Every year, after the Christmas Holidays, I always seem to get the post-Holiday blues. Well, no time for that this year. We hit the ground running!!!
It started with our little buddy, Jett, earning an award for displaying Empathy & Integrity! He is such a caring, kind boy & we are so very proud of him!
Rich & Delilah attended their very first "Daddy-Daughter Dance" in February! She kept saying over & over: "This is the best day of my life!"
The Twins are always doing lots of art projects in school. These, teaching about the different seasons, earth & space, turned out really great!
Jett has really been enjoying and thriving in Jiu Jitsu. It has taught him self discipline, strength, flexibility & confidence.
Valentines Day has always been so much fun. This year we made Valentines boxes and treats/cards to hand out to our classmates.
Right before Valentines Day Delilah was diagnosed with the Flu. It had been going on pretty rampantly this year, and poor Birdie caught the nasty bug! She stayed home from school several days.
Thankfully, my little girl recovered in time for us to board a plane headed to Boston, on Valentines Day! We spent several days there to celebrate Great Granny's birthday! We had a fantastic day visiting with Auntie Jen & Uncle David... we toured their new home; played a round of candlestick bowling; ate pizza & had yummy ice-cream for dessert. At Great Granny's birthday celebration we caught up with Niki, TJ, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Frank, Billy, all of the kids and many friends and neighbors. We also also had the opportunity to spend some time with Glenn, Amy & the kids. It was a fabulous trip!! The night before we came home, it snowed!! We all had some fun playing in the fluffy, white stuff!
A few random photos from February... haircuts, game night, GT classes, working, wildlife & my favorite... Sunday snuggles with my babies!
There is a feed store not far from our home, that we stop at for deer corn. They also sell chicks there! Jett & Delilah would've purchased every one of them, if allowed. (They were so tiny and just precious!)
For Spring Break we decided, pretty much last minute, to go camping! Yes! Me, camping!!! Before you start laughing toooo hard, we borrowed a friends travel trailer, SO no sleeping in tents. Whew! We joined the Strottner's in a trip to Carlsbad, New Mexico! While there we went to Artesia, Carlsbad Caverns & Sitting Bull Falls (that was my favorite!). It was a long drive, there & back but so worth it. We made wonderful memories with great friends.
Now that our husbands are on the same shift, Priscilla and I have enjoyed getting the kids together for play dates. The girls played dress up, the boys played on the Xbox; & we all decorated Easter cookies. I just love watching these 4 kids play together!
Easter was a little tricky this year... it fell on the same day as April Fool's Day! While we didn't have too many jokes, we did have a great time celebrating Our Lord. Grandy, Clarence, Milo, Brisa, Leia, Kevin & Angela Walker & Trinity all came over to join us! All of us searched for eggs (even the adults got to join in the fun with some eggs containing mini liquor bottles). We finished off the fantastic afternoon dying eggs with shaving cream and food dye & then a golf cart trip ride down to the creek.
Our Team, Rangel Real Estate Group hosted a Client Appreciation PicNic at Bigz Burger Joint. It was a great turn out & the kids, especially, seemed to enjoy themselves. Afterwards, Priscilla & I took the kiddos to Sandra's for a little dinner and a lot of playing.
Another proud Mommy & Daddy moment... Delilah was recognized, in front of the school, for the Mighty Maverick Award for Courtesy & Integrity! I was smiling from ear to ear with tears in my eyes.
Whenever we can, we try to meet up with friends for a play date. Most of these kiddos no longer attend the same school, but still enjoy hanging out and us Mommy's enjoy catching up.
Until the next post... CHEERS!