Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break Days 4-End

Picture of the week... Shannon Rice and Emma at the Zoo. Both age 4 1/2

On a much lighter note than my "poor me" birthday post, let's recap the end of spring break...

Spring Break Day 4:
Em went to school. DH and I had a hang out day complete with lunch date and MAJOR housecleaning. (How do people with non-teaching full-time jobs keep their homes really clean? If it weren't for my school breaks to "deep clean," our house would be a disaster!) Not very romantic, but it was still nice to have some "alone time" with DH.

Spring Break Day 5:
It FINALLY stopped raining after major thunderstorms for over 48 hours. Em and I went to the beach. Lovely weather. The water was too cold for swimming, but warm enough we could walk ankle-deep in the ocean. Had a great time. I forgot the camera----oops!

Spring Break Day 6 (Saturday):
Spent the day hanging out, finished some household cleaning, went grocery shopping, took Em to the park, etc. Waited for my 1st college roommate, Michelle, and her DH and their 2 children to arrive. They were stuck in construction traffic enroute from Ohio to Florida, so didn't arrive until nearly 10:30 p.m. The kiddos played and the adults stayed up talking and "catching up" until after midnight. Em loved having her first slumber party in sleeping bags with Michelle's daughter, Shannon.

Spring Break Day 7 (Sunday):
Woke up and had nice breakfast with Michelle and her family. Meal cooked by DH (He's awesome! Cooks better and WAAAAY more often than I do!) Then we all headed to the Jacksonville Zoo for the day. Had a great time...and some cute moments from the kiddos. Michelle's daughter Shannon is only 10 days older than my Emma. The 2 girls play wonderfully together!!

Regarding friendship, enroute to the zoo...
Emma: We're best friends now, not shy people!

Em and Shannon checking out a bird...

Em and Thomas climbing on the elephant statue.

Cute girls

Thomas and Shannon under the waterfall in the zoo waterpark.

Em poses for a pic

The girls shared a chair and towel after playing in the water. A funny during our "rest time." Instead of the standard "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit," Shannon said, "You get what you get, and you don't poke your eyes out." The girls thought this was hilarious. Gotta love 4 year old humor.

The girls performed a puppet show in the Zoo's Discovery Center.

Michelle and I. OU roomies for 2 years, but friends for life.

(Not sure why we both look reallllly red. I SWEAR we didn't have severe sunburns...just odd lighting, I guess.)

After the zoo, we returned to our house for a pizza dinner and some hangout time. Then the Rice family had to leave to continue their Florida vacation. Emma was crying and really sad, "I don't want our friends to leave!" We had a great time!


Beautiful Mess said...

Your spring break makes me tired! Sounds like you had a blast though! We didn't do anything nearly as exciting as you did. Husband and i did get to have some quality time though. Isn't it nice, even if your doing "nothing"?

Carrie27 said...

I'm hoping the weather is nice on Saturday. We plan to head to the zoo for A's birthday.

Kristin said...

It sounds like y'all had a fabulous time with your friends. Both those little girls are gorgeous!