Saturday, September 6, 2014

Labor Day, Preschool, and The Bean Museum

The Morrows invited us over for a Labor Day bbq.  I was excited to try out a new recipe, Buttermilk Peach Bread Pudding.  First I made the Food Nanny's French Baguettes (leaving Ellie a little roll) and then made the bread pudding with peaches from our backyard.  It was delicious -- especially the caramel sauce.

On Tuesday, Lynnie started preschool.  She has been looking forward to this day for a long time.  She was so excited that she didn't even blink an eye when I said Puppy needed to stay home and take a nap.

Lynnie wanted to take pictures right outside the front door. 

After taking pictures for a few minutes, Lynnie very seriously said, "OK, now I'm done with pictures.  Let's go!"  She marched right up to the door, gave Miss Traci the first month's tuition, and headed right in.  She was ready and excited.

Thursday was our first day back at Dance Class.  Both girls were very excited to get dressed and head over to the Legacy Center.  When we got there, Lynnie freaked out and didn't want to go in class.  She asked for her goldfish, and I didn't have any.  I forgot that last spring, we worked out a compromise where she would eat one goldfish and hold two more goldfish crackers and go in to class.  No goldfish = a rough day.

Miss Kristin was all over it, though, and had Lynnie "helping" teach the class.  That worked until Ellie decided to also cry so that she could also help teach.

Cece happily played while we waited for big sisters to be done.

I wonder what it would be like to have a baby that actually liked baby food?  None of our girls have been big fans.  We had a breakthrough with Cece when I decided she was big enough to try Baby Mum Mum crackers.  She tore through 4 of them.

Then I put a mashed up banana in our new silicone feeder and she devoured that.  I refilled it two more times.

We did a mini-photo shoot on Saturday morning as part of an adoption fundraiser for a fun couple named Emily and Dylan.  Love the connections in the adoption world!  They were at a panel we did with Albert, and they were inspired to make a video after hearing about our positive experience making an adoption video.  It was great to meet them, and fun to have our pictures taken.  Until Cece fell off the little chair she was sitting on.  Sad, sad parenting moment.

As we were walking back to the car, the girls found Wishing Flowers and had to make some wishes.

Then we headed to the Bean Museum to meet Albert and Kanisha.  The last time we tried to meet Albert there, it was closed for renovations.  It's all open now, and it was great!  Ellie loved finding a few turtles.

And the slide was a hit.

I was fascinated by the butterfly display.

Cece was a great sport in her stroller.

We had to take a picture by the zebra for Cece.

What's gonna work?  Teamwork!

After the museum we walked over to the creamery for some ice cream cones.  Kanisha spoiled the girls by giving each about 5 bandages.  Too much fun to play with.

Ellie decided she wanted to be a photographer.  She took her directing job very seriously.

As we were walking back to our cars, we ran into our neighbors, the Hatches.  They were bringing some things to Alesha, who is a freshman at BYU.

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