Sunday, August 17, 2014

Girls Weekend

It was girls weekend around here this weekend and we had a lot of fun.  Scott was gone getting deer camp ready and we were relishing the last of summer. 

I had big plans for us to do a lot of swimming this summer but it seemed like every time we had a free day, it was either raining or too cool to swim.  We had the weirdest summer here.  It's usually nearly 100 in July and August and it's been in the 70's a lot of days.  

So we FINALLY met up with a few friends and spent the afternoon swimming on Friday.  I had no idea we had such a great aquatic park in our area just perfect for small kids.  We had such a great day! 

The next big thing was I introduced the girls to American Girl Doll Movies.  They are obsessed! We watched Saige (Harper's favorite), McKenna and Isabella.  They look so sad and tired in this picture - but they were just in a trance.  

I'm hoping to take Harper on a little trip for her birthday this year instead of a party to an American Girl Doll store.  I wanted to wait until she would really be interested. 
I talked the girls into sleeping in wet braids and see if we would have wavy hair.  They loved it.  Now they want to do it every night. 

Saturday morning we hit up my favorite place - the Farmer's market.  

I got a great wooden Arkansas sign and the nicest man who makes these gave the girls little razorbacks.  They were thrilled.  

We spent the rest of the morning at two different parks and just playing and having fun.  

This morning was promotion Sunday.  Hollis has been looking forward to this for months.  She graduates from the nursery to preschool now.  She got to go to Children's church and now can go to cubbies and choir.  Such a big girl! 

And I know this is all over the place - but my friend Ginger challenged me to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.  Her dad died of ALS a few years ago and I have known two others the disease affected.  I think this has been such a fun, viral way to raise money.  ALS is a horrible disease and doesn't have a lot of research.  I read that $13 million has been raised through this campaign (versus $1 million in the same time period last year)! So I challenged a few friends and I'm challenging each of you too! Take the challenge and/or donate money! You can donate here or here (for my friend Ginger's fundraising link in honor of her dad).

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