The girls looked especially cute
on the morning of April 27.
"Just a minute, there…"
West Coast (Barbie) Choppers
Emma came up with the idea to
pretend they were riding a motorcycle, just like Grandma Reed's
friend Jim's… and that Jenna had to ride on the back,
"like Grandma." Jesse
James doesn't have anything on this Barbie chopper. :-)
You oughta be in pictures
The girls had a busy week getting
their pictures taken. On April 18, they had school photos
taken, followed by another photo sesson on April 22. Here
are the photos we had taken on April 22; the girls did a great
Getting ready for pictures
We took a few photos of the girls
before they headed off to the photo studio. They weren't too
excited about these photos, though. :-)
"We've HAD IT!"
The girls had their school photos
taken on April 18. Emma wanted curly hair for her photos...
but wasn't too sure about the hot rollers!
Doesn't she look excited?
Jenna was a happy camper, though.
After: Emma with curly hair
Can you tell Emma was mad at me – still – about
Thankfully, the girls did a better job for the photographer
The girls were all smiles with Troy
The girls were so excited Easter
morning. Emma even left a glass of milk out for the Easter
Bunny... and he drank the WHOLE thing when he brought their
Here are the girls with their baskets and candy
Emma checks out some of the cool things the Easter Bunny brought
The Easter Bunny brought Jenna a new hat (she loves hats),
and a new Dora doll (she loves Dora, too). That Easter Bunny
is so smart!
Emma shows off one of the new Polly Pockets the Easter Bunny
brought her. Emma is turning into quite the fashionista, and
said, "Doesn't she look FASHION, Mom?" (Everything
is "fashion" instead of "fashionable.")
School egg hunt
The girls had a great time at
their school's egg hunt on April 11. They found lots of candy,
saw the Easter Bunny, and had fun with their friends.
"Which way to the candy?"
The girls actually stood still for a minute before the hunt...
which was a miracle considering how excited they were.
Emma with her friends Zoe and Emma H.
"Maybe I'm not so sure about this..."
"...Wait, I have an idea!"
Jen got the hang of the egg hunt really quickly... can you
tell by all the candy in her basket?
We had an egg hunt for the girls
the Sunday before Easter. They had a great time! It took Jenna
a few minutes to figure out what she was supposed to do, but
then she had a blast!
Jenna is very proud of her bunny basket
The girls get ready to go
…And they're off!
Emma helped Jenna find eggs after she'd found all of hers
Emma's big day
Emma's class held a spring play
on April 7. They'd been working for months on it. The kids
put a lot of time into it, and they all did a great job.
Emma was a narrator in the play, which meant she got to dress
up. She thought that was pretty cool… and a lot better
than wearing a costume. (She LOVES to dress up!)
Jenna didn't want to cooperate to have her photo taken. Once
she had her baby – and her thumb in her mouth –
she at least quit crying. :-)
The proram from their play
Jenna and Grandma Reed
What's wrong with this picture? …Nothing, if you know
Narrator Emma did a really great job!
Emma dancing to "Tooty Ta," a funny song with even
funnier actions – which the kids loved! (Everyone watching
the play had to do the actions the second time through the
song, which was the funniest of all!)
Grandma Reed and the girls
Proud Mom and Dad
Jen thought it was open mic night. :-)
Jenna spent some time coloring with her friend Hattie after
Week of the Young Child
The girls's school celebrated
Week of the Young Child April 3-7. Their theme was "pirates,"
and they did all sorts of great things, from a treasure hunt
and sidewalk chalk, to special snacks and crafts and more.
The girls outside their school, with some of the sidewalk
chalk art the kids had done
Emma by the pirate ship she drew with her friends Madisen
Jenna by the masterpieces her class (the Bunnies) created
The kids also all made their own bandana and wore them on
"dress like a pirate day"
Ah-hoy! It's pirate Jenna!
The girls and I had a fun lunch on Tuesday, when their school
had a picnic, with parents or special guests invited.
Jenna shoved a whole mini-donut in her mouth after lunch.
I guess she was afraid I was going to take it away!
Emma and her friend Madisen after the picnic
Jen after she "walked the plank" outside
Spring is finally here!
It's been so great to be able
to spend time outside. The girls love it, too… especially
going to the parks in our development, and meeting friends
in the neighborhood. And they REALLY love riding in their
They also like to put rocks in their wagon… can you