Monday, March 22, 2010

Zoo Trip

Friday was beautiful so we decided to take a trip to the Nashville Zoo. We got a pass for the zoo last year and we love it so much. The best part is that we can get friends in for free with our pass so we ended up having 4 Moms and 8 kids under the age of 5. While crazy at times, we had a great time seeing animals, riding the carousel, playing on the gigantic playground, and soaking up the sun. I'm glad we got it when we did because it's snowing today. Go figure.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yellow Happiness

We've had a wonderful Spring Break so far and the weather actually felt like Spring today so we headed down the mountain with some friends to see if the daffodil field was blooming. We got lucky and it looks like we caught it early as some buds were not open yet, so we can hopefully go back with Daddy this weekend. *A* loved picking them and seriously couldn't get enough, luckily they are only 2 cents a flower!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello Sun!

We spent a lot of time outside this weekend and explored a new trail. It ran along the bluffs which called for hiking while holding hands at times,
but there were some great spots to stop and enjoy the view and have a bite of lunch.

The trail mix was a hit and apparently even after you have just had lunch, you *need* trail mix to keep you going.

This swirly tree stump was very intriguing to me and (H) thought it might have a creature living in it.
We're planning on spending as much time as we can outside today because it looks like rain for the next week or so. On the bright side, it'll be Spring Break soon so even if we are cooped up inside, we'll be on break!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Space Boy, Snow Mommy, and Dancer Girl

(H) has discovered Star Wars, can I just tell you how happy that makes his daddy? Anyway, he's not quite outfitted yet so he uses what he has. He had some birthday money leftover and the other day decided to purchase his first Star Wars action figure. I see the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Yesterday we woke up to 3 more inches of snow. It was beautiful and while I'm ready for Spring, I was excited this was finally a wet snow so we could make a proper snowman. It was the fastest snow person in history because the snow was so perfect for rolling and stacking. The kids ran inside to get all the proper implements (carrot, bottlecap eyes, scarf, hat), and once it was dressed and ready they announced, "It's you Mommy!". Here they are with their Snow Mommy:

Today was our 2nd "Watch Day" at ballet, they have been practicing for the recital this semester and while there have been many snow days and sick days, we were SO impressed with *A*'s dancing.

Of course we're totally biased, but there seems to be some real natural talent there. I see this being something she will excel at her whole life if she chooses to continue. At the end of class, they got surprised with their recital costumes. She was thrilled and said "Do we get to dance on a real stage Mommy? I've never been on a real stage!". She just had to try the costume on as soon as we got home. Here she is showing me first position. Once I finally convinced her to take it off, I quickly hid it in the closet so we can keep it nice for the next month.