Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

On Friday I took the Girls to the new park at Shelby Farms but it was so crowded we stayed just long enough for Lauren to try out the rope thing and one of the big slides.  Then we went to our usual park and had it all to ourselves!
On Saturday Nana, Pops, Colton, Kenton, and the Girls were all at the house.  Jon and I left for a wedding.  They had their Easter fun together all day.  They were all wore out!
Yesterday Lauren got up first and saw that the Easter bunny had left jellybean poop all over the house.  She just loved it! Allison saw it and began picking it up eating them! The easter bunny had given them both two plates.  Lauren pulled hers out and said "huh I got plates, you got to be kidding me!" :) I am truly afraid of what the child will say at her birthday party opening presents!! Turns out she did like the plates though! We played all morning with the new things they got.  Had some yummy lunch and watched Tangled.  Then while Allison was asleep still we went outside and got the water balloons out and new water guns.  It only took a few minutes and Lauren was soaked! All the screaming woke up Allison so when I brought her outside she was still half asleep and didnt want to get wet.  She laid on me and rested some more then she got up and played a little in the water.  She wasnt so sure what to think about us spraying each other and the water balloons.
That evening Mimi and Pawpaw came over and had dinner with us and we played outside till almost dark. 
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playing dress up

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Today the Girls decided they wanted to dress up.  Allison had to try on every dress up outfit Lauren has.  Of course she had to put shoes and jewerly with it also.  Lauren kept saying she is dressing up as a dog...I still cant figure out why.  Earlier tonight they put on the dress up shoes again and were walking around the house and tap dancing in the kitchen.  I love it when they play together good!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter egg hunt, coloring eggs, and strawberries! First t-ball practice

On Saturday my Mom came over and we took the Girls to an Easter egg hunt at a local church.  It was FREEZING cold! We only stayed 30 mins and that was just long enough for the Girls to get their eggs and walk back to the car.  That was how many people were there! It would have been so much fun if the weather would have been nice. Both Girls are sick so it wasnt the best idea of going but at least Allison loved having her first easter egg hunt! She just sat right down and starting putting eggs into her basket! I got some pics but not very good ones since it was so cold and the camera was taking too long to take the shots.  I didnt want to bring the big camera. It was a good thing because I was carrying Allison the entire time. Part of that was because she was keeping me warm! My Mom took Lauren to her age group to get eggs. 

Lauren had her first t-ball practice on saturday.  It was so windy and cold but we had 7 out of the 10 show.  Jon is helping coach the team and he was working but was able to come to the practice and help.  Lauren did really good! She really liked it she said! She caught a ball and was so excited! There are 4 girls on the team.

On Sunday the weather was great! So when Jon got home from work Lauren and him colored the eggs. Allison was sleeping and since she was sick and I wasnt going to let her dip an egg anyway it all worked out.  Lauren did so good this year coloring the eggs! We did lose two before they were colored but that is ok. 

Today I had to take Allison to the doctor. She has ear infection and lots of snot that is green on and off.  They gave some antibotics so I hope she feels better tomorrow. This afternoon Lauren and me went to pick strawberries! It was fun! The owners granddaughters were there so Lauren played with them as they picked the strawberries.  They sure taste great!! We got home and Lauren ate and ate the strawberries! Allison had several when she got up from her nap. 

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Could we be any happier?


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Ok so yes the sun was in their eyes but it just so happen they were both standing there beside each other and it was so pretty...

Allison cheesy face smile


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My favorite of Lauren!


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I took the Girls out to the azeala garden this week and I think these and the last pics I did of them will work for Lauren's 5 year pics! Allison was not in a mood for pictures. It is tough to get a good pic when she wouldnt even let me put her down hardly! Both Girls have a cold so letting them play in a bunch of flowers may not have been the best idea!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Parent teacher confernce

I had Lauren's parent teacher conference today.  It went great! She said she is ready for kindergarten! But she would rather me just keep her with her! I told that is what I would prefer as well! She said Lauren's best quality is her confidence.  She said she has no problems telling you how she feels and what she likes or does not like.  Her teacher said that is a good thing and to keep up whatever we have been doing to let her have such confidence.  She also said Lauren is definitely more on the tomboy side than the girly girl! :) She said her writing and reading skills are right on track and to not push it. Just let Lauren decide when she wants to do it.  Her teacher also said her teachers will love Lauren because since she will tell them what she feels they know she is ok with things instead of wondering what the kid that won't speak is feeling.  I am glad she is ready for kindergarten...now to get me ready for it!!