Well here it goes....
My parents (Nana and Pop) came up for Bethany's birthday. While they were visiting, they got to see the class presenting their famous person project. Bethany was Louisa May Alcott. Nana made her dress which Bethany just loved and so did I. I never could have given Bethany such a lovely costume to wear. Thank you, Nana!
Saturday, February 28th we celebrated Bethany's 8th Birthday. She had three friends over for a Play Date Party. The girls brought their American Girl dolls that were put down upon entering the house to be picked up on their way out. They played Monopoly, ate pizza and cake, watched a movie with popcorn and played. I think they had a good time. And of course, it was horse themed.
One of the things Bethany asked for was a Nutcracker. Thanks to a persevering Grandma, Bethany got it.
If you remember from some of my previous posts, I was having problems with my car. There was a vibration that the dealership just couldn't track down. With my parents in town, I knew we would be using their car so I left my car at the service shop for three days. Myron went Saturday to pick it up. That afternoon after I dropped the girls back at their homes, we went and traded my car for a minivan. YIPPEE!!!! I was so excited. The only drawback is the color: Silver. I really, really, REALLY did not want a silver vehicle. But considering it was the last one left, I had to settle. So I called John, the Service Dept. Manager, on Monday and told him he could have the car as long as he wanted to figure out what was wrong with it because I didn't need it anymore.
Moving on.... Sunday, March 1st it began to snow. It was quite messy on our way home from church that day. Monday, Bethany's actual Birthday, was a snow day. Fortunately, the driveway cleared up before lunch because we didn't get as much snow as South of us did. The girls had money to spend. Bethany had Birthday and Report Card money and Sarah had Report Card money. Pop gives them a dollar for every "VG" they earn on their Report Card. He had to pay them for two Report Cards. So we went shopping. They wanted to go to Target which I was more than happy to take them. The sad thing is ... I don't remember what they bought ... hmm.
My brother called me on Tuesday the 17th to say he wanted to come for a visit. I was very happy that he chose to come see me. He got here late, late Thursday night on his motorcycle with my niece, Brailee. I didn't know she was coming but was very happy to see her. Friday, we went to the Dillard's outlet store, ate at Moose Cafe and took the girls to Chuck E Cheese for a birthday party. Jason was so excited about that adventure (NOT!!!). Brailee had a good time though. They left on Saturday morning. It was a quick visit but very good to see them both.
Where did March go? Now I am into April. April has been a very busy month and is almost over. Oh My!!! April brought the Book Fair at school, shutters installed in our basement, Grandparent's Day (which Nana came back up for), Spring Break.....
Yes, Spring Break. A friend of mine, Traci, and I took our girls to Murrells Inlet, SC for a mini vacation. My Uncle Mark's wife, June, has a condo down there and let us use it for four days. We had such a good relaxing time.
The pool water was soooooo cold. I don't know how they did it.
The ocean water was just as cold as the pool but they would not stay out of it. I didn't have the heart to make them. They were having such a good time running around and playing in the sand while I sat on a blanket in the sand with a jacket on.
Now that we are back in school, there is a load of things coming up in the next few weeks. Bethany will have her First Communion on Saturday, May 2nd. Both sets of Grandparents are coming up for that big event. While they are here, the girls will be playing in a Violin Recital on Sunday. They both have to play a solo piece which is so exciting for the Grandparents to be a part of. Then on Monday the 4th, the school will be hosting their BIG annual Fundraiser. I am already stressed out about that weekend. But it will all be GOOD!!!!
Let's see... My thankful thought for the MONTH is Grandparents. I love that my parents have been able to be a part of different events in my girls' lives, that they have been willing to travel up here so much in just a few short months. I am also grateful that Myron's parents are coming up for Bethany's First Communion and will be able to witness, for the first time, one of the girls' recitals.
I hope everyone has a good night.