Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Construction and Dinosaurs

I mean, who would have imagined so much fun in one day?  Not only did Harper (and her sweating mother) get to stand and watch a construction site for an hour on Monday morning but she also got to visit the dinosaurs at the museum that afternoon.  Whoa.  Big day at the Meabon household.

Honey called on Monday morning to let us know that the foundation was being poured on a new house around the corner from them.  And it's a good thing since I was under the impression we had gymnastics but realized we didn't when I showed up to an empty parking lot.  So after trying to breeze over the fact that we weren't, in fact, going to gymnastics as I had been telling the Squirrel all morning, we high-tailed it over to H&G's neighborhood to watch the line of 12 cement mixers and a crane truck.  The girl was in HEAVEN!  I seriously think she would have stayed there all day if we'd let her.  We came immediately home and read Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site about twelve times. 

And if that wasn't enough, the afternoon was completed by a trip to the Witte to check out the dinosaurs.  Now, granted they only have one full triceratops, a T-rex head and a few other random bones but that didn't stop the girl from being fully impressed.  After our visit with Herb the Triceratops, we took a stroll through the Texas Wildlife exhibit with taxidermied animals and a few live ones too.  Cito was really into the dead, stuffed animals too.  Unfortunately, he wasn't captured by the camera...you know, that second child thing.  

Looks like we have either an engineer or a scientist in our midst!  Maybe she'll fulfill my lifelong dream of bringing a woolly mammoth back to life.

First Day of School

Ready!  Of course the cute smiling picture was the iPhone picture to send to Jared
Summer's over and as of today, Harps started back to PreSchool.  She's in the 24-30 month class this year with Ms. Lisa and Ms. Marlene and will be going MWF.  We love the school she goes to and are excited about another year!

We've spent a lot of time talking about school this week and getting her excited about it.  Six her friends from her class last year are with her this year as well as her good buddy, Field, so this made the transition much smoother this year.  She was great when we arrived but had a little meltdown when I left.  Within minutes she was back to being happy and playing and had a great day.
Harper was so excited she was disco dancing!

"What?  You're sending me away by myself???"

Warming up to Ms. Lisa

Checking out the classroom

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scenes from the iPhone

Jared has been traveling like crazy for work.  We counted and in the month of July, he was gone 20 of the 31 days.  I have a huge amount of respect for single and military moms!  But with Jared out of town, we like to keep him updated on our daily activities via text pictures.  And if we're lucky, we get a picture back from him.  I'm going to try to do this more often in "Scenes from the iPhone" since it helps capture my kids' day-to-day.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All Aboard!

Question:  Where do you take a little girl that's obsessed with all forms of transportation?

Answer:  The Texas Transportation Museum