This year was the first year "Spring Break" ever meant anything in the family.
(I mean, when Travis and I were in High School and College, it meant parties. But, I mean something to the Williamson FAMILY.)
So, I wanted to make sure the girls had lots of fun. We have already scheduled our vacation to Florida this summer, so I really didn't need to take another FULL week off. (Remember we just got home from the Bahamas a month ago too.)
So, the girls went to visit Travis's Mom and play with their cousin's Tyler and Taylor. Only Emma and Hannah went, and boy did they enjoy playing with the boys. They went to Chucky E. Cheese and Build-A-Bear. They stayed Monday and Tuesday night. I know they had fun, but I was really ready to get them on Wednesday and start our Spring Break fun together.
Thursday, I took all the girls to get haircuts (except Catherine...who really should consider growning some hair). We met up with Lauren at Mojito's for some yummo Mexican.
Thursday night, we played and read books. Emma read to Hannah while I fed and rocked Catherine. Then, I came in and took over. We probably read 12 books before I finally put them in bed.
Friday morning, it was SO nice outside. Emma and Hannah were DYING to get out into the sunshine. I sent them outside to play while I cooked breakfast. They loved jumping on the trampoline in their PJs!
That afternoon, we went to Target, just to wander around and let Hannah tell us what she wants for her birthday. Then, we met Rachel at Hobby Lobby to buy some ribbon. We headed to her house to let the girls play while I got a crash course on hairbow making. (I am obsessed...I am far from a pro, but I am loving this new found hobby!). Emma and Claire LOVED each other. Rachel and I have been blogging "buddies" since we were pregnant with Bree and Catherine. It was so nice to finally meet her!
Saturday, I cleaned house while the girls played babies in their room. They even let Catherine play! (She mostly just chewed on the babies faces)
Afterwards, we headed to the movies and watch "The Diary of a Wimp Kid". It was cute. Even Catherine made it through the movie mostly awake!
Sunday was a do-the-laundry-and-get-ready-for-school/work day. It was low key, but we all enjoyed the weather!
Little Catherine Grace turned 8 months old on the 24th. I cannot believe 8 months has already passed! She is getting so big and sassy.
What is Catherine up to these days?
She is still sleeping like a champ
She has started refusing her bottle. She is down to only about 3 a day.
She loves all baby food and has had a couple of tastes of "real" food. She eats about 4-5 tubs of fruits and veggiest a day.
She started juice and LOVES it.
She is army crawling EVERYWHERE. She is getting really quick and hard to keep up with.
She still loves her excersaucer and her Jenny Jump Up.
She can say "Ma-ma" and "Ba-ba" (for bottle).
Catherine is EXTREMELY partial to her Mommy. (It hurts Daddy's feelings a little, but I think she will grow out of that)
She loves to spit. (I have tried telling her ladies don't spit...but that hasn't stopped her yet)
Catherine gets so excited when Emma and Hannah are running wild. She just squeals and tries to go after them.
Catherine has also developed a little seperation anxiety from Mommy. If she is put down and Mommy walks out of the room, let the wailing begin!
Here are some pictures from our most recent photoshoot in her glider. While I was taking these pictures, she PULLED UP! I was shocked and so glad I caught it on camera. We sure do love this little firecraker!
Wow...this weekend was AMAZINGLY beautiful outside. We had such a great weekend just hanging out as a family.
Saturday, we got up and picked up the house. Everyone got dressed and we all made a quick trip to the grocery store. After that, we spent the ENTIRE day outside. Catherine even took her nap outside on her Daddy's knee. That night, Travis cooked on the grill and I jumped on the trampoline with Emma and Hannah.
Sunday, we went for a picnic in the park at lunch and played there for about an hour. When we got home, we went for a couple of walks in our neighborhood and just played outside again. Travis and Emma went fishing while Hannah and Catherine napped.
It was a pretty uneventful weekend. However, I took TONS of pictures and it was one of the best weekends we have had in a LONG time! I hope this is the first indication that spring has sprung!
Friday night at Emma's school, it was the "Father-Daughter Hoe-Down". Travis and Emma dressed in their cowboy attire, went to dinner and went dancing! Travis sent me several texts and they had a blast. He taught Emma to two-step. She taught him the Cha-cha slide.
While they were gone, Hannah, Catherine and I played. Catherine was tired from school and passed out on us about 7. So, Hannah and I got out the dress up trunk and played dress up! She dressed up like "Mommy" and I was the "kid". She "cooked" for me and put me to bed. It was so fun!
(I may or may not have talked her into playing with my hair and massaging my back...)
(Excuse the photo quality. These were taken with my phone.)