Sunday, May 31, 2009

May Happenings

Leland's first year of preschool ended at the end of May. She had such a wonderful year, made some great friends, and had an exceptional teacher. We have been so pleased with her preschool and I'm wondering if we will be able to find one as wonderful for next year whereever we live. (The expectations are getting higher and higher for our next town we live in.) The school year ended with a singing program and slide show of the school year.

Leland was the child that waves to her family throughout the entire program. Leland was also excited that my aunt Barbara was able to come to the program as well.

Lucy being ever so dramatic because I would not let her play on the stairs.
Leland and her teacher, Ms Julie.

We are officially a minivan family. We are the proud owners of a 2009 Honda Odyssey. We all LOVE our new van, especially the girls. Expecting our 3rd child to arrive in 4 weeks (or less) we needed a vehicle that could fit more than 4 people, so now we have room for 8!

I've written about how much we love our Honda Element, so for now we still have it. We have been a one car family for the last 4 years and we have loved only having one car. We will wait to see where we live and what our schedules will be before we decide if we will go back to only having one car.

If you are in the car buying market, talk to Chuck about his strategy getting the best price. He did an awesome job. He got internet and phone quotes from all the Honda dealerships within a 2 hour radius of us and then made them work for our business. I remember him doing this when we bought our Element, too. I have no doubt that we got the best deal. When I went in to sign the papers the Honda guy says, "Man, your husband has been working me to death."

We have really enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside. Our usual park visits are just to the park at the end of our street, but recently we have started going as a family to a different park that is HUGE. The girls love it and especially love having daddy at the park with us. I love this picture of Leland helping Lucy up the hill. They are such great sisters. Leland is very helpful and protective of her little sister and Lucy just adores Leland and wants to be just like her.

One evening we took a walk along the a section of a trail that runs along the creek that runs through town. It was a gorgeous walk and then we played at the park.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, that picture of Lucy is too cute! I love the attitude. And by the jealous of the gorgeous Virginia weather.

    PS...congrats on the mini van, I know you've wanted one for a long time.