Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Jeff was home for Spring Break at the beginning of the month. Although we didn't go anywhere warm and sunny with beaches, we had a really wonderful week. We didn't really plan very much to do other than relax and just hang out together. We seem to always be so busy, that we were just really looking forward to this week. We had a wonderful week with a few warm days and some fun as well.

Jeff and I started out our week by attending the Chris Tomlin concert that I posted about earlier. We had the night Friday and all day Saturday to ourselves. Sundays are always fun but busy because we are at church all morning. That particular Sunday after church, we came home, put our pj's back on and laid around the rest of the day. It was so relaxing.

Monday was a nice, warm day, so we did yard work all day. Jeff was able to mow the yard and get some other yard work done, and we had a great day playing with the girls.

Tuesday was a rain out, so we headed to our first trip to the movie theater with the girls. Neither of the girls had ever been to a movie. We met some friends to see BOLT, and it only cost our whole family $4! Elaina loved it. Emily did well for having to sit so long. She got fussy at times, but we really couldn't have asked her to be any better. We won't make that trip with her again for a while, but we will probably take Elaina to some free movies here in town this summer.

Wednesday was another nice day out, so we did more yard work and played all day! We also had a picnic supper outside as well.

Thursday was nice enough for us to get our van and truck washed - inside and out. The girls put on their swimsuits and had a ball with the water.

Jeff went in to school and worked all day on Friday to get caught up and get a jump start on the week ahead. In the afternoon, we all headed to a check up for baby and then we had our weekly small group that evening.

Saturday was the highlight of our week - SESAME STREET LIVE! Some good friends of ours, the Seawright family, won four free tickets to the Murat in Indianapolis to see WHEN ELMO GROWS UP, and they gave their tickets to us! Their kiddos are too old for Sesame Street. We had so much fun, and the girls absolutely loved it. It was an experience that we would not have done on our own, and we are so very grateful and appreciative to our wonderful friends. God has truly blessed us!

After seeing Elmo, we headed up to Elwood to spend the rest of the weekend with my family. We always spend Palm Sunday with my family. Elaina and Emily and their cousins sang "Jesus Loves Me" at their Poppy's church on Sunday, which I'm sure was Poppy's highlight of the year.

We had such a nice, relaxing spring break together. It was rough when Daddy went back to work the following Monday. His girls sure do miss him a lot . . . all three of them . . . well, I think four of them!

Cousins Seth and Luke, Elaina, and Emily (with a couple of other kids from the congregation) singing "Jesus Loves Me" at Poppy's church on Palm Sunday.

Mommy and her girls at ELMO

Daddy and his girls

Emily loved waving and saying, "Hi, Melmo!"

Elmo's weather forecast - brought to us by the letters L and H.

The Sesame Street Gang

Elaina was thrilled the entire time!

Elmo and Mr. Noodle

They loved having their very own ticket to see Elmo.

Emily helping wash Daddy's truck.

Elaina went crazy cleaning everything she could find - Emily's bike . . .

. . . her bike . . .

. . . and their wagon . . . just to name a few.

Oh, and I forgot, they thought the driveway was dirty, so they wanted to wash that, too!

Elaina was a big helper washing the van.

A yummy picnic on a beautiful day.

Enjoying the sunshine!

Rolling around in the grass enjoying spring!

Hard at work with Daddy.

The girls LOVE spending time with their Daddy! I am so thankful for that, and am so blessed to have the most wonderful husband and father who wants to spend every minute he can with his family.

1 comment:

The Knight Family said...

Isn't it so funny the things they must wash...Addie thinks it's necessary to wipe water drips off the floor in public bathrooms!! Yuck! Love all these pictures, especially the ones with the girls side by side, such sweet sisters!