Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Break

Well, Spring Break has come and gone. Apparently this year, that meant that for a small break we would have spring, but now winter is back, again! Seriously, as I type this they are forecasting four inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

Oh well - at least the girls had some good weather to play outside for Spring Break. Their first stop was to Nana and Granddad's. Gracie promptly got into mud mode - I got this picture the first day: Eventually they got all cleaned up and headed to Dallas to the American Girl Bistro and shop. This was a request that the girls had begged Nana for, and of course, she was only too happy to oblige. This was also the culmination of a period of saving for the girls. They have been getting allowance for some time now, and a portion of it is put aside for something they are 'saving' for. Both girls had listed American Girl items as their goal, and although neither bought the item they listed, they did spend their money on American Girl items. Now they've decided to save for a Wii, but at the rate they are saving, it'll be several years before they get it.

Mid week they returned to Oklahoma, and Thursday we spent the entire day at the zoo. The girls spent the first half at a Girl Scout Badge workshop in the zoo school (while I read a book in the parking lot) and the second half we enjoyed the beautiful weather and saw the rest of the sights. It's a pretty nice zoo, for its size. When they announced that the zoo was closing the girls got rather paranoid that we were going to be locked in, but we managed to get out!

For the second weekend of our Spring Break, Mimi and Pepaw came up to visit us. It was a bit windy while they were here, but still warm. We visited a lot, and checked out a garden center where Mimi and I dreamed big, but bought nothing. What self-control we have! Still, it's good we didn't purchase anything, because it would be freezing to death this weekend! Here's the girls and Pepaw decorating little wood cars:
The finished products: And here's a good shot of Mimi having tea with Ms. Grace-ita Chiquita Bonita: and Ms. Margarita Picklesworth:
Anyway, that was our spring break in a nutshell. Now we are back in the school swing of things!

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