Monday, November 29, 2010

Maybe I should do better...

Whoa...Last time I blogged it was July. Sorry. Let's see what's new...

August: Went to see my sister Erin and her family in Indiana for a week. They just adopted a little girl from China. She is adorable. I am so happy for her and her family.

Had lots of fun in our pool in the backyard. Katelyn is a little fish. She is not scared of the water at all, so that keeps me on my toes watching her. She swims with a life jacket which is way more than my other kids did at her age. She is so cute to watch swim.

September: School started. Kiernan is now in 7th grade, Preston in 3rd, Ashlyn started Kindergarten, and Katelyn is still home with me. Ashlyn loves school and is doing well.

October: Had lots of fun running in leaves and of course going Trick or Treating. I'll post pics of our pumpkin carvings and the cuties in their costumes. Always so fun getting lots of candy and I always let them eat as much at they want...but only that night. After that, one or two a day.

November: So now I am up to date. The 1st quarter ended at school and everyone is doing well. Kiernan has a 93 in Math and his teacher says he has a good brain for it. Preston is progressing well. Ashlyn is doing well too. She still gets therapies and also has been given more Special Ed. She tends to get distracted in a large group, so working in small settings is good for her. We had Thanksgiving at our house with some of our close friends. We had so much fun playing Guesstures and watching everyone being silly. God has blessed us with great friends who are like family.

That's it for now. I'm all up to date. I'll have to post pictures later when I can get on my desktop. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and may your Christmas be blessed.

Monday, July 19, 2010

More pictures

Preston and Ashlyn in Karate.

Preston at his spring concert


Ashlyn horse back riding

Pre-K graduation
We moved the boys to the room in the basement, and the girls got their old room. This is the finished product.


Playing baseball. She loved it!

Monday, May 31, 2010

So much to catch up on

Ashlyn playing baseball
Todd and I hiking at Lake George

Karate white belt promotion test

Pretty girls

Wow! Have I been slacking in the blog department. Well, here is the latest in the Finn house.

Last month Todd and I went White Water Rafting on the upper Hudson River and we went hiking. It was the first time we had a few days away without the kids since, well, who knows when. We had such a great time. It was the first time we both have done rafting, but it won't be the last. Then we went hiking near Lake George.

Ashlyn started playing baseball. She absolutely loves it.

This summer Ashlyn will be going to summer school. She is slightly below where she should be and this will help her keep up the things she has learned so far. She will be starting kindergarten in the fall and will gone all day.

Preston has been struggling a little with his reading. He will also be going to summer school for reading.

Kiernan has been doing great in school and has earned the Merit award 2 marking periods so far. He is a smart kid and consistently gets grades in the 80s.

We recently put our pool up and the kids have been having a blast swimming. I'm so glad we have had a nice spring.

Todd, Me, Kiernan and Preston also are taking Karate. Good friends of ours opened their Karate School here in Ravena (Karate for Christ). The boys love it and Todd and I enjoy the workouts. I recently took my first promotion test and I am now a blue belt. Kiernan, Todd and Preston need more time to practice and will probably take the next promotion test and advance to a blue belt.

So far our spring has been busy and fun. Hope you all are enjoying your spring as well.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The 1980s and Easter Fun

Todd and I all dressed up 80s

Easter egg hunt

Finding an egg

Pretty girls

Todd and I recently went to a birthday party for our close friends. It was an 80s themed party. So funny seeing everyone dressed in their 80s outfits. Here are just a few pictures of Todd and I at the party.

Easter was also a fun day! Starting with church and then finishing with dinner with family.
Enjoy the pictures!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Outside fun

Ready for school
Climb Kiernan, climb!
Say cheese!

You made it Kiernan!

It's been a while since I updated.

Things have been great in our household. Kiernan is consistently getting 80's on his report cards. He is a very smart boy and I am proud of him. Preston has made tremendous progress in his reading. He went from just below grade level 5 weeks ago, to at grade level reading independently. It just has finally clicked for him. He is also a very smart boy. Ashlyn is doing great as well. I have not got any updates on her progress from school, but I know she is really catching on to what she is learning. Even tonight she was telling me what certain words begin with by hearing the first sound. That is great! I am so delighted that she is really on track with her learning abilities. And who can forget cute little Katelyn. Katelyn is just a cutie pie who has a feisty personality. They are all such blessings to Todd and I.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snowed In!

Building a snow fort.

Since everyone had off today we decided to all go out and play in the snow. Here are some fun pictures of our outside adventures!