Yup, that's what it was! We just had a plain old great day on Tuesday this week! The weather was Fabulous and we even got a normal nap in. (you know me, I like to have scheduled naps)
First, Ari had her first ballet class at The Dance School in downtown Everett. She did SOOO well! She started to take ballet last year at a different spot and did not like it at all. The teacher was strange, and I didn't care for her much either so we only went twice. This time was a much better experience. She didn't participate a whole lot, and wanted me in the room, rather than outside the door looking in. But she loved it, and I can tell she is going to do really well with this class. It's perfect for her because there are only 5 little girls in the class and her teacher, Miss Vanessa, was really great with her! She think it's pretty cool to go get changed in the dressing room, and as she told me "I don't need you to go in there with me". After class, walking to our car, I told her I was so so proud of her, and she did so good, her response: " I know, I am so so proud of me too, I can't believe how good I did". Gotta love that girl. Unfortunately I left my camera in my car, so more pics to come from ballet next week!
Next, We went to Target to get her a new Ballet outfit and some new bubbles!! We also needed to waste some time so we could get lunch at McDonald's (as promised for doing so good at ballet). We took our lunch back to Grammy's house for a picnic outside. Grammy is still in HI, so we went to visit her kitty and take care of the plants and stuff. I told Ari she had a "green thumb" because she was helping me so well with watering the plants, she said, "actually I have a blue thumb", turns out her watering can was blue...lol.
After the kids nap we headed to Forest Park to play in the water. It was soo crazy busy..but the kids still had a great time! Auntie Jennie met us there after work which is always exciting for the kids! We opted to move the party to her new apt's pool! We were the only ones in this awesome pool! The kids had so much fun "swimming". I'm pretty sure Darren would just jump into the deep end if I let him!
Then we went home and had BBQ hot dogs for dinner! At the end of the day, Ari puts the back of her hand on her forehead and stressfully says " I am really tired, i need to just go to bed, we had a really long day today...uugggh"