We decided to live it up on a Friday night and go out.......to the Zoo. They had a special members only event where they closed the park and had a big party for the kids. They got to play on giant inflatables and Olivia got to pet a baby alligator and lizard. They had music and games and the kids got a prize on the way out. I think an evening trip to the zoo is in our future this summer when it's too hot during the day. It was a lot of fun and really tired the girls out! Before I forget, they a ballet company dressed up like zoo animals. Olivia has never been a fan of characters (ie Chuck E Cheese), and I couldn't believe she was so friendly with them. I guess it helped that they were wearing ballet slippers and tutus!
At the last minute I decided to sign Olivia up for the Parks & Rec spring dance class. She is doing ballet and tap once a week. She really likes it. Much more than the first class she took last summer. Mia and I hang out in the hall during the class, but from what I can see, she is having a lot of fun. Here are a few pics from her first day. I think she was excited:)
Mia and I decided to sneak off to the Children's Museum on day while Olivia was in school. This is the first time that Mia got to actually play in the Tot Spot and we didn't have to worry about maneuvering the crowded big kid areas. We both had so much fun!!! She loved the big light bright wall and playing with all of the balls. I think we'll have to do this again before school gets out.
It's March, which means it's time to get in the Texas spirit and head to the rodeo. Mia's a little young for that, so we headed to the livestock show instead. She loved seeing the animals, especially the little chicks hatching. Olivia got to ride the big Ferris wheel for the first time. We all had such a great time! Before spring break started, Olivia celebrated Rodeo day at school. Mia even got into the spirit and wore her pink boots to school too. (Olivia's hat looks so silly in these pics. It really did fit!)
Mia celebrated her first birthday February 23rd. We had a great time taking her to the Alvin Wildlife park and had a yummy lunch-Texas style at T-bone Toms. She finished off her day with some home made cupcakes. We also had a little Cowgirl party for her at home later that week. We all had such a good time. Both sets of grandparents, Aunt Ana and Uncle Brad, and lots of friends were able to celebrate with us. We love her so much and we feel so blessed that she could be surrounded by so many others that love her too. As sad as I am that this first year is over, I am looking forward to all that we can experience as a family. She's definitely her own person and wants to participate in everything that we do. I can't wait to see where this next year takes her. Stay tuned!
Mia is 11 months old and boy does she know it! She is into everything these days! She took her first steps at 10 1/2 months and she has been walking more and more every day. She is playing so well with Olivia now. She still likes to put things in her mouth though. Mia still loves to eat, even though she only has two teeth. I am afraid she is going to get a bunch at one time and be miserable. Mia's absolute favorite thing right now is Olivia's lunch box. She searches the kitchen cabinets for it and loves to carry it around the house. I think she's telling me she is ready for school. We are all looking forward to her big birthday this month and can't wait to celebrate with our family and friends!
I started this blog as a way to keep in touch with family and friends that we don't get to see very often. I think it's a great way for us to capture memories of our young family, and it's a great way to share them with those that we love.