Friday, October 23, 2009

October News

OK, so I am a little behind with posting to my blog, but better late than never. October has been full of birthday parties, fall break and Halloween surprises. October has become one of my favorite times of the year. My other favorite day has to be the day after Thanksgiving because I love the shopping mayhem. I know I'm crazy!

The kids started the month off with a field trip to Jackson's Orchard where they learned about apple cider. After a short movie, the kids enjoyed a refreshing cup of apple slush. Don't be deceived, there was really only a quarter of a cup of juice and the rest really was slush. The kids were hot from sliding down the nice slides and very ready for a refreshment. The slush's didn't exactly go as planned. Overall, I think the kids really enjoyed the break away from school. It was fun seeing Evan and Elizabeth interact with their classmates.

Fall Break was October 5-13th, and I think most of Bowling Green was heading to Destin, FL. Paul was scheduled to take his Oral Boards exam during that week, so we did not schedule a family vacation. Instead, we went to the Louisville Zoo, Chuck E Cheese and Imagination Station. It was a great week! Thankfully, the kids were ready to go back to school, and I was ready to send them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

First week of school!

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. I can't believe my babies have started kindergarten. They are in Mrs. Lowery's class. When Elizabeth is placed in a new, unfamiliar situation she does great. Evan, on the other hand, panics. He gets so insecure in new situations. It's hard to watch. After his first day of school, Evan said mommy I was missing you the whole day. Over the weekend he has been clingy to his mommy, which is a good thing. Evan and Elizabeth come home everyday from school thirsty and starving. I know they eat their lunch, but school must give them an appetite. School must change their attitudes too because they have become very aggressive to one another. Pushing, hitting, and just really cranky. They don't act tired, so I guess they are taking their frustrations out on each other. Frustrations of having to be quiet the whole day. We'll see how this next week goes. So far, they are still very aggressive towards one another.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Disney Trip

We had an amazing family vacation in Orlando this past week. I am so blessed to have a family that loves life. My sister and her family, my mom and dad, my uncle and my family decided to go to Disney World! We went to Magic Kingdom 4 of the 7 days. I think Paul and I had memorized the map by the end of the week. Elizabeth loved meeting all the princesses. Evan loved the Peter Pan ride. Both kids liked Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot, but the Magic Kingdom was by far their favorite Disney park. For those Disney Lovers, right now AAA has a great deal for the value resorts. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Time!

I'm hoping that by the end of the month Evan and Elizabeth will understand the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate it as a holiday. Right now, Evan thinks the Easter bunny acts a lot like Santa Claus. You go sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Easter. Most of these posted pics are from our church eater hunt. Mom and dad hosted it again this year at their house. The kids had a great time. I think Elizabeth found 3 out of the 4 prize eggs. She is a true collector. Last year she focused in on pink eggs. This year, I think her goal was to find as many eggs as possible before being told to stop in order to let others have some eggs.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies

The kids have been itching to go swimming this winter. Our weather is so crazy that we actually have some winter days that feel warm enough to go swim. We read up on a few places that have indoor water parks. One being Wilderness at the Smokies. So, we packed the family up and headed South. An indoor water park is the perfect answer to wintertime blues for those that love to swim. Wilderness at the Smokies had a surf zone, wave pool, three water slides, and 2 kid areas (one intended for those under 42 inches, and one intended for the little tykes). Best of all, there was a huge hot tub that actually ran outside of the hotel. When we went it was sleeting, so we were enjoying the hot and the cold all at the same time. Pretty neat! There was height restrictions on most attractions. Fortunately, Evan and Elizabeth were tall enough to ride on almost everything. The only con to the water park is that we stayed cold. The water was about 80-82 degrees which is really too cold. The perfect temp would have been 85-90 degrees. Plus, they had large fans running which made the air cold. We had a lot of fun, but it was cold. Eating in the hotel was also very expensive. Here are some pics from our trip. The random little boy in one of the pictures above(I don't know his name) took up with Evan in the little tyke's area and kept calling Evan "cousin". We got a kick out of them playing together.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fancy Nancy Party

I'm so thankful for my sister Tiffany. She plans all the cool stuff for the kids. When Tiffany invited us to the party, I knew it would be right up Elizabeth's ally because she loves being a princess. Fancy Nancy is a fictional character that thinks more is always better. That means wearing a boa, high heels, and lots of fancy jewelry. We took Karson and Elizabeth to eat at a fancy restaurant (Cracker Barrel) and then went to the party. The girls decorated a tiara, ate tea cookies and were read 2 Fancy Nancy books. Don't forget, pinkie up. They had a lot of fun. Elizabeth still talks about the party.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Angel Cousins

This may be our only chance this year to play in the snow. Elizabeth loves to play in the snow! When we lived in Louisville, we had several snow days where we enjoyed sledding with our neighbors. She was so excited when she saw the snow on the ground, even if just a dusting. Since school was out on Monday, Karson spent the night with Elizabeth. The girls are such good friends and had a blast playing in the snow; a bonus to the fun they always have together.