Happy Easter!

What a fun week! We did our normal activities but then lots of extra special stuff for Easter.  On Friday Mommy and Ryan came to Kitt and Garet’s class to help dye Easter eggs.  On Saturday we went to an Easter festival.  It was raining but they moved almost all of the festivities inside, including the bounce houses and petting zoo.  We also had a really special treat on Saturday as well when we got to see our old friends that used to live down the street, Kate, Rich, Emily, Frankie and William.  We went for pizza and then they all came to our house to play.  We had a lot of fun and Mommy was especially happy to get to spend some time with Kate.  On Saturday night, we planted jelly beans to see what would happen.  Do you know that the next morning our jelly beans had grown into lollipops!  There are also several pictures from Easter morning.  We had a great morning at church and then we had lunch with Aunt Kristen.  Kitt and Garet sang in the children’s choir this morning and did a great job!  Kitt had a wonderful idea to go get ice cream so we did that and then had early bed times.  Everyone seemed very tired!  We hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebration today with those you love.  We missed spending Easter with our other loved ones today but are thankful for the day we had!

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What an “egg” ceptionally fun week you girls had. I don’t know what was my favorite part – I loved all the pictures – even the ones on my Easter card – but I was really intrigued by the magic jelly beans that grew such a unique garden overnight! I also loved the special gifts the Easter bunny left you. Now Kitt and Ryan can carry their babies on their chests, and Garet can fill her bike basket with whatever goodies she finds along her travels. What a treat to have your friends Emily, Frankie and William spend the afternoon with you. It was a totally fun packed weekend. I wish I could have been there to enjoy it, but maybe it can happen next year. Poppy says he has never been to the ice cream place Bruster’s so please remember to take him there when we visit again. I guess the next big special occasion will be Ryan’s birthday. Have a great week, and I send you all my love and prayers. Granny

Spring break fun!

We had such a wonderful week in Pensacola at Granny and Poppy’s! It rained the first couple of days we were there but that didn’t stop us. We went to the Naval Air Museum, the children’s museum, swimming at an indoor pool, the park several times, a restaurant with a beach/playground, McGuire’s Irish Pub, Krispy Kreme (more than once), a restaurant where you get to make your own pizza, the Bluffs, an Easter egg hunt, a birthday party and had lots of fun and laughs at Granny and Poppy’s!  In fact, the picture of Kitt on Daddy’s shoulders was even in the online edition of the Pensacola News Journal! Daddy came down on Friday for some weekend fun and then to drive us home. We were so glad that Aunt Kristen stayed the whole week, too so we saw lots of her and Uncle Mark.  Also, we got to see lots of Auntie Kristin!  We were so sad to have to leave.  At some point, Kitt, Garet and Mommy were all crying saying they didn’t want to go home!  Even when we pulled into the driveway Kitt cried that she wanted to go back.  We sure do love our Granny and Poppy and getting to spend time with them in Florida. It will hardly be a month before they come to see us for Ryan’s birthday though.  This week should be good as we get back to all of our normal activities.  Enjoy all of the fun pics from the week!

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Poppy is so happy that all of you were able to spend your sping break at Poppy and Granny’s house. I loved every minute that you were here and love you all very, very much. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again for Ryan’s birthday. Love you lots! …Poppy

I awoke this a.m. thinking I heard the voices of little girls; but, alas, it was wishful thinking on my part. I had a great week and miss you so, but I still have you with me as I can’t seem to get the sand out of my washing machine. I was so thankful to discover this morning that despite all the Krispy Kreme doughnuts and the meals we ate out I didn’t gain any weight!! Kitt, your doll Dorothy’s apron looks adorable with your yellow dress. It was truly a great week with not only you but also Aunt Kristen and Uncle Mark. I can hardly wait until our next visit to your house for Ryan’s birthday. Love you to the moon and stars and back. Granny

Granny’s here!

We were very excited this week to have Granny come to visit us! Of course, we had lots of fun hanging out with her, but we were also very glad to have her help Mommy make the drive to Florida on Saturday. Mommy, Ryan and Granny went to the Botanical Gardens one day which is always fun.  Be sure to check out Kitt and Garet’s new glasses.  We also got to see a lot of Aunt Kristen this week.  Then we went to Florida.  If you were anywhere near Pensacola on Saturday you probably heard our squeals when we saw Granny and Poppy’s house!  We were so excited and are having a great time.  The weather is not so nice in the Sunshine State but that isn’t stopping us from having fun.  Aunt Kristen and Uncle Mark are here, too and we also got to see Auntie Kristin!  We had lunch today at the Fish House which is always a special treat.  We will look forward to sharing our adventures from Granny and Poppy’s next week.  See you then!
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Birthday, hospital, spring time…..

Don’t worry–not the people hospital, but we’ll get to that later! Tuesday was Mommy’s birthday so she and Ryan went to the aquarium. Ryan seemed to be really interested in some of the fish but she loved walking around taking pictures of things with the little camera. Tuesday night we all went out to dinner along with Aunt Kristen to celebrate and then came home for sweets and for blowing out candles. The rest of the week was pretty normal until Saturday when we were in for a big treat. Mommy and Aunt LeAnn celebrated their big birthday all day long so Daddy took the three of us to Babyland General Hospital which is where Cabbage Patch Kids are born. We had so much fun and left with several treats! The weather has been nice and sunny but the pollen is not so great for our allergies (especially Mommy). We are looking forward to a visit from Granny this week as that is always lots of fun. We hope you all are doing well and that you got to do something as fun as us this week!

