Saturday morning we headed up to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks to meet up with the Rogers Family: my cousin Whitney, her husband Jody and their scene-stealing 11 month old, Grant.
Jody got the only group pic on his camera,
so I'll have to beg for a copy to post.
Chris taught Madisyn the license plate state game, so that occupied the car time there and back; I think they spotted 28 with a couple of international plates, too, so it was a pretty successful hunt considering we didn't leave the Sooner State.
Keeping track of The Official List
The Aquarium was totally worth the trip; they have several really cool hands-on exhibits like turtle and sting ray feedings,
all sorts of ancient and enormous Creatures of the Deep,
and the World's Largest Fishing Lure! The Excitement!!
Of course, there was my worst nightmare THE SHARK TUNNEL. I just kept taking pictures and tried to not look around too much.
Entering the Tunnel of Doom
These two look waaaay too excited to be in here.
Look, one is swimming over Emily!
Madisyn recently read a book about sharks and had lots of interesting facts to share; I was just trying to not pass out...or start crying like the three year old in front of us.
When we got back to E-town, we spent the evening eating ice cream and watching TV (Mandy, if you're reading...just kidding about the ice cream part ;) ) and I might have fallen asleep on the sofa way before everyone else. All in all, it was a great day. We have one more morning with Maddy and then have to turn her over to her grandparents; we'll definitely miss having her sweet spirit and enthusiasm around.
This weekend will probably be as much spring break as I will get, but I am enjoying every minute of it. We have had the greatest weekend, so let's get to it, shall we?
Friday after school we picked up Madisyn, my best friend Mandy's daughter (and my god-daughter) to spend the weekend with us while her parents have their own spring break trip. She is such a delight and we have truly enjoyed our time with her. That evening, we met the fam at Louie's for Dad's birthday and then headed out to the Mahan Ranch to meet their newest member, Matthew Charles Parker Mahan:
Big Sister Esther Violet loved the cupcakes from my dad's birthday earlier in the evening...
And their oldest Malachi is truly Matt's son:
Malachi Cavino Mahan, circa 2009
Matthew Cavino Mahan, circa 1999
Matt (one of my bridesmaids in our wedding) and his wife Lenne have recently moved back to Oklahoma after spending several years on both coasts and we could not be more excited about getting to spend more time with them and their ever-growing brood!