Monday, March 29, 2010

Park Playdate

Sunday the girls and I met a few of my friends and their kids at a nearby park for a playdate. After some fun on the playscape and the swings...

Off we went on a nature hike...
Mikey spotted an airplane on the nature walk. Jane and Emily are impressed as well.
Here is Sophia sharing crackers with Jill.
Here is Mike, Atticus, Emily and Jane climbing up the side of a cliff.

Some wall walking with Erin and her daughter Sophia.
Then it was back to the playground. Here is Allison and her daughter Emily up on the playscape.
We had a really great time! I was so happy to get some quality time with some friends I don't get to see very often. I am hoping to get to do it again soon!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Grapevine Easter Egg Hunt

This is Saturday Jay and I and the girls and Janet (my MIL) met my cousin Kerri and her family at the Grapevine Easter Egg Hunt. SO MUCH FUN! The egg hunt is divided into age groups and the first group is 0-3 so Jane, Jill and Kylie all got to do it together. Here are some pics from the hunt- Jill pretty stayed in one spot the entire time.

Here they are afterwards inspecting their goods...

Then we got to meet the Easter bunny...

Jill wanted him to hold her.

Then we were off to the petting zoo. They had ducks, chickens, goats, a big pig, and lots of rabbits. I picked up a rabbit for Jill to pet and she hugged it and then turned around and tried to pick up it's momma (who was almost as big as she was). Jill probably could have spent hours in the petting zoo.

We won this stuffed bunny in the raffle.

There was also hayrides and face painting but we were pooped after a morning full of fun so we'll have to do that next year. It was a beautiful day and a great way to kick off the Easter celebrations!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jane's Class Picture

SERIOUSLY! How cute is that little girl on the first row with the brown and pink dot dress? Just had to share!

Surprise Shower Again!!

Last Sunday my wonderful work buddies threw a surprise baby shower. It was so beautifully decorated in pink. Here is my wonderful team: Christian, Alysa, Jennifer, Me and Janelle.

And here is my first team!! Laura, Kathy and Sophie.

This is our amazing school secretary Debbie and my old teamie and great friend Allison.

I got a ton of diapers (yea!!!) and some cute outfits...

And of course a quilt from my mom...

Thank you to my wonderful team! I am so blessed to have such thoughtful friends!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Zoo trip with Daddy

On Wednesdays Jane doesn't go to school and so Jay and his mom took advantage of our zoo passes and took the girls before the big rain hit Wednesday night. I was so jealous!! They took some great pics though.
Apparently love was in the air at the zoo. Here are the gorillas cuddled up under the blanket...

And the giraffes with their necks wrapped around each other...

And how adorable is this one of the lions?

This guy looks like he's thinking of eating Jill. His mouth is watering even.

Obviously, the girls favorite part this time was the birds. We didn't have time to do it last time and it's probably been too long for Jane to remember doing this before. Janet (my MIL) said Jill was walking around screaming with excitement at one point. I think she must have had a great time.

All in all I was so sad I missed it but super happy that the girls got some quality time with Daddy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Aquarium and Jane's Photography

Thursday we went to the Dallas Aquarium with my cousin Kerri and her daughter Kylie. We had a great time! I really didn't know what to expect and with all of the crowds we've been experiencing lately I was worried but even though there were tons of people for some reason it really didn't feel that crowded and all five of us had a really good time. Turns out the aquarium is right up a 14 month old's alley.

Here Jill is pointing at the river otters. I am officially in love with river otters! They are super fun and cool. They were coming right up to the glass and trying to "play" with the girls, showing off and splashing around. It also happened to be their meal time so that might have something to do with it. Jill was scared of them at first and then she wanted more and more. Kylie was yelling "Oscars! Oscars!" so cute!
What's an aquarium without Dory and Nemo? Do you see them?

What's this? ANOTHER turtle? We can't go anywhere without seeing a turtle! Jill loves that. Kerri suggested that we buy Jill a little turtle at home since she loves them so much. I picture the little guy being smothered to death with "kisses".

Cute little penguin...

Now for the good shots! Jane has become a budding photographer and had my camera about half the time we were at the aquarium.

Here are a few of her gems...
We have about 30-40 pictures of this fish.
Kylie has one that looks a lot like this except it's Jane...

My friend Kristy was asking for a belly shot... here you go Kristy!

We also have a bunch of pictures of random people we don't know. I didn't think I would include those. I do really like this pic of Kerri though.

Here is a great looking wall.

But not as nice as this one.

So maybe she's still working on her talent.