Monday, April 11, 2011

Mission Completed

Well, spring break officially ended on a high.  We rounded out the week with a trip to the always interesting local Dogwood Festival.  It is a perfect evening activity for the kiddos, but can often bring out a iffy crowd.  We took Chloe along for the trip, because her mama was teaching Zumba and needed some help with childcare.  It is always fun to have a buddy right?

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Chloe was actually a lot more adventuresome than our little man.  She tried a few more rides, like the daring swings and the dragon roller coaster all by herself.  I don’t think we have much a thrill seeker on our hands.  Bradley was fine to sit on the edge of Ellie’s stroller and cheer on Chloe every time she came past us on the swings.  It is sweet that he is so supportive, even when he isn’t in the spotlight.  I think this is why he often shines as a big brother.  He is totally fine sharing the attention with Baby Ellie, well, as long as Kim and Adam or Shawn and Rebecca aren’t involved.  Then he can get pretty territorial. 

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Even Ellie joined in the fun and made her first trip on the carousel.  It was adorable to see her eyes the size of saucers as she went round and round. 

 

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I am not sure if she totally enjoyed it, but she was trying to take it all in.  Little girl you are growing up!

Bradley did brave the dragon roller coaster one time, with the support of Daddy by his side.  Little man, I love your sweet heart and your shy spirit.  You definitely don’t approach new situations with reckless abandon, which I know I will appreciate in your teenage years.  Look at sweet Chloe riding in the car solo, she didn’t mind a bit.  She even rode the dragon another time by herself!!

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These two are such sweet buddies, I hope that continues through the years.

As for spring break, overall it was great!  It just made me realize how much routine and structure preschool provides in our weekly schedule.  I will be working hard in the next two months to plan out our summer.  Daily trips to the pool, our favorite Mint Springs Park, and other little day trips will definitely be in store for us.  Hopefully if Ellie is mobile we can do more and more outside, and our mornings will open up if she begins to drop her morning nap.  It may be a perfect summer, just the three of us!

9 comments:

Colleen said...

Looks like you guys had a fun end to the week. I am cracking up at Ellie's face in one of those pics!

Jenny said...

It definitely looks like they had a great time on all the rides! A great ending to spring break!

noreen said...

Hi Clare, what great family and friend photos! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Krystyn said...

Wow! Your dogwood festival is way more kid friendly than ours. What fun!

Melissa said...

sounds like tons of fun! Can't wait to take my little one to an amusement park when she's a bit older. :)

Jodee said...

What a fun night out! Cute pictures!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

aimee said...

Good job, momma! Can't wait to hear about your summer plans.

amanda said...

uhm i asked lindsay to send me some mountains today - can you send me the dogwood festival??

so fun!!