May 26, 2010

Summer Officially Begins!

That's right, folks...

School's OUT! Sassy had her last day of preschool yesterday, and she is SO excited that summer break has begun. Now don't get me wrong... she completely and totally ♥'s school. Nonetheless, she is pumped that summer is here.

I had no work scheduled for today, so we celebrated the start of summer with a trip to Great Plains Nature Center. Nana and Graycop came, too. We made sure to get a picture of Nana and the girls outside to place in the "Nana" picture frame the girls gave her for Mother's Day.

We also spent some time looking at the geese, talking about the sounds geese make, and adoring the cute, fuzzy little goslings!

Unfortunately, Sassy's flip flops began bothering her almost immediately, so we didn't even attempt one of the outdoor nature trails. We did enjoy our time inside, however. Little A was cracking me up- she wanted the visor on her stroller out, even though we were inside. So, this is the view Mommy got of Little A all morning:

Graycop advanced with Little A to the fish tank, while Nana, Sassy, and I listened to the storyteller read Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise!

We went through the little museum. Little A was fascinated with the "dog" i.e. coyote on display.

Sassy ran straight to the table with all of the hands-on items- turtle shells, pine cones, snake skin, hooves, horns... you name it.

We spent a bit of time in the observatory. My Mom commented that she would love a room like this in the house for reading. I commented that I would love a room like this in the house for natural light and photography purposes!

Sassy posed like a princess:

Little A tirelessly made me a nervous wreck by going up and down and up and down and up and down the stairs... no railings, of course...

Have I ever mentioned that Little A has some of the most striking eyes ever?

I ♥ her eyes, but her tummy is equally as delicious!

We decided to grab some lunch, and Sassy was allowed to pick the restaurant for the stellar report card she brought home. I am always hesitant to let her choose, because she rarely eats, but she chose Buffalo Wild Wings and ate two entire chicken fingers. Wow!

So, yes... summer has officially begun. We've promised the girls that we would set up the little pool and sprinklers this weekend. Sassy is chomping at the bit to start swim lessons. She has her very first summer dance class this evening. My work schedule will become more stacked on certain days, but less busy each day to allow me more quality time with the girls. We have some fun things planned, some traveling to do, and we are excited!

Hope you'll stick around for the ride er, the recaps!

1 sweet tweets:

The Hoffman Family-Adam, Laura, Easton & Emerson said...

Little A's eye's are beautiful!
So are both pics of the girls! Yeah for Sassy eating too!