Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Art Festivals, Frogs and all things Spring

This spring has been THE BEST weather! And I can't stop going on and on about it :-)! In early March there was lots of outside playing, bike rides, runs and trips to the playground (lots of photo shoots for me too). We went to the Arts for All Festival one Saturday and Addie and Preston caught a frog that they named Froaky and then tried to keep contained and had fun with most the day the next Saturday. Another big highlight was going to the Family Party for Zootopia at the Alamo where the kids got to see lots of fun animals up close like a lemur, monkey and fox and even got to pet a kangaroo. All this fun stuff makes me very ready for summer and a more relaxed schedule!!!
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Getting to pet this cross-eyed black cat was the highlight of one of our run/bike rides for Preston :-)
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Preston recreated the paper crinkler from his lego class all on his own! It was super fun until he accidentally cut the wire on his motor when he was cutting new strips to put through it ;-(.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Party For Grandma's 80th!

On Thursday, March 3rd, we had a beautiful luncheon to celebrate my grandmother turning 80. My mom put in a lot of time to make it gorgeous, down to the garlands and flowers made from pages of books since grandma is an avid reader (like a SUPER, crazy avid reader). Kayley helped her decorate, we got the food prepped and then lots of her friends came to celebrate with her. It was fun to meet her neighbor friends, bunco group friends and then some of the friends from church I don't know. Memories were shared from little stories my grandfather wrote up and then from those of us who were there just sharing some favorite times with her. The highlight was definitely her best friend Joann making a surprise appearance all the way from Florida!
I am so thankful to have had such a close relationship with my grandma through out my life and especially thankful that my kids get to have the same memories with her I do from childhood. Grammy is always at swim meets, choir performances and any other important life occasion that comes up. We love her so much!!!
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