Sunday, October 25, 2009

St. Louis trip

We visited St. Louis this month and had a blast. Because Kevin took a little extra time off, we were able to make it a small vacation. We loved staying with Emily and getting to spend time with her. We took Caroline to the top of the Arch ("March," as Caroline says) and to the Children's Museum. We also met up with our good friends, the Halfords and the Wilsons. We all went to a "Life is Good" festival. And then we celebrated Elizabeth's 4th birthday a couple of weeks early. The girls decorated pumpkins with stickers and watched "Cinderella" together. Caroline was the only one without a baby doll to snuggle up with during the movie, so her pumpkin made a great substitute. It was a wonderful and busy weekend!

Here are a few pictures. To see the whole set of photos, visit my Picasa album.

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Swimming lessons

In addition to dance class, I enrolled Caroline in swimming lessons. Her first lesson was last week. I hung around just to see what went on. She did great! I was so proud of her! Her instructor told me that she follows directions very well. I can't wait to see how far she progresses by the end of her lessons!

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7 months

Please stop growing so quickly, Sweet Pea!

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Monday, October 05, 2009


Caroline started dance class this fall. It's a combination of ballet and tap. She has been so excited for them to start. Thankfully, the class didn't disappoint! She had so much fun! She hasn't stopped talking about class and showing me all her new dance "tricks". She says she loves tap the best. I didn't get to see any of the class. I can't wait for the first parent day!

My favorite part of the first day happened when we got home. Kevin came in right behind us and Caroline went right up to him and said, "Daddy. I have a secret for you. I love to dance!"

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Destin 2009

We had so much fun at the beach with the Wilsons last year that we decided to make a repeat trip. I didn't think it was possible, but we had even more fun this year! We are really hoping this becomes an annual event. It was a great time of year to visit - we had the beach to ourselves. It made a perfect end to the summer. We unfortunately won't have the luxury of late September beach trips when the girls start school.

Caroline and her friend Elizabeth were so excited to be reunited. We were all really happy to see each other again! We miss our friends!

I'm adding a few of our pictures here. We took a bunch, so if you'd like to see more visit our photo album.

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