Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 30th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Liberty, your brains are showing... and they match your shirt so well!

April 29th 2014- A Daily Valencic



A homeschool "win" moment... I was at Sam's Club.  My kids, while watching a movie (How to Train Your Dragon), paused the movie, took this picture, and kept on watching... so they had proof.

Why?  Because of the grammar mistake in the captioning, that's why.

So proud.

April 28th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Three of my ten cuties.  The boys said they were on the floor so they could see what Ginny was looking at... still not sure.

April 27th 2014- A Daily Valencic



A Nathanael profile.  Very handsome 11 year old Boy Scout, 5th grader, and all around great guy.

April 26th 2014- A Daily Valencic



I dropped my kids off at Stake Conference (the Saturday evening session) to meet their dad and attend with him.  The younger 7 and I drove around the temple before going home, as I could not attend with every other 12 and up member I know being AT Stake Conference :)

We'll take turns.  They all gave me great reports of what was covered.  Life is good.  I got to talk about the temple with my younger children.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 25th 2014- A Daily Valencic



17 kids at the zoo, ages 17 and under... however, one of them was still strapped to me when I took this picture.  Getting together with friends is wonderful!  Jules couldn't take her eyes off the giraffes behind her... they were unusually close!

April 24th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Benjamin is practicing his face painting, for his new job.  He'll start mid-May.  You can see him in the background experimenting practicing on someone else...

April 23rd 2014- A Daily Valencic



This is what happens when everyone's socks fall apart at once... and Target has a Buy 2, get one free sale on Hanes... I think I had to make one more trip after this for a few more things, but this is the bulk of the purchases.

April 22nd 2014- A Daily Valencic



This picture makes me happy.  Ginny is a cheerful baby girl!  She's just figuring out how to laugh and smile socially.

April 21st 2014- A Daily Valencic



Ginny loves her dad... I love this picture.

April 20th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Happy Easter!  Here I am with my 4 daughters, all dressed in our Sunday best with new white sweaters and hair things.  Aren't they gorgeous?  Ginny is still tiny on Emilie's lap, while Juliana is definitely filling up my lap, and Liberty is sitting next to me and getting so grown up!

April 19th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Juliana is patiently waiting for spaghetti at our Scout/Young Women camp fundraiser.  It was a lot of fun and the kids all were very good!

April 18th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Liberty reading "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to Juliana before bedtime.  I just love how they are both bent over the book, reading intently.

April 17th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Benjamin is auditioning for a job as a Body Artist at Worlds of Fun with Kaman's Art Shoppes, the same company Michael works for as a Caricature Artist, also at Worlds of Fun.  Here he is after learning some airbrush techniques and face painting.  (someone else did this to him, he did it to others...)

April 16th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Pretty baby girl!  Here she is, 2 1/2 months old.

April 15th 2014- A Daily Valencic



The older three were with Dad at the temple for Youth baptisms.  Nathanael was at 11 year old scouts.  The youngest (how many does that leave?) 6 were with me and we decided to go on an adventure.  (I'm holding Ginny) This was in the park near the big fountain off Vivion and Oak.  Love the fountains of Kansas City!

April 14th 2014- A Daily Valencic



It's snowing!  Yes, in mid-April.  Not much stuck but it was kind of funny after such a long winter.

April 13th 2014- A Daily Valencic



So excited to be here!  You can just feel the positive energy from this baby girl :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12th 2014- A Daily Valencic



I love spring!  I love daffodils!  I love the pink tree in the background!  Welcome, spring!

April 11th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Emilie and Juliana's birthday!  Happy birthday to half of my daughters.  Emilie turned 14 and Jules turned 2.  This is her "show us a happy face" face... not her normal smile.

April 10th 2014- A Daily Valencic



"Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of mission... quest... thing.... where are we going?"

April 9th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Shhhh... Martin the mighty bearded dragon is sleeping... that does look uncomfortable.

April 8th 2014- A Daily Valencic



No, Tom, she can't have chips and salsa con queso... yet.

She looks thrilled, though.

April 7th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Here are my three youngest daughters with bright pink in their hair.  Juliana wanted two bows in her hair because Liberty had two ponytails in HER hair... will it always be like this?  :) 

April 6th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Ginny and Mom.

April 5th 2014- A Daily Valencic



My 3 oldest sons and my husband barely home from Priesthood Session for General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Learn more here- General Conference link.

April 4th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Benjamin working on his Personal Fitness Merit Badge... our exercise bike that is great for cold snowy days... or extra hot days, which are NOT happening yet.  Or late at night when we're not going to be outside.

April 3rd 2014- A Daily Valencic



Christopher and his cool Crayon Maker for his birthday.  They've had so much fun with this!  Lots of swirly crayons and the smell of melting wax...

April 2nd 2014- A Daily Valencic



She is not always happy.  I am not sure what happened this time.

April 1st 2014- A Daily Valencic



Here are the cards from our Family Home Evening lesson preparing for Conference. They have some fun facts and quotes from our Apostles and First Presidency. This is a perfect height for most of the newer readers in the house...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

March 31st 2014- A Daily Valencic



Two mini temples built out of dominoes.

March 30th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Isn't she precious?  This is the same dress all three of her sisters were blessed in.

She was blessed with family in the circle, which was very nice for a change!  (we live a ways from most family!)

March 29th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Here are most of Tom's family at the temple to do some family names.  It was a very special experience, not to mention just cool, to be in a sealing room in the House of the Lord with that many Valencics.

March 28th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Just so excited to be here and part of this crazy family!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

March 27th 2014- A Daily Valencic



I can't believe my baby boy turned 6! It seems like only yesterday I was having my 5th boy within 7 short years... and only 15 months after the last one! Christopher is an awesome kid. He is trying new things every day and loves sharing them with us. He has tons of energy and taught the entire Nursery class to run back and forth across their classroom doing races... but that was 'years' ago. He has a little more control now, haha. Here he is picking up confetti off the floor from his birthday card...

March 26th 2014- A Daily Valencic


Nathanael turned 11 today!  I think he had a good day, and we had a lot of fun as a family celebrating his birthday.  We love having this kiddo in our family.  He always has a positive way of looking at things and can really make you think.  He loves art and music and Scouts.  He is growing up way too fast but we are also very excited for him to try new things this year!

March 25th 2014- A Daily Valencic



Nathanael got to go to "11 Year old Scouts" early.  Otherwise, as he turned 11 ON his usual day to go to Cub Scouts and the Scouts met a day earlier, he would have missed Scouts entirely this week.  He was so excited!