My Mom said it was surreal to be at lunch with close to twenty 3-5 year olds and see them behave so well. Biggest surprise of the day was that Olivia helped herself to seconds of most of the food. I was speechless! The field trip was a huge hit with all of the kids and such a fun way for them to learn more about China.
Olivia has made so many nice little friends in her class this year. I hear about them every day and of course she has a few favorites. One of the moms from her class thought it would be a good idea to have a class get together so the parents could get to know each other better while the kids do something fun. We decided to take the kids bowling. Olivia had done this once before, but not with me.
Things were set up to make it easier for the kids. They had the bumpers as well as a special ramp to help the ball go down the lane with some speed. The kids had a great time, but Olivia was worn out after one game.
When she is not enjoying school to the fullest she has been keeping up with her swimming lessons, getting ready for a summer full of swimming in her Uncle's pool! We recently got her a swimming cap to help tame her wild hair during her lessons. It became so difficult to keep her hair out of her face while shew was in the water and it very distracting to her. She spent more time pushing her hair out of her face then trying to complete her strokes or take breaks for breaths. She has really improved over the past few months and if I had to bet I would say that she will be swimming without any help by the end of the summer!
Until it is warm enough for us to start going to the pool we will have to settle for brisk bike rides in the early Spring. The weather was really nice this past weekend so we busted out Olivia's bike and went for a ride. She was so excited that we went all around the neighborhood. She has training wheels of course but she does really well on her bike and I suspect that by next year we will be riding without them. I sure hope that our good weather continues so that we can keep doing fun things outdoors.
With a little over 3 months to go until this baby arrives it's time to kick things into high gear. The nursery is mostly complete, but still needs some finishing touches. We are in the middle of a few different household projects and we still have to get the outside of the house ready for Spring/Summer once it warms up a bit. I am determined to get all of my major projects done before my due date. I guess we will just have to see how that goes. Right now I am enjoying the final months of my pregnancy, knowing this will be the last time I have this experience.