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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt

Jacksonville Beach had an Easter Egg Hunt today at the park down the street from our house. The girls both had lots of fun. Brooke was a pro at picking up eggs. Holly didn't get too many because she wanted to open each one and eat the candy - so she wasted lots of valuable egg collecting time! She wasn't real sure if she liked the Easter Bunny.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Swimming Lessons

Brooke and Holly started their swimming lessons yesterday. This is Holly's 5th year (she's been doing it since she was 10 months old) and she swims very well. The instructor is going to try and teach her strokes. Brooke did the Infant Swim program last year and doesn't like it any better this year. I think you can probably hear her screaming three blocks over. She is actually doing really good but she screams "Get out!" or "cookie" the whole time.

Taking a breath to scream

She's actually swimming to the instructor's hand

Friday, March 23, 2007


Anne & Allison came over to play today and Holly had a great time. They showed her how to whiz around on a scooter! She showed them how to eat a popsicle in less than a minute. :) She was still talking about them when she went to bed tonite.

Eating popsicles

Decorating the lovely dumpster in our driveway

Scooter girlsAunt Amy & Bop (Brooke loves to stick her tongue out)

Swimming season is here!

Yay! We love when it's warm enough to swim! It's a great way to wear the girls out! Holly jumped right in before I could even get her suit on. Brooke walked around the pool for a few minutes and then got in. Needless to say - they both got pool baths tonight :)

Testing out the water

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Happy Belated St. Patricks Day

Some Pictures of Brooke

This little girl can go from looking so nice & clean...

... to looking like she hasn't bathed in weeks. Check out those beat up legs!

Messy Marvin

Going on a bike ride


We are enclosing half of our porch so that we can make that our office and it's a mess. Most of the mess is outside so that is a relief. Simon the cat is probably the most put out...he hides til about 8 p.m. every night until the coast is clear. The port-a-potty & dumpster look really swell in our yard :)

The before picture. This is right before they started tearing down the ceiling etc.

The new outside wall is up & the concrete has been poured.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hands on Children's Museum

Today Holly, Brooke and I went to the Children's museum. Holly has been out of school all week for spring break. They both had a great time but it was a little difficult trying to keep an eye on both of them since they both wanted to play in different areas. They got to pretend to grocery shop, play bank, cook food and all sorts of fun stuff.

Playing at the "bank"

I wish Bop could do my grocery shopping for me!

Having a little tea party

March madness

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Visit to the zoo

We went to the zoo today and everyone had a blast. Holly got to feed the parrots (they would climb right on her arm) and she LOVED that. Brooke was in heaven just running all over the place.

Holly checking out the snakes

The bird didn't last long around Brooke

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Dr. Suess Day

Today they had a big Dr. Suess "Cat in the Hat" birthday party at the beach library. I took Holly & Reid & they had a blast. They got to ride a train, get on a fire engine, listen to a story & do arts and crafts.Sitting on the Fire Engine
The Fireman was showing us how a gas mask works
We got to ride around the parking lot in a "train"

They got to decorate Cat in the Hat hats

Brooke goofing around with Holly's firefighter hat when we got home.

Friday, March 02, 2007

We love the park!

Playing at the park down the street from our house....