Sunday, January 29, 2012
On January 29, 2007 at 12:08 pm K made her appearance into this world. Coming in at 8 lbs 11 ozs and 183/4" long she was pretty much already walking. =) j/k She was a precious and a wonderful addition to our family. The joy and anticipation of how she was going to change our lives was invigorating. I couldn't wait to get home and begin our life as a family of 4.
Weeelll, I have to say I was curious to see how long I could keep up the picture a day thing and this is it.. This is the week I just fell apart. It's not that I didn't like taking pictures every day I did, it's just that during the week we mostly do the same thing and drive the same way and see the same things. I am pretty sure you don't want to see the Liberty guys dancing for the billionth time or another beautiful sunrise/set. So for now I will spare you. Maybe if I wasn't so exhausted at the end of the day I will drive a different route home and find something worth while to take a picture of. We will see.. In the mean time I did take a few pics this week. Here they are.
January 21, 2012 (sat)
Easy bake oven time! Sugar cookies and s'mores
January 22, 2012 (sun)
Impromptu movie day (no home brought snacks ;( )
Beauty and the Beast is still just a good as it was way back when
A horse ride
What to do with left over movie popcorn- feed the ducks
Watch out!! Don't let it poop on you!
Picked up shells
Let feathers go in the breeze
chased a few ducks
January 23, 2012 (mon)
Tea parties fit for a king and queen
January 24, 2012 (Tue)
This is a lacking day.. Nothing new or exciting happened, work, pick-up, dinner, bed
January 25, 2012 (Wed)
Another lacking day. It was basically the same as the day above only we threw in church, to spice some things up.
January 26, 2012 (Thur)
Yes! the skirt came in the mail. I am so excited!
Today I finished the putting the angry bird together and
sewed it on and fixed the skirt to make it smaller..
January 27, 2012 (Fri)
Daddy Daughter lunch
Mommy daughter lunch (yes at two different places)
The making of the Angry Birds for the big day
Late night run to Marble Slab.. yum
January 28, 2012 (Sat)
It's party day!
January 29, 2012 (Sun)
Up early to play with new toys..
K's birthday day celebration is a trip to Sealife.
This year for K's birthday party theme she asked for Angry Birds. I try to figure out a way to make that theme happen. This year's theme was a little challenging as Angry Birds is still relatively new. I looked at different party stores and online stores and there just wasn't anything out there. Finally I found some plates, cups, tablecloth, and napkins at party city and I knew the theme was on! I continued to do some research and found a couple of people who have done this theme already and borrowed some ideas. It turned out fabulous and K was most happy with it.
The set up getting started
The Angry Cupcakes
I found this idea over at The Crafting Chicks
From start to finish (including baking time) was 3 hrs. Whew
The Angry Balloons. I couldn't find balloons anywhere but ebay. These
came from Malaysia. Shipping took forever and I was praying they would be here on time.
We also got the blue bird but K wanted that one by her while opening presents.
The Angry Bags
These are just regular colored gift bags and I found the faces
at The Party Animal. These are actually faces for balloons
but I think they work well here.
The PIG piñata
This I was so stressing over and it turned out really cute.
I found a mostly green piñata at Party city (one with jungle animals on it)
Took off the front and back pictures and recovered it in green crete paper and
added the face from the gift bags.
The final set up!
This was a really fun party to do.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
On Monday when we were out of school for MLK, the weather was gorgeous, and it only cost $5 to get in. The Dallas Zoo was calling our name. We drove to my parents, jumped on the Dart train and landed at the zoo. Usually when we go we hit the big animals and leave. This day I wanted to see what we were missing, I wanted to see the Chimps and other animals. So, we pretend we were explorers and went in search of "other" animals. The way this zoo is laid out it is hard to get Zoo north and The Wilds of Africa in on the same day (especially when it closes at 4 and we don't get there till 11) We did the best we could and got all the Wilds in, the reptile building (K's favorite) and the Children's zoo finished. Enjoy the pictures.
on the way
ready to go
K and the penguin talking
This was really funny to watch
really wanting to touch the penguin
red river hogs- I was told they are to be expecting some baby ones in the summer
remember the baby wart hogs from before? Look how big they are now.
They are soon to be leaving though to Ohio =(
The giraffes were so much fun
K gets to touch him
OK you have touched me enough.. And YOU don't have food!
Watch out E, you might get a bath.
apparently a little too close for comfort
E finally gets her turn to pet him
They had to switch to crackers due to people bringing in their own
lettuce and trying to feed them.
This is one of my favorite pictures.
We finally found the baby giraffe..
Usually when we are out the animals are sleeping or resting.
Today they were up and running
going on a safari -I really like the kid behind us reading the map
We visited the bird house and this beautiful bird was really smart.
he was sitting by the door looking innocent until someone
held the door open a little long. If it wasn't for this poor bird
being nearsighted and hitting the closed door he would have
at the chimps there were 3 baby chimps
K really talking to the baby
time for a snack
E really liked the sm bird exhibit.
K gave all the birds names
I have never seen a stork. They are actually really tall.
K finally getting the pony ride.
E getting her turn.
Trying to pet the pigs.
We have never seen a rhino actually use it's horn.
This was really cool to see.
He moved all the logs to a middle pile.