Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April Life Lately

I know we still have a week or so of April left but I have so many pictures already that I figured I would share them anyway.  This month has gone by so fast and mostly because we have been so busy with softball everyday.   Brooklyn's season will be over May 3rd and Kayla will most likely play for another two weeks after that.  Then the countdown until Summer will be on.....actually I'm already counting down and can hardly wait for Summer!  I love having my babies home with me EVERYDAY!!   We have so much fun.  Until then here is what our month in April has looked like,

Snails....yes, snails.   Brooklyn gathered as many as she could find and started her own little city

and then Kayla joined in by bringing over a slide for their new snail friends. #kidsarestrange

Brooklyn's reading has taken off this year.  She is in Kindergarten and reading at a 2.8 level which is almost a third grade level.  She has begun testing on the books she reads for AR and has gotten 100% on all of them.

I'm so glad she is following in her sisters footsteps and is enjoying reading too.

Our sweet kitty was sick for about a week this month and I had to take him to the vet.  Luckily the medicine they gave him cleared him all up and he is back to his mischieveous self.

I picked Brooklyn up from school one day and she had a mustache...her class took pictures and had dressed them up as a french artist.  She wanted to wear that silly mustache all day.

My rose bushes have taken off this month.  With our weather changing weekly I had to cut some bouquets to bring in before the rain came.  The girls loved having their own rose bouquet in their rooms for the weekend.

Kayla reading me one of her stories she had to write for speach homework.

I help out in Brooklyn's class every other Tuesday and I had just told her teacher how Brooklyn is known for going crazy with pants, markers, pens etc. and drawing on her face if not watched closely.  Her teacher said "really?  she is so well behaved, I'm not sure I believe you"  Well later that week I picked her up and come to find out she had free paint time in class and her teacher laughed because sure enough she painted her nose pink while she was supposed to be painting a picture!!  Some things never change.

Softball every night!!
I'm really enjoying this season and will definitely miss it especially since Kayla doesn't really want to be playing so I know this is her last season.

Our caterpillars have arrived!
I actually can't stand caterpillars they freak me out but I love butterflies so I will get through this stage.  I can't wait to see them fluttering soon.

Now that Summer is coming up quick I decided it's time to start making some time to read so I picked up a book from Target.  Kayla loves when we can read together so when she asks "mommy, can we go read together before bed?"  I stop whatever I'm doing and we cuddle up and read together.

Brooklyn and I read while waiting for Kayla to get out of school everyday.  She has no problem making herself comfortable in the car while we wait.

My fur babies cuddling.
Every now and then they love each other enough to cuddle in the evenings.

Brooklyn is having so much fun this season playing softball but she gets really serious when playing especially when batting and when she doesn't hit the ball it bothers her a lot.  So we were so excited Saturday when she get a huge hit at her last at bat.

To make it even better she was the last batter which means she got to run all the bases like it was a homerun!  When coming home the catcher had the ball and she was not about to let her get her out so she ran around her and slid into the plate from behind her

This past Sunday Brooklyn crawled into our bed and said "Today is my lovebugs birthday"
This little boy and her both swear they are going to marry each other one day even after rarely seeing each other now that they go to different schools this year. 

They are best lil buddies and get along so well, both of the girls had a blast at his baseball themed birthday party.

Early morning reading before school.....and ignore the broken plate on the wall it's now been glued back together until I find a new one for that spot.  I was rearranging the wall collage and it fell I was not happy that it broke!

My parents took us out to dinner after the girls games at our favorite mexican restaurant and they had live music that night.  The girls got up and did the macarena.  We go here all the time and they have never had live music.  It was so fun and the girls of course loved it!

This is my today!
Brooklyn has some sort of stomach virus and is home from school, she is not happy that she will be missing her game tonight.  Hopefully she is better tomorrow!!!


Kelli said...

Aww snails Isabella loved them when she was younger. We had several pet snails.
We are on summer countdown here as well!

Tara said...

Love the fun your girls have... the snails... what a hoot!!!

Love the glimpse into your life.