Thursday, May 28, 2015

Raising girls!

It was shower night and Lorna got done first.  She went out and I finished with Sandra and Mhari.  When I came out this is what I found...

I guess she was hungry and decided to get an apple.  She moved a chair up to the counter to get it too.  She tends to get hungry after dinner (probably because she didn't eat enough) and likes to have a snack before bed.  She doesn't get one very often, but she will ask.  It was so funny because I came out and she was happily eating her snack at 8 pm!  I'm glad we are raising a strong independent daughter who likes healthy food (as well as other sweet treats)!

Mhari has had a baby tooth that was just hanging on.  The way the adult tooth was coming in didn't dissolve all of the root... it was pretty stuck and barely wiggly.  I was going to get her into the dentist in the next couple of weeks and deal with it, but it happens that her brother was playing with her and accidentally knocked the tooth out with his shoe... which means he kicked her in the face.  Thankfully nothing else was harmed, but it did hurt for a while.  While that's not how we wanted the tooth to come out, we are glad it's gone!  The adult tooth now has room to come into the right position.  

Close up!

So Lorna has a funny hair obsession.  She has had it since she was an infant.  She loves hair... especially twirling hair!  She will do it as she falls asleep.  After many days picking out knots and pulling out chunks of hair her hair was looking really scraggly!  I decided it was time to trim it up.  This gives her a little less hair to play with and hopefully it will grow out better now too!  

She is getting so big!

Sometimes I'm surprised by the things I end up dealing with, but life is always a surprise, especially with these two girls!

Swimming time!

We usually get lots of swimming done starting when the pool opens in May.   This may we had record rain fall and really never found a good time to go to the pool.  It took til the end of May to get out... we even got to go with the cousins!  

Here are the kids before they jumped in!

Clark and Lorna spent their time in the little pool!  The big pool was a little cold for my taste.  

So fun!

Mhari swimming :)


Tiffany swimming!

Owen getting Tiffany

Ella getting ready to jump on the boogie boards. 


Silly Mhari

Sandra after jumping on the boogie board

Another go at it!

Time to leave

Little Bug dragging the boogie board behind her... almost as big as her!

It's nice to be back at the pool again!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zoo day!

It was time for another trip to Fort Worth Zoo!  It had been a while so we headed out to enjoy our zoo passes again!  This time I had my new camera in hand... I was ready for some great animal photos!

Baby giraffe!

Baby elephant!

Drinking water with Mommy!

Time to cool off and take a bath!  This was the first time we have ever seen the elephants play in the water.   It was so cool!

Two babies!


Adorable lion cub sleeping in the sun!  I love how good the zoom is on my new camera!

Mountain goat!

The little water tower sprayed water.  The kids had a blast playing in the water and getting soaked... I mean, cooling off :)
Sandra and Bree





Grant ... filling his hat with water!

Bree controlling the water!

Putting the hat on!

Since I got a new camera the kids inherited my old one.  They took turns and filled it with lots of animal photos!  What a great time at the zoo!

The bears!  We were there at feeding time!

Mountain Lion... he was hiding, but my zoom found him!


Pretty flowers on the lily pads

This is a flower that was on the tree.  It was huge and so pretty!

We had a great day at the zoo and saw some really fun things!  Yay for baby elephants!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

For Memorial Day this year Talmage wanted to make us a pancake breakfast!  He and Jeff were up early putting out flags for the scout flag fundraiser.  When they got back Talmage started breakfast!  I hung out and oversaw, but Talmage really did it all by himself!  
By the end of making the pancakes Talmage decided to make each kid their own letter pancake!  He is so fun!

Here is Clark's "C" pancake!

Mmmm, yummy!

Jeff even got a nap in :)

Our beautiful flag!

The kids playing in the col-de-sac!  They have so much fun together!

Clark hitting the ball!

Pretty Day Lily!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day and remembered those who fought for our freedom!