Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Outdoors Finally

The big trip is one day away. I have been occupied with the beginning of spring sports and packing;) Actually I haven't packed anything yet. I finally went through my summer clothes and have been doing laundry and discovering that nothing fits!!! The whole growth thing. My Mom came to visit yesterday(she does that when my DH travels) and we spent the afternoon shopping. I am not a shopper but it was so pleasant to have company--it was actually fun:) JiaLi finally has a NEW pair of shoes from Grandma. She has been wearing all hand-me-downs. She also got new socks. I usually just buy white socks but I decided to get a pack of those bobby sock type with the pastel colors and right when she got home, she put on a pair of pink socks. Now she had a pink shirt on that matched perfectly and she was so proud. I was bad and did not take a picture. Last week we finally had some stable outdoor weather. I love watching these two when they play together. We had a small breeze on this day and it was perfect for the bubbles to travel and to make them chaseable. Because our yard was too wet to do some worthwhile yardwork this weekend, my DH decided to start a treehouse. He has been talking about building a treehouse since my youngest was little. In the elementary schools, the kids have a fundraiser where they draw a picture and they can make a magnet, t-shirt or whatever with the picture(I think a lot of schools do this.) Anyway, this year Joseph's (first grade)picture was a treehouse. The look on my husband's face when he heard what it was was priceless. We began by clearing an area in our backyard and the next step will be to get supplies. Hopefully when we return from our trip. I have been trying to think of things to include with the treehouse to help make it fun for the older kids too. So far I have come up with a rock climbing part but I am not real creative. I definitely need to do some searching.


Steffie B. said...

great pictures...bubbles are so fun....I should pick some up for the kids today too!

Thanks for your sweet comment today....;)

mommy24treasures said...

so glad you got outdoors.
I am not a big shopper either. Love to run to Target find it all and come back home ;)
I can just see Jai Li proud of her socks and new shoes ;)
Hope your trip is wonderful. The weather looks like it is good for Atlanta right now so I that is good!I procrastinate on packing too.:(

LaLa said...

Love the pics but I really stopped by to say SEE YOU ON FRIDAY!!!!! : )

redmaryjanes said...

Just look at those cuties!
I am so glad that Spring is finally here and the children can get outside to play.
I can't wait until it's warm enough for me to open up the windows and air out the house. It is so stale from winter.

The Byrd Family said...

We love bubbles! I don't like shopping either and none of my summer clothes fit me either!

So what am I doing about it? Today while grocery shopping at Walmart I ate a Hershey's almond bar on the way home! Awesome!

Amy said...

We finally got outside this past weekend. Finally no snow!

Sharon said...

They have so much fun together! I watched the viseo below too and what great voices!!! I could just eat them up!!! I'll bet its hard for you not to be able to capture everything they do!!