Random Pictures

Not a whole lot going on here – worth blogging about, that is, so here are some random pictures of the girls over that last couple of weeks.

Norah’s little caterpillar friend. She has found several in our backyard and insists on carrying them around for awhile.

Norah and Lucy are wearing dresses that my sister and I wore when we were about their same ages. My mom made the dresses for Easter one year, I think.

Norah doesn’t nap everyday, but she does have a rest time. Often after playing for awhile, she crashes where ever she is. She has her quilt on the floor and she is lying on top.

On this day, Norah fell asleep in her beanbag – doesn’t look to comfy to me, but whatever works.

Lucy’s crazy morning hair!! This is actually not the worst it can be – but I usually forget to take a picture of her in the morning.

Why Don’t My Kids Sleep in the Car?!

I don’t know what the deal is, but my kids rarely sleep in the car. On the way to Indy, the girls slept for about 30 minutes of the 4 1/2 hour drive. Lucy screamed off and on for about an hour and a half. Then on the way home, Lucy fell asleep about 20 minutes before we got home and Norah fell asleep about 10 minutes later. They both screamed off and on unless we had a movie going. I am not about to let them watch movies the entire drive – so we listened to the screaming. Seriously, what’s wrong with my children?

Ahh – – a Beautiful Weekend in Indy!

As I was reading Heather’s blog, I was quite thankful that we were not here for the weekend to experience the yucky weather. Instead we were in Indianapolis enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather!!!! It was sunny and 70 degrees on Saturday for the Indianapolis 500 parade. Sunday was sunny and 75! It was incredible!! We played outside most of the weekend – the girls had a great time.

We Love the Zoo!

The girls and I went to the zoo yesterday with my parents and Alison and the boys. We love the zoo! I love that it’s free! I wanted to park on the street so we didn’t have to pay for parking, and even though we were there before the zoo opened – all the street parking was full (unless we wanted to walk a couple of miles). When we pulled into the parking lot – my dad said he would pay for our parking – there were no attendants so we got to park for free!!!

The kids had a great time and were perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! We walked through the dinosaur exhibit, which is there for the summer. It was pretty interesting – I thought Norah might be afraid because they were life-size replicas, but she did great!

The girls and I only had 3 hours because Norah had a dance practice in the afternoon to get ready for the recital. So after we walked around most of the zoo we ate our lunch very quickly and then had to book it to the car!

Enjoy the pictures!

Planting Flowers

I love flowers! I love how they perk up a house or yard! I just don’t love planting – so while my parents were here we planted most of my flowers. My mom loves doing it so we plant together most years.
This year Norah was quite helpful. She picked out some flowers for her own pot – her favorite is the pink petunia. She and my mom planted them and Norah did a great job!

Lucy also tried to help. She just moved the flowers back and forth from the flat to my mom. It kept her busy and happy.
We ended up with 14 pots and they look great! I think I did 4 or 5 and my mom did the rest. Thanks Mom!! Now the trick will be to keep them watered all summer!

Go Cards!

Kevin and I took the girls to the Cardinal game on Thursday game. The Cards lost – big time – and it rained and was cold the whole game, but we still had a great time!! The girls did great! No one was crabby or asking to leave! We sat in our seats (we stayed dry because we sit under and overhang) until partway through the 6th inning, then we went to the Family Pavilion to the play area.

Norah’s Love/Hate Relationship with Baseball

Several weeks ago the girls and I had a Cardinal game on (Kevin was at the game). Norah is jumping up and down shouting, “I love baseball! Go Cards!”

A couple of days ago Kevin was watching the Cardinal game. While eating a snack (with her back to the TV), Norah says in a voice that sounded somewhat annoyed, “Dad, why do you ALWAYS watch baseball?”

This morning I told Norah that we are going to a Cardinal game this week, “I don’t want to go! I don’t like baseball.”

Tonight she says, “I can’t wait to go to the Cards game! I just love baseball!”

We’ll see what she actually thinks of the game. Last year, Norah cried every time the crowd cheered loudly.