Monday, December 16, 2013


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Friday, February 22, 2013

Family Day at the Museum

Monday was President's Day and we all had the day off. We took a trip to the Fort Worth Children's Museum. Julia and I had been there several times, but Jeff and Andrew had never been. Julia was thrilled to show her Daddy all her favorite parts of the museum. We enjoyed a picnic in the courtyard and Andrew loved looking at all the bright colors and playing in the infant area. It was a great family day.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

We had a fun and busy Valentines Day. It started with exchanging Valentine's gifts and cards with each other before we left for work and school.

My sweet love bugs. It was Andrew's first Valentine's Day. He is for sure going to be a heart breaker.

We gave Valentine's to our friends.

Julia's party at school was so much fun. We played BINGO, had snack and they exchanged Valentine's cards. They were so excited to have a party at school.

During the month of February Jeff and I left love notes on Julia and Andrew's door for them to find each day. Julia really got into it asking "why do you love me today?"
Julia's door

Andrew's door

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Daddy Daughter Dance

Jeff and Julia went to the Daddy Daughter dance today. This is their 3rd year in a row to go. The theme this year is Candy Land. We did our best to dress her the theme, she claimed she was the Sugar Plum princess. They had a life size game of Candy Land, karaoke and dinner. Such a cute pair.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

A lesson in saving

One of the tasks we needed to complete while we were on vacation was opening a savings account for both Julia and Andrew. Mimi and Pops made Christmas super fun giving each kiddo 100 dollar bills in their stocking and gave us the extra push we needed to open the accounts. Julia was very interested in the process and thought it was super fun to sit at the bankers desk as a customer. She especially liked going to the teller line to make the deposit.

Starting in January we are starting a weekly allowance for Julia, she was not mature enough for it until now. She has 6 chores she needs to complete each week
1. Set the table for dinner
2. Clean the playroom before bed every night
3. Toys from the living room need to be in the playroom
4. Fold towels
5. Dressed in the morning and brush teeth without help.
You can tell that these are very tailored to her and the areas we need her to show some responsibility. The good news is they can always be adjusted if it is not working, I am looking forward to the day that unload the dishwasher makes the list. On Sunday nights she will visit with us to review the week and get her $10. Hopefully this is the beginning of teaching her about money and healthy spending habits, cause the girl likes to buy new things.

Monday, December 24, 2012