Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fun at the Sock Hop!

Last night, after Grandpa & Gramby brought my littlest girlie back from Grandparents Night at her elementary school, we were off to our eldest daughter's middle school for their annual Sock Hop!  This was our second year attending, and it's a lot of fun!  Of course, my daughter and her friends never seem to do much dancing -- but the Sock Hop Committee puts on a great event!  For $8 for a family, there's a dj, pizza, snow cones, popcorn, floats -- you name it! They had great raffle prizes last night -- my girls naturally went for the sugar-filled ones -- thankfully we didn't win!  My little one was QUITE disappointed that she didn't win the gumball machine (and a BUCKET of gum!) -- so I think we know what will be the first thing on her birthday wish list...  They have great decorations -- including records strung up across the gym -- and the kids all come in costume.

Last year my daughter was able to fit into a previous year's Halloween costume and wore a poodle skirt.  She's grown about a foot this past year, so the poodle skirt's now a mini -- that will be put away in the back of her younger sister's closet!  She wore rolled up jeans, one of her dad's button-down shirts tied at the waist, her pink sunglasses from her old Halloween costume, and a scarf of mine tied around her neck -- she looked adorable, if I do say so myself!  This is her and one of her best friends -- they've been inseparable since the first grade!

One of the girls from my Daisy troop was there with her family, so my youngest daughter was thrilled to see a friend and they had a great time running around and playing together (again, not much dancing!).  She also saw a little boy from her kindergarten class -- they both smiled and said hi -- I think she's got a little crush!  :)  The school requires kids to come to the dance with an adult (wise choice!), so my husband and I enjoyed visiting with some parents that we have become friends with through our kids -- so a good time was had by all!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Busy Bunnies!

We've been busy little bunnies over here! Work, school, Girl Scouts, family reunion planning, getting ready for Easter, and most exciting -- Nana's here to visit for a week! We've kept her busy too -- she flew in late on Tuesday night and got to spend time with the girls when they got home from school Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday night we all went to my eldest daughter's first jazz ensemble concert which was a lot of fun! Thursday night I was off to a Girl Scout Camporee meeting (the girls and I are getting very excited about that!) and Friday I dragged Nana and the girls around to run errands -- Easter with two girls means stockings, sweaters (for their sleeveless dresses -- knew that would bring the cold weather!), and new shoes! We also managed to squeeze in lunch and a visit to my grandmother at the nursing home. The girls and I make it a point to visit her once a week, and we really enjoy it. The girls have made friends with Kermit (that's his real name!) who works there, and when we come to visit he always offers them a dixie cup of ice cream which they just love. We find it fun to bring Gram a treat -- she's got an incredible sweet tooth, so it's usually cookies -- and we've been making sure that her room is decorated for the holidays. A couple of weeks ago we took down the St. Patrick's Day decorations and last weekend we decorated for Easter and Spring. Gram is my dad's mother, but she just loves my mom and my mom always enjoys seeing her when she's in town.

Today we went to see the movie, "Mirror, Mirror" which was quite cute. The girls enjoyed it and were pretty patient, considering the movie broke halfway through and we were sitting there waiting to see if they could fix it! Luckily for us, they fixed it within 10 minutes or so, AND gave us each a free movie ticket for another time! We're probably save those until June, when Disney / Pixar's "Brave" comes out -- we're Scottish on mom's side of the family, and the girls and I are quite proud of that -- can't wait to see this new Disney / Pixar movie about a brave Scottish girl! After the movie, we took the girls to our favorite park and they played for a while before it was back home for Easter egg decorating and bath time so they are all ready for tomorrow! Nana treated us to Chinese take-out for dinner -- our favorite! And now the girls are asleep in my youngest daughter's bed -- second night in a row -- very cute! They are on Spring Recess now -- I wonder if we'll have a repeat of Winter Recess when they had sleepovers in each other's rooms for 9 nights in a row?

Tomorrow I'm sure they'll be up at the crack of dawn (I should really get to bed so the Easter Bunny can come!) and then they'll search for their baskets and we'll get ready and head out to church and then a visit with the Gram and the family at my dad & stepmother's house. Back to our house where the girls will search for eggs and then a special Easter dinner.

Here's wishing you a wonderful day spent with family and friends!