Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas 2014

We had a great Christmas!  Special presents, family time, good food, and ending the day with pizza and Home Alone.  ;)  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

Audrey is so lucky to have the best daddy.  She loves her Daddy so very much and I thought it would be fun to do a little "Daddy Questionnaire" with her.  :)

My Dad's name is:  James Adams

My Dad is 38 years old.

My Dad weighs 88 pounds

My Daddy's job is:  Architect, draws buildings

My Daddy laughs when:  I do silly things like say silly names to him

My Daddy likes to play with me in his free time.

My Dad is really good at:  working

My favorite thing to do with my Daddy is:  go to the park with him

My favorite meal my Daddy makes is:  beans

My Daddy's favorite food is:  macaroni and cheese, I DON'T like that

My Dad always tells me:  I love you

I love my Daddy because:  he is super super nice to me

He loves me because:  I be nice to him

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time Flies

Wow, I don't know how we got here, but here we are.  Audrey had her Graduation at school last night and is officially ready for Kindergarten.  I am so excited for this next "season" in our lives, but am sad about leaving this stage.  The one where Audrey has been at Whistlestop for the past 4 years.  Where we know every single teacher and they truly love Audrey.  Where Audrey knows and looks forward to playing with all of her friends, and has formed some true, close friendships.  Where I know all of the other parents and have formed some true friendships with them as well.  It's sad to leave them, but we are so lucky to have had such a wonderful experience at Audrey's first school.  I know that the friendships we've made will continue and Audrey will get to make new friends in Kindergarten.

Here is her Spring School Picture.  How stinkin cute is she??

No words.  James swears there is a picture of Amanda that looks exactly like this one!

Ready for the big night

Her sweet friend Charlotte

Her teachers and directors did an AMAZING job with the Graduation.  They sang songs, did chants, and read what each child wanted to be when they grew up.  The mommies were in the back with tissues.

Audrey did GREAT!!  I am so proud of her and all she has learned and become.

Here she is with Roman.  These two, oh my goodness.  She talks about him constantly.  She says they are going to get married.  She has even come home from school with rings he has given her.

Train rides

Such a fun night.  Grandpa and Candy were there too, but I wasn't able to get a picture!

Miss Vera.  Audrey's very first teacher at Whistlestop.  She is the absolute sweetest, most loving person.

Miss Marie was also Audrey's first teacher, and then we got lucky and she was moved to the Jumpstart class (where Audrey is now) so Audrey got to have her again.  We love her.

I have looked forward to this night for so long, and I can't believe it's over.  Kindergarten, here we come!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Sleepover!

Audrey had her very first sleepover a few weeks ago!  She had been begging to have her friend Madi over, and finally Madi's mom and I agreed to it.  We were a little apprehensive with how it would go, but the girls had an absolute blast.  Alli brought Madi over with matching pj's for the girls.  They were beyond excited!

 We watched a movie, ordered pizza, had a picnic, had a singing party, and all sorts of sleepover fun.

When I tucked them in at 9:00 (they chose to sleep side by side on Audrey's floor) I was certain they would be soon asleep and I would chalk this up to a perfect first sleepover.  NOPE!  These precious girls didn't fall asleep until almost 11.
And were up AT SEVEN AM.

But, it was seriously too much fun and I can't wait until the next one!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fun Weekend

As I'm typing this, Audrey is in her room getting ready for bed, belting out "Let It Go" at the top of her lungs.  It is the cutest thing ever.  Lately she has just been off the charts FUN.  Like I want to bottle up this stage of her life and keep it this way forever.  I find myself watching her do something, like rhyme words or carefully create a card for her friend's birthday, and wanting to freeze time.  I'm sure she'll throw a tantrum in the morning to remind me that it's not all sunshine and roses, but lately it has been. ;)

We had SUCH a fun weekend!  I left my camera at school on Friday after using it to take photos of my students, and really wished I had it this weekend.  We kicked off the weekend on Friday with Grammy picking up Audrey from school so I could go to dinner with some friends.  I had some much needed Girl time with my friends, and Audrey had a blast with Grammy!  

On Saturday we headed to my friend Liz's daughter's birthday party at Paint N Party.  Audrey absolutely loved it and got to create her own ceramic artwork that we have now hung in her room. Afterwords, we were supposed to meet another friend at ASI Gymnastic's Re-Opening Party.  They had to cancel, so we went on our own.  Audrey hasn't been in Gymnastics for almost a year now I think, and I didn't really think she missed it.  But from the moment we walked in, all she could talk about was all of the jumps/moves/stretches she learned and how she just HAS to go back to Gymnastics classes again.  With Spring soccer going on right now, I'm not sure we can make that happen!

On Sunday, Grandpa took us to The Little Mermaid Musical at the Dallas Music Hall.  Audrey and I were both super excited about it.  When we started driving down there, I got a little nervous.  It was hailing, sleeting, snowing, raining, etc.  Just about every type of precipitation that could come down, did!  I wanted to turn around, but my dad volunteered to drive, so we trekked on and made it.  The Dallas Music Hall was beautiful and we had great seats.  The show was AMAZING.  Just amazing.  Let me just say that it held Audrey's attention for almost 3 hours.  It was interesting to see how they changed the movie version to fit the stage.  Audrey caught on to every little difference and let me know "This is DIFFERENT than the movie!" a few times throughout the show.  She absolutely loved it keeps singing the songs from it.  Such a fun experience.

Then it was time to drive home.  The weather was really really bad.  It was sleeting and the ice was sticking to the ground.  It was a tough drive home, and I thought for sure we were going to crash a few times, but we made it.  

And then today was a SNOW DAY!  Woo hoo!  We've had lots of drawing time, singing time, and cleaning time.  Audrey was disappointed that the snow didn't stick and we couldn't play in it, but we enjoyed a nice day around the house. 

This weekend was one to remember.  :)