1: Woodmore Winter Royalty Court 2011 Mallory was asked to be the princess for the big day.
2: Mallory and Jace Odenweller were the Winter Royalty princess and prince in 2011. Mallory did not like being taller than Jace! She did love the balloons and flowers that she received along with the "princess sash.
4: Chloe's 3rd birthday!
10: It was a very sad day as I dressed up my cutie to go to an untimely event. Gwynne's dad, Larry, passed away suddenly and we went to pay our respects.
12: TThe girls and I did not have the same spring break. I came home early so that we could do something fun. The girls had a blast at the Sylvania Indoor Playland.
15: morning Easter egg hunt!
16: Dressing up for Easter... Mallory had a girly spurt and asked for pretty dresses that she could wear to school! We were heading out for an egg hunt at Ed and Bobbie's.
17: Heading out for church on the day before Easter
19: our girls .
25: Early swim party at Aunt Kim's house. The temp was unusually warm in May. | The girls loved swimming and riding in the boat. Mallory could stay in all day.
26: A visit to African Wildlife Safari - This is the girls second visit. They were still scared when the animals would stick their heads in the car! Chloe would throw her carrots at the animals and scream! We all had the best time!
29: The girls rode ponies, a camel, pet a porcupine and a giant snake, and fed many animals. We had the best time. On the way home, Mal had to go potty badly. We were in the middle of nowhere, so Sean pulled over and I helped her to pee in a McDonald's cup. She was so angry with us, just as she will be when she reads this entry in the album!
30: A fun day outside playing in the sprinkler with Johnny and Noah. For some reason, the girls are infatuated with filling and emptying buckets. They could do it all day long. Then time to play in the tub afterwards! They do love the water!
31: The moment I''ve been waiting for...Munchkins volleyball camp at Premier Volleyball Club! They began teaching the girls how to serve overhand and how to begin to pass the ball to a target area. I was impressed that they did not water down the skills for the young kids.
32: Sheri, Heidi, Any and I met at Maumee Bay and had a picnic. All of the kids played all day long and had a great time. It was really nice for the moms to get together and have some time to chat, and it was equally fun as well for the kids to get out and play all day long. The kids built sand castles, swam, and ended up swiping many other shovels and rakes that I did not bring that day!
34: Mallory's 7th birthday party - It was Hello Kitty everything!
35: I made a Hello Kitty cake, and Mal received a kitty digital camera, kitty build a bear and fancy chair, and the matching outfit and hat!
37: Hanging out with Mallory on her birthday... the weather was beautiful and the kids enjoyed playing outdoors.
38: Mallory had a friend party on the day of her birthday. It was the day before school began. I did not anticipate that all of the girls that were invited would come, but they did! There were 13 little girls running and screaming around the house for 3 hours! They dressed up Zoe, broke Chloe's bed net, splattered fabric paint all over the kitchen, and stamped kitty paws all over my counter! They did have a really good time though, and that is what matters!
41: My girls are growing up so fast!
43: First day of school! Mallory is in the first grade, and Chloe started her first year of preschool! Mallory is in Mrs. Burke's class, and started out the first few weeks with some discipline issues, but after that, she was almost perfect! Chloe really likes school and loves her teacher, Mrs. Lowe.
44: We met up with Kim and Tim and the kids and did bumper cars, arcade games, and go-karts one fall afternoon. Mallory drove her own go-kart a few times. Chloe was upset because she was still too little to drive by herself. She rode along with dad though in the go-kart.
46: We went to Las Vegas to attend Gwynne and Dan's wedding. For the bachelorette party, we went to Thunder From Down Under. The guys went to a shooting range and went to a girly club afterwards.
47: We went to the car museum in our free time. They had cars for sale that cost over a million dollars! They had quite an expensive collection. We also went to see Carrot Top at the Luxor...hilarious! We laughed the whole time!
48: Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum...the best time ever! Absolutely hysterical!
50: The wedding was beautiful.. The weather was cooler than normal.. The worst part was my stupid crutches!
51: Gwynne and Dan's reception back in Toledo a few weeks later. It was a casino themed reception with gambling and a red carpet.
52: A visit to the pumpkin farm...it was an unseasonably warm day for the end of October. It was also very muddy and we had to take off our shoes in the car because we were covered in mud!
53: Mallory wanted to be Smurfette for Halloween. We pieced together her costume, and made her hat. She looked adorable! Chloe was Elmo, but she kept taking off the Elmo head during trick-or treating. We still only made it down one street this year!
58: Mallory's Holiday Concert
60: Christmas Eve at the Kim and Tim's house - Lalaloopsy and zhu zhu puppies were the favorite gifts!
62: Santa brought an X-box Kinect for the girls. Mallory was excited, but didn't know what it was! It took awhile for Chloe to get the hang of it, but Mallory had a blast!