It was time for us to drive back to MN and say good-bye to gramma. We spent two days helping mom celebrate her birthday.
|Homemade Carrot Cake courtesy of Aunt H!|
Last week, after realizing that the girls turn their noses up at food like Kraft mac and cheese and the frozen bagel bites and chicken nuggets, I speculated to Dave that perhaps the girls are turning into foodies. He agreed immediately stating that Sophia had scolded him that morning when he made her toast.
Dave proceeded to the fridge and took out a stick of margarine and Sophia told him, "Dad! That's margarine! Not butter!"
Later that day, Sophia tattled on him, "Daddy put margarine on my toast." And then she rolled her eyes.
While in Ames, besides the required trip to the chocolate store and bakery, the girls spent time swimming and further honing their swimming skills. My goal is not to have children who can make the swim team, but children who are drown-proof. So far, Foss swim school is FINALLY the place helping the girls achieve that goal.
|"The Shark" (aka Uncle P) dives in to come eat squealing little girls. Yikes!|
|Sophia has a BIG JUMP!|
|Ok, so Andi was a bit tired and not too into the whole swimming thing...|
|Ella experimented with jumping styles and utilitzed: cannon ball, splits, twirling, and the run-and-jump|
|Ella is about to launch...|
|Andi, waiting for cake, with her tub of candy from Grampa, and her Aunt H. It doesn't get better than that.|