Not to be outdone by her big sister, Emily took a few leaps off the diving board into the deep end without her “swimmies”. Just out of frame is Gina. Emily did great and I was proud to see her do it on her own. I imagine how much bigger the deep must look to a 4 year old.
Was not looking forward to today. Mondays are particularly busy with about 4 more meetings than I would prefer. Gina is working today which translates to a long day for me. I am thankful for this note that Lauren wrote in school several months back and it serves as a wonderful reminder to count my blessings.
The other night the girls and I snuck over to the pool. Gave us some bonding time after dinner while Gina was at work. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like the pool? Most importantly, Lauren took a jump off the diving board into the deep end of the pool for the first time. Continue reading
I see that the last time I posted anything here was in March. Guess you could say we have been busy! Gina snagged some free passes to the Louisville Zoo today. We only had to pay $5 to park and our family of four spent most of the day in the zoo. Continue reading
We got an email from Lauren’s teacher about the Maple Syrup Festival in Salem, IN today. Thought it would be fun to get out of the house and head into another state for a little festival. So we loaded up the car with some snacks, charged iPads, and headed that way.
Another day of canceled school. Another morning waking up to a solid white coating. Absolutely love it.
Growing up in Georgia, I rarely can remember when we had a lot of snow, and when we did, there was never enough to make a big snowman. After shoveling the driveway, I realized we had more than enough snow to make one. Thinking back on it and comparing it to today, I really think that the snowman we made today was the biggest I have ever made. And we had a blast doing it. Plethora of photos behind the jump. Continue reading
Lauren has a big presentation next week. She is doing a “Book Talk” where she has to give a presentation about a book that she has selected. Going from memory, she also has to wear a costume and use props to illustrate her story. She was pretty excited about it and even showed me the setup in the library. I also found out they are recorded (Lauren told me it would later “be available online.”) so this has become a big deal. Naturally we needed to practice and doing it in front of a camera with an audience was just the trick. Continue reading
Emily: Momma! Who used the toilet last?
Gina: I don’t know, why?
Emily: Because I hate it! Lauren didn’t even flush!