Monday, March 3, 2014
My parents bought us tickets to go to the circus this weekend. We took Ayla when she was a 2-years old and I was hugely pregnant with Aubree. I'd have to say this time was much more enjoyable. :) I had more fun watching Ayla's reactions to everything she saw than watching the actual acts. She was floored. It was so fun! I think Aubree liked it as well...although, we had to skip her nap so we could tell she was super tired. She was a good sport though. She started to get a little antsy toward the end and asked to play on my phone but a couple minutes after that, a girl came out as Elsa, from the movie Frozen, and sang "Let it Go." This movie is all the rage right now in our house...and probably millions of others'. I bought them the soundtrack a couple weeks ago and it's pretty much been playing on repeat. So once Elsa started singing, she was mesmerized once more. :)
|Right before the show started.|
|Basically right as it was starting, Aubree decided she needed to rest on Daddy's lap for just a minute. Once the clapping started, she sat right back up and clapped along.|
|We made it through half the show before I caved and bought them each a light up toy. It's all part of the experience, right? :)|
|I got Aubree a wand instead of a head band.|
|Creepy. I don't see the "fun" in clowns. Yuck.|
We had to really bundle up the girls. It was about 2 degrees out. Walking to and from our car was not fun at all. We are all so ready for spring!
|Aubree was asleep by the time we were out of the parking garage.|
|Even with her hat on, she continued to wear her butterfly headband. :)|
It was a fun afternoon! Thanks Mom and Dad for the tickets!!!! :)
This past Friday night, we went to Ayla's school carnival. There were a couple of bounce houses and several games for the kids to play. For dinner, the Pancake Man was there. I've heard of this guy but I've never seen him. He has this huuuuge skillet with this contraption that runs the length of it that drops pancake mix as he moves it across the skillet. Once the pancakes are done, you have the option of just taking a plate of them OR you can stand about 12 feet away with an empty plate and catch your meal as he flings pancakes across the room. :) The girls had a blast...Aubree started to wane toward the end as you will see in the pictures but we pretty much had to drag Ayla out of there. Anytime she's having a good time, it's a struggle to get her to leave. It's like me in the clearance racks at Target. I get it. I do.
|Here's where she starts to lose it.|
|And now she's really ready for bed.|
|Rocking the disheveled look.|
Last weekend, there was a Daddy Daughter dance at our church. Dean took Ayla last year and she loved it so we figured we'd do it again. This year, Aubree got to go as well. It was so fun getting them all dolled up. I curled their hair and Ayla even got some sparkles on her eyes and some blush on her cheeks. She was thrilled! :)
While Dean was getting ready, I took some pictures of the girls. As always, Ayla was all about it. When it was Aubree's turn, she gave me a few smiles but was quickly over it.
They each got a corsage from Daddy (in their favorite colors, of course--pink for Ayla and yellow for Aubree). I think it made them feel really special. I loved the look on their faces. :)
After we were done taking pictures, we headed over to pick up Grandpa and take just a couple more pictures. :) They dropped me back off at home and they were off! I heard there wasn't a whole lot of dancing, but they both had a good time. :)