Thursday, April 27, 2017

Everyday Moments

These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture everyday moments from the last couple weeks.

I think this picture is adorable because Hadley was stretching out her arms
and saying, "Hold me, Mommy:"

Due to her good behavior, Savannah was a star student in art class this week:

Hadley LOVES to swing in our backyard!

Savannah typed this letter to Grandma Barbara:

Hadley and I took her teddy bear Pinky for a walk down our street:

Then, Hadley stood inside our screened porch and watched Tal grill hot dogs:

I THOUGHT Savannah was watching Hadley... 

...but Hadley was stamping and drawing on her legs:

Savannah did a beautiful job coloring this picture: 

The Easter Bunny brought Hadley a toy hair dryer and curling iron. Hadley has enjoyed brushing and curling my hair, as well as putting clips in it: 

Hadley took my picture:

Thanks to Aunt Angie for sending Savannah and Hadley an Easter card and some stickers:

Hadley thought it was hilarious when her tongue turned blue after she ate a blue sucker:

 Savannah's 2nd grade school picture:

Earlier this week, we received 6 inches of rain. Since it was raining outside while Savannah was at gymnastics, Hadley and I went to the inflatable playground across the hall:

Hadley loved sliding down the inflatable slide...

...and driving the truck:

Savannah's Easter artwork:

Hadley climbed the climbing wall in our backyard ALL BY HERSELF!

The area by our mailbox was overrun by weeds, so last weekend Tal pulled out all the grass and weeds. Today our irrigation company flagged our sprinkler heads, so Tal can lay new sod around our mailbox this weekend: 
This morning Savannah got dressed and into the car before I had a chance to approve her outfit:

When we got to school, I discovered that Savannah was wearing small, tight shorts on top of her gymnastics leotard with high heels (that were too big and uncomfortable):

Savannah and Hadley LOVE doing flips and handstands in their personalized chairs in our living room: 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Australia and New Zealand Trip: Part 15 (Random Moments)

These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture random moments from our trip to Australia and New Zealand.

During our 21-hour flight to Australia, my feet got so painfully swollen from inactivity and cabin pressure. My swollen feet caused blisters and made my Rainbow flip flops feel too small on my feet for a few days:

 When we were in the Cairns airport, I bought myself some flip flops in a larger size that were so much more comfortable:

Our flight from Cairns to the Australian Outback was delayed a couple hours. The good news is that our airline gave us each $25 each in vouchers for meals. We used my voucher to buy breakfast from Hungry Jacks (Burger King). We used Tal's voucher to get some sandwiches for lunch on the plane:

We thought of our Savannah when we saw this coloring book in a souvenir store:

A beautiful view of the mountains in Cairns while Tal was walking to our flight to the Outback:

On our trip, Tal and I spent 7 out of 10 days on an airplane. 
Tal passed time by listening to music...

...while I listened to my podcasts and read 3-4 magazines on each flight:
(By the way, Australia and New Zealand didn't have Diet Coke or Pepsi products...only Coke Zero)

The day we left the Outback, we had to check-out of our hotel room by 10 A.M. After checking-out, Tal and I ate a relaxing brunch outside at our hotel restaurant before we left for the airport:

In the Outback, Tal boarded our flight to Sydney:

Easter was a BIG deal in Australia. On our flight to Sydney, the flight attendants passed out chocolate bunnies to all of the passengers:

On our return trip, we waited in the Auckland airport for our flight to Sydney. Tal and I thought it funny that the computer monitor told us to "relax" until our gate was ready:

Tal and I  saw "I Love/Eye Love" stores in every airport:

While Tal and I were on vacation, our girls stayed with my mom at our house for 5 days. Hadley had lots of fun swinging in our backyard with Grandma Judy:

Savannah enjoyed dyeing Easter eggs with Grandma Judy:

Then, the girls spent 6 days with Grandma Barbara at her house. Savannah and Hadley enjoyed sleeping late and eating cereal in the mornings:

Hadley's Bedhead