April in a Nutshell

April 4th: Since January, Jada and Tucker have been working hard to earn and save money to buy themselves a bicycle. I wanted to teach them about working hard, earning, saving, and paying tithing. So, we had a long discussion about it, made jars, then had them pick something they wanted to save up and buy. They both picked bicycles.

We counted their money and took it to the store. I had looked at a bunch of bikes online with them and they had voiced their opinions about which ones they would like, but I thought it would be a good idea to take them to the store so that we could figure out what sizes we needed and such. I didn't go with the intent to actually find "the bicycle", but it happened. They both found one they loved and insisted it was "the one". So, they did it. They spent their hard earned money on their bicycles and both couldn't have been happier!

April 5th: Memphis really LOVES "Peek A Who" and this "Pop" book that we have. He loves to be read to, but also loves to just sit and "read" them by himself.

April 6th: One of Memphis's favorite things to do while we read the scriptures is take out all of Tucker's underwear and put them on his head. He looks pretty cute with undies on his head:)

 April 9th: We had a fun family day at the park flying kites and teaching the kids how to ride their bicycles. Tucker was still a little afraid to try it on his own, but Jada wasn't. She was determined to learn to ride it, and she did! It only took one afternoon for her to be a bicycles pro! She can turn, zigzag, do circles, the whole shabang!

Our proud two wheel rider!

April 23rd: Jada and I went on our mother/daughter surprise date. See further post.

April 30th: Michael and I went to the Wines and Roses Gala for CF. We represented HSBC along with his coworker and his wife. It was fun to dress up, go out, and have time together. I also enjoyed meeting his coworker and his wife and laughing with them. It was a great night.

Disney's Frozen On Ice

A couple week ago, Michael came home from work and told me that Disney's Frozen On Ice was coming to Atlanta. He said he thought I should surprise Jada with a mother/daughter date to go see it. I didn't really know too much about it, but thought that Jada would really love it. So, I did some research, got us a sweet deal on tickets, and made all the plans for our date.

I didn't tell Jada what we were going to do, but just told her that I was taking her on a special date with mom. I packed her a bag with her Elsa dress, shoes, and jewelry before leaving and had everything in the car. She loves surprises as much as I do. She asked a few times on our way where we were going and when I said, "It's a surprise. But I will tell you if you really want", she would think for a second then say, "No, I want it to be a surprise!".

When we pulled into the parking lot she got very excited as she saw tons of little girls in Anna, Elsa, and other princess costumes. But she still didn't want me to tell her what we were doing. We park, she changed into her costume, then we headed in. It wasn't until we were in our seats that she asked what exactly this was. She was pretty excited!

She loved the show. I did too. It was such a fun and special day for both of us. It was so fun to take her out and surprise her. I loved the fun mommy/daughter time we had doing such a girly thing. It was awesome.

Thank you Michael for setting this up for us. It was such a magical time that I will never forget!