Monday, September 28, 2009

Graduation and Grandma's Visit

The day after we returned from our trip to Vernal Molly had her preschool graduation. This was Molly's first year in preschool and it was so wonderful. She loved her teachers and made so many friends. Molly was so good about going too. She would get up very early each morning and let me get her dressed and do her hair and was always so pleasant. She would be so tired some mornings or not feeling completely great and I would tell her she didn't have to go, but she always insisted. When we found out we were going to be visiting Vernal I told Molly that she would have to miss her last couple of days of preschool and she said she would rather stay with a friend and go to school. So we found someone she could stay with and left. We were very excited to be able to be there for her graduation especially her special award that only she received.
Here Molly is waiting for the graduation to start.

Here she is receiving her her award. Molly was the only kid in her entire class to have perfect attendance. I guess it was a good thing we didn't make her go with us. She was so excited and so proud of her award. We are so proud of her too. That is a big accomplishment.

Making the walk with the special wand

Graduate posing with her diploma.

Annie excited to be able to share in her sister's accomplishments too.

Molly with her two best buddies. Lily and Lindsey. She misses these two so much.

Molly was so happy that we got her balloons.

Later that day we were lucky enough to have Grandma Jill come to visit us. Fortunately she had planned to visit us before we even knew we were moving and we were glad we were able to show her where we lived and part of our life in Texas. The girls loved getting Grandma all to themselves for a few days and we were all so grateful she took time to come see us. As soon as we picked her up from the airport we drove to Kemah Boardwalk, one of our favorite places.

Molly playing in the fountains

Here we are posing by the shark

Annie going a little stir crazy in the stroller.

Molly loved this tall giraffe in the cute candy store there. One of the many shops I love there.

Waiting for our meal at Babin's I believe. I wonder if there is anywhere in Vernal to get some wonderful and fresh seafood?

Annie loving her meal...or maybe her soda.

Riding the carousal, a must.

Riding with Grandma.

Sorry I didn't get many pictures of Grandma Jill's visit. I think my camera died if I remember right. Besides going to Kemah, we also played a lot, ate at Papasitos (yum I miss you so much you don't even know), shopped at Target, went to the Outlet Mall and just had a really great time. Thank you so much for coming to visit...the offer is still open to all of you, our family and friends...I know Vernal isn't as exciting at Houston maybe but we are here thats all that matters right?

May Time Play Time

So May started off with lots of playing in the park, picnics, running, playing in the pool, playtime with friends, a Cinco De Mayo Party, and  Mother's Day. Part way through is when we found out about the job in Vernal so we had a quick trip to check it out. The pictures are better than the talking so enjoy.

Molly and Annie eating in the park.

Playing in the pool.

Some attitude from Molly.

Annie swinging...and very serious.

A little Merry Go Round time.

More eating.

Family run in the park.

We had a Cinco De Mayo party with some friends from our ward. They were awesome enough to make a pinata and let the kids at it. This is Molly taking a swing.

Annie's turn.

All the kids posing with the pinata.

The awesome makers of the pinata.

Princess Molly with her stash and her mouth full.

My sweet girls helping make me breakfast for Mother's Day

More cooking.

Cute pic of Molly.

My husband who is the best made me this delicious dinner for Mother's Day too. I was seriously so spoiled that day.

Picture with my cute girls, who I am so blessed to be the mother of.

Taking the tour of Vernal with Brandon and Mindy on our quick trip.

Posing in front of the Vernal Temple.

Annie came with us and was such a good girl. This is her hanging out in the hotel and enjoying some only child time.

Molly stayed with some friends so she wouldn't have to miss a day of preschool. We missed her but she was so excited to get her surprise when we got back.

Funny pic of Annie.

Playing in the pool with friends

Sidewalk chalk art

Molly and her cute friend Lily.

Crazy one. Molly misses Lily so much...

I love this picture so much.

I would never claim to have a green thumb and I don't think Jake would either, but I have to admit we were quite proud of our flowers and a front yard this summer. It made me so happy every day to see how well our flowers were growing. It was so sad when we went back to get all of our stuff and they were completely dead and we had to pull them all our. All that hard work gone. But at least now we know we can keep flowers and grass alive (for awhile anyways).

I believe this is the last picture I took of our House. As of Friday this house no longer belongs to us. We signed the papers and said goodbye. Its sad because it means that there is nothing tying us to Texas anymore (other than all our great friends) and you can never have another first house again. But we are grateful for the memories we made there and are glad not to be paying a mortgage and rent plus utilities on both places anymore. Farewell First house and Texas.