Monday, April 30, 2012

Full Days

We are SO ready for summer around here. The warm weather and longer days have made it hard for us to get to bed on-time!

In an effort to see where our time goes each day, I took one photo each hour, for an entire day. Pretty interesting huh?

6:30am- Alarm at 6am. Showered quickly and made coffee. Lunches and breakfasts assembled. 
7:30am- Dropped off Afton at school while Maisy was at home with Jeff. 
8:30am- Cleaned bathrooms and kitchen. Then dusted. 
9:30am- Maisy had been playing Barbies so nicely while I cleaned. Now it was my turn to join in.
10:30am- Went to 'Open Play' at the Grapevine Rec Center. Maisy loves it.
11:30am- Ran to the Post Office on the way home. 
12:30pm- Lunch on the patio with Maisy. Then we sat by the pool and watched a caterpillar. 
1:30pm- Maisy napped. I completed Etsy orders and made something for me- Chevron headband!
2:30pm-Wake Maisy from nap so we can pick-up Afton from school.
3:30pm- Homework time- reading and spelling practice. 
4:30pm- Soccer practice for Afton. Maisy and I watch/play from the sidelines. 
5:30pm- Driving home.
6:30pm- Decided to do dinner out- no one feels like cooking tonight. 
7:30pm- Should be getting girls ready for bed, but we play outside and eat popsicles instead.
8:30pm- Girls are now asleep, so I work on my blog, answer comments, and emails.
9:30pm- Cut and sort labels for 'Samantha Conner Designs'- while watching tv with Jeff.
10:30pm- Eat a big bowl of Butterfinger Blast ice cream, I am running 12 miles in the morning:)
11:00pm- Bed time!

------So what else have we been doing???

Maisy has been dressing up like a witch (inspired by Mother Gothel from Rapunzel).

We wait for Daddy to come home.

Afton started up her own business... a lemonade stand. Notice Maisy under the table :) 

Afton ended up earning $8 and sold out in about 30 minutes. She used her money to buy some new markers and chalk. 

On Earth Day, Afton insisted we pick-up trash at the lake. So we did.

And we enjoyed a little picnic by the water too. 

Maisy is turning into such a big girl. She is really good at making her own fun. 

We've been to just about every park we can find. 

The butterflies and spring flowers have kept the girls busy exploring. 

Our friends took us out on the lake. The water was a cool 69 degrees- but that didn't stop this bunch!

And finally, I took the girls to see "Annie". It was Maisy's first trip to Casa Manana. They were both so good and loved the production.

After the show, we got some ice cream and gummy worms.

Life is good. :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Legos, Vows, and a Sprinkle

Afton had her very first field trip last week. The Kindergarten classes loaded up and headed to Lego Land at Grapevine Mills Mall. Afton's teacher wrote the Kindergarten curriculum for Lego Land when it opened, so she knew all the fun things to do and see. I came along to help :)

Teamwork: How to Build a Strong Base
Knocking down buildings on the Earthquake Table
Building a car, will it survive the track?
No it did not!
4-D Movie- we got wet when it 'rained' in the movie!
And as if that wasn't enough, later she went rock climbing at a  friend's birthday party. Lucky girl!

On Friday, Debbie and Danny renewed their vows. Afterwards we had dinner together to celebrate.

And on Saturday, we opened our home for a little 'sprinkle' to honor Jenn. She is expecting her second daughter next month!

 I co-hosted the 'sprinkle' with Jessie. Happily, she shares my love of Pinterest and party planning :)  And I have to say, Jessie was truly the hostess with the mostess for this event! She baked little mixed berry pies in mason jars and made a fabulous assortment of fingers foods. 

Lots of girly details.

 Pretty drinks...sparkling pink lemonade and pink champagne.

And of course, there were yummy sweets too! Macaroons, powdered donuts with edible hydrangeas, and dark chocolate cupcakes. Debbie made a  a beautiful 4-tiered pastel layered cake.

I hung the infamous 'coffee filter' wreath back up on the fireplace. Coordinating paper bunting and personalized onesies adorned the mantle.

 Jenn was so thrilled with the shower. And we are so excited to welcome another sweet girl to the family. Jessie-I loved hosting the sprinkle with you!!

We have had so much fun hosting three parties over the last month. It has been a good excuse to get everyone together :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter break started off perfectly. Maisy and I went to the zoo with our sweet friends from MOPS. Maisy loved running around with her little friends. Her favorite animal that day was the elephant.

 Then there was a bit more birthday fun for Afton. (This is the last of it, I promise!!) Mimi treated Afton to a manicure, dinner out, and then took her to see "Alice in Wonderland" at Casa Manana. I love that she gets to experience the theater! A few hours before her date began, she suggested I make her an "Alice" outfit. I couldn't refuse :)

 We were lucky enough to have almost all of our family in town for Easter this year. Both of my sisters came were here with their husbands to celebrate. Saturday, after the shower, we headed over to Dad's for an Easter egg hunt, egg dying, and pizza. The weather was beautiful!

On Sunday, we went to church and then had Easter lunch at Mom's house.

The weather turned rainy, so we did an Easter egg hunt indoors.



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