Monday, March 23, 2009

Back to our regularly scheduled life!

Well, we are starting to get to our regular routines starting with Anna Kate going back to school today and Mary Ellen starting back to gymnastics. I was also up and going early since Mondays are my carpool days. At least I get my days over with pretty early in the week! Plus it forces me to get up and get going on Mondays when all I really want to do is stay in bed just a little bit longer!

Anna Kate got to switch tables in her classroom today and it was student choice. She was so excited! She said she chose Table 1 because she hasn't been there yet and then Campbell, Molly, Peyton, and John Christian all chose Table 1 after her. Sounds like it is going to be a really fun table for her to finish out the year. She ans Molly have been at the same table together the whole year.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bowling anyone?

Today's Spring Break activity was bowling. Granddaddy met us up at the bowling alley where Anna Kate and Mary Ellen both had a fabulous time. They played 8 games total and Mary Ellen beat Anna Kate in one game and Anna Kate scored 100 in another! Oh she was so excited!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I just love St. Patrick's Day. Not really sure why that is, but I really do! I love looking for St. Patty's outfits for both of the girls although I normally have such a hard time finding them something. I got several hair accessories and socks from Target this year in the dollar bins as well as a cute shirt for Anna Kate. Mary Ellen had claimed Anna Kate's old shirt awhile back so she was more than happy to put it on today. However, she was NOT being very cooperative when it came to taking pictures. I have a feeling I may end up dressing them back up another day so I can get a better picture of the two of them. But for now, this one will have to do,
We have spent the whole day just relaxing and recovering from our Atlanta trip. I took the girls out to the park this afternoon because it was so pretty, but really I think they would have been happier just staying home.

Monday, March 16, 2009

We're back!!

Well, we made it back from Atlanta, or "Lanta" as Mary Ellen calls it. Too funny! OMGosh Whitney and I are exhausted and so are the girls. Anna Kate was asleep less than 10 minutes after leaving the aquarium. I laid both of their seats back for the ride home and out they went. Anna Kate slept all the way to Anniston and she would have slept longer but the road got really loud and she kept stirring and just couldn't really get back to sleep. Mary Ellen woke up about 30 minutes outside of Birmingham so it was really perfect. The drive home was sooooooo long! It rained the whole way home and was super foggy on top of that. It is nice to be home, though. The girls had a fabulous time and are ready to go back! Next time we go, I think we will skip the GA Aquarium. It was neat, but SOOOOOOO expensive. I think they really liked the Children's Museum just as much if not more than the Aquarium.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Atlanta Bound!!

Well, we are packing up to head to Atlanta for a fun-filled mini vacation. Whitney is going with me to help with the girls although I don't think she really knows what she is getting herself into! Originally, we had hoped to go to Six Flags today, but the rain has just not let up :(. So, instead we are planning to spend the day at the Imagine It Children's Museum before we check into the Grand Hyatt for the evening. The girls are so excited!! Anna Kate could hardly get to sleep last night.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rainy Saturday

Our Spring Break is starting off very wet. Anna Kate really wanted to go golfing today but it is just too wet. So she begged to go to the scrapbook store and of course I caved. I mean, it doesn't take much to talk me into going to the scrapbook store! Plus there is a McDonald's right across the street with an indoor playground that the girls love so it is the perfect way to feed them and let them run out some energy so we can then go over to the scrapbook store.

Whitney and I have spent a lot of time today planning our Atlanta trip tomorrow. We rolled the dice with Hotwire and got a room at the Grand Hyatt. Super nice! No indoor pool, but we got such a great deal on the hotel I am still glad we did it this way.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Out on the town

Well sort of :) Grey and I met Charlie and Whitney for dinner and drinks at the new neighborhood pub in Cahaba Heights. They still have some issues to work through but it is going to be a good place I hope. It will be nice to have another place to go out that is convenient.

The girls are having a sleep time over with G&G tonight so that means no one coming into my room tonight trying to get in the bed with Mommy! And perhaps I can even sleep a little later, too!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fun Scrappy Day!

Today was our Quickutz Club meeting at my local scrapbook store - Scrapbook Mania. We meet once every other month and I so look forward to it! I just love getting away and being around so many scrappers who all love Quickutz! The woman who runs our meetings is so creative and it is always fun to see what cute project she has come up with for us to make. I am in charge of the card portion of the class. This month we worked with the cute new Chocolate Bunny die. He is so cute!! Here is the card I created for this month's meeting.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Girls Night In!

Well, sort of - it is just me and the girls tonight. Grey has a "work party" to go to. Yeah, right! So I'm sure that will mean pizza for supper which is OK with Mommy! Then I have a "cake movie" saved on the DVR for us to watch. Anna Kate loves the Food Network Challenge shows where they create the elaborate cakes. We have seen several shows with a Disney theme and she loves them! She even recognizes chefs who have competed before and she can tell you what their last project was and whether or not they won. It is really quite impressive.

Mother and Dad have gone to the mountians for the weekend with their neighbors. They bought a cabin up there so they are just going up for a couple of days. Unfortunately, it is supposed to be in the 70's here this weekend and they are leaving to go up into the mountains! Not very good planning!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wow what a snow!!!

Did we get some snow or what!! I can't remember the last time we had that much snow! Had to have been at least 4 inches which for us is amazing! The girls had a ball. Anna Kate was so excited on Saturday night that we might get snow that she woke up this morning at 5 a.m. to check and sure enough there was some on the ground for her to see. Well, she was so excited she just couldn't ever get back to sleep so finally around 5:45 we got up. I think we were suited up and outside playing by 6:30. we built multiple snowmen - well, snow girls according to Anna Kate. Our biggest one was actually a snow princess because she had a Hannah Montana scarf and a crown on her head. We were kind of hurting for snowman face parts but the girls didn't seem too concerned.

What was also unique was that the majority of the snow fell during the day so we got see it build up. It was "pouring snow" as Anna Kate said :). Granddaddy walked up the hill to come and play and then later in the morning, Uncle Charlie and Aunt Whitney walked up from their house, too. Then we had a big snowball fight in the circle. After that we walked down to Grandmother and Granddaddy's house while Uncle Charlie pulled the girls on the sled. Mother and Dad were nice enough to fix us a nice hot lunch of spaghetti. Sure did taste good!

Here are a couple more pictures from the day:

This is Grey taking credit for the first snowman of the day that I actually built with the girls.

Here are the girls getting onto the sled so that Uncle Charlie can pull them down to Mother and Dad's house. Look at all that snow!!