Sunday, July 20, 2014

Science Camp and Fun

This past week, Piper went to science camp at our church, something I had signed her up for months ago.  She is my independent free spirit, so she was super excited to have her own thing and go have fun.

Since we have to pack up and take her food everywhere, I decided to go ahead and get her a new lunch bag.  Let's just say she loved it and it was perfect for her lunch, snack and drink to take with her all week to camp.  I'm confident it will also be super useful in the future too!

Mid-way through the week, I took the kids to Studio Movie Grill for their monthly family rewind movie.  This week, it was Annie.  I was a little unsure if the kids would like it, but this was what I saw of P the whole night.  She was enraptured!  But who could blame her?  It involved all her favorite things: girls, singing, dancing and major role played by an animal!  Caleb was kind of "meh" about the whole thing until the end and then he really got into it!

On Friday, Caleb and I trekked over to the mall to the Disney store and found these gems being put out.  I have looked all over creation for Elsa, Anna and Olaf for P and haven't been able to find them, even in Disney World.  So, let's just say when I did find them, I bought allllllll of them!  Someone is going to be a rockstar Mommy on Christmas morning...  :)

 Caleb and I then went for a sushi lunch at a nearby place.  He is so, so easy to please on the food front and we share many of the same likes and dislikes, so anytime that we can escape and get sushi, we do!

Caleb had taekwon-do all this week too, but all the other boys were busy so he basically had private lessons all week.  He took advantage of this and worked really hard, gaining some serious traction on some skills he needs before his next belt testing!

Monday, July 07, 2014

4th of July and American Girl

Since we weren't having birthday parties for the kids this year (hello, Disney World was enough!), Piper decided to invite her friend to go to the American Girl store with her for a fun outing.  Since we were going on Sunday, we decided to give her her doll and such before we went so that she could bring them with us.

Here is P with Argos, the dog that she so desperately wanted.

Piper always wanted Marie-Grace, so that's exactly who she got.  She loves her!

My happy girl with Marie-Grace and Argos.

Friday night, my mom and I took the kids to downtown to watch the fireworks.  Here they are just waiting for the show to start!

My friend, Miriam, planned her girls' joint birthday party for when we were in town so that P could come, especially since we missed it last year because we were moving that day.  This is P and her little friend, Kaylie.

On Sunday, we headed to the AG store so the girls could look around and pick out a couple of new things.

So excited!

Piper with Marie-Grace and Kaylie with Molly.

The girls had so much fun playing with their dolls and the staff of American Girl was so sweet to let them try out all the accessories.

After the AG store, we went for ice cream and then called it a day.  It was a very low key weekend and birthday, but perfect!