Sunday, May 30, 2010
The kids had their party hats on and were ready for some fun.
Caroline was so proud while everyone was singing Happy Birthday to her. She has really been looking forward to her party. Time to blow out the candles...
She had plenty of help opening her presents.
Kayla was so excited about the present she picked out for Caroline. She decided several months ago that she wanted to get her some roller skates. She and I went to the store and she picked them out herself. Caroline was fine looking at them in the package, but the thought of putting them on was a completely different story.
Things did not get any better when we took her outside.
Sunday was the big day. Caroline has been asking me every day for about 2 months if she was 4 yet. The first thing she told Nanny this morning was the she was 4 years old. She was so excited.
We had a big day planned. Nanny was taking everyone to the American Girl store. I don't think Caroline really understood where we were going, but her sister was very excited. We had to take some pictures before we left for the store.
They are all so cute!
Here is a pic of me with my 2 beautiful girls.
Here is nanny with all of her grandkids (Kayla, Caroline, Caleb, Carter, and Brenner).
And here is the 4 year old. What a big girl!
We had reservations at the Bistro for lunch. The boys were great sports. Steve was umpiring so they got to come with us. Here is nanny with some of her babies ready to go to lunch.
We waited outside for a few minutes until the store opened. Caroline was excited about her birthday lunch. She had on her party dress that matched her babies. She also wore her birthday tiara all day.
Her eyes lit up the minute we walked in the store. She finally realized this is where she could get some things for her babies. She got a Bitty Baby a couple of years ago, and she got Bitty Twins for Christmas. She loves her babies, and she really loves to match her babies.
Everyone took their seats for lunch. The dolls get their own seats with a plate and cup. The kids had a great time giving the dolls a drink.
Even Brenner enjoyed his first American Girl dining experience.
Happy Birthday sweet Caroline!
This should make Aunt Jenny proud. Look at all of those shopping bags!
After lunch and shopping it was time to meet back up with Andy and Papa. They had a great time on their fishing trip, and maybe even more fun just knowing they did not have to go to the American Girl store!
It was a great birthday weekend for Caroline. Thanks Nanny and Papa for everything. I just can't believe that my baby is 4. She is growing up so fast, and in Caroline's words it is "breaking my heart." Just don't get me started on the fact that she will be in full day pre-k in the fall...
Happy Birthday Princess Caroline!!!!!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Kayla also enjoyed the slide. It is small, but it provided plenty of entertainment.
Poor Andy. That is about all I need to say about this photo. He had his fill of pool time. I could not get in the water with the kids because of my ankle. He got to have all of the fun!
Earlier in the afternoon we called to get dinner reservations. The earliest that they could seat us was 8:30. That is normally bedtime for the girls. We took a gamble and made the reservations. We had some time to kill before dinner so we went for a walk around Bricktown.
It was finally time for dinner. My brother lives in Norman and he met us to eat. Caroline fell asleep in the car (she woke up at 5:45 that morning). It had been a really long day for her.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
It took forever, but we finally got xrays and met with the doctor. She said she did not see a break. However, after I told her how I was feeling she said that with those symptoms 99.9% of the time there is a break. After the bone sets a while it should show up in the xray. I go back in 2 weeks for that.
Meanwhile, I get to wear a lovely little black boot and use a pair of crutches. Did I mention that this is my right foot? That means no driving for me. I guess it is a good thing that Andy is home. He gets to take over all of my carpool duties with the girls. What an adventure!
We tried to take some pictures, but you can't really tell much. If you look hard you can see the swelling. It is starting to bruise.
This is what I have been looking at for the last couple of days (when I am not looking at the TV). Here is my pretty boot. Try not to get too jealous!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Kayla first played a duet with her teacher. Here is part of the song. About halfway through the song the memory card on my camera was full. While the other kids were playing I was frantically deleting things from my camera before her solo.
Kayla also got to play her solo. She did a good job. I was really proud of her.
I love the high 5 with her friend at the end.
Here is Kayla with my dad and Sue. My mom was also there, but she got away before I could get a picture of her and Kayla. Caroline was with us this year. She was well behaved, but not what I would call still.
There is a small reception after the performances with cookies and punch.
Kayla will continue piano during the month of May. She will go to Oklahoma City for the State Contest on the 15th. We will finish the month, and then most likely take the summer off. She will really enjoy the break.