Sunday, August 29, 2010

1st Day of School!!!

On Wednesday, Hailey and Kaleb started school!! Hailey started 2nd grade and loves it! She has a great class with lots of friends and she really enjoys her teacher. Kaleb started Kindergarten, I can't believe it!!! He had a fantastic day and already made 3 new friends. I was a little nervous for Kaleb being in school all day, but there was no need he really had a great time. I am pretty sure this will be an awesome year for both of them. Another great thing is that they are walking home, it is so nice not to have to sit in carpool. Good Times!!

I can't leave Karly and Blake out. They had a fun time while the older two were at school:)

just laughing and enjoying Oreos!!

Blake has also mastered folding his arms and closing his eyes for prayer! He is such a cutie!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

To the Mountains We Go!

Last weekend we had a fabulous trip to Asheville, NC!! I always LOVE going to the mountains, it is so beautiful up there and I get to see my wonderful aunt Ellen, her partner Meg, and usually their beautiful daughter Anna. Sadly, Anna had already left for college in Alabama, but we did get to Skype with her so that was fun. We had decided back in June we wanted to go up there to visit Lake Lure Beach and just hang out with family. Lake Lure Beach was so AWESOME!! They have a spray park, water slides, and of course a Lake:) The kids had a blast and we really liked that grandma, papa, and aunt Ellen were there. I am not a big fan of lake water, but I did like the spray area and I did venture out to play with kids. Kaleb wanted to the water slides so bad, but he was like half an inch to short:( So only Hailey went down the slides and she loved it! We had great weather up until lunch, then it poured rain, but we had been there a couple of hours so we just headed out. We hope to go back there next year to play some more!

After the lake we went back to my aunt's house and rested up till dinner. We had pizza for dinner and then headed to downtown Asheville. We didn't know they were have a festival downtown, but we were glad to find out:) They had a bunch of blue grass bands, and cloggers. They even had an area for kids to dance. All the kids got out there and danced it was great!!! Hailey even made a couple of new friends and dance around with them. It was such a great night!!

Thanks so much Ellen and Meg for letting us stay with you!! We had a BLAST!!! I can't to go back again!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hot Doughnuts Now!!

I LOVE KRISPY KREME!!! They are the best doughnuts EVER, especially when they are warm.


On Monday our family decided to head to Krispy Kreme after Family Home Evening to get some hot doughnuts. Best FHE snack and activity, I think I'll have to do this as a regular thing:)

papa and grandma came with us!

I think they like them!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Day at the Beach

Yesterday we headed out early and spent the day at the beach. We went with the super fabulous Derek and Amber and their awesome boys. It was great. I don't think we could have asked for a better day. The ocean was a little rough, but that didn't stop Hailey, Kaleb and Sean. They would get out there and be completely knocked down by a wave, hop right back up with big smiles and do it again. Karly and Jackson loved to sit on the sand and have a wave turn them around and pull them backwards, it was so cute. Blake and Conner loved the sand. Blake liked digging and putting the sand in his buckets, and Conner loved the sand so much he decided to eat some:)

After fun in the sun we headed over to Fort Fisher Aquarium and looked at all the cool stuff there. We actually got there just in time to watch them feed the alligators! All the kids loved the big water tank with the sharks and giant stingrays. We stayed at the aquarium a couple hours then headed home. It was a long day, but a FANTASTIC day!!