After our DC trip Ava and I spent a few days in Texas. With finals looming so menacingly close, Josh needed a few days of peace to work ahead. Ava and I enjoyed some restful days at Baba and Pops new house. She helped them start their garden.
While they worked outside Nathan, his good friend Luke, and I made Huevos Rancheros for dinner. Well, sort of...
I think we all knew who really made dinner. Although the boys did whip up an amazing batch of Chuy's Jalapeno Ranch between making tortilla masks and harassing this old lady.
Later the guys retreated to the Bunkbed Playroom (Ava's name for it) to do their homework in adorable matching black socks. This shot is just for you Hannah!
We returned to Oklahoma eager to catch up with friends. First on the agenda was sweet friend E, who loves to invite us for playdates when she's in town at her grandparents' house.
(Mary and Benny, I'm in love with your back porch. The lighting is just phenomenal.)
The girls enjoyed their ice cream treats.
Somehow a wasp found his way into the screened-in porch, so the girls ran inside to safety while Mary slayed him.
Stacy and I kicked off our first Sunday of the month teaching with a sad goodbye to G. Her Dad has taken a position at a nearby church, so we won't be seeing them at ours anymore. I'm not sure if our girls really 'get it', so we tried to make the morning a happy celebration of friendship. We made sure to reinforce that G's family isn't moving and we'll still see them often.
These churches were just darling. We stapled foil-covered index cards on the opposite side, and when the doors opened they could see their little faces reflected in the foil.
Josh and I had nursery duty this Sunday so we took the kiddos outside to play. Josh stood guard at the top of the play structure so the smaller kids could play safely. Here is O, G's baby brother, braving the tippy top of the steps.
With a class full of girls and a climbing tower there was lots of Rapunzel play going on. Even little M was running around talking about 'a-puzzle'. In this shot Ava was trying to use her hair to let G climb down.
I realized after we got home that my camera was on a strange setting, causing some of the pictures to be super blurry. We may have to return for round two of Easter pictures.
I'm not sure how these tulips withstood the insane wind we've had these past few days. Aggie engineered perhaps?
The poor student who was trying to study inside this gazebo finally moved along during our wardrobe change. Poor guy. Not sure he was ready for our kind of racket.