Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week in Review - February 27, 2011

Daddy was in Atlanta this week, which is always a bit tiring for Mommy. We had a not-so-popular appointment to take care of, but we tried to have some fun too! Here's the rundown:

During Courtney's ballet class on Tuesday, Carter and I looked for a nearby geocache that he & Daddy hadn't been able to find. We found it, yay!

The not-so-popular appointment was a trip to the dentist. Carter did mostly ok, although he really hates the taste of toothpaste and was very dramatic about it. Just like he's quite dramatic about it every time we brush at home, too! (and yes, we've tried lots of different flavors, even chocolate!)

Courtney wanted nothing to do with having anyone look in her mouth. They tried warming her up to the idea by letting her brush this guy's teeth...

Carter even sat in the chair with her for a bit. There's a video screen above them, so here they are in zombie-mode staring at. None of this helped, though. It was not a good dentist visit for Courtney!

One of the FUN things we did this week was visit a new-t0-us bouncy place! This one was FUN! They had the standard bouncy things to play on...

And they also had little themed-rooms set up: a vet clinic, a diner, a grocery store... and an entire room for playing dress-up!! Courtney was in heaven.

Back at home, the kids put on a "dance concert". Courtney danced at the ball with her Bunny. See the audience they set up? And the pile of clothes for "costume changes"?

And my sweet little musician at one end, playing the keyboard for his sister to dance to. :-) (Please ignore the shoe chaos. Geesh!)

Courtney had funny bath hair one night. Love the face she made for the photo, hee hee!

Carter loves playing with Daddy's iPad!

And finally, one night Uncle Jon came over for dinner and Courtney helped me cook! She chopped the ends off of this entire bin of strawberries using the kid safety knife. She is such a big girl!!! And she was sooooo proud of her strawberries!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week in Review - February 20, 2011

It was another fun week here in Austin, TX!

Of course, it started with Valentine's Day! I got to go to a little muffin breakfast with Carter's preschool class that morning. Carter was cooperative as always for the photo...

After school, Courtney helped me make some sweet treats for dessert that night. I made chocolate-covered strawberries, and she made chocolate-dipped marshmallows, covered with sprinkles.

We also had heart-shaped pizzas for dinner!

Carter loves playing with his toy animals. This week I suggested he sort them into categories, land, sea or tree. He liked this new thing to do with them!

Tuesday was "observation day" at Courtney's dance class, so Carter and I got to sit in the back of the room and watch what she's been learning. It was A-DOR-A-BLE!!!! (I shared more photos from this in the previous post - scroll down to check them out!)

On Thursday we had lunch with Daddy at his work. Always a fun outing!

Courtney had another fun week of playing dress-up. There was the usual princess-dress-wearing. But she also spent some time as Jessie...

She got into Carter's things, including his soccer clothes...

And here's the cutest little Spiderman I've ever seen!

And finally, Carter got his soccer uniform back from his sister and was happy to put it back on once again! Saturday was "skills day", a little practice & evaluation before the season begins. He's looking forward to joining a new team this spring!

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Courtney's Dance Class

On Tuesday, Courtney's dance class was open for Mommies and Brothers to observe. Usually Carter and I drop her off and run back home during the 50 minute class, so it was fun to get to watch what she's up to when she's there. And of course, take lots of photos...

Getting ready for class, Ms. Jessica has them all put their hands in the middle, then say "Do your best!" as they lift their hands up in the air. Too cute!

The first half of class is tap...

Then they put on their ballet slippers.

Courtney loves her dance classes so much!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week in Review - February 13, 2011

We didn't have any grand adventures this week, but I still managed to snap a lot of photos! Just some more of our day to day happenings...

First, our only adventure outside the house - Courtney had her usual ballet class on Tuesday. She was soooo excited to wear the new purple leotard she got for her birthday from Aunt Laura, and especially the black tights - since they are just like the black tights her teacher, Ms. Jessica, wears!

She may look like a sweet princess ballerina in the photos, but boy has she been cranky lately! It looks like her gum is really swollen in the back, so I think she may have a tooth coming in. Here's hoping she's more cheerful once it pops through. And in the meantime, I'm very thankful for things like unexpected chair naps...

Carter likes to draw pictures and mail them to his friends. Here he's starting to work on one...

On Wednesday it was cold again and we had a chance of ice, but thankfully the roads were fine. We did get a couple little icicles though!

By Thursday the kids were outside playing once more. "Mommy I'm a garden girl!"

We strung up some bats in the Batcave, aka Carter's bedroom. Once again thanks to Aunt Laura for doing the ladder work - she's a superhero!

Carter likes spending time on the computer - it's only a matter of time before he knows how to do more than I do!

"Mommy, me and my dolly and me are beautiful princesses!" (yes, that's how she said it!)

Uncle Jon came over for dinner on Thursday while Daddy was on a business trip up to Dallas. He helped Carter with some counting-by-tens homework. Carter was thrilled that I wanted a photo of it...

And here's Courtney, eating her breakfast. Yes, always a princess!

Until next week...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Courtney's 3rd Birthday!

Courtney turned three last Friday, and on Saturday we celebrated with a princess party! Here's some photos...

Aunt Laura and I turned our livingroom into a "princess ballroom" with streamers (aka tablecover) and pompoms made from tissue paper. Laura did all the hanging from way up on the ladder, she's my hero! :-) I also made felt crowns for all the kids as party favors, you can see them up above the fireplace. I was able to borrow all the princess tables, yay!

Here's Carter wearing his crown, earlier in the week.

Courtney had so much fun with her princess friends!

This is her sweet friend Fia eating her lunch. I cut out the sandwiches with a glass slipper cookie cutter, and the cheese with a crown.

Carter with his good friend Aaron.

Cake time! See how Courtney looks a bit shocked and sad in this photo? Her friend - the smiling one - had just blown out the candles for her. LOL!

We relit the candles and Courtney tried again...

Courtney enjoying her cake.

And everyone else...

Present time!

Carter helped read the cards...

Courtney loved her party! Did you notice how many times she changed princess dresses throughout the party?? :-) And she got a new Cinderella dress from Grammy which she has hardly taken off since Saturday! All afternoon, after the kids had gone home, Courtney kept saying to me "Mommy I am so happy right now!". Yay! Makes it all worth it. :-)