We had so much fun on Spring Break this year. We started off by leaving Saturday morning and going to Memphis. Our first stop was the Memphis Zoo. Our neighbors joined us on this trip and we all had a great time.
all the kids:
Emily and Zack:
Cooper and Sydney:
the panda bears were outside enjoying the nice weather:
the polar bear was swimming and putting on a show for everyone:
we also watched the Sea Lion show
The kids had a great time at the zoo and we were thankful for great weather. All the kids could talk about was "when are we going to the hotel". They could not wait to get to the hotel so they could go swimming at the indoor pool. We stayed at the Embassy Suites....and I think everyone else had the same idea as us--it was crowded!! The guys ended-up staying and swimming with the kids so that Kim and I could go shopping. She and I enjoyed having a little bit of girl time.
fun at the pool:
Lucy went to stay with my Mom while we were in Memphis. On Sunday they woke-up to about 6 inches of snow. Crazy Arkansas weather...70 degrees one day, snow the next! Thankfully it did not cause any trouble for driving. I met her in Russellville on Sunday and brought Lucy back home.
The next 3 days were spent here in Little Rock. We played ALL. DAY. LONG. We went to parks, ate ice cream, did arts and crafts projects, went and painted pottery with friends. It was all about the kids! On Thursday, Richard took Cooper and Emily to visit MawMaw. Of course they had even more fun there. Playing. Playing. Playing. After enjoying a day of just me and Lucy, she and I headed to Fort Smith on Friday morning.
MawMaw and the kids playing a game:
love this picture:
Lucy making a cute/funny face:
We have started giving the kids an allowance. Actually last Friday was the first "pay day". We tried to make a big deal about how important they are and how important it is that they be a responsible member of our family. Not sure they cared too much about what I had to say, but they were super excited to have their own money.
My mom was nice enough to watch Cooper and Emily Saturday and Sunday so that Richard, Lucy, and I could go to Rogers for a birthday party. My friend Susanne decided to throw herself a birthday party. It was so much fun!! We got up to Rogers and little early so that we could shop and enjoy an easy-going day. Susanne and Andy's little boy, Kelso, is about 7 weeks older than Lucy. They were so cute together!
this is a picture from December...they have grown so much!
I thought this was so cute...they are holding hands!!
I did not get any pictures of me with the birthday girl : ( We had a great time and it was great to visit with old friends--we missed you Stacey! We headed back home on Sunday and it has been back to our normal routine around here. We are looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend!
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