Friday, September 11, 2015

Girls Day with Grandma

In late March, we went on a girls' date with Grandma.  Vivienne and Evelyn were so excited that they waited by the front door for Grandma to arrive.

We started with some yummy pizza at Mellow Mushroom.

After pizza, we headed to the movies to see Cinderella.  The girls have only been to the movies one time before this (to see the Lego Movie).  They were enthralled by the movie, and by the enormous bowls of popcorn.  Evelyn kept asking (very, very loudly), "What's HER name?  What's HIS name?  What SHE do?"  At least it was a theater full of kids, so her voice wasn't too disruptive.

Cowgirl Day

On this day back in March, Vivienne's preschool class dressed like cowboys and cowgirls.  My mad braiding skills came in handy.

Vivienne adored Mrs. Medez, her assistant teacher, and Mrs. Patrick, her main teacher.  What a great first year of preschool this was.

Batgirl and Princess Quarterback

No description necessary.  Taken on the same winter afternoon.  Hey, at least we actually had some clothes on around here...

February Snow

We got a lot of snow (for North Carolina) this past winter.  The kids enjoyed crunching around in it, building snow men and drinking lots of hot chocolate with daddy home.  Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Miles is adamantly opposed to having his photo taken with the family, so we were very lucky to get this selfie with all 5 of our faces in the frame.  Sort of.

Catching Up

Lots of catching up to do here, so excuse the old posts.  It sure is fun to look back, though, isn't it?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Homemade Valentines

This was the first year that the kids had a class to share valentines with.  Instead of buying pre-made valentines at the store, the kids decided that they wanted to make their own.  Vivienne started by cutting out little hearts and adding faces to them (her idea).

Then she glued them to white index cards and wrote her name on them.

Miles decided he wanted to write "I love you.  Miles" on each card.  He hand wrote every single one.  This was a pretty big deal for him, because we have been working on his grip and writing and fine motor skills with an occupational therapist for almost 6 months.  For him to write this long was a pretty sizable accomplishment.

Our valentines didn't come with lollypops or super hero designs, but they sure came with a lot of love.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Christmas Break 2014

While Christmas itself was a bit painful (literally), Christmas break was wonderful.  Jason gets the week off from Christmas through New Year's, and we made the most of it. 

We visited Marbles:

We went to the Museum of Life and Science:

We even took the kids on their first bowling adventure:

I would say that we made pretty good use of our week off with Daddy.