Monday, April 4, 2016

Mema's House

 After Sabrina's birthday party we had plans to spend the night at our friend Riley and Ashlea's house. On the way we spontaneously stopped at the Wylie library to say hello to our old Librarians. We were disapointed that Ms. Dea no longer works there but Ms. Ophelia our other favorite librarian was there and she remembered us. We were regulars and really loved our librarians. It's one thing I miss here, there isn't really "children's librarian" at the branches in Vancouver. The library system is great, but I miss the connection we had with specific librarians!

 Izzie and Rylie. These girls. The three of them picked up like no time had passed between them.

 Rylie's first sleepover! She was excited to have Izzie and Maddie spend the night with her.

 The next day we got up and headed to College Station to visit Mema and Pepaw. We stopped at a rest stop on the way to stretch our legs. The Texas rest stops are nice with playgrounds, information centers and nice bathrooms.


 We were so happy to see Mema! I missed her so so so much!!! Here she is showing the girls how she and her sister used to make skirts out of leaves to play in.




 Izzie
 Pepaw and Maddie. Maddie got bit by a couple ants and Pepaw was making her feel better.


 Mema's beans and sausage. The girls could not eat enough of these. We told them to SLOW down or they'd regret it...

 The little twins! Darrian and Daylynn loved the rainbow dresses that Maddie and Izzie saved back for them.

Daylynn, Darrian, Izzie and Maddie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sabrina's Birthday Surprise

 Lucy, Maddie and Izzie all ready to go to Sabrina's birthday party.

 Holly peeping out of a blanket fort the girls made.

 Izzie, Holly, Lucy and Maddie about to go ring Sabrina's doorbell. Sabrina has no idea that Maddie and Izzie are in Texas!

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 Ding Dong, SURPRISE! Sabrina was shocked, it took her a moment to realize what her eyes were telling her.

 Love this pic of Holly running to the other girls.

 Maddie and Sabrina.

 Izzie (wearing my wrap as it was chillier than I thought it was going to be!) Holly, Sabrina, Maddie and Lucy.









Friday, April 1, 2016

Goin' to Grandma's!

 Before I even got out of bed the girls brought me surprise cards just for fun.


 Izzie, Maddie and I getting ready to fly to Texas to visit Grandma, Grandpa, cousins, aunts, uncles, Mema and Pepaw.


 The PDX carpet photo.

 On the plane.

 Grandma picked us up at the airport with Lucy and Holly. Lucy and Holly didn't know we were coming so Grandma just told them they were there to pick up someone special. Boy were they surprised when we came around the corner! Here's Lucy and Izzie. The big surprise was happening the next day. Surprising Sabrina at her Birthday party!!

That night before bed, Grandma read Lucy, Holly, Maddie and Izzie a cute little story that John's grandpa wrote years and years ago. I'd heard about it, but this was the first time I saw the little book he wrote and illustrated. How special!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hop Hop Bunny Bunny

 Aunt Rhonda sent fun Bunny Masks in the mail for Izzie and Maddie for Easter.


 A bit sick, so can't run around, but still wanting to enjoy some of the sun filtering through the trees, the girls found a comfy spot to play their nintendos outside.

In the middle of a backyard remodel (saved for a separate post) the girls exploring what work has been done already.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rewild Portland Spring Break Camp

 Rewild Portland Day Camp! The girls LOVE this summer camp and they did a Spring Break one this year. They had a few open spots so the director called me a day before and asked if I wanted to fill empty spots with a buy one get one deal. We jumped at the chance! Izzie and Maddie. One big difference is that Rewild Spring Break camp was a lot cooler and wetter than summer camp!

 Pics that were taken at camp and shared with the parents: