Wednesday, December 30, 2009
On Christmas Eve we spent time at my mom and dad's opening gifts with my family. It snowed that day so the kids had a great time playing in the snow. Then Christmas day we stayed home and opened gifts and gutted Grace's room to make space for her big gift from Santa - a new loft bed. Santa actually had to get extra help with her gift this year, so he asked my brother, Brandon, to build the bed. He did a fabulous job! Grace was thrilled and it looks great. Then on Saturday we drove to Oklahoma City to spend a few days with Brad's family. We really enjoyed our time spent with all of our family and the fact that Brad was able to enjoy it all without worrying about work.
We're home now and I am trying to spend as much time as possible sleeping in and hanging out with the girls. We all go back to school next Monday so we only have a few days left to soak it all in. Grace starts basketball soon so I am sure there will be posts to come of her hitting the court. And Lily will turn 5 in a month. It's hard to believe that she is already 5 - not a baby any more!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Gracie had her first ballet recital last night. She has been taking lessons for a little over a month now. I'm not sure if ballet is her thing, though. On the way home last night she asked, "What's next? Can I take gymnastics or play soccer?" I tried to explain to her that she could keep taking dance lessons and she would get even better and have more recitals. She didn't act interested at all. So, we'll see . . . this may be the first and last ballet recital that I have to post. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Last week, I took Grace to her first concert. Keely and I took Gracie and Chloe to see Superchick and Barlow Girl. It was nice to have a girls' night out. Made me feel a little old, though, surrounded by screaming teenagers at a concert. But we had a great time regardless.
Today was Lily's first soccer game. For the first half she stood on the field, just stood there as the ball went by . . . and all of the kids went by . . . she just stood there and watched. She finally warmed up, though, and began to at least run in the same direction as the other kids. I'm not sure if she ever actually came in contact with the ball, though. Apparently that is normal for 3 and 4 year old soccer. There wasn't a moment of the game that our team didn't have someone crying that they wanted to play or that they were tired and didn't want to play anymore. And no one seemed to have any idea which way the ball was supposed to go. It was quite entertaining to watch. And the big hit were the cookies and juice that they got to have after the game.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We started with a tour of the exhibit area - lots of different tanks with glass walls so that we could see the fish up close - GIANT fish.
Then we went into the theater where a diver is actually in the water with the different fish and can talk to the audience while he feeds them live bait. It was great! They let the kids sit up front right in front of the glass and they got to ask the diver questions about the fish.
Then we went outside for the tour of the hatchery tanks and to walk through the nature trails back to the stocked fishing pond. At the pond, they provide poles and bait so that everyone can fish. Gracie and Chloe both caught fish within 10 minutes of casting out.