Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wedding Time

We have been anticipating the wedding of my friend Michelle (who was also Allie's teacher this year) to the love of her life, Luke! The girls were invited, so this made it very special. I decided to have a bit of fun and take them to get their nails done. When on a budget, where do you go to get your nails done? The beauty school of course!
After that, we had a day of beauty. The girls enjoyed getting their hair currled and getting beautiful! They had such a great time at the wedding. They even got to dance with the bride!


We had an amazing day last Thursday. It was much busier than our typical Thursdays in the summer. We began with tutoring at the library and then dropped a few things off at the school. We continued to our friend's house for a play date. After eating lunch, we took all of the kids outside for some fun with the slip-n-slide. I can say that my kids lead a sheltered life. I don't think that they had played on a slip-n-slide before today! As you can see, it was amazing! The girls had a blast!I just love the expression on each of the girls' faces as they just enjoy the moment. They teach me everyday to sit back and enjoy what God has given me!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Easter Egg Hunting in the Summer

Yep, the girls are going on an Easter Egg hunt today! I was given a pack of princess Easter eggs at the end of the school year. They are different shapes or have different images on them: princess, castle, magic wand, crown, etc. I told the girls that they are going to go on an Easter egg hunt. Then they are to write a story using the Easter eggs that they find . . . this should be fun! I will post more about the hunt after I have finished my coffee and we have begun the fun!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Villages Alligator

In all of our years of visiting the Villages, we have never seen the alligator. Whlie we were enjoying our dinner at the Lighthouse, he finally decided to join us. . .

Fantastic Florida: The Villages

If you are over 55 and you want to have a great time, The Villages is for you. Well, you only have to be 55 to purchase there, but any age can visit! My parents have a house in the Villages that we visit each year. While there, we go to the square for live music and dancing, ride in the golf cart everywhere, eat frozen yogurt for lunch, go shopping, and most of all - go swimming!! This year my sister provided us with some "grab bags" of dares. She was surprised that we were willing to participate! The Village residents got a kick out of the mustaches that we were all wearing! Little know fact: Brianna wanted to sleep in her mustache!

Fantastic Florida: Sea World

Heath surprised us with a last minute addition to our trip. He wanted to take us to Sea World. Not only would this be the first time for the girls, but it was also my first time there! While at Sea World, we were able to pet the sting rays and the dolphins. We got the opportunity to feed the dolphins and the seals. And of course, we watched the Shamu show! The exhibits were amazing! We enjoyed them all - well most of us did. Bri was not excited to visit the sharks. She was worries that they were doing to eat us! All in all, it was another wonderful adventure!

Fantastic Florida: Our Stay

We were able to stay at the Gaylord Resort in Orlando for this amazing vacation. They upgraded us to an atrium view, which meant that from our room we could see all through the atrium. There were indoor rainforests, aligators, koi ponds, resturants, and much more! Outside, there was this amazing pool area for the kids. It was complete with water slides and movie theater. Since we were all exhausted from the great day at Disney, we decided to spend our second day at the resort. The girls were able to relax and play at the pool. After dinner, they got back into the pool so that they could watch that evening's movie! It was awesome!

Fantastic Florida: Disney

Well, we pulled it off! I still don't know how, but we were able to take our little family on an amazing Florida vacation this summer. First stop, Orlando! In Orlando, we went to Disney's Magic Kingdom for the day. This was the first time that the girls had ever been there. It was amazing! We found out that Allie loves roller coasters, while Brianna does not enjoy them at all! This was quickly determined after riding Thunder Mountain Railroad with Brianna. She refused to ride any more rides with me for the rest of the day! Allie, on the other hand, was overjoyed to ride Space Mountain multiple times with both Mommy and Daddy. That was a blast! We ended the day with a "snack" for the road. Allie had cotton candy while Bri had a lollipop. It was a day to remember!