There were extra Valentine's Day cards after ones were signed for classmates and so Allie asked me if they could use them for their buddies.
I think it's funny how they asked for permission when they very easily could have just taken the boxes and gone to town with writing out cards for buddies.
This is a parade.
That pink Barbie box, which was mine (circa 1981), is a float.
Rich and I love their creativity but they can create a disaster area in 10 minutes flat.
Random - yes, my kids eat cookies.
Rich and I had a meeting with Anna's teacher and therapists regarding her transition to kindergarten (more on that later), which was scheduled to begin a half hour before the girls' gymnastics class, so Grammy brought the girls to class and we met them there a little bit late. They were so excited that we were there and kept looking for us. The gym is set up with a parents/place to leave your shoes and bags room that has windows with a view into the gym.
Shortly after gymnastics class started for this school year, Grammy told us how the shades on the windows had been pulled down so she was unable to see what was going on. Thankfully, they raised the shades a few months ago and it has been that way ever since. The girls kept looking for us and we waved. They also saw me taking pictures. Rich commented that if we went every week, the girls probably wouldn't have the same reaction.
(Allie - swinging with her legs out)
The girls' class is scheduled for the same time as a kindergarten class. The coaches have been breaking out the kids into three groups and Allie is usually separated from Emily and Anna. From what I could tell, Allie was in a group with some of the kindergarteners.
Okay, so this is kind of funny. In that picture above, Allie had been holding a bean bag with her feet and when she swung out, she tossed the bean bag. Poor Anna had a bit of trouble with this. First of all, the coach had a really soft mat for the kids to stand on in order to reach the bar. I noticed when going through my pictures that it was replaced with a firmer mat for Allie's group. Anna was finally able to hold the bean bag between her knees but when she reached up to grab the bar, it slipped out and she lost her balance on the soft mat and plopped down. She finally stood up, climbed off the mat holding the bean bag and threw it. So, yes, she did toss the bean bag - just not in the way she was supposed to.
Anna's new statement is "No pics, no tics and no Growly." (No pictures, no tickles and no Mommy pretending to be an attack dog.) I didn't realize until I was editing these pictures that Anna was giving me a hand block.
Random - Em danced around with a frozen burrito saying she was going to eat it for dinner (she's never eaten those before) and then was all like, "Just kidding."