Saturday, May 28, 2011

Annual Neighborhood Campout

Our annual last-day-of-school campout this year turned into MUDFEST '11! The field was so soggy that every step you took stirred up more mud. We had to contain the twins inside our tent to keep them free of it. Ben and Maggie ran around getting covered. Maggie probably changed her clothes three or four times before I left for the evening. Brian, being the champion dad that he is, still camped out with Ben and Maggie for the entire night.

Maggie, in her jammie-pants eating some popcorn.
Ben with his friend, Jacob, the following morning. Jacob's face is covered with ink from some of the stampers he won playing kids-games. So funny!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Maggie's Goddard Graduation

Today, Maggie graduated from Goddard, where she has been in daycare/pre-school since birth. I have really mixed emotions about this milestone. I'm SO relieved to be free of the bills to a daycare center for one more kid. However, primarily, I'm sad to see this era end. Goddard has been so good for Maggie. And, she loves her most recent teachers, Miss Adea and Miss Tricia. We'll miss them in the Mondays and Wednesdays to come!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ben's Trike Race

After Maggie's bike parade yesterday, Ben had the opportunity to show off his stuff today at Woodbrook Elementary's annual Kindy 500! This event might actually top the cuteness factor of the Seton bike parade. It was so well-organized! (They do this event year after year...) The entire school comes out to the playground followed by the kindergarteners who are wearing shirts of various colors to represent their teams. Each team competes against the other teams in a trike race around the circle. It's done relay-style. The entire school cheers them on. I loved it! It went so fast that I almost missed a photo of Ben as he zoomed past me! I think his team won!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Annual Bike Parade

Today was Seton Preschool's annual end-of-year bike parade and family picnic. It's just about one of the cutest events I have ever attended. The kids are allowed to bring anything with wheels (even including pushing a doll stoller if they so desire) for the parade. They are supposed to decorate their vehicles. They come outside and parade around the parking lot a few times while all the parents snap photos. Maggie wanted to ride her pink Barbie scooter. She had it fairly-well decked-out with pink ribbons and her name. We put bug antennae on her bug helmut. Pre-school is over for the summer. One more year at Seton for Maggie before she becomes our big kindergartener!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our New Stroller!

It seems like we have waited forever to get this stroller. This is the newest model, just available this month, and it's about 20 pounds lighter than the original model. I gotta say that 20 more pounds might be a deal-breaker for me. This thing weighs a TON! The girls love it, though. I think it's the only stroller available that allows the girls to face each other. Pushes LIKE. A. DREAM!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

kids looking out the window

Brian has this "thing" for taking pictures of the kids at the window when they're first learning to stand. I admit that they look so cute standing there. For this shot, he put them in their matching monster-jammies, and I stood outside with Java waving my arms like some idiot to keep their attention on me. Oh, the stuff we do for good photos!