Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June 2017

You would think now that school is out, we would have more free time.  WRONG!!  This month has been super fun, but crazy crazy busy.  So thankful that our church offers lots of amazing programs and that my schedule allows me to help and volunteer.

A few days after school got out we did VBS (Vacation Bible School) at church.  Our theme was "Short Circuit, Rewired for Life"...think lots of robots and gears.  The girls had a fantastic time learning about how God made us special and wants to be our friend.  I worked in the preschool music and story room again, think this is year 4 in that room.  It's the best room ever, and working alongside two good friends makes it even better.

We had a few days off between activities and headed up to AR to visit Nathan's family.  We had a great visit and Daddy even pulled out some old games and puzzles from the garage for the girls.

 Daddy joined the puppet show at the church he grew up at.

 We also had some NOT FUN things happen this month. Our air conditioner broke and was unable to be repaired. =(  So we spent two very HOT weeks with no AC while getting 3 companies out to give us quotes for a brand new system.  Thankfully everything is fixed now and our house no longer feels like a sauna. 

Week three was music camp for elementary age kids.  This week is always super busy and chaotic, but it is so much fun!  We had 170 kids that learned an entire musical in one week.  Most of the songs were scripture so lots of God's word was hidden in our hearts.  Since I was working, Abigail got to participate as well even though she was technically too young. She learned all her words and motions so she got to perform in the program on stage too. Hannah decided to audition for a solo and she was part of a quartet on one of the songs.  Super proud of her! She also took a craft class and a dance class. It was an amazing week and I'm so glad I got to participate. Our church photographer Jack Hess took these great photos.
 LOTS and LOTS of kids worshiping God!

Hannah singing with her quartet...other singers not pictures. 

Crafts from class 

Tambourine dance

Last but not least, this week is Preschool Music camp.  Much less intense than last week!  This year Hannah is too old to participate so she has been my assistant.  The older kids (4 and 5 year olds) rotate through my room and two others and by the end of the week they have learned 6 songs.  Then they sing them for their parents on the last day.  This is my 4th year to do this camp and I think it's my last.  It's has been lots of fun though!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May 2017

We started off the month with Hannah's piano recital.  She did such a good job and I am so proud of all her hard work this year.  She seems to really enjoy performing and "sparkles" for an audience.

Then Hannah's church choir did their spring performance.  This semester it was Kingdom Connection about King Saul, King David, King Herod, King Solomon, and can't forget King Jesus.  All the kids did a great job and Hannah had so much fun.  She picked dance class again this semester and they got to perform as cute.  These great photos were taken by Jack Hess.

Hannah's school did Muffins with Mom for Mother's Day.  So much fun!  They even had a sheet for the kids to fill out asking mom questions.   Even snapped a quick selfie before walking her to class.

Lots of Hannah activities, so I should post about Abigail too.  =)  We met one of my friends from college and her little girl for a play date and lunch. Alexa is a year younger than Abigail, but they have so much fun together.  And Kendra and I always enjoy visiting as well.  Love that we are still friends after 20 years....and that makes me feel old to type that. =P

Nathan and I also volunteered for Field Day at Hannah's school.  Such a fun day!  And we lucked out and it was cloudy with a slight breeze so it wasn't unbearably hot.  Abigail was a great helper too.

I can't believe another year is over and that Hannah is no longer a 1st grader.  She had a great year, learned a lot, and grew too!  Check out the comparison photo (thanks mom)!

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017

Thankfully we've had lots of nice weather this month.  I always get worried when it warms up early that it will be hot too quickly.  We've had a few cool fronts come through to keep temperatures down.  I actually really love warm spring weather when it's nice enough to enjoy spending time outside without wearing a jacket....and before the awful Texas heat sets in.

My mom and I took Abigail to Duck Creek one Friday while Hannah was in school.  This is a super pretty park/creek in a neighborhood not too far from my parent's house.  There is usually lots of wildlife although we only saw turtles and a few ducks this time.  Abigail enjoyed feeding them though.  =)

Hannah's class went on a field trip to the Dallas Zoo at the beginning of the month.  I had to teach my preschool music class that day and was sad I couldn't go.  But Nathan was able to take off work.  They had a great time and the weather was beautiful!

Hannah had Good Friday and Easter Monday off this year.  We thoroughly enjoyed our four day weekend.  Nathan and my dad had to work, but my sister was off.  Friday we took the girls to play miniature golf. It was so much fun and also quite entertaining.  We tried to help the girls with correct putting form, but they preferred to putt between their legs.  LOL!  We had a great time though.

My mom also got supplies to make resurrection gardens.  Before we made them we read the Easter story from the Jesus Storybook Bible.

That was the extent of our Easter celebrating other that going to church on Sunday. We didn't do any egg hunt or Easter baskets.  We did take pictures of the girls in their dresses.  My mom actually bought these for them last year and they still fit.  Yeah for saving some money!  And I love that they still enjoy wearing matching clothes.  I plan to take advantage as long as they will let me.  LOVE the sweet french braids too...that's Grammy.  I wish I knew how to do them, but I never learned.

Hannah lost tooth number 5 on Easter morning right before we left for church.  It had been loose for several months and was just barely hanging on for almost a week before it finally fell out.

Hannah had her second piano festival last week and this one was also a competition.  Hannah played really really well and she was so excited to win 1st place.  The look on her face when they called her name was priceless!

Our zoo membership expired this month and we decided not to renew it again.  We've kept it for 3 years and now that both girls will be in school we don't have as many opportunities to use it.  And we bought Six Flags memberships last fall.  Those are good until the end of December and then next year we'll pick a new place to join.  There are so many choices in the DFW area!!  We wanted to make one last trip to the zoo before our membership expired so we went on Saturday.  It was hot and humid, but the rain held off and we had a great time.  The brand new hippo exhibit opened the day before.  It is really nice, but sadly the hippos were hiding and we only saw their noses peek up for air.