Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's almost time for a birthday party!

Let the planning begin! I can't believe my babies are going to be 3 in a few short weeks! Where has the time gone???

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Arbuckle Wilderness

Bryan took a day off during the Spring Break week so we could head up to Oklahoma and go to Arbuckle Wilderness, a big drive through zoo. It was tons of fun and somewhere that we've never been before. The kids have all been to Fossil Rim in Glen Rose several times. So it was a nice change of pace. There were tons of animals and all but the ostrich were friendly. Some so friendly that they wanted to be in the car with us! The big girls were also able to do bumper cars and go karts, while the little girls played in the bounce house area. Great time had by all!

Samantha and Mallory's First Movie

I decided it was time to take the girls to their first movie. Sloane and Bubbie also went along. We stopped at Target on the way and everyone was able to pick out a big thing of candy and a drink. When we got to the theater, we bought 2 big popcorn bags. We saw "Rango" because it looked like it would be a fast-paced movie that might keep the girls' attention. But it was awful. It was slow and had entirely too much adult content in it. Sam and Mal did well but moved around a lot toward the end. I think they enjoyed it though!

Spring Break Camping

We decided to brave camping with everyone. The Helms Family went with us as well as Sloane. We went just an hour away to Lake Ray Roberts. I was a bit worried that it was going to be too cold at night, but the weather was perfect both at night and during the day. The campsite is just perfect. It's close enough to the "beach" area, playground, kid's fishing pond, and bathrooms. There are also bike trails throughout the campsite that are fun to explore, as well as some walking trails.

The kids all had a blast! We got there on a Friday and left late Sunday afternoon. The kids were able to fish, walk in the water at the beach, play on the playground, go on walks, and bike ride. The big kids wanted to stay an extra night with me. But there was rain in the forecast and I didn't want to be packing everything up, by myself, in the rain. So we skipped adding another night and plan to go again very soon.

Destination Imagination

Raegan competed in her first Destination Imagination event at BNHS on March 5th. She worked with a team called the Bubble Gum Chewing Monkeys. The team has been working together for almost 5 months every week. They did a great job as Rising Stars! The team didn't win any specific awards but worked well as a team and will hopefully be back together next year. Raegan enjoyed it!