Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jessica's Wedding


We got a picture of all my cousins, minus my sister Beth because she had to take Peyton to the ER!  He's ok or will be ok after the staff infection heals.  The girls missed him tonight.  Maggie was cute; she thought all the people up front in the wedding party were getting married; I explained that only Jess and John were getting married.  Maggie also kept asking when we get the birthday cake.  That was the most important part to her.  Mena was pretty calm through it all.  She seemed to enjoy herself and was so busy coloring she didn't want to leave.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pirate Camp







Mena's ship held 8 pennies before it sank.  Here are a couple of the pictures she made.  She also made a treasure chest that she took to her dad's.  She was very disappointed that he wouldn't let her dig a hole in the backyard to bury her treasure.  She told us that she already had a plan and a map for Holly and Maggie to follow to find the treasure.  I tried to talk about how sometimes we have to make new plans but she really didn't want to hear anything Gene or I had to say.  On the last day they wore all their projects from earlier in the week so they could look like a pirate.  Everybody say, "Arr."

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Girls' First Pedicure

 


For my mom's birthday I said I'd take her to get a pedicure before my cousin Jessica's wedding.  We went on an afternoon when the girls were with me.  At first the girls sat petrified in the chairs but then they relaxed and enjoyed it.  They want to go again!

Mena's First Jump into the Deep End



It was so thrilling to watch Mena jump into the deep end.  At our apartment complex pool, Mena's been jumping into the 3 ft end over and over and over!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Making Cookies


We had an evening at home so we made a batch of chocolate no-bake cookies.  The girls love scraping the pan/bowl clean when we bake together; what kid doesn't?!

Swimming Lessons












My pictures of the girls at swimming lessons are turning out better since I figured out which settings are working better.  Mena spends a lot of time waving at me and blowing kisses.  Maggie enjoys playing in the water.  Maggie will count to 3 and then stand on the edge of the pool while she continues to build her courage to jump in.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mena Lost Her 2nd Baby Tooth


Mena's adult teeth on the bottom front were both in half way before the baby teeth were loose enough to pull out.  She's thrilled with the tooth fairy surprises.