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What a grand week you girls had – celebrating your mom’s birthday and your teacher’s birthday on the same day made for an exciting day. I wish I could have been with you at the Cabbage Patch Hospital. I went there one time with your mom a long time ago, but it looks like things have changed. It will be fun for me to see your treats that you chose – a stroller for Kitt, Another Minnie for Garet and Another doll for Ryan. At least I won’t have to wait too long as I will see you tomorrow. So, until then, lots of love and kisses.

Spring has sprung…..at least for now!

The weather this week was beautiful so we spent a lot of time outside. Mommy went with Ryan, Aunt Kristen and Uncle Mark to the Botanical Gardens one day and then on Saturday we all went to Piedmont Park to play. We love Saturdays at the park because the popsicle cart is there and because the hoola hoops are out. We had fun yesterday with Aunt Kristen and Uncle Mark while Mommy and Daddy celebrated Mommy’s birthday a few days early. There are some fun pictures this week of us enjoying being outside. Earlier in the week a leprechaun snuck into Coralwood and made a mess in Kitt and Garet’s classroom. He left coins and chocolate all over the place! We also went to pick out “big girl” glasses which you will probably see in next week’s pictures. We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather. We are looking forward to a fun week ahead!

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What beautiful pictures your mom took this week. Such beautiful flowers – I wish they grew in my yard! Of course, I know how much you girls like the Popsicles at the park. They really are unique and delicious. Are the hoopla hoops new at the park? I hope you have better luck twirling them than I do. I can’t get my body coordinated to do it. I am glad your mom and dad got a date night for your mom’s birthday, and you had terrific babysitters. This time next week I will be at your house so know we will have a fun time. Only one more week of school, and then it’s spring break. It will be fun for you to spend it in Pensacola. Have another glorious week. I am sending you love and kisses. Granny

Pool, parties, and more!

This was a pretty normal week with a couple of extra things! Mommy and Ryan went to the Atlanta History Center and enjoyed seeing the exhibit on the Atlanta Olympics. We also went for a play date with Ryan’s friend, Ophelia. Kitt and Garet also started back at swim lessons with Miss Michelle. Ryan got in, too, but really liked sitting on the edge getting Mommy wet. Of course, after swim we went over to Aunt Kristen’s house for pizza and to take a bath in her huge tub! Uncle Mark is in town now so we always enjoy seeing him, too. Mommy had to do some work at another consignment sale so Uncle Mark and Aunt Kristen spent all day Friday here.  We did have two really fun birthday parties this weekend for some of Kitt and Garet’s friends.  Of course, Ryan came along, too!  Saturday was A.J.’s party at Hippo Hopp, and Sunday was Castalia’s party at the bowling alley.  We continue to enjoy the warmer days and the extra daylight by going for walks after dinner when we have time.  We hope your week was as exciting as ours!

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It is obvious you had more fun this week than I did – two parties in two days – way to go. I am glad you have returned to swimming as I know how much you enjoy that, and now Ryan gets into the action. What’s up with Ryan in a hat? I guess she has seen Kitt a few times with hats so she is just getting into a spring thing!!! I was happy to hear Uncle Mark is in town. He loves you girls as much as you love him. Did you girls knock down a lot of pins while bowling? Of course, Hippo Hop would be Garet’s all time favorite for a birthday party. Have another great week, and I’ll be checking in to your blog next week. Love and kisses. Granny

Spring Forward…..

We are so glad that the weather is getting warmer as we get to spend more time outside. We were also glad for the extra day light tonight as we got to play outside AFTER dinner! On Monday, we got to celebrate Granny’s birthday with her which was lots of fun. We went out to dinner and then helped her blow out her candles in some delicious cake. On Tuesday Granny and Poppy had to go home. Several times, one of us asked where they were or said we were going to go look for them. It’s always hard when they leave (for us and Mommy, too) but we love getting to see them as often as we do. In fact we will see them again next month! This week was Dr. Seuss week at Kitt and Garet’s school so each day they did something different. One day was crazy hat day and one day was Wacky Wednesday–there are pictures from both of those days. On Wednesday, Mommy and Ryan came in to read a story and share some special Cat in the Hat Cookies with the class and guess what? Mommy was dressed up as the Cat in the Hat! Mommy said that Garet’s face was priceless when she walked in because she was so surprised.  On Thursday Mommy and Ryan went to Fernbank to see some new things.  Ryan seemed to have fun but Mommy was most excited that she walked around the rest of the day saying “I see dinosaurs; I see alligators.”  You might remember that Mommy loves dinosaurs!  Saturday was Touch a Truck day in downtown Decatur so we saw lots of trucks and got to sit in the driver’s seat of several, including the big red fire truck.  Sunday was another beautiful say so we went to Piedmont Park to play, feed the ducks and also have lunch.  Aunt Kristen joined us for some play time, lunch and then we went back to her apartment to play.  WOW!  What a week–we wonder what adventures this week has in store for us.

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What a fun blog you wrote this week with so many pictures. You obviously had a fun week starting with my birthday. I was so happy to spend it with my three favorite granddaughters! I know Dr. Seuss week was going to be a busy one, and I so wish I could have seen everyone in the class when your mommy arrived as the Cat in the Hat. Ryan, I see you carrying a doll with blonde hair. I can’t imagine any doll replacing the balding Scout! What a great idea your dad had to set up the camping tent and then having a picnic lunch. You girls are truly blessed to have parents and Aunt Kristen who want to expose you to a multitude of fun and interesting  things to do. By the way, Kitt, I love your sunglasses. I look forward to reading about this week’s adventures in your next blog. Love, kisses and hugs are coming your way. Granny