Monday, May 30, 2011

Cake and a Boat

May has all but disappeared, where did the time go?!  My birthday rolled around again, 31 this time. I am blessed with so many friends and a loving family to celebrate with me! I got to enjoy dinner at my mom's house, a night out at the movies to see "Bridesmaids" and lots of fun in between.

Swimming, pizza, cake and all-around silliness at Dad's house.
A night out with the girls and our hubbies in Fort Worth- Tillman's and the Martini Bar
Our little family, dinner at Anamia's and then home for cake.
Afton and Jeff baked me a fabulous cake.
Memorial Day Weekend we spent in our swimsuits. Maisy discovered the joy of goggles and Afton continued her love of water tricks with Daddy. 

Maisy wore these goggles, just like this, on her head for a good 2 hours.
Sunday was spent on Lake Grapevine with our neighbors. The kiddos lasted all day! Everyone was happy to be on the water.

Jaime, Bryce, and Tyler

This was Maisy's first time on a boat.

Afton was so brave in the lake! She even swam after a duck.

Mr. Mallard decided he like our group, we supplied him with lots of Goldfish.

Maisy loved driving the boat.

To our soldiers: May God bless you, each and every one. For all that you do for us each day. We will keep you in our hearts and for your safety we will pray. 

Hope your Memorial Weekend was restful, relaxing and fun.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Graduate and Glinda

It's official, Afton has successfully completed Pre-Kindergarten and has graduated from preschool.

On Monday she walked across the stage, accepted her diploma, a bible and a hug.

As Afton stood on stage, the teacher said: "Afton Conner's favorite foods are hot dogs, oranges, and apples. At school she likes to play in the kitchen center. And when she grows up, Afton wants to sing and dance on stage." 

Jeff and I are so proud of our big girl :) 

We celebrated her accomplishment with a trip to Yogurt Land. 

This year has been amazing for Afton. Both of her teachers are loving, kind, and creative. She learned so much and had a lot of fun with her sweet little class.

This weekend Afton traded in her cap for a crown. Glinda's crown to be exact.  Our sweet friends Vivi and Jennifer invited us to see "The Wizard of Oz" at Casa Manana.

"There's no place like home, there's no place like home. "

We decided to let the girls dress up for the play and Afton just had to be Glinda. She has watched the movie every day this week and loves the story. So she and I worked to create the "Glinda crown" and sew a "puffy pink skirt with stars".

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the show. The music, costumes, and acting were superb. And afterwards, they met the cast and had them autograph the playbills.

The witch was pretty scary, but Afton couldn't wait to see her up close. 

Who knows- maybe one day Afton will be stage with them!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Being a Momma...

It's a pretty good job- being a mom. Lots of hugs, kisses, laundry, dishes, and more hugs :) And this year, I got the royal treatment for Mother's Day.

Afton's Pre-K class had a "Mother's Day Tea" on Wednesday. We were served to coffee, muffins, and a sweet card. Afton and I planted flower seeds in a little pot she made with her teacher's help. It was adorable.

On Friday I treated my mom to a pedicure. It was so nice to just sit and talk- just the two of us. She is such an inspiration to me and my girls.

Saturday the girls went to Mimi's house so that Jeff I could attend David and Lauri's wedding. We went ahead and made it into a little 'staycation'. We got a room at the Gaylord and spent the day by the pool before going to the wedding.


On Sunday we woke up, had a leisurely breakfast on Main Street and then picked up our girls. The four of us celebrated Mother's Day with slip-n-slide and grilling out.

I love our little family. Happy Mother's Day.
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