Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Zoo

We visited our local Zoo today.  The kids love going to the zoo and I love taking them!
I couldn't believe how close Kylie was able to get to this peacock, of course right after I took this picture he put up all of his feathers.  So pretty.

It's a win win situation! 
This guys is 100 years old!  I have no idea how they figure that out but that's what the sign said!

See the baby with it's cute

Basking in the sun

"Look Mom I'm running away from you...see me?!"

This zoo also had a park to play on so of course we stopped and played.  Kylie never fails me when I call her name and I have the camera in my hand, so always smiles :)

Big sister helping nice to see

Strike a pose sister!

They loved the was a nice surprise for them.  They had no idea where they were going!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Biker Girls :)

The girls got new bikes and they LOVE them!

Kylie out grew her bike so she need a 'big girl' bike not a baby one like she had.  So this is the one she picked out, it says 'Rock and Roll' on the seat and on the middle bar.  Suits her perfectly.

And Lacey really wanted needed a bike too!  She wanted to b 'Just Like Kylie', so the trike just wasn't cutting it anymore :)
So we are now the proud owners of  12", 16" and 20" bikes!  I think we are set for a while.

Miller Park Zoo

On our way home from our friends house we decided to stop at the Zoo!
I don't think kids ever get tired of going to the zoo...and neither do I!

I thought these birds were so cute.  We were able to walk right underneath them and the didn't have a care in the world!

Beautiful bald eagles!

After the zoo, there was a small park the girls wanted to play at so we were able to burn some more energy off before getting back in the car for the rest of the ride home!

Lacey tries very hard to be a good big sister

Such a sweetie

Swinging is great!

She's a big girl now!

It's even more fun when your big sister with play with you!

They loved it and everyone slept the rest of the ride home....aww peacefulnesss.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kylie's Spring Break

So glad I brought the girls up to South Bend/Nilesthis past weekend, it was the end of her spring break. They have had the best 2 days so far! Yesterday we surprised Natalie, Hailey, and Jacob, the look on their faces was priceless!

Today we surprised Mrs Chris, Mrs Jessica, Ms Tina, and Mrs Cindy at daycare. And then Kylie did a great job reading to all the daycare kids.

After that, we went to St Mary's school and Kylie received a VERY warm welcome. Then onto Elle's house to play with her friends. Kylie was so happy to see all of her Michigan/Indiana friends, it was awesome to see her SO happy.

What a wonderful weekend. Everyone made us feel so welcome. It was great!  Here are some pictures I took of the kids playing together...forgot my camera when we went to Elle's.  Darn it!
Lacey and Hailey had a great time looking for bugs to collent.  It appears in this picture as though Lacey was incharge, for how long is anyone's guess....
They were deep in conversation, apparently those animal crackers were very interesting :) 
 "Let me back in, I WANT to play on the play ground!"
 She chasing a moth butterfly...see it one the upper left?
Pausing for me during her 'nature exploration' :) 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome to our family Janessa Ann

This weekend my newest niece was born, she's going to be the family's 'lucky charm' since she was born on St. Patrick's Day!  She is beautiful and I love her to pieces!

Here is a picture I took of her and her Mamma in hte sweet :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Eventful weekend

So this morning I was all excited because we were actually ON TIME for church! That is until I heard the most blood curdling screech from the back seat. When I looked back to see what the problem was, all poor Kylie could do is point and scream! Apparently she discovered a 'hitchhiker' in our car....a little MOUSE had crawled across her foot! I have never in my life ever heard her scream like that, and she could barely speak, her eyes were bigger than quarters.

I pulled over as soon as I could and took everything out of the car in hopes that I could find out 'friend'. I'm really not sure what I thought I was going to do if I found him because I don't exactly like mice either. As I'm doing all of this Kylie starts to feel bad about scaring the poor little mouse. She said 'he was just little and looking for something to eat and now I scared him'. I thought to myself him? what about the rest of us in the car?! Amazingly the other 2 girls didn't even fuss, Lacey just wanted to see the mouse...

Lets just say, trap is set....

Another thing that happend this 'eventful' weekend is the pipe that is attached to the bottom of my kitchen sink apparently decided that it was 'done' doing its job and fell away from the sink. The timing could not have been worse, I had a sink full of water and the dishwasher was empting at the sametime...two words....'tidal wave' of water came from underneath my cabinet. Water was everywhere..., it took 5 beach size towels to wipe everything up! To make matters worse is I have harwood floors in my kitchen/dining room/family room and apparently the water found a way underneath the flooring and now the flooring is heaved up in 2 spots and starting a third! The one is so bad that you can see the sides of the wood planks, the other 2 haven't gotten that far yet.

When it rains it pours at our house! ugh

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Daddy and his 'mini me'

I do believe these picture speak for themselves :)