Monday, April 30, 2012


Today we woke up, got ready, and went on our walk.  We stopped at Ethan and Ryan's house first, and while we waited for them to be ready to go, I got a few pictures of the girls sitting in the boys' cute, even though they're not smiling in all of them!

Later on, while Odette napped, I had Alegria practice writing her name on her white board:

When she got tired of practicing writing her name, she cuddled with Isis:

Once Odette was awake, the girls and I ran a few errands.  

Our first stop was the post office.  Back in Texas when I called Time Warner to let them know that we were moving and asked about internet moving services/fees, I had been told to take our modem with us so that once we got hooked up with internet here, we'd already have the modem...but it turns out that there is no Time Warner service in the Fort Benning area.  I guess that should have been my first question.  Anyway.  When I tried getting  internet service here, I found out that a different company served the area, so I called Time Warner and I was told that I needed to return the modem or be charged $100.  I went with returning the modem.  

After the post office, we went to Parent Central to update the girls' files with their updated health assessments.  There was hardly anyone there and it didn't take us long to update their paperwork:

Our last stop was the PX for diapers and wipes for Odette.  We'd forgotten to buy any at Walmart on Saturday...oops!  :)

And that was pretty  much our day.  After dinner, we had Family Home Evening (FHE), the girls had baths, and now they're in bed.

Good night everyone!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Silly and Sweet

After church, lunch, and naps, we had a typical, relaxing Sunday:

We just love our sweet and silly girls!!!

Have a good night everyone!!!  :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Gym Birthday Party

Today the biggest thing on our agenda was a birthday party that Alegria was invited to by one of her Sunbeam (church) classmates.  Cameron stayed home with Odette while Alegria and I attended the birthday party.

The birthday party was for a little girl named Leona and it was at a My Gym facility.  I'd never heard of My Gym and got lost getting there, but we finally made it.

My Gym is basically a gym for children.  As soon as we entered the facility, Alegria's eyes grew wide and she did not need much encouragement to go and play!

After the children had had some free play time, the young men in charge called everyone to sit in a circle, welcomed everyone, sang to the birthday girl, and then they began playing structured games.

In the first game, the children had to find an object of the color the gentlemen told them and touch their nose to it:

Next they played a game sort of like dodge ball, except the children were supposed to focus throwing the balls at the two young men.  Alegria really like that game and even hogged some balls to inflict more damage at once!

There were many more games played:

Bubbles to pop:


Face painting:

And also ziplining!

They finally came to the end of the games and sat them all in a row to sing one last time to the birthday girl and to calm the kids down before having cake.  Sadly, the little girl next to Alegria touched Alegria's face paint...

So Alegria reprimanded her!  Haha!  Thankfully, she was able to get it fixed.  :)

Cake time!!!

What a beautiful butterfly and even more beautiful girl!!!  :)

After having cake, I was surprised that they didn't leave time to open presents...they pretty much just ushered everyone out.  As I was bending down to put my shoes back on (I had gone into the play area to take pictures and no shoes were allowed in there), my necklace fell and shattered.  It was a seashell that Cameron had found for me when he was deployed overseas while we were dating and that he'd drilled holes in to make into a necklace.  I was so sad that it broke.  :(

Alegria and I left, but I had to turn around and come back because I'd left my new Victoria's Secret water bottle there.

Finally we got home and the rest of the day we spent just hanging out.

Good night!  :)

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