We came back from our vacation early - those posts to come as soon as I sort photos. Having an extra day as a family was so nice. We made a zoo trip before lunch at Chuys. I love having a zoo membership - I don't worry about the cost, and I don't fuss if we just go for a short visit and don't see everything on every trip. After about an hour Allison got hungry so we headed out for lunch. We sat outside at lunch and just had fun as a family. I think Allison ate more salsa than I did. She makes e smile watching her scoop up big bites of spicy salsa and creamy jalepeno dip. Allison an Kevin had a daddy-daughter afternoon while I had a dr appt and then ran some errands. It's funny that going to Target by myself is a treat now. I took advantage of the opportunity to do some Easter shopping. Now back to our regularly scheduled routine.
February 5, 2013
Another Pinterest inspiration - valentine hugs. I measured Allison's arm span and cut that onto ribbon, traced her hand prints onto craft paper, and used some heart shaped cookie cutters to trace hearts onto more craft paper. Total project cost under: $3 ($1 ribbon on sale at hobby lobby, $.59 each 3 sheets of craft paper with heart themes. I made one for each set of grandparents, Aunt Stacey and a keepsake for us. On the center heart I wrote "A Valentine Hug from Allison, 2013".
I wanted to make homemade valentines for Allison's preschool party. Yes, we are missing the party during our trip, but its a chance to be creative and make the kids a treat. I saw something similar on Pinterest, but with no link.
Last night we attended an impromptu party to celebrate Michael's 6th birthday. His dad has a last minute trip to help his sick dad and won't be here Wednesday for the actual birthday. After a quick stop to pick up some Cars books for the birthday boy we had a great party at the Warrens house. I think Michael had fun and we all got to celebrate with pizza, homemade cake topped with M&Ms and lots of running around. Here's a photo of Michael, Allison and Kaitlyn enjoying cake.
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February 4, 2013
February 2, 2013
Over the las two days I've talked to Allison extensively about how you get treats on your birthday (cake, presents) and when it's someone else's birthday they get the treats. This morning we had Abby's 2nd birthday party and Allison did not do well. It's hard being 2 I think. We ended up leaving early but Allison got to take a cupcake home so everything ended well. I'm sad I didn't get a photo of Allison with the birthday girl but there was a lot going on. Here is Allison enjoying her cupcake: