Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Playdough For The Win

So today we started off by me waking up Sleeping Beauty so we could go to "Big Gym" and she could go to the "Fun Center." These are all names that Safi has given to the gym an child care center. I'm just glad she likes going.

When we came home Safi starting playing with her playdough at the table in the kitchen. Great, I can take care of a few phone calls and work on laundry!

So from about 10:00-2:30 Safi played with playdough and I actually got things done. She was playing so well by herself that I hated to put an end to it!

Then about 3:30 Cali, Fletcher, and Laura came over to play. I'm not sure if they heard Safi scream with excitement when Miss Laura rang the bell, but I think I am partially deaf in that ear now.

Lots of fun playing dress-up and playdough was had by all.

Road Trip

Yesterday Safi and I started out on a trek to Pops and SueSue's house.

We left about 9:30 because we had a stop to make at the zoo and wanted to get there early while it was still a little cooler.

We dropped off the donations that Safi received at her birthday party an then we headed out to see the animals.

One the way out we "adopted" Chicken and Sopa from the gift shop (the parrot finger puppets).

We stopped in Dripping Springs for a little lunch and then we hit the road again.

To break things up we stopped in Stonewall at the LBJ Ranch and went to the Sauer Beckmann living History farm. It was fun because this is a place that I had been to as a child, taken kids to as a teacher, and now I get to take my own child.


Then we were off to Pops and SueSue's and SWIMMING!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Ladybug Parties

We had a birthday party this weekend. It was a Mickey and Minnie theme and fun was had by all!! First we had to over come a few obstacles...

The air conditioning stopped work on Thursday, have no fear Momma called the repairman and begged. He had it working by 1:30 on Saturday.

Then there was the heat, and no breeze. We always have a breeze in the backyard, not for the party! After lots of water and lemonade, all we're happy and the kids had a blast!

This year Safi had a party for the animals. Instead of the guests bringing a gift for her they brought something off the wishlist of the Austin Zoo. Safi is very excited to take the gifts to the animals.

Here are a few pictures with more to come!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All in one Afternoon

The much needed rain has put a damper on our outside activities but not on our fun!!! BAck to the garage we go....