Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Weekend, by Kate

We goed to Avery's school for Bonzer Bash.  It was a fair.  We got hair spray, got face painting, we got to make some sugar, we got to eat a cupcake.  We got balloons!  Reesie got so many cookies with her tickets.  Right now it's just Avery's school but I'm going to go to that school after summer.  I'm going to be a Kilpatrick Koala in Kindergarten!

We got to watch horses jump.  I liked it!  I want to be a horse back rider and get a big, humongous purple ribbon.

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Love, Kate

Monday, March 24, 2014


Anytime we're trying to leave the house and Reese has decided she must put her own shoes on:  "Don't weave out me!  Don't weave out me!"  (yelled with frantic terror at the thought of being left behind)

When playing make-believe with Nana: "Nana, you watch my puppy.  I go to hot coffee shop."

Sitting outside on a sunny day: "It's so beautiful outside.  Thank you for buying yours house."

When on my phone: "Just minute.  I's doin' my

When checking on our newly planted sprouts: "I love them startin' growin'!  I love them startin' growin'.  Them beautiful like me!"

Our smart, funny 2 1/2 year old is full of quotable quotes!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Break 2014

From Kate's Spring Break Memory Book:

We collected pine cones.  We rided our scooters.  We got to see some branches what fell off of trees.

We skipped church because I was sick.  We had donuts.  We played at Nana and DD's house.  Then we packed up.

We got to see horses.  We got to see a camel.  We got to feed the camel.  We got to feed the horses.  We got to pet the horses.  We got to see a deer.  We got to pet a deer.
(Reese added to her book: "We eat ice cream.  Ice cream ice cream ice cream.  We see kimmels.  We see hossies.")

I got to feed big horsies, and my little horsie.  After that, we got to go home.  We took a bath.  Then we rested.  We got to see Simba the Camel hiding.
(Reese's book said, "Today I feed that horsie.  My horsie!  Feed grass and my food.")

We went to a zoo.  We saw monkeys, snakes, birds, baby turtles, baby giraffes and a baby elephant and mommy elephant and daddy elephant and a medium kid elephant.  We got cotton candy then we ate Chick fil A.  We got the movie Frozen and we watched Frozen.
(Here the girls' Spring Breaks differ: Avery went with Nana, Amanda, Amelia and Kyle to Lockhart, where she played and visited Mimi, Gran, Nanny, and Aunt Sandie's farm.)

Ms. Kathy bring us to gymnastics.  We played at the mountain, the bars and the floor.  The best part was playing with Macy.  We went home in Mommy's car and Macy stayed.  We puted on make up.  We played wedding day.  We went to gymnastics again.

We watched Frozen inside the morning.  We played outside.  Avery came home and we played together.  We planted seeds - wildflowers, bluebonnets and I don't remember what kind Reesie planted.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It Takes A Village...

Avery had two major school performances this week.  And as Mama has juggled three children and school for herself and Daddy has managed new projects at work and his usual worship responsibilities, we have fully embraced the idea that it takes a village to raise our children.  Carpools, playdates, help picking kids up from school... in order for me to be at a party for one class, Nana attends another, and Reese spends time with a friend or on the iPad at home while Daddy tries to still get work done.

Avery's performances this week were a fitting sampling from life with three busy kids in three seasons of life.

On Monday, Avery was Georgia O'Keefe in her GT Living Museum.  Props and costumes were required, and family help was encouraged. She had the idea to paint one of O'Keefe's paintings on canvas as one of her props.  DD came over and helped her, showing her how to use feathering techniques and gently cleaning up sections of the canvas.  For weeks leading up to the performance, she practiced with Daddy on memorizing the speech and on presentation.  The night of the event, Mom grabbed Avery from school and took all the girls to ballet while Daddy ran to get dinner at just the right timing for it to be warm and ready in the car for the drive over to the school.  Avery ate, changed into costume and was ready to step into character right as the Living Museum Night started.  And, as Avery rocked Georgia O'Keefe, her sisters might have needed a little guidance in not getting in the way... cue Nana and DD for distraction and containment.

On Thursday, Avery had three performances of The Principal and the Pea, her second grade school play.  She and Daddy worked hard for weeks before try-outs and Avery earned a speaking role during the last song.  While Mom was at school Thursday morning, Nana attended the first performance of the day.  Mom and sisters got there in time for second performance, and after running back and forth to gymnastics with complicated variations of Mom and Dad drivers, her evening performance was attended by all of her adoring fans.

Not every day is busy.  In fact, many days are not.  But when the schedule piles up, Avery knows it takes a village!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Teddy Bear Clinic

I got to get a teddy bear at the Children's Hospital.  The bear got a doctor cap.  My bear looked like a patient doctor because he has somethings what a patient has.  My favorite part was watching him ride the horse.  He got a cast because he fell off a horse.  We got to get it an x-ray.

We got to give it a sticker what says No Peanuts because it's allergic to peanuts.  They ran tests on it to find out.  It had a lazy eye so they put an eye patch on it.  They put a patch on the good eye so the lazy eye could work harder than the eye what was normal.

By Kate

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