Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easa 13

Easter was a little different this year.

We spent it at home instead of traveling. So we had a whole new adventure and activities going on.
The girls and I attended an Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Saline County for special needs children. It was raining and cold but they had a blast. The bunny was there for pictures and the kids had a field of eggs to chase after.
Olivia filled her basket to the brim and then turned to face me with a look of despair. The next thing I know, she had recruited a JA volunteer with a poncho as a pouch to help her be greedy with the eggs! The poor lady was standing in the drizzle of rain while Olivia dumped bucket after bucket into her poncho. Lol.
They got lots of prizes and really enjoyed the event.

We had a glow in the dark night time hunt in the house due to weather being bad. And then had a big Easter feast on Sunday.

New traditions are fun. We missed our Newhope family and send them all our love!

29 and holding

I took a few days off work during spring break to be with the girls and Tuesday of that week also happened to be my birthday.
I wrestled with what fun activities to do during the week and decided on a trip to Heifer International in LR. We had never been and they had neat activities going on.

It also turned out to be one of the most beautiful days we had all that week. We enjoyed learning about Heifer and exploring.

Brent met up with us and we walked around downtown LR. We also rode the trolley, which was a first in Little Rock for us as well. Lunch was Gusano's and then we hit a neat local Popsicle stand.

It was a really nice day. I live for days like that. I love my Brent and my big ol' family.

An now I will be 29 for several years to come.

St Patty's Day

We took a trip to Hot Springs for St Pattys Day again this year. I must admit that the luster wasn't there this year. It was likely due to the constant rain that went on all day.
We had the best time last year! I was just ready for it to be over this time. The highlight of the trip was going to HomeGoods. Second to seeing my parents and Memaw of course.
We had lunch at Bubbalu's and then headed back home. We didn't stay for the parade and its famous grand marshalls
Don't worry though. We will probably try again next year!

Friday, March 1, 2013

anything you can do, i can do better

Cheer camp for all three girls wrapped up today. Monday was stormy and rough. The cheer coach called me because Olivia was scared of the storm and needed to talk to me. So I left work early and went to the gym to help ease her mind. At the end of practice, the girls play a game called "Little Sally Walker" which involves the girls mimicking a dance or gymnastics move. The girl that stopped in front of Olivia did a cartwheel.
Olivia has not been in gymnastics since she was 3 or 4 years old. And she never was a natural at it. She would rather run around like a wild Indian.
When the girl switched places with Olivia, I was shocked to see her firmly plant her hands on the floor and complete a decent looking cartwheel! This led me to think about the sheer determination of that little Priss to not be outdone by any "big kids".
It was interesting to see the differences between each girl as they learned and interacted with peers.