Sunday, February 26, 2012

365 days (39-47)

February 18, 2012 (Day 39)

Up early using our new how to draw books. (a late Valentine present)

Yum Yum the making of cookies

February 19, 2012 (day 40)
Play doh fun

It's tent time!

February 20, 2012 (day 41)

It's presidents day- Off to see President Chuck E Cheese

Then a stop by Nana and Papaw's to raid their games and play a little music

We found Checkers and another Mancala 

February 21, 2012 (day 42)

Family game night

February 22, 2012 (Day 43)
Once again I fell down on the job of picture taking.
Actually thats not true- I did take pictures. Of my school kids
which can't be posted here. =)  
February 23, 2012 (Day 44)
Welcome Soccer Season!
Once again E is playing soccer on our school team (though the Y) and I am the assistant coach. 
We have a great group of 1st and 2nd girls (and a kinder who is really good) that will
rock the soccer field. K has also asked to play and will have her first practice 
with her team on Monday. (she is so excited to play she wanted to practice 
with Em and did well) SO our Saturdays for the next couple months will be SOCCER DAYS!

February 24, 2012 (Day 45)

After a stop to Hobby Lobby we are now the proud
owners of new finger paints and cool finger paint paper. 
Which we just HAD to try out as soon as we got home. 

February 25, 2012 (Day 46)

While game thrifting at Papaw and Nana's 
we came across some acrylic paints. While at
Hobby lobby we bought some canvas's. 
Saturday morning E wanted to start painting at 7:30 ugh

Today we went and got K all of her soccer equipment. 
She is excited to play

We also had to repair part of our fence that had broke. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

365 days 36-48

February 5th, 2012 (Day 36)
Playing in the bus with cousins

February 6, 2012 (Day 37)

I love surprises from my girls (this one is 
colored by K)

February 7th (Day 38)

It was a long hard day with Mawmaw and Pawpaw

February 8th (day 39)

Have you noticed how the french fries
in the happy meals have shrunk?

February 9th (day 40)

5 year check up

February 10th (day 41)

K showing us some yoga moves

Our new bed! YEA!

February 11, 2012 (day 42)

Bella taking a nap

February 12, 2012 (day 43)

A visit to the pet store

our first glow bath 

February 13, 2012 (day 44)

Bella watching the dog show

February 14, 2012 (day 45)

in the mornings and evenings we have lots and lots of black birds

February 15, 2012 (day 46)

E having her performance for music class

E's art work was chosen to be displayed 
to represent the 1st grade at the administrative bldg.
What an honor. 

E with her watercolor owl

February 16, 2012 (day 37)

K and Darth Maul at the school's annual 
Chili cook off. 

February 17, 2012 (day 38)

The girls and Ry playing our new game Quoridor.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sea Life Aquarium

Every year we like to take the girls out for their birthday day celebration. The birthday girl gets to decide where we are going and what we are doing. So far this has been pretty good. Mainly because their minds haven't expanded into the vast unknown of what the possibilities could be. =) I am just waiting for the day that we say, "where do you want to go?" and they come back with San Antonio or something of that nature. lol. So, since it was K's birthday it was her choice and she decided to check out the new aquarium in Grapevine mills. We have watched this aquarium from start to finish and I told them that when it was finished last summer we could go.. Little did I know that the entire population of Texas would want to go also. Most days during the summer the wait was 2+ hrs to get in. Then do you really want to go into and aquarium where you can't see anything because so many people are in there. I took into account the amount of time K likes to spend at each tank and decided to put off our aquarium visit for another time. THAT TIME HAS COME! With all the hype that this aquarium brought with it and the knowledge that there are only 36 Sea life aquariums in the world and only 5 in the United States I was excited to know that we had one only a few miles away. We bought our tickets online(have to be there the time your ticket says) and we were there 10 mins before opening. The girls excitement couldn't be contained. They were all over the place. Once we got in, it wasn't that bad. The girls had time to look at each tank and we weren't rushed. However, the down side I have to the aquarium is for the money and the drive it wasn't all that I had hyped it up to be. We have better aquariums (while they might not have the colorful coral or brightly colored fish or the 360 tunnel, they have more hands on.) They did have a touch tank but it was small and the animals that you could touch were little. The 360 tunnel was cool, it was short, and about 20 steps or less and you were though it. My least favorite part was that I couldn't get very good pictures. They don't let you use flash do to the fact that apparently it makes the fish angry. I for one don't want the shark mad at me. =) So through it all it was a good experience, and is it one that I think we need a season pass too.. NO, is it one that I am itching to go back to NO. We have seen it and done it,  The girls and I voted and we like the Dallas aquarium better. Even though you don't have a tunnel, or 5 sharks (they have a few) you can touch the sting rays and feed them, they have a larger touch tank for the crabs and starfish, and it's one that you can stay for a couple hrs and not leave thinking that's it? Don't get me wrong K had a wonderful birthday day outing and we thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium, it's just on of those things were there hype is great and the return is small. Here are what pictures I did manage to get. Hope you enjoy.

They have this room where you are standing
above a tank and glass in the floor so you can look down.

Bubbles inside the tanks- up close and personal

the Lion fish

360 tunnel

The sea turtle that's getting a new name

While this face looks like she is not having
a good time, this is the face of concentration and 
deciding what to touch next. 

This is a shark egg. 

K is as tall as a Cat shark
E is as tall as the Port Jackson


Getting a shark education by one of the workers. 
This room made me dizzy with all the blue I think. 
In fact I was pretty off balance the whole time. 

Notice K's shirt. Don't wear a green shirt if you don't
want to be a part of the scene.