Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our weekend

We had a wonderful, relaxing, much needed weekend.  Jeremy and I have been spending the evenings after the girls go to bed for the last week working on tiling the bathroom.  Other than a few little mishaps -like running out of grout at 9 pm after Home Depot closes - it went really smoothly.  It looks great!  I will get pictures up after we get the baseboards back on.  We ran out of nails for the nail gun Saturday night.  

This week was the 99th birthday for the Girl Scout organization.  On Friday, Mrs Tinsley invited all of the Girl Scouts at Ogle to wear their uniforms.  She honored them at the morning assembly and we got pictures of all the Girls from the school together.  I love it when they get to see that Girl Scouts is more than our little group of ten girls.  It makes them realize that they are a part of something bigger. 

Kirsten is on the second row on the left.
After the assembly, the Kindergarteners had their Nursery Rhyme Parade.  It was in conclusion to their Nursery Rhyme Unit and they all got to dress up as their favorite character and parade around the school.  Kirsten and her friend Azalea coordinated.  Kirsten was Little Miss Muffet and Azalea was her Spider.   They paraded around holding hands.  It was too cute.  Of course my camera died as they came around the corner. I am trying to find someone who might have gotten pictures.

On Saturday we were invited by our friends, Liz and Rick Cochran, to go to the Science and Nature Museum at Fair Park in Dallas.  We picked them up and managed to get 4 carseats, 4 adults and two strollers in our car and drove down there all together.  We had such a great time.

Here are all of the kiddos with the T-Rex model used in Jurassic Park
Kirsten, Katie, Kylie and Seth
Last night after the museum, we got a babysitter and Jeremy and I were able to go on a much needed date.  As much as I love my kiddos, it is great to get out and away every once in a while.

Tonight, Katie Anne got her first haircut.  It has been in her eyes for a while and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it.  I have tried ponytails, headband and clips, but she pulls everything out.  So tonight she got it cut.
I know that it was not a ton, but it was still hard to admit that my 8 month old needed a hair cut!

This week is spring break and we are trying to come up with ideas to fill it.  Kirsten is used to being busy all day, so it should be interesting.  I bought 4 crafts projects for her to work on, and she did 3 of them today.  Oh well.  I think we may try to go on a day trip or two and definitely hit up a few parks.  It will just be great to have a week that we don't have to pack lunches, get out on time or worry about home work.


Rick & Liz said...

Ah yay! We had so much fun with you guys and I'm so glad you came with us. And it was a great idea to all ride together. Who would have thought we could get all of us in there! Next time though we'll sit the mens together so we can chat lol ;)

John said...

Looks so much fun! We're headed to the Fort Worth zoo on Wed. for 1/2 price day if you'd like to go with! :)
P.S. I cannot get over your letter from the school. I nearly died when I received mine. It sounds like you had all your bases covered with the Dr.'s notes and all. My son's teacher said she didn't know that a phone call didn't cover excused absences either. I thought it was ironic since you teach/ have taught in the schools here, too!
By the way, I threw the letter away and didn't worry about it after. :) I just make sure to at least e-mail when the kids miss.

Janet Adams Starnes said...

Spring Break was always a challenge. You are doing the right thing by having various things planned. Katie looks different with real bangs--she is growing way too fast. Good luck this week. Love, MOM