Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall break

The girls had fall break over this past weekend. We didn't go out of town, but stayed in and enjoyed some Memphis activities.

Peter had school on Thursday, so I took the girls to do something we wouldn't attempt with him in tow: painting pottery. They had so much fun. Caroline painted a cross treasure box and Helen picked a piggy bank. Helen was very worried about leaving Piggy behind to go in the fire, but I'm happy to report we picked him up and he was just fine. I treated them to lunch at Cheffie's afterward.

Friday, we got up and headed to the Licterman Nature Center. We had such a good time exploring and strolling around the lake there. It was a beautiful morning. Caroline participated in a 1st and 2nd grader group project at school several weeks ago. They designed and built a scarecrow. She was so proud to see their hard work on display.


Monday was the last day of fall break. I was grateful for an email from my friend Brittany inviting us to join her and her boys and some other friends at the zoo. My usual Monday morning activities are the grocery store and laundry. I'm so glad I neglected those tasks for a fun time with friends at the zoo!

It was a good fall break. I'm already looking forward to the next day off of school so we can have another Memphis adventure!


Ashley said...

Looks like so much fun!! And I love the girls' turkey shirts in the zoo pictures. Encourages me to go have some Memphis adventures on our fall break!

Michelle said...

Oh, Lichterman! My old stomping ground. There are so many fun things in Memphis -- glad you guys had a great fall break.

Laura Sessions said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! We always love going to Lichterman too.

The Wilhite Family said...

Who is that LITTLE BOY in the green stroller?! I've missed my Peter time at music class!

The Rohman Family said...

Finished Cutting for Stone today. Loved it ;)

Brittany said...

Loved spending time with y'all over Fall Break! Such a treat to paint pottery!