. . . plus some bonus pictures from earlier in the week.
We had a great weekend here at the Kissel house, mostly due to the unseasonably warm weather. Fifty degrees and sunny at the beginning of March? Yes, please! We had a bit more wind than I would have liked on Sunday, but it was still nice to have milder temperatures. As you’ll see in my pictures, we took advantage and spent much of the weekend outside.
Last Monday Lucy FINALLY got to wear her 100th Day of School shirt that we’ve had finished for almost a month. Four snow days followed by winter break seriously pushed back their celebration, but she was super excited to wear her shirt with 100 Nemo stamps on it!
And then on March 1, Lucy’s school kicked off Reading Month. Lucy looked like such a big girl in her jeans and tshirt . . .
. . . and with her “french braid going into a fun bun,” which was Lucy’s idea.
Each child at Lucy’s school has been challenged to read 20 minutes every single day for the entire month of March. Lucy really wanted me to start reading the first Harry Potter book to her. We went into the basement and dug out my bin with all of my Harry Potter books from when I originally read them . . . and here’s the first one! haha Years ago our precocious cattle dog, Sydney, got a hold of it. Thankfully, she only ate the cover. The book is still totally readable.
The girls played SO WELL together one evening last week. They were pretending they were a team on Disney’s Magic Bake Off. At one point I heard Lucy say, “quick, put the cake in the blast chiller!” haha
I saw this sign and loved it immediately. I knew I had to have it in my mudroom . . . and now here it is! This might not mean much to the girls yet, but hopefully by the time they hit middle school and high school it will sink in for them. In all honestly, the purchase of this sign is most likely a direct result of me watching the first three episodes of Euphoria. If you know, you know!
Emily kept herself busy one afternoon by doing this adorable drawing on the entire white board in the playroom.
It was a great work of art . . . and a great pain in the butt to clean off!
Emily is now in a high back booster seat, which means both of my girls can now buckle and unbuckle themselves in the car. (Insert the “Hallelujah” song here!) This really comes in handy when it’s time to return library books. Emmy hopped right out of the car and did it all herself after school on Friday!
The weather was beautiful on Friday, and the girls spent almost two hours playing outside after school before coming in for dinner and movie night.
Saturday was another great weather day. Lucy had gymnastics, we ran some errands, Matty and I both got a walk in, and then we went to our town’s first ever Carnivale celebration. They couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor event in the beginning of March, and we had a great time! The girls got free masks, beads, rings, and fancy lemonade with a purple sugar rim. This picture was taken while we were waiting in line for . . .
. . . the girls to get their caricatures done! We laughed so hard at the final product!
Matty signed up for a ten minute chair massage . . .
. . . and then we waited in line to see Princess Tiana at one of the local shops.
Emily was SO excited to see Tiana! See the card that Tianna is holding? . . .
. . . Emily made it before we left the house. That’s Emily and Tiana in their poofy dresses! 🙂
This guy kept us entertained while we waited in the loooong line for face painting. Emily loved it, but Lucy wanted nothing to do with him! We waited about 30 minutes in line for face painting and the line was not really moving. There was a booth nearby selling Pop It’s for $5 a piece. I told the girls that we could wait longer to get their faces painted and then wash it off two hours later at bath time, or we could get out of line and get them each a $5 Pop It instead. The Pop Its won. . . and I feel like I did too! 😉
Emily slept in sponge rollers Saturday night and woke up with super curly and cute hair on Sunday morning.
And that, my friends, is the only picture I have from yesterday. The girls went outside to play at 8:15am and then that was where they stayed until it was time for Lucy to go to catechism after lunch. After catechism we headed to the Olson’s house to play and hang out for a bit, and that was our day!
The weather is back to cold and rain/snow today, but that little glimpse of spring over the weekend was such a delight!
Have a great week!
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