Saturday, April 14, 2012

Win Some, Lose Some

Savannah's team lost their soccer game today. The other team had a RINGER! There was a very good 7 year old on the other team this time....even though the age range for our teams is 4-6 years. The score was 5-4, so they held their own. Savy wasn't too disappointed because she scored another goal this game. Since Pappi has promised her $5 for every goal she scores this season, I think she's up to $20 now. He's going to pay up after her last game - just before we leave for Disney World, so she'll have her own spending money while we're there.

There was alot of excitement in the cove this afternoon. Abbey, Zoe, Mason, and Jared all celebrated their big day today with a HUGE party. Savy couldn't wait until it was time for the party and kept asking me all day, "is it time to go yet?" She kept looking out our front window to make sure they weren't starting without her. When she saw the mobile petting zoo pull up out front, she couldn't wait another minute!

There were train rides...

Critters to feed...

Horseback riding...

Turtle races...

Savannah loved these baby chicks!

So did Scarlett...a little too much. Scarlett hasn't learned how to be gentle with critters yet. She LOVES animals, but...well, here's an example of how she treats them...

So I tried to spare the chicks and "help" by holding them gently for Scarlett. When I was looking back through the photos I took today, this one freaked me out at first. I couldn't figure out who this was in the pic. I didn't realize Jon had been taking photos of me...I guess I didn't recognize myself because I never see myself from behind.

That just wasn't good enough, though, and Scarlett wanted to hold them herself. Here's sweet little Scarlett having one of her tantrums, clinging to my leg, and screaming, "Pleeeaaase, Momma, Plleeeeaaaasssseee!!!!" I'll be so glad when she's out of this stage...these little episodes happen way too often lately.

Soon she went on to torment the adult chickens.

Bottle feeding lambs

Savannah and Scarlett had a blast! Thanks to Abbey & Zoe and Mason & Jared for inviting the girls to their awesome party!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! The Easter Bunny sneaked into our yard sometime early this morning and hid eggs for the girls. Savannah was awake and ready to hunt eggs bright and early this morning. Jon and I talked her into letting Scarlett sleep just a little longer. The hunt was on as soon as Scarlett woke up.

We left the baskets on the front porch last night so the Easter Bunny could fill them with goodies. I love this pic of Scarlett peeking out the window for her first look at the Easter baskets.

Lots of goodies

Easter Bunny had some new hiding places this time.

Checking out each others' eggs

The girls each got a tiny little bunny cage with two adorable chocolate bunnies inside.

Scarlett thought they were too cute to eat.

She fed them one of her chocolate carrots....what else would chocolate bunnies eat?

Opening eggs

Jon and I had asked the Easter Bunny not to bring SOOOO MUCH candy this year. So in addition to a few favorite candies, the girls got small toys and bubbles in their baskets. Some of the eggs even had money inside instead of candy!

Scarlett didn't care too much about the money eggs...she was much more excited about the gummies candies. She actually gave Savannah the money, and Savannah gave Scarlett all the gummmies in return.

The girls had a great time hunting eggs and stuffing themselves with candy. I've enjoyed my week off so much, but it's back to work tomorrow.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Green Machine Is 3-0

Savannah had her third soccer game today. They won the game, so they are undefeated so far. Savannah is really enjoying soccer- she's pretty good too. She scored a goal this game, and she scored twice last game. Pappi promised her $5 for every goal she scores this season, so she is motivated!

The starting lineup

Pile-up on the field

High five from a teammate after Savy scored a goal

Celebrating the win

Here's a random pic of Scarlett I took last week.

In other news, Savannah has finally learned to ride her bike without training wheels.... to follow.