Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 18

Look at me. Three days in a row!! My mother in law will be so proud of me!

Today, we went to the library for story time. They have it separated into big kids (1st grade and up) and little kids (five and under). Allie was so excited to go until they took Lance to the big kid class. Then she screamed. We ended up having to leave our room and go play with puzzles. She ended up having fun and just when she was ready to go back in, it was time to get the big kids. We were herded through a room, picked up the kids and got to pet a lizard on the way out - had to do with the theme of the day. Lance decided he wanted to check out a book on snakes and one on sharks. So, upstairs we went looking for books. We found the shark books and he picked out a book and a video. Allie wanted one too. Luckily, the butterfly section was right there and she got a video on butterflies (just to be like her brother...). Then, we walked around the corner to the snake section. On the way, Lance made me come back to look at a book he wanted. It is on Forensic Science. Yes, you read it right, Forensic Science. It has all kinds of stuff on bones, blood, fingerprints and who knows what else. I asked him if he was sure about it. He was, so we got it. I told him that I guessed he was my son since I have always loved that kind of stuff. Wanted to be basically a CSI when I was little. Funny that he has picked up on that too. Maybe my very early prediction of him being an architect was wrong!!

Anyway, we came home from the library, had lunch and met some friends at the sprinkler park by the school. They had a great time and we ended up seeing one of Allie's friends from school. That was a nice surprise! All in all, a great day. Kids were happy and un-grumpy most of the day. I, however, am exhausted! The summer might just do me in...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17

Look at me!! Two days in a row!! We had a fun day today. Allie had her first day of "big girl" gymnastics. She is in a new class that she goes to by herself. Unfortunately, she wasn't as excited once she got there as she was on her way. She kind of freaked out that I was leaving. New kids, new teachers, no mommy. So, Lance and I sat to the side and watched. Every once in a while she would cry, but kept doing what she was told. LOL Hopefully next week will be better!! After gymnastics, we picked Jeff up and went to Sonic for lunch. Took Jeff back to work and the kids and I headed to the pool. It took some pleading, but I finally got the two of them out and got their picture. They had so much fun! Lance is really doing pretty well. He has never had swimming lessons, but has worked with my friend Stacey the last couple of years. He is putting his head under the water, but doesn't really know what to do from there. I have to figure out how to get him to understand how to move his arms and legs so he can go. Allie is doing well blowing bubbles and splashing around. We have plans to go back on Friday!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

May 26 My parents bought an orchid for us when they stayed over here. It still has flowers and is so pretty!

May 27 Allie and I went to OKC so I could get my hair cut. Allie went in to use the bathroom and was gone for quite a while. I found her sitting on the floor covered in lotion.
May 29 The new haircut. She cut off a couple of inches off the back and it feels (and looks) so much better!!

May 30 We had Jeff's birthday today since I will be a church most of the day on his actual birthday. The kids loved it. And we all loved the cake!
May 31 We have a birds nest in the fence. They are pretty cute, but are making quite the mess of the fence!
June 3 We had kinder graduation today at Lance's school. I helped cut the cake and serve. It was lots of fun seeing all of the happy parents and kiddos. Allie had fun seeing Miss. Audra and eating cake!
June 4 Last Day of School!!
June 10 Allie hanging out at the grandparent's house. Such a happy girl.

June 5 We had Jeff's birthday with his family today. I couldn't resist taking pics of our niece, Morgan. She is super cute and quite the model!
June 12 Jeff and I were lucky enough to be invited to his company's lodge at Lake Tinkiller. We had a nice three hour drive, just the two of us. We actually go to have an uninterrupted conversation. We had a great time lounging about with his co-workers, eating great food and floating around in the lake. I am ready to go back!!
June 15 I took the kids for their summer haircuts. We decided to cut Allie's quite a bit to even it all out. She looks SOOOOOO cute! I think she is destined to be the short hair girl. That is OK though since she has started hating me brushing and drying it!
June 16 I think if I would let them, the kids would play in the water all day long. Unfortunately, the grass doesn't like it very much, so we have to limit it somewhat. But, they do have a great time!