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Archive for the month “April, 2011”

New book list 04.23

Here are our books for this week:

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

Eating up Gladys by Margot Zemach

Princess K.I.M. and the lie that grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley

Yum! Yum! What Fun! by Mara Bergman

The LIttle House by Virginia Lee Burton -- winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal

Easter weekend

DeeDee came to visit us in Fort Worth for the first time this weekend. Addy and I drove over to the Dallas Love Field airport to pick her up on Friday morning. We had a great time! I will share some of our fun through pictures below.

Owen playing at Chik-fil-a

Ridgemar Mall play area - Addy LOVES it!

Eating lunch at their own little table at the mall

Addy and DeeDee decorated some eggs!

Addy and DeeDee

Addy, Deedee and Owen

Fort Worth Stockyards

What the boys do while the gals shop.

Our little Cowgirl!

DeeDee bought Addy a real Cowgirl Hat

Learning to ride...haha

Waiting on the cattle drive to start


Addyson awaiting the start of the Cowtown Easter Egg Hunt

teams preparing for the 4-5 year old Egg Hunt

TONS of people

The madness begins

Addy's her cowgirl hat because we didn't bring a basket

Look Mom!

Easter morning (with bow in hair)

And finally a smile...we removed the bow, apparently it caused her pain to wear it.

And Attitude

Easter Sunday

Reading the Easter Story in a sticker book form...perfect ending to the Easter day!

First trip to the Fort Worth Library

So we’ve had quite a time trying to become Fort Worth citizens (by getting our library cards). I loaded up the kiddos on Tuesday morning to head downtown to the BIG library to get our cards and get our first round of books only to park (1/2 a block away), pay the meter for one hour, and trekked up to the library entrance in the double stroller only to find out that the library hours had changed and they didn’t open until NOON! It was a few minutes after 10 so the kids and I had a stroll around downtown instead :). We loaded up and headed to another library hoping that it would be open but nope, no such luck:(.

Needless to say when we got home I looked online for their business hours and we were ready to go the next morning (after 10). So when we finally got to the library yesterday morning and registered for our THREE library cards (Justin wasn’t with us) we checked out the following books: (we were only allowed 1 per person for the first check-out).

We’re in Fort Worth and LOVING it!!

So here’s the moving story…with pictures πŸ™‚

Picked up the truck on Thursday morning!

Loading up the truck at the house in Lubbock Thursday morning.

House is empty...ready to go?

We're ready to GO!

Kids are good to go. We're getting on the road!

Good-bye Lubbock!

EARLY breakfast with Addy Friday morning...she couldn't sleep and the ONLY place open at 4:30 am was IHOP:)

FINALLY ready to unload Friday afternoon!

Addy was so tired during the move-in she made a pallet and fell asleep sitting up!

3 days living in Fort Worth and we are downtown at the Main St. Arts Festival

At the Arts Festival

Arts Festival

Cherry Sno Cone and a tart Lemonade...Owen LOVES lemons!

AND they're OUT!

his lemon face πŸ˜‰

Moved in!

We’re all moved into our new place in Fort Worth!! We’re sooo excited to be a part of McKinney church and all that God is doing there! More updates and pictures to come of our first weekend here!

Easter crafts

I’ve been looking for some great, easy, and fun crafts to do with the kiddos. Here are few ideas I’ve come across:

Melted Crayon Eggs:

Got a bunch of half used, smashed up, half-eaten crayons (I do)…so click here to get this fun craft instructions.

Bee Egg:

A little more work but should be a lot of fun too. Click here for these details.

Easter Egg Wreath:

Click here for the instructions to make the Egg Wreath.

Handprint Lilies:

Click here to get the instructions to make the Lilies.

On the road!



Ready to move!

So…we’re READY!!! One more day and Justin will be back in Lubbock to load the truck and take us back to Fort Worth!! I am SO excited to FINALLY be in the same place as my hubby!!

Here’s a picture of the damage in the garage (minus all our furniture). πŸ™‚

Fun last weekend in Lubbock

We had a TON of fun for our last weekend in Lubbock! We ventured outside in 30 mph wind gusts, saw some amazing Crayola sculptures, and hung out with GREAT friends. Here are the pictures from our fun weekend!

Swinging at the Claussen's house...chocolate and mud combo covering his face and hands

AMAZING sculpture made totally out of crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Wheel of Truth or Dare made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Made totally out of Crayons

Braving the winds to see the horses at the Round Up!

Petting the baby goat

Princess crown painted on her face

with the baby piggy

New books list 04.07.2011

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mimi Grey

Katie's Sunday Afternoon by James Mayhew

Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison Mchee

Oh No! Time to Go! A Book of Gooddbyes by Rebecca Doughty

Circus Carnivore by Mark Svendsen

Martha and George Two Great Friends by James Marshall

What's with This Room? by Tom Lichtenheld

Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie by Norton Juster and Chris Raschka

How many Veggies?

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