Saturday, April 22, 2017

seder meal smiles

each year our church has a seder meal.  our kids love it and look forward to going and learning/re-learning about the passover and what each thing on our table stands for.  it takes days of preparation to set up each table and get the meal ready, so it's fun to see these smiles after all of our hard work!

even so, i'm glad it's only a yearly meal!!  :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

bored little brother

books at a tennis tournament

sticks and dirt at a baseball tournament

his favorite words at whatever sporting event we happen to be attending are, "can we just go home?"  but, this little brother is definitely a long as snacks are available!  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

march madness

our family march madness brackets are always a big deal each year.  as soon as all the conference tournaments are over, we all make our picks and the trash talking begins.  each and every person on the henson side participates....grandparents, aunts, uncles, uncle's brothers, cousins, a few friends, and even the household pets.  last year we all lost to a dog.  

this year, however, the smallest tupelo henson pulled out the win.  it came down to him and the smallest jackson henson and the final game.  reed chose north carolina, and he may have done a happy dance around the breakfast table when he realized that he had won!  he definitely put in the work!  he watched every game with his bracket and highlighter in hand.  

and he was all smiles with the victory!  

i think i came in last again.  but, at least i lost to a human this year!!  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

his last learning fair

the 5th grade learning fair was two weeks ago.  william researched and wrote a paper about greece and then put together a board about the different aspects of greece.  he LOVES mythology, and i cannot even begin to count the books he has read in that category.  so when it came time to choose a country, his first and only choice was greece.  it's at the top of my bucket list, too, and the pictures he chose to put on his board just solidified greece's place at the top!  goodness...that place is beautiful!  

this was his last learning fair ever!!!   he did a great job on this one, but i don't think he was too sad to be doing it for the last time!  i'll just have to put him in charge of the other two little people in this house!!  

Monday, April 17, 2017

some days i wonder...

some days i wonder if they even like each other.  other days i look outside to find little brother calling out spelling and vocabulary to middle brother.  (in case you are wondering, wes has always preferred to study upside down.)

middle brother paid little brother back by shagging balls for batting practice.

and on days like these....i think that maybe they do kind of like each other!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

spring break

spring break was a month ago, but here i am getting around to posting about it.  we didn't have any fancy plans, but we did make a quick trip to huntsville to go to the space museum.  it's the kind of place that you have to be all in or just glance at everything on the surface and move on.  there's a lot of info there!!  my kids were all in...they had to kick us out at closing time!

testing out what 10 pounds feels like on each planet...

 i don't actually know what this dancing??  i said that my kids were all in.  that did not mean that mama was all about it!

building their habitat on mars...

space monkeys...

checking out the rocket park and riding the rides outside...

these three astronauts had a great time.  thanks, huntsville!