Monday, April 5, 2010
I was determined to get a lot done this week. It’s Spring Break for the kids and so I decided that there was 2 major goals for the week. 1. Spend lots of time with the kids – with at least 1 special activity a day and 2. Get Spring Cleaning done! Today we cleaned the bedrooms – especially rearranging the kids bedroom. We created a “Terabithia” for them underneath JJ’s bed. It’s a little crawl space that they can go and play under now. For our special activity today, we had a picnic. Unfortunately it was raining really hard outside so we opted to have the picnic inside. Beth and I even dressed up in dresses!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Today we cleaned the bathroom and hallway and for our special activity, we went to Storytime at the Library. It was so fun and interactive. The storyteller told an African story and the kids got to dance and play music! We also picked up a few books and movies to take home for the week!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
What an adventurous day! We drove to Sandy and went to the Aquarium. It was our first time and the kids really loved seeing all the fish, penguins, and other aquatic animals! We ate lunch in the cafe at the aquarium too. Then on our way home we went to Pleasant Grove and hiked the Battle Creek Falls. It was a fun little hike (about a mile) to a waterfall. The kids enjoyed it but we were so tired when we got home. We got home just in time for my Over the Hump crop! What a day!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Since I didn’t do any cleaning yesterday – I had a lot to do today. I cleaned the living room and kitchen. The kids drew pictures and cutout shapes and did lots of artistic stuff today!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Today we cleaned out the shed and got it all organized. It was a mess and you could barely get through the door – but now everything is stacked neatly! It was quite a project, but so glad to get it done. We donated some stuff to the DI and got rid of lots of stuff we didn’t need! We also cleaned off the porch and yard. Then we got to decorate and prepare for Beth’s Birthday Party tomorrow!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
A wonderful day for a tea party! The weather was so great and Beth had 4 little Princess friends come and join us. We had sandwiches, fruit, crackers, pretzels, cheese, mini-muffins, cream puffs and Strawberry Lemonade for our tea party. The girls even got to use a new [plastic] tea set that we got for Beth. They loved being able to pour their own lemonade! We also played Pin the tail on the Unicorn, a Princess Quest (Maleficient had stolen their treat bags so the Princesses left clues for them to find it), they decorated their own crowns, decorated cupcakes [in ice cream cones] and they danced and played games to a Disney Princess Party DVD. I was so happy that they all had a great time! For their treat bags, they each got some Princess bubbles, stamps, suckers, stickers with a crown frame to decorate at home, and I had my Princess DollZ from my Happily Ever AfterZ Collection printed and I cut them out so that each girl would have a set of Paper Dolls! Beth received a Princess Aurora Bathing Beauty Doll (from Baylee), Princess Tiana Doll (from Abby) , a Littlest Petshop Deco Puppy (from Shay), and a balloon, ring pops, birthday pin, doll, and fan (from Annie).
Joey and JJ went and got haircuts, had lunch and ice cream, and watched movies at Joey’s office while we were having the tea party. Afterwards they came home and Joey and Beth went shopping for a gift for me (our new birthday tradition). They gave me 2 books to read – so excited! The rest of the day we just relaxed at home. A great day!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
After church today we had lunch and naps and then we went over to Cody and Becki’s for dinner. It was so nice to visit and get to hold Mallory. She’s so cute and its so fun to see her amazing smile! Beth also got to open her presents tonight. She got some princesses with horses and the Princess and the Frog DVD from Joey and I, a Cinderella Puzzle from JJ, and Princess Stories DVD and a horse playset from Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen. Beth was so delighted by all of her fun gifts this year! Her very favorite was the horses from Grandpa and Grandma!