Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Grace and I went to the movies for the first time today.  She and I have been frustrated with each other too often lately and needed a way to get out of our rut.  Today was the perfect way to do that.

Grace has been so excited since yesterday afternoon when I revealed our little plan. 

We ordered our lunch and ate it while watching the Lorax.  A couple of the previews were geared to a preteen less scaredypants audience, but the movie itself was -fantastic- for us.

They even gave Grace an ice cream sundae!

Just when it seemed this day could not get any better, we went out to the lobby and discovered an air hockey table.  All three girls are excellent at the game on the iPad, but this was the first time any of them have played in real life.  Grace beat me 4-3 at this table.

And then!  Then Grace wanted to play this claw game.  She knows that it is very rare to ever win anything at the claw game, but she managed the controller herself and on her second try won this red ball!

Truly, you cannot overestimate how ecstatic she was in this moment.  It was -amazing- to see.

Suki and Kate had a great time home with David, too.

What a sweet day for all of us.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012

Picking flowers after preK.

Today we made a new friend Bob, and met his adorable and friendly dogs Jolie and Beau.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012

Kate is so!  excited!  to be going on her first field trip!
On a bus!
The whole experience really could not have been any more fantastic for Kate.  And by that I mean just the bus ride over to the gigantic gym that was the destination.

Ready to go in!

Listening to what it means to participate as a team.  This group had an extremely fuzzy understanding of the concept and in the end was turned loose in a huge room full of balls and did not do a single thing involving teamwork.  But they had fun!

Kate and her friend Zoe.

Being fierce under the parachute.

Being twirled by her friends.

The whole class.

Kate and Lizzie cooperate with lifting a huge baseball.

The bus ride back with Lizzie.

When climbing off the bus, Grace was offered Mrs. McCarthy's hand to get help descending.
She declined and jumped off the step instead.
They stayed for lunch and play time after school, and they had a ton of fun.  And were very tired, as you'd imagine.
Running with Lizzie.
Suki Sunshine and her flowers.
Playing over at Michael's house after we got Grace from the bus.