Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017

Plano had their spring break at the very beginning of March.  We started off our week with a quick visit to Arkansas to see Nathan's family.  His sister recently received a kidney transplant and we were excited to see her.  She is doing really well!  No pictures with Angela or Paw Paw.  Their apartment is very dark and it was cold and raining outside.  Hopefully when we go in the summer we can take some.  But we did have a great time visiting and playing!
These cuties are such good travelers!

Nathan took the whole week off work so we got to spend lots of time together as a family.  We rode bikes, played at the park, went to the zoo, and watched Finding Nemo.  We also spent time playing with toys and reading books.  It was a nice relaxing week. We were so glad we had good weather so we could spend time outside.  Here's few pictures of the fun!

The girls also got invited to a birthday party.  The Creature Teacher came for a visit and brought lots of fun animals.  Everyone was able to pet each animal.  We saw a: pig, sugar glider, chinchilla, tortoise, tarantula, chameleon, and ferret.  But the coolest animal was the kangaroo.  Yes it's wearing a diaper and yes it really did get to hop all over the living room.  It was so cute and really sweet.  It was also surprisingly soft.  The kids also got to feed it almonds.  It was really awesome!

We took a walk with Grammy up to the college.  We were hoping to find baby geese or ducks but no such luck.  It was probably a little too early.  We did take the opportunity to do a mini photo session though.  Hannah has gotten so good at taking pictures.  Abigail tries so hard and is really cooperative, but she still struggles with looking at the camera and not doing a "cheesy" smile. =P  These turned out so cute!

LOVE the personality in this photo!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

February 2017

I really have no excuse for posting so late except that I just forgot.  Life has been a little busy lately.  So here's quick run down of what we did in February.

I was able to help at Hannah's class Valentine Party again.  So much fun!!  She made bookmarks for her class this year and they turned out adorable!

Hannah had her first piano festival.  She played her Sonatina for a judge and received a score and critique sheet.  She did a fantastic job and wasn't at all nervous!!  I am so proud of all her hard work!

Abigail and I made cookies with Grammy one Friday.  She enjoyed helping dust them with powdered sugar. Yeah for photos taken with a real camera and not just a phone.  LOL!

We also took the girls to see a children's theater production of Mary Poppins.  They saw the movie a few years ago and loved it.  My mom and sister joined us and we have a fun girls outing!!  Here's our selfie from before the show started!  =)

Stay tuned for March update in a few weeks....hopefully on time this month.  =P

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017

It seems like this January post sneaks up on me every year.  I get through Christmas and Abigail's birthday and my mom and I start working on the girls photo books. Then before I know it, it's February and I have taken no photos and written zero blog posts.  =(  So I'm writing a brief post of our month's activities and using pictures from my phone.  Next month will be better....or so I keep telling myself.  =P

We actually got a little bit of winter weather. All my weather apps showed 0% chance of precipitation but all the local weather men were saying we would get snow.  It was certainly cold enough for it.  About noon on January 6 we saw teeny tiny snow flurries driving home from Grammy's house.  I really thought that was all we were going to get.  However the flurries got bigger and it snowed for about 4 hours. It was still snowing when it was time to pick Hannah up from school.  We actually walked home in the snow.  Thankfully there was no ice and the roads were just fine the next morning.

Despite our one afternoon of snow, there were many days of nice weather in January.  We enjoyed being able to play outside and not freeze walking to and from school.  Abigail and I met our friend Alexa at the park one morning. Alexa's mom and I met our freshman year at Baylor and have been friends ever since.  So fun to watch our girls develop a friendship too!

I also got to go on a field trip with Hannah's class.  They went to the Outdoor Learning Center.  We walked on the trail through the woods looking for animal habitats.  Then we got to see the animals they keep in cages inside the center.  The kids were looking for different things in each habitat like a place to hide, a lamp to keep warm, plants, etc.  It was a fun trip and I'm so glad I got to join Hannah's class.