Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First Grade Show

Gwen's class performed in the school's first grade show of 'A Year with Frog and Toad' this month.  She has been talking about this for months and was bursting with excitement all week.  They did the show for the rest of the school in the morning and the second show was for the parents and family. 

Squirrels, bees, ladybugs, butterflies, turtles and blue birds

Our little squirrel

Girl Scout Friends

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Park Fun

I finally made it out to the Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock with the kids.  It is really cool. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jack Loves Lego

Jack has been loving Lego lately.  He got this Batman car from Grandpa and Nana in February.  He made me put it together 5 times and took it apart each time.  Then when I refused to put it together anymore, he made about 20 tries at doing it himself.  When he finally got it all together on his own he was so proud and excited. It was pretty darn impressive that he did it on his own, I could barely get it together right using the directions.  Now he is a total Lego nut.

We Love Campin'

The kids had no school on Friday, no games, no classes over the weekend so we went camping at Mother Neff State Park for the weekend.  With each camping trip we get better at planning, packing, entertaining ourselves and packing it all up when we go home.  The kids have had a great time just being outside, hiking, snacking and sleeping in tents.  We have a new tradition to tell bedtime stories where one of us starts the story and each person adds on to it.  And each camping trip has some new 'you'll never believe where kid X pooped!' story that is too embarrassing to share. 

Jack helped assemble the tents

Tall grass is fun (later we were told its also full of snakes)

These logs provided HOURS of fun

I used my dutch oven
and made delicious corn bread

Too tired to even snack

Gwen took this picture of me and the big ole bell

Hiking is awesome

We can't possibly pose nicely for a picture

Maddy is a dog or a cat