Thursday, January 12, 2012

our week, our day, & back in gymnastics

I didn't take very many pictures with my phone this week....but there are a few.  Most are from today....

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So have you ever eaten nacho cheese Dorito's and salsa?  (Amy- do you still do this?)  My friends, Amy and Crystal, and I used to spend the night almost every Friday night after the varsity football games all 4 years of high school.....and almost every time we would have 'kitchen time'....and sit around on the counters...talking about 'life'....drinking Dr. Pepper and eating nacho cheese Doritos and salsa.  We at Pace then....but now, if I can....I like to make my salsa.  And if you're looking for a really good recipe....try here.  So easy and yum!



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We put Parker in gymnastics when Grace was just 8 weeks old.  By November of 2010....Parker was starting to become disinterested and it was a little bit of a chore to get her to go each week....so we decided to pull her out.  For the past few months she's been telling us she was ready to go back, but due to crazy schedules, we've been putting her off.  So last week, I finally got around to setting up a trial class for both girls.  I wanted to get them in classes that were going on at the same time so we'd only have to spend 1 hour there a week as opposed to 2 hours.  And luckily- it worked out! 

Both girls were so excited as they waited for class to start.  Parker was just giddy- and would bust out in giggles and hug me.  And one time she even said, "Mommy- you're my best friend."  So sweet.

Grace was excited, too.  I'm sure it was partly because her big sister was so excited, but seriously it was the sweetest thing and I was so excited for them.


Before class started....(Grace is reaching behind her back to rip off her name tag....and she was successful!)



I asked them to sit together....and Parker grabbed her hand.  Love it.  Love them.


So Grace is in Tiny Tots...which means I go to class with her and help her along.  She did pretty well for most things.  Her favorite was the trampoline where she was able to go 'bouncy, bouncy.'  She did not like to do front or back rolls.  She would tell me while shaking her head and a real, matter-of-fact face,  "I not do dat ud-den {again}, Momma."  And she did pretty well walking on the low beams.

Parker was by herself in Kidz Gym 2.....I snapped these 2 while passing by.  Horrible pictures, but want to document them anyway.



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We came home and had another picnic in the living room floor.

It was time for Grace's nap shortly after, but she was in such good spirits.  And Parker was, too (a definite change of pace since yesterday, thankfully).  And for whatever reason- I just didn't want to put her down.  I missed her.

So Parker suggested we all lay in my bed.  I kind of liked that idea.  :)  Only Parker would get up and leave and come back and Grace would toss and turn and tell me she wanted "Parter{Parker} way{lay} down too".  So after about 30 minutes of this (all the while I am just laying down!  ha ha).....they got up and started playing.  And not long after- we headed to Costco to get a few things for Grace's birthday gathering this weekend.

About 15 minutes into the trip I started really regretting letting Grace skip her nap.  But luckily.....they had an applesauce tasting station open....and this pasta that was cooked and tossed in olive oil and parmesan.  They both seemed to like it, but especially Grace.  And it lasted her through the checkout line and into the car!




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Came home.  Bubble bath for the girls.  Then dinner.


Then these.....


A girl at work does this fundraiser for her kids where they sell Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough.  They are proportioned frozen cookies.  I get the chocolate chip and they are so good.  It was a nice treat to have a warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookie for dessert....sans mess.


And Parker was having fun playing in the cardboard box from Costco...

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Parker didn't want all of her cookie.  I told her we could save it for tomorrow and that I would make sure Daddy didn't eat it.  She's so funny because when we order pizza....that same night before she goes to bed she usually tells me to make sure that Daddy doesn't eat all of her cheese pizza.  Funny girl.  (but it's true!)



Don't worry.  I'm going to have some fresh-from-the-oven ready for him when he gets home.  :)

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life rearranged

1 comment:

Viv said...

Loved the note! Loved all the pictures too. Bet gymnastics is really fun for them. I've had those cookies before too and they are very good!

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