Friday, December 9, 2016

Red Ribbon week

Back in October, Mackenzie and Meredith's school had Red Ribbon Week and had a different way to dress up each day.  I went every morning and took pictures at the school entrance for the yearbook.  So of course, I also took pictures of my kids. ;)

The first day was School Spirit Day so everyone was pretty much wearing red!  This is one of their good friends that I was able to get a picture of.

I'm not sure what she is saying or doing here, but this picture makes me laugh.

Day 2 was team jersey day!  Gig 'em Aggies!

So, I can't figure out why Miranda is wearing the same shirt 2 days in a row, but she is!  I think she must not have worn the shirt very much on the first day because of Gymnastics, so we wore it again on the next day. ;)

Wednesday was bright colors and sunglasses!

Once Meredith starting walking to class on her own, Mackenzie was free to walk with her friend! She was starting to hold hands with one of her really good friends that is in her class.

Look who is stylin'!

Miranda loves her "Old Hippo"!

Day 4 was crazy sock day.  Mackenzie participated by wearing 2 different Halloween socks. ;)

I think this is the first time they walked in without me.  It took a long time, but now Meredith loves school and gives me a quick hug before walking in all by herself!

Friday was hat day, but only Mackenzie wore a hat but did not want her picture taken. ;)  However, Meredith was NOT camera shy...even without a hat! ;)

This looks like she's up to something!

I took pictures of the elementary kids for 5 days in a row.  When I came back the following Monday, a couple of them asked me if I was taking pictures again. ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Visit to Granny & Papa's - October 2016

We visited Granny and Papa's house in October after having skipped a couple of months.  Miranda is sitting in her favorite chair on the back porch.

Silly Meredith!

I had forgotten I took the picture below and it made me laugh when I came across it!  I love how expressive Meredith is even when you only see her eyes and the corners of her mouth. ;)

Granny took the girls for a ride around the yard...
...and Miranda and I hung out at the flower beds.

She wasn't very happy about that. Ha!

This was a short visit, but it's always great to get outside at Granny and Papa's and enjoy the porch and large yard.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Welcome Back Festival

In September, the girls' school had a "Welcome Back Festival" and the girls were very excited to go! We met at a friend's house and walked to the school.  The first thing they wanted was to get their faces painted.  I stood back while the girls picked their image.

Miranda chose a snake! I asked her if she would rather have the butterfly or something else and she said no.  So here is her snake!

Meredith was very excited about being able to swing on the playground!  I guess with 110 kindergartners at recess, the 4 swings are always taken!  And we actually had 2 of the swings for a little while!

 Meredith was also very eager to show me all of the things she plays with on the playground.

While we were at the playground, Mackenzie was going down the huge inflatable slid with her friend. ;)

We stood in line FOREVER for these snowcones, but they were kind of worth the wait!  They were huge and very inexpensive.  After waiting in line for 45 minutes, we finally sat on the ground to eat them!

 After our snow cone refresher, we tried out the dunk tank, walked around the school looking at the art murals and then went back outside to hula hoop.  The girls had so much fun and their hula hooping skills make me laugh.

We left at 8 to walk to our friends house and the girls thought it was so cool that we were walking around the neighborhood at night.  We got home and ate waffles for a super late dinner and went to bed at 9.  The girls declared that it was one of the best nights ever.  For 4 hours and $12, I'll take it!

Monday, December 5, 2016

September Misc Photos

I love looking at my phone photos after a couple of months. There are always some pictures I forgot I took and it helps me relive that moment again! That's what I love most about photographs.

One afternoon (maybe a friday?), we had a movie night.  Remember when laying on the floor could be comfortable?  I wonder at what weight and/or age, laying on the floor becomes uncomfortable?! ;)

For a couple of days in a row (or maybe in a week), we had rainy day dismissals.  The first one caught me and the girls off guard and I only had umbrellas.  We all came home dripping wet.  They are holding their soaken wet socks and ringing out water!

Even with an umbrella, Miranda's hair was soaking wet!

Miranda also started her big girls gymnastics class WITHOUT me!
Of, course after a month of doing everything by herself she decided she couldn't do it anymore and now requires her "mom and me" coach to walk her to class.  Coach Carrie holds her hand for maybe 10 seconds to walk her to her little star on the floor and does nothing else, but since that keeps her from crying, I'll do it! ;)

I had a doctor's appointment one day and Miranda was quite enthralled with the fish tank.  She kept talking to them in her high pitch voice she does when playing. ;)

Afterwards, she insisted on touching the fountains in the courtyard.

One morning before church.  Meredith is very particular about clothing, so this dress from my mom was perfect for her - super soft!

Miranda and I go out to eat on Mondays after gymnastics.  On this particular day we even got dessert!

Occasionally I remember to take the girls' picture before school.  The weather is super cold today and I'm half wishing we could still wear those summer clothes in the picture!

Miranda fell asleep against my arm during lunch after Ladies Bible Class on day.  She must have been very tired or very bored...or both!

I'm assuming this was taken on a team jersey day. ;)  Gig'em Aggies!

Trying to play catch up!  I'm hoping to actually post about November and December activities soon.  But first, October! ;)
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