Monday, April 6, 2009

Madison's first day of preschool

Madison started her first full week (Monday-Thursday)at our public school system. Here she is getting on the bus. What a big girl she is...she looked like she was being swallowed up by the bus. It took everything I had to not cry when I walked off the bus. I know she is in good hands, but my baby is growing up! Sorry the quality of the picture isn't that great but it was soooo early. The poor kid has to get up at 6:15 and out the door by 7:15AM; her normal schedule was up by now I have more time in my day to accomplish things! Have a great week! PS--I will be out of pocket for a few weeks...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Break

Visions of the beach danced in our heads....laying lazing by the water and listening to the ocean breezes.....oh, who am I kidding...we went no where. By far this is the longest period of time in the last six years that we have not traveled. So this spring we went no where. I had each day meticulously planned out to include some "fun" and Madison's therapy scheduled. Well that all went down the drain when Mike was diagnosed with bronchitis and shortly thereafter little Maddie came down with something and later was treated for a sinus infection. So our spring break was dampened. Maddie go ZERO therapy for the week. A first in the last 20 months of her life. I did get to take the kids to Bounce U. We picked up two of Zachary's friends and ended over to the never ending jumpy castles and thunderous music. I sat and read the whole time but I felt like I was on sensory overload by the time I left. We also visited Young's Dairy Farm. It was Ashley's first visit. She actual feed a baby calf...she wasn't too happy about it but she did it! Then had ice cream (which Madison didn't eat, right then I knew we had spent an hour to long there)....the kids both got in one good session at the batting cages. The ball's speed was 30MPH and Zach actually got one good hit. Both kids did well! Ash got to spend some time with her friends. She saw a couple of movies. She rated her spring break a 7 out of 10. And she finally got her hair cut.
Next we took a trip down to Cincinnati to see Uncle James. We took him out to lunch, took a quick sight seeing trip of the city, right now the trees are in bloom and it was lovely. Then we drop him off and ended over to the Newport Acquarium (which I believe everyone else in the city decided to do). We stood in line for close to an hour and got to the window and was told it would be another 45 mins before we got in (mind you the wind was blowing and it was cold). So I made the command decision to become annual the price and we walked right in! Way to go mom, right??? The kids did enjoy petting the sharks and watching the penguins put on a good show. According to Zach, "the penguins were dancing and going fast." Lastly, the kids finished off the bunny house.
I hope all of you had a great spring break too!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Looking For Eggs

Mike took the kids to a local Easter egg hunt. Zachary had a great time, Madison not so much. She found two eggs and was done. But thanks to her big sister she continued on in her search. Zachary shared his treasure too! Hope you enjoy the pictures.