Jul 24, 2011
We were so happy to bring back Melody with us to Texas. The morning after we got back, she went with us to a crafty playdate with the kids where we made visors : )
On Thursday, we visited the library for awhile and she took a few neat pictures.
Thursday night, we headed out for the long awaited Harry Potter midnight showing! The theater we love to go to is attached to a large mall, so Melody and I shopped around for a bit. Of course we couldn't resist this. A dad with 2 kids nearby volunteered to take our picture once he saw us goofing around. Then we met everyone at Applebees for a late night bite. Megan and Scott came. And Dax had just picked up our good friends (his from high school and college) Matt and Ken from the airport. It was so great to see the three of them hang out. Unfortunately I only got the picture below of all of them.
At the theater- ready to find our seats!
There was lots of screaming as always, and someone yelling, "It ends tonight!" haha. So we took our own excited picture. The movie was great and it was a really fun night. So sad to know it's all over.
Wow, this got boring quick, right? Actually, on Friday, I was excited to take Melody to Ikea! Because who doesn't like that place? I discovered they had a cut your own material section, so I brought home this material to make curtains for Colin's room. We got loads of cinnamon rolls and some soft serve before leaving with a few fun things.
On Saturday, Hannah attended her first "big girl only" birthday party at Busy Beads. It's a neat little jewelry shop on the town square, and in the back they have a party room. The girls each picked out their own bead pack and got instruction on how to make a pattern. It's so fun to watch Hannah be independent in doing these activities. I like to watch her think : ) She did really well with establishing a pattern...
And then saw her neighbor's beads of completely different style and color were another way and she scooped all her beads off the pattern to start again! At least she goes for it!
Her finished result. She picked out a little fairy charm for the center : ) She was actually more excited about this shirt than she was the party. Grandma bought it for her to start preschool, but once Hannah saw it, she was in love. She asked to wear it to the party, and Saturday morning she ran to my bedside saying, "I'm ready for the party, I have my shirt on!"
After some rounds of Bingo, everyone headed over to the ice cream shop. What a neat party.
In the meantime, Melody perused some local antique shops and book stores and discovered this beauty. Now you know someone somewhere is need of a Planet of the Apes type bust, but they have no idea where to start looking.
We took Melody to my favorite sandwich shop, Jimmy Johns, and had a girls lunch.
Dax, Matt, and Ken took the other kids to Dickeys barbeque and had their own fun. In the evenings, we enjoyed dinner, and just hanging out watching tv. One night we went to Anna's for a spaghetti dinner and had a nice time over there.
Matt brought his super nice camera and got some great shots of the kids. Melody got some really neat ones, too. Matt's pictures are the last 5.
Of course- one of my favorites.
Chloe is turning out to be a big jokester. She loves to do or say things in the wrong way and then grin at you and giggle. And she has such a sweet disposition (when she's not being a two year old : ) We were at a country club arranging for a church dinner, and she overheard us saying it was the same place of the wedding in which Hannah was the flower girl. I took Chloe to the potty on the way out, and she announced upon finishing, "Okay, I'm ready! I'm ready to get married!" (Imagine those 'r's as 'w's) I said," Oh you have to be a big person to get married. You're not getting married today." She said, " I am ready to get married. But I have to find my flowers first."
As for videos, we've got one of Hannah playing kickball and doing a relay race, an example of Colin learning to mess up his sister's puzzles, a great representation of his relationship with Chloe, and finally, a few solid steps and cheers from his family. : )