6 whole months have passed and there sure has been so much going on– that’s why it’s been so hard to keep up with the Blog! Here’s a recap… Month by Month…
December– Christmastime was amazing this year. The joy and wonder of the season paired with being able to share it with our two precious girls truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, poor Carly was hit with the stomache bug on Christmas EVE (at the Riley’s annual Holiday Mass), so we missed out on some of the festivities. She made it through Christmas day with no sickness, but then it hit her again the day after (in our CAR!!!)== YUCK! That being said, we did have an amazing Christmas. We got to spend the day celebrating with our wonderful family- the girls were spoiled with American Girl Goodies (Carly got her doll, “Riley’, from Mema while Avery got the “Julie” bed from Santa), Games, Strawberry Shortcake Dolls, Books and all kinds of ”girly” stuff! These angels certainly were spoiled!
We rang in the New Year with some of our besties– 2012 was sure to be a fantabulous year!!!
January kept us busy with the girls in School, Dance class and lots of Playdates. Mommy celebrated her 32nd Birthday and before we knew it, February was here!
February marked a very special Occassion– Carly turned 4!!!!! Our Sweet Girl celebrated with all of her friends at Jump Zone in Columbia. The kids ran, played and bounced their little hearts out. Of course she was spoiled with all of our friends and family coming to celebrate and shower her with gifts. Carly also got to spend a very special day with just her and Mommy (and it just happened to be Valentines Day!) While Avery partied with her besties from preschool, Carly and Mommy took a trip to the American Girl Doll Store in Tysons, VA. We had lunch and did some shopping so that Carly could pick out a few special things for her big day! This was followed by another surprise… Mema and G-Dad even took the girls to Disney on Ice for some extra special playtime!
Later in the February, we celebrated Mema’s 60th Birthday with a suprise party at Facci Restaurant in Maple Lawn. It was fabulous getting to celebrate such a special occassion with all of the Grimes Family!
Before we knew it, March was here… In March there were A LOT of parties… it seems like most of our friends have birthday’s in March and we of course had to celebrate their special days with them! Other than that, life was as usual with school, dance, and playtime with our nearest and dearest friends!
April was fun- it started off with Mommy being on Spring Break from School, so that meant lots of playtime with the girls! On the 13th, Glen Mar had their annual Spring Field Trip to the Baltimore Zoo. With Picnic lunches, Dippin Dots, and seeing ALL of the animals, fun was had by all! and it was April, so it rained…. But, as the saying goes, April showers bring….
May flowers!!! May was busy with school and dance! Dance pictures and Dance rehearsals all leading up to the Dance recital the first weekend in June!
and the girls were BEAUTIFUL!!!! Beautiful little Ballerinas!!! They were so freaking adorable in their dances, while Avery got her “sparkle” on, Carly showed us its truly ”a Wonderful World!” Mema, G-Dad and DD came out to cheer on our beauties and it sure was a fabulous family day! The following weekend was Avery’s Preschool Graduation- and while she was ecstatic, Mommy was a basket case! The ceremony was nice and it was so much fun celebrating all that these “Butterflies” have accomplished over the last year. We sure will miss all of the friends that Avery made in Preschool- they really are the BEST of the BEST!
With all of the excitement, we needed a weekend away… So, we took a trip up to Lake Wallenpaupack with the McKenzies. The girls LOVED the Lake and had so much fun!! They were fish in the water – even jumping off of the front of the boat into the water with NO FEAR! Little Daredevils would be an understatement…
That brings us into July…. We just got back from Vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC and it was surely a week to remember! Great times were had by all and so many Wonderful Memories were made… More to come in the next update…
Be sure to check out all of the Pics that have been uploaded to really see what we have been up to… Enjoy!!!