Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Monday

We had a busy Monday - wash clothes, pick up toys, make beds, fold clothes, work on projects for craft fair, send e-mails, put away clothes, take naps, run in Hobby Lobby, go to gymnastics, fix dinner, put away dishes, go to book club, go to bed. Ken's parents did come today to help with the kids so I could get some of the above done. Good thing they were here so his dad could kill the snake on the playground!!!

I mentioned that I had book club tonight. We have read some really great books over the past several months. If you are looking for some summer reading, check out some of these books.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Swimming Pool Sunday

The pool opened this weekend. Yesterday was the first day but we didn't go - Ken was in Gray with the big girls to help open his parent's pool & I stayed here with the twins to work on some projects for the craft fair I am doing in a few weeks (more on that in a later post).
We had a yummy lunch with Aunt Kay, Uncle Gene and Kerry then headed home for a nap so we would be well rested for the pool. Once everybody got up , we loaded up and headed out. And by loaded up, I do mean LOADED UP! 6 beach towels, 4 bathing suits for the twins, 4 sand buckets (one each), 2 sets of water wings, 2 inflatable rings, 1 pair of goggles, 2 floats, 2 watering cans, 4 torpedoes, 5 diving sticks, 4 pairs of pajamas and a partridge in a pear tree!
The baby pool was nice and warm (of course!) but the big pool was pretty cold. Not too bad though because I did get in all the way down to the deep end. The twins had a good time in the baby pool and Karlee and Kendall had fun in the big pool as well. Uncle Scott and Shay-Shay came to play too. After we were worn out and waterlogged, we headed to Mama Sandy's for some Chinese food for supper. As I was unloading all the stuff (see above) from the car - wet towels and bathing suits specifically - I announced to Ken that "SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!!"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

We have been very busy these last few weeks.

Gymnastics: Karlee is really doing well at her gymnastics. She is getting very good!! She has been practicing 2x a week for several hours but she will be switching to a new gym beginning Monday. It will be a better fit for us all around. She hopes to be able to compete in the fall. Kendall has been begging for gymnastics classes since Karlee started taking again. Mama Sandy gave her "lessons" for her birthday so they have been going once a week.

End of School! Kendall finished out her school year with a "See You Later Alligator" party. They had swamp snacks, played alligator tag and made alligator crafts. We had a great year at Friendship Preschool and she loved Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Christy. (She thinks she and her friends are going to camp in Ms. Suzanne's car but she will need to bring her own booster seat because Ms, Suzanne doesn't have one!) Karlee had Field Day last week. I still haven't figured out all the games that they played but I do know that she had a great time. She had her party yesterday and her daddy and I both got to go. They played games outside (including water balloon toss - her favorite), got tattoos and face painting, did the limbo and made ice cream sundaes. The twins have been busy playing and causing havoc around the house. They love to go outside and especially love playing in the water table. Hopefully the will love the pool as much. Speaking of the pool, we tried it out last weekend to make sure it was ready for opening day. The water was surprisingly warm and we are excited for the pool to open.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kendall is 3!!

Our sweet Kendall is growing up. She turned 3 this past Saturday and we celebrated for several days. We started off the festivities with cupcakes at school. Kendall wanted PURPLE cupcakes, so PURPLE is what we made. Then on Friday, she invited a few friends to Chick-fil-a for lunch. They had a blast sitting by themselves at the big table, playing on the playground, eating cupcakes and opening gifts. She really enjoyed it. Saturday was her actual birthday and we started it off with blueberry muffins, bacon and orange juice (her choice!!). She spent the morning hanging out with her sisters, playing with her new toys from Friday and getting birthday phone calls from family and friends. On Sunday we had her family birthday party. All the family was here to celebrate with us - we enjoyed a quick supper of hot dogs and hamburgers, then a Backyardigans cake followed by many, many wonderful gifts.