Ransom Family

Random Ramblings and Happenings

February 2017

on March 7, 2017
This little girl had a birthday!
Elizabeth is now 14 years old!  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.
To celebrate we went out for ice cream after dinner.
The MiaMaids decorated our door the first Sunday after her birthday to welcome her to their group at church.
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! It helps to have so many kid birthdays all at once when you get to use the birthday coupons for free stuff all at once. =)
Vincent liked his ice cream too. Olivia picked a mango flavor.
Abby’s ice cream.

It just wouldn’t quit snowing.  Vincent took a turn to scrape the sidewalks.Andy

Andy took Olivia, Vincent, and Abby on a trip on President’s Day to visit his parents and then they drove the long way home.  (I was working and Elizabeth had laundry duty since she wanted to stay home. After I was done working, she helped me grocery shop and we went to dinner too.)

Speaking of work, guess who they chose for Associate of the Month?  Me!  My department is actually performing amazingly well compared to others in our region/district.  At the time of this award, my department was #2 in sales for our whole store, just behind men’s.  This is my 4th associate of the month award in 3 1/2 years (October 2014, October 2015, October 2016, and February 2017).

Olivia asked for makeup for Christmas and has been trying things out at home since she can’t wear it outside of the house yet.  She practices on Abby too.

Vincent needed to decorate a cake for the Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts.  He chose to decorate it with Yoshi’s world.

Grandpa Paul and Grandma Mary came for the Pack Meeting.  Abby loves to color and even got Grandpa Paul to help her. Grandpa Paul had his 63rd birthday this month too!

Vincent earned his WOLF badge.  His leader was amazing and had nearly everything taken care of in the weekly den meetings.  (I know what a feat that is since I was a Bear leader for 3 1/2 years!)  Amazing!  We actually only had to help him with one requirement and that was only because scouts was canceled due to the snow the day they were going to do it.  (We helped him with others, but that’s the only one we had to really do.)Mom pin. =) Celebrating 100 days of school!  The kids in the elementary school were invited to dress up like they were 100 years old.  Initially, Abby told me that she didn’t want to dress up because she didn’t “want to look ugly”.  I told her she’d still be her, just what she imagines she’d look like when she’s 100, so we picked out some things for her to wear and she was happy with them.  She wanted a cardigan “because old people are cold and like cardigans”. (Yes, she really used the word, ‘cardigan’ and no, we don’t use it normally.)

I went shopping at the mall last week and found some great deals.  These adorable size 1 skinny jeans were just $7 on clearance and fit Olivia really good (just a little long).  She really likes them too.

Olivia is going to start a baking business soon.  Her plan is to have monthly subscriptions for a dozen treats for $5 a month.  (My parents have a boy who lives near them who does this sort of thing, but his deal is 2 dozen cookies for $11 a month.)  She’s been practicing and invited Rory over to help last week.

They made Amish cookies and they were tasty!While they were baking, Andy was picking up this triple bunk bed in Yakima for our girl’s room.  Abby will be moving there once it’s built.

Olivia was making crepes the other day when I came home from work. She just got out a recipe book and went for it.  I headed back out to the store to get some toppings.

They were thicker than normal crepes, but still tasted really good.  She’ll need to experiment some more another day.

She was pretty satisfied with her creations and Abby and Vincent loved them too.

Fun February.  Onto March!
But first, here are a few Chuck E Cheese’s pictures from a friend’s birthday party at the end of January.
Vincent.

Abby and Olivia.

Abby.

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