|Eleanor with her strawberry lemonade cake.|
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
|The iPad entertained her for a few minutes.|
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The clicking of the camera didn't please momma tiger, she let me know I better be quiet... she put her finger to her mouth and said "shhhhh momma, woof woof night night".
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
|Constructing their fairy house. They could have worked alone but wanted to build together. This was Emma's idea. Before Eleanor agreed she said....you've got to listen to my ideas and use some of them. I love these girls!|
Kevin and I have never taken the girls to Shaw and I'd forgotten how beautiful it is. So different form its big sis The Botanical Garden but amazing all the same. We smiled and felt happy from the time we got out of the car until the time we chased Lucy down and wrangled her into her car seat to head home, which we really didn't want to do. We could have stayed all day and we're already planning to return.
|There were several fairy houses hidden for the kids to find. Can you spot one?|
|Native plants everywhere. So pretty and natural.|
|That little building had chairs and a table inside. I really wanted some iced tea and my book.|
|Lucy was awesome, running around finding sticks and leaves for the girls to use in their fairy house.|
|"I love this!!!" Eleanor|
Sunday, June 10, 2012
This year we've declared our summer weekends---vacations. So as near as we are able we're having nothing but fun on the weekends. This weekend that include Jungle Boogie at the Zoo, dance class, Circus Flora, swimming, running, and bike riding. Pretty darn vacation like! But our last bit of fun topped it all. We are doing a little study of Shakespeare around here and decided that dinner at the Fox and Hounds Pub at the Cheshire Lodge would be a good way to experience a London pub without all the expense of a London vacation. We knew we'd have fun (no cooking! hamburgers!) but WOW, we had such a great time. The kids loved the little pub setting and getting to wander around the hotel while they made our dinner. We also had the most fortunate encounter with Rickey, an employee at the Cheshire who pretty much treated the girls like they owned the place. He gave us a grand tour and was full of all sorts of fun facts. We'll be back, that's for sure!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
After two years of "first week out of school misery" see 2011, 2010, I finally learned. I can happily say that although we did not totally dodge the bullet, the whole process was streamlined and today, only four days into summer vacation we had an indisputably fabulous day! Woo Hoo, PRAISE GOD, because let me tell you over the weekend it was looking bleak. All the usual suspects showed up- crying, whining, and even that ugly, hateful fighting. I ordinarily have a lot of patience but not the past few days. If the last two years have taught me anything it's that for whatever reason (transition, exhaustion, funky schedule) my kids struggle with the first bit out of school. Establishing some firm expectations and letting everybody know about them clearly and without hesitation and then holding tight while the dust settles is the quickest way to summer bliss. Thank you, little blog for being the reminder in the back of my head that there is nothing new under the sun.
She's so happy to have constant book readers, singers, dancers and playmates. August is going to be rough.
Friday, June 1, 2012
We've had the best year ever! It's hard to say good bye. We're excited about summer though and are leaving for school today feeling light on our feet!
|For our traditional last day of school photos Lucy refused to let the girls sit with her. "Nope, MOOOVe". |
|If you ever wonder who's in charge around here, I think this picture will fill you in.|
|When did they get so big? |
|Boss Lady finally agreed to a photo! |
Summer, here we come!