Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Spring Time!!

I know, I am so slack!!   I mean, come on, I haven't posted since Chinese New Year!!   Well, I will give you an update.   Time is just flying by!   Both of my girls are growing up way too fast.    Julianna took a few swim lessons in February.   She loved it and did fantastic.    We "attempted"   another session in April and it was a no- go.   The heater in the pool was broken, and even the teachers talked about how COLD it was!   Julianna made it through almost one class, but said she was never going back to that cold pool.  (and she meant it)   So, my plan it to wait until summer when the Y holds lessons in the outside pool.  
Our homeschool coop held classes in March.   Julianna truly enjoyed the preschool class.
We "attempted" (there goes that word again) to foster a mini doxie from our local shelter where the girls and I volunteer each week.   He lasted for a month with us, but the food issues were intense.  He now has a new fur-ever home (with someone else)
We have already been to the beach twice this season.   We have had some days with 80 plus degrees.
We have picked strawberries several times too.   Everything seems early this year!
Our school year is almost over, and our May trip to Disney is soon.   Julianna is beyond excited that she will be able to ride  the small Goofy rollercoaster this time!   She thinks it is because she is a big 'ol whopping 3 years old, but in reality, it is because she is now above the 36 inch mark!   She is my petite girl.
Julianna loves to "do school"   like Caroline.   She usually just picks something to do off of her shelf in the school room.   Right now, she is into writing.   She has taught herself the entire alphabet (mastered all of the upper case and most of the lower case).   She is always asking, "How do you spell ..." and practicing writing the words.   She still loves computer games, and she is a wiz with the computer.   I don't even have to help her with it.   She turns on, loads disks, exits the programs, etc. all by herself.  It is amazing what technology she knows.   She comprehends "scroll down, click on the x, make the screen bigger, etc." 
We had fun at the circus.   The highlight was being soooo close to the elephants in the pre-show.   I could have stood there all day with the elephants.   We also took a day trip and drove to Richmond to visit a zoo.   I wanted to go because you can HAND FED giraffe!!!    We had such fun!!   Julianna laughed so much when the giraffe licked her on the head!!   I love the picture of her with the bird!   We had just walked in and a parakeet swooped down and landed on her feeding stick.   The girls were in heaven.   Both Julianna and Caroline love all animals.  ( I wonder where they get that from???? :)  
Enjoy all the pics!!!

It has been nice for Julianna and Allie to see each other.    We have been to the beach together, lunch out, played at a jumpy place, and seen a stage show of Clifford the Big Red Dog recently.