Friday, June 30, 2017

Googly Eyed Susie

One day towards the end of May I was on the computer (probably trying to get updated on this blog, haha). Susie and Zelda were playing quietly in the playroom. After a while, Susie crawled up to me. I said hi to her and put my hand on her head.

And felt something weird.

The back of her head was covered in hard bumps. 

She turned around, and I saw what was all over the back of her head: googly eyes.

Apparently, while they were playing quietly together, Zelda was gluing a bunch of googly eyes to the back of Susie's head.

Preschool Graduation

Since we came to Texas, we had the opportunity for the girls to be in a mothers co-op preschool. We were able to do it from when we got here until the school year ended in May. The girls had loads of fun doing it, and I'm really happy they were able to do it.

Here's an art day where they played with playdough, and Ellie's animals plus their paw prints:

When the school districts around here finished up in May, preschool finished too. On the last day we had a little "graduation" ceremony for the kids and they all got certificates.

Ellie will be starting kindergarten in the fall. I can't believe it!!

May Zoo

In the middle of May the girls and I went to the zoo. We saw the bird exhibits we hadn't seen yet, which means we *finally* have seen the whole zoo. I loved the "Birds of the World" building we went to, mostly because it's air conditioned and I know it'll be a good spot to head to when we go in the summer. 😂

Hanging out by this giant bird:

Giant millipede:

Ellie and the turtles:

This is how you know it's time to go home: 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Tunnel

At the same park that has that bayou and dock, there's a really cool playground (the one from this post). Just the day after the girls and I went down to the dock, Jason took them to the playground to play. He took some really cool photos of them playing in this tunnel they have there (it's really cool! It goes in one side of this little hill and comes out the other to another part of the playground).

These next pictures make me laugh, because they remind me of those old paintings where saints have that illumination around their heads: 

The Dock

At a park close to us, there's a little bayou with a walking trail and a dock that goes out into the water. We've played on the playground at the park lots of times since we moved here, but May was the first time we explored the dock and trail and marsh. The girls and I went looking for tadpoles. Ellie and Zelda brought along their butterfly nets to scoop up tadpoles if we found any, but we didn't, so they used their nets to catch the little fishes in the water instead. We put them into a jug we brought with us, and put them all back into the water when we left. We've been back a couple times since then.

Formal Pictures

Maybe because my mom took us to get professional pictures as kids for our birthdays every year, I feel a compulsion to get studio pictures of my girls taken at decent intervals throughout their childhood. The last time I took them Ellie and Zelda were much younger and Susie wasn't born, and since the beginning of this year I'd feeling like it was time to get some new ones. So at the beginning of May I dressed them up, bribed them with gummies, and got some new ones. :) They did really good, and I love these beautiful snaps of my beautiful girls!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

April Miscellaneous

Here are the pictures from April that didn't fit into the other posts. :) 

Ellie checking out of the dentist's office:

And trying on hats at the store (and looking so old!):

Susie darling:

And Zelda daring: 


Wiggly baby at church that makes it nearly impossible to sit in the chapel during sacrament meeting: 

And messy baby trying lots of new foods: