Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Horse Named Waffles and Ladybug Soccer

Handley's school had a family fun night last night.  She had been talking about it all week and I promised her we would go.  They had food trucks, desserts, face painting, a DJ and all of the kids ran and played on the playground with their friends.  It was a lot of fun and I'm happy we were able to make it.  In conjunction with the event was also the school's art show.  Every student had a piece of art work framed and displayed in the gallery.  Parents could purchase the framed art as a fundraiser for the school and I was happy to be able to bring home Handley's adorable cowgirl piece.  Her self-portrait drawing even included cactus, a colorful sunset background, swinging lassos above her head and a horse named Waffles.  I love it and she was so very proud.  I can't wait to hang it in the new house!  
We happened to run into a few of our soon-to-be new neighbors at the family fun night and they all decided to go out to dinner and invited us along.  It was a crazy crew with lots of kids, but they all had a blast and so did we.  I miss our old neighbors so much and I'm excited to finally get moved in and have new neighbors to hang out with and for our kids to play with.  Dinner ran late though and that meant we got home even later.  It was way past bedtime when the kids got to bed and we all had to be up bright and early to cheer on the Ladybugs...Harper's spring soccer team.  Today was her first game and she was really excited.  

She did great, played hard, and most importantly, had fun!  She ran the ball down the field 3 times and came so close to a goal each time. She also did great at goalie.  

After her game she had a quick change and was transformed into a princess for a friend's princess tea birthday party.  She was most excited because it was a drop-off party and she felt so big and grown-up being able to stay there without me.   

We spent the rest of the afternoon/evening at home trying to relax a little.  While the kids played outside and raked the yard with Gigi and Papa, Robby and I dreamed of what it will be like when they are able to play in the yard at our new house.  Things are moving along and we are all counting down the days!

1 comment:

Julie, the mama said...

Love that gorgeous artwork, and know it will find a special place in that gorgeous new house! I think I'm as excited as you are about y'all moving in!

Harper in that soccer outfit is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I was on the fence about AB doing soccer or dance (again) in the fall, and Harper just totally made that an easy decision. Soccer it will be!