Sunday, January 27, 2013

Best Day Ever

So, this year has changed our lives.  Being in the a general ed kindergarten classroom has made all the difference in the world.  Every day has not been perfect, but now we have a taste of what it could feel like.  One of the biggest differences this year, in addition to the age appropriate curriculum and all that she is learning and her wonderful teachers, what has really made the difference for this little 6 year old girl is her friends.  She has girl friends this year and it makes my heart so so happy to see her around them and how much they love her.  So we decided to schedule a play date.  You know something outside of school, maybe lunch and bowling.  We invited 6 girls and then we waited. I hadn't gotten any responses and was starting to panic.  What if no one can come, after I built it up so much for her and she was so looking forward to it.  But then, in the eleventh hour, her friend A came through.  We picked her up and headed to ITZ (a pizza/bowling/video arcade).  And we had a blast.  We met up with Olivia's friend Faith.  Started off with a little pizza.  This is her friend A interacting with Juliana on her computer.
 Then we were off to bowling.
Juliana was up first

 There goes Liv.  She wanted to try with the ramp first.
 Taking a bestie break while the rest take their turn at bowling.
 Second time around Olivia decided ramps were for suckers and she barreled down the lane full for and literally chucked the ball down the lane. 
 Although it would appear that the ball was traveling at high velocity, for some reason the second it hit the lane it actually decelerated at an astonishing rate and then required us to stare at her ball as it trickled down the lane for what seemed like an eternity. 

 Is this the cutest quartet or what?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shut the F.......

So, thank you Aunt Melissa for teaching Olivia a new saying.  After Aunt Melissa went home I had the pleasure of trying to explain to the girl why Aunt Melissa says the following phrase. . .

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

One Month Away

And these are the shoes that will carry me through the Disney Princess Half Marathon

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another Day at the Museum

Yes, this may look familiar, because we come here often.  Anytime we have a free day here or there, we head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Nature.  It's a lot of fun and it never gets old.  So here we go.

Liv on the bed of nails.
 Then Juliana on the bed of nails.
 Liv and her bestie Faith.  Why do they look like the cat that swallowed the canary?
 Liv on the twistie thing

 Playing with sound
 The Crayola Light rooms

 Me and Juj playing with shadows
 Liv and Faith on the giant Light Bright
 Juj and I on the giant Light Bright
 All of us in the giant crocodile mouth.

 In the maternity ward at the "hospital"
 Juliana taking weight and measurements.

 Dr. Liv and Dr. Faith checking on some newborns
 Now time for some store time.  First we shop
 Then Juliana punches in and starts her cashier shift

Liv and Faith.  What a cute couple.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Evening Sail

For those of you that missed out on one of the most fun fundraisers we have had to date, well enjoy the following pictures.  We spent the afternoon at Texas U Can Paint with a bunch of awesome friends and family to paint "Evening Sail".  If you have never done this type of thing, I highly recommend it and if you are in this area I would highly recommend Texas U Can Paint in Southlake.  Great times

 This is Robin - she rocks!