Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mimi J Came to Visit

Mimi J came for a visit this weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, (after Devon and I ran 5 miles for our training!) we decided to take a picnic and head out to a state park.  We ate our lunch, played on the playground, looked at the lake, danced on the stage, and did a little hiking.
Overall, we had a pretty good time!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Sleepy Story

Devon and I were working on some of our fundraising tonight.  Story came in the office and told me she was ready for bed.  I told her I couldn't go with her yet.  She decided to make a bed next to us on the office floor.  She was asleep within minutes.  Even when her sisters came in and were running around like crazy people.  I thought they were going to step on her head!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two Laundry Girls

Story has always loved the laundry!  She asks me to help her put a load in all the time.  Today she was teaching Cadence the ropes. 
I wonder how long it will be before they can do it without my help;-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Zoo Again!

Since Story still can't do much inside around people we have been visiting the zoo quite often.  Today when I asked the girls if they wanted to go they all said, "Again!"  They love the playground there, so it didn't take too much convincing.
Today was our first time to visit the lorikeets.  They are beautiful birds!  You could buy a cup of food for $1.00 and all the girls said they wanted to feed them.  Before we even went in Lyric changed her mind.  Luckily there was a lady wanting to get some for her kiddos, but didn't have cash, so we gave her Lyric's.
Cadence and Story started out strong holding there food.  I think they were only scared a little half to death! 
Cadence dropped her cup, but I scooped it up before too much was spilt.
The little girls next to us were feeding them, but Story and Cadence both decided they were not taking a chance of one of the birds landing on them, so they handed their food off to me!
I thought their claws would be sharp, but they weren't at all.
I had a great time!
Before we headed to the playground we had to go see the new baby meerkats.  They were so cute!
Story loved looking through the telescope.  Until Lyric came over and told her there was no glass in it and it didn't make it any easier to see the meerkats.  Story was convinced that it was real. 
I wish I would have gotten a picture of this little guy with his mama.  He was so little!
Lyric bought some binoculars at the gift shop.
We were on the swings when the wind started to pick up and Lyric started suggesting that we leave because it looked like rain.
We decided not to go and just take our chances.  A zoo visit wouldn't be complete without posing on the hippo!
And then the sky opened up!  By the time we got to the car we were all soaked!  Story gave Cadence her hat and I gave her my jacket.
This is her, "Lady I'm Wet and Still Getting Wet-No More Pictures" smile.
Despite the rain we had a great time.

Smoothie Queen

Cadence has found a new hobby!  She LOVES making smoothies! She is actually pretty good at it too!
She has to put everything in herself.  Even the blueberries-one by one.
So proud!
Pushing the buttons is fun!
Big Sister waiting patiently.
According to Cadence you can't have a smoothie without some whip cream and cinnamon on top!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Build A Bear

The girls all got a Build A Bear gift card for Christmas.  The doctors just recently gave Story the okay to go, so we went early one morning.  It was a first for all of them.

Cadence picked an owl.

Story picked a bear.

Lyric picked a puppy.

This child is only three, but yes she picked out her own clothes.  She looks like she is about 20!

Story had a lot of changes with her leukemia, but I assure you losing a leg wasn't one of them!  Just caught her in the middle of a hop:-)
The girls had a great time!