Kate and Quinn have been very interested in my exercise and most times when we leave the gym, they run to the glass windows of the aerobics room and copy what the class is doing, whether it is weight lifting, zumba, kick boxing...whatever! They love looking through the windows and they work it out! The instructors love it. Anyway, the YMCA offers "Family Zumba" so the Turpin's made it a family adventure last night! Obviously, I don't have pictures of this (wish I did) but hats off to Dan for taking one for the team! He was one of two males in the class. Kate loved it and after about 20 minutes, Quinn got into it too.
I am in love with this picture. After having the fire truck visit, the kids in Kate's class were given the wheels and white paper and the direction to make a fire truck, the rest was up to them. I love that Kate made a person driving the truck (with a steering wheel), that she remembered the important ladder and even a hose! And my favorite... I LOVE the masking tape labeling her work like a piece of art at a gallery.
We ventured out to the festival today and the highlight was playing in the stream! I loved when Quinn filled her shoe up with water and poured it over Kate's head. The girls enjoyed a puppet show, bounce houses, and balloons.
After winning first place last year for the best German theme in the Deutschen Pfest Children's Parade, we had to come back to defend our title and YES WE DID! :) A collection of ideas resulted in the girls dressed as Beer Steins out of Baskin Robbins empty ice cream containers. Since Pflugerville is VERY into their "PF," of course our beers were "Pfrothy, Pfoamy and Pfull-bodied." I appreciated the judges this year who took their jobs very seriously with whispers and clipboards and had to laugh when they asked for the girls names since that usually means you're a winner! The girls came in first place and added another medal to Kate's collection!
What was supposed to be an opportunity for Q and K to ride their bike, turned into Elle rockin' it! Elle was obsessed with their bike and enjoyed every back-breaking moment for me and D through the park as we pushed her.
What better way to kick-off the summer/pool season with a birthday party (and Dan not having to work!) for a friend of ours! (Happy Birthday Tatum!) The girls had an absolute BLAST swimming, to the point that people were looking at us because Elle was laughing so loud. I had one family ask, "How old is she? She absolutely LOVES the water!" Well, she sure does! Quinn loved pouring buckets of water over Dan's head and Kate came out with quite a haul from the pinata.
While I was away, Dan hosted a "Movie Night" for the girls. All three were snug in their jammies with descending bowls of popcorn. Love it. The movie selection, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Kate hasn't stopped talking about Violet Beauregarde turning blue and swelling into a blueberry since.
I have decided that I needed a Mother's Day tradition and surprisingly not one that involves a facial or massage...My friend found this crazy idea on Pinterest (of course) and I knew instantly this is what we are going to do every year. A quick trip to the "Dollar Tree" for all the essentials and I was set. We put shower caps on our head, sprayed shaving cream on top and tried to see who could catch the most Cheetos on their head. Let's just say that more Cheetos landed in bellies than heads...they take after their Nonna!
I got an email a week or so ago that the Clydesdale horses were going to be available to see and pet so of course I RSVP'd and talked it up with the girls. What I innocently enough thought was a "Kid-Friendly" outing to Dan and my pleasant surprise turned out to be a beer tasting as well with food! At first, I felt kinda weird that we had our three little ones in tow until I made some new friends who thought it was a wonderful act of fate that our "Kid-Friendly" event included beer tasting. I quickly adopted their train of thought and enjoyed a few samples myself.
We got some bath crayons and the girls were playing with them in the traditional sense until one of them got the idea to "put make-up on." I can TOTALLY fast forward in my mind about 12 years when I look at these pictures...