

surprise baskets for the morning!

and this is the best way for me to spend Vday

love ya'll!