Monday, May 2, 2011

This is the blog that never ends

Here is a recap of our year. I can't believe we have lived here for almost a year. We have really enjoyed being here in our little town in Arkansas. Rob is gearing up for his first finals of pharmacy school and we can't belive how the time has flown. So here we go. You might want to get some snacks and kick back and enjoy the show!

The kids had a fun summer playing in our backyard. They basicly lived in their swimming suits since it was soooo hot here. Sometimes I was tempted to join them in their little pool. We never got used to the humditiy but we got used to sweating a lot!

Halloween 2011 was fun in our little neighborhood. Rob dressed up in his famous grim reaper costume. Alli told me she wanted to be tinkerbell then about a week before Halloween she changed her mind and said she wanted to be melman the giraffe. Her grandma saved the day and found one for her and mailed it to her. Jace was supposed to be Darth Vader but refused to wear the costume. So what is a mom to do but dress him in black and print darth vader on his shirt. He was happy and so was I.

We had a yummy Thanksgiving in our home. Rob was in heaven with all of the food. We had leftovers for days.

Alli turned 5 in December so we had a little party for her with her friends. She also helped me make her cake.

Here are some pics of our Christmas Festivities. We had our first Christmas in our home in Arkansas. It was really nice to be together with just our little family. Notice our Christmas tree only has ornaments from the top to the middle. Our kids kept grabbing ornaments and playing with them. So after about 10 ornaments were broken we had to take drastic measures to save the tree! I made the kids felt playhouse's for Christmas. They were a big hit!

My baby boy turned two in the end of December. I can't believe he is two but he is still my baby!

In January we finally got snow. It was only about 2 inches but it shut the town down. Rob has never had so many snow days. We enjoyed the snow because it reminded us of home.

For spring break this year we headed up to Branson, MO with our good friends the Littlefields. We stayed at the Grand country inn resort. The kids were in heaven. There was an indoor splash park, indoor mini golf, an amazing pets show, and arcade. It felt like vegas but for little kids. One night we didn't get back to our hotel room until 11pm and I should have taken a picture of Alli in her tiara with popcorn in one hand and a big piece of cake in the other. She was loving it. Hopefully we can do it again next year. These are the only pictures I have. We were having so much fun we forgot to take pics. So the last day I took some pics of the buildings. Next time I will be better.

In March my parent's were able to come and visit us during their spring break. The kids loved seeing them. Rob was in the middle of midterms and was not able to join a lot of our fun. But we still had a good time. Here are some pics of our trip to the zoo.

Alli and I were able to go to Disney on ice with her good friend Emma and her mom. It was a fun girls day. They had a blast!

Alli goes to a great preschool. For spring they had a picnic and easter egg hunt with the students and their family. She was really excited to have us come have lunch with her at school.

April we celebrated Easter. The kids loved decorating easter eggs. I was a nervous wreck hoping that nobody spilled the dye. Maybe next year we will just use crayons and stickers. Does anyone else's easter pics look like this? My boy was not really in the mood to take pictures after church. So I just took what I could get. Then we had a little easter egg hunt with some friends and an amazingly yummy dinner. It was a good day!

In April I celebrated my 30th Birthday! So of course I had to have a party. It was an 80's party with all of my girlfriends and we had a blast!

Well if you have made it to the end of this post congrats! You deserve a prize :) Have a great day. I need to go see what my kids are up to. They are being way too quiet. Peace and quiet in my house is a bad sign!