Thursday, December 31, 2015
And a crazy wind, rain, thunder storm that took out two trees (thankfully no damage to our house). It was an interesting, and unusual, Christmas day.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
We started out Christmas Eve in matching PJs...well, the kids and I did. But given that it was a 75 degree heat wave we were all sweating and ditched the PJs for summer ones.
Santa was good to Wilson, bringing him his #1 request. Skylanders Super Chargers. And books, lots of books. And a Kindle, for more books.
Santa knows Wyatt really well. This portable field goal showed up on Christmas morning. He was in awe. And everything else that arrived was Star Wars related. So he was one happy camper.
Ella was thrilled with her school/teaching set. She was so glad Santa knew she wanted one. And another soft bunny to add to her collection (Duck has been replaced with a bunny).
And we finished off the day lounging around. It was a Merry Christmas for all!
*the toilet paper roll is how Flynn Flyer (aka the Elf) said goodbye to the kids this year.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Saturday we pulled out the tree and started decorating. I was surprised that they all wanted to help decorate the the tree this year. They normally are not interested. But they looked for all of “their” ornaments and found just the perfect spot on the tree for them. And then Will read all about each ornaments in our photo book. It was pretty perfect!
And to make things even better, once the tree was up, our elf finally arrived. Flynn Flyer made quite an appearance…parachuting in and getting hung up on the gutters.
Our holiday countdown has begun….
Friday, December 04, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
While at the beach we celebrated Poppy’s birthday. And what better way to spend your birthday than a car show and golfing. We only joined in on the golfing fun. And it was the kind with water hazards and “wild animals”. I think everyone had a great time celebrating his birthday!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Its time for our annual November beach trip. We had perfect weather, and happy kids.
The first day it was super warm and we all ventured into the water for some boogie boarding.
And as usual, some pretty impressive views.
This top photo shows that we had the beach all to ourselves on the week days. Those four tiny specs are my tribe. I stayed inside and took a nap….it was my vacation too.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
"You know, God did a good job controlling the earth today." This was stated very matter of fact by Wyatt during a dinner discussion about a light bulb being out. I think we all stopped and looked at him to make sure we heard correctly and then moved on. He’s also been known to ask God to turn the wind off if it’s too windy.
Sunday, November 08, 2015
another day, another field trip. this one was similar to ella’s last one but this time with Mommy. it was a beautiful day and we had fun playing and visiting the petting zoo. bonus, we both got to pick our own pumpkins to bring home!
Friday, November 06, 2015
We have tried all season to take Wyatt to a football game. We managed to be busy every Friday night there was a home game down the street. And then managed to miss several home games at UTC. FINALLY we found one that would work. Chris and Wyatt squeezed the game in between the kids games that morning, and trick-or-treating that night. It was a busy day, and Wyatt was worn out (probably why he only lasted 30 minutes on Halloween night). But he had the best time! And was thrilled to see so many real touchdowns in real life. Hopefully next season he can go to more games!
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015
My two ninjas and Darth hit the streets early Saturday night. Rain was in the forecast so early seemed better anyway. Our golf cart shuttled us around from door-to-door as the kids quickly filled up those tiny pumpkins. About 30 minutes in Wyatt was DONE saying he was too tired to go on. Wilson didn’t last much longer. But Ella was still going strong. We finally quit when all three moaned and groaned when we asked them to go to one more house. Once home they were happy to sift through their loot. Will quickly filled up “Mom & Dad’s bowl” with the “disgusting” stuff. Wyatt contributed a few things. Ella contributed only two things, ha!
They soon ditched their costumes and were content to hand out candy to all the neighbors stopping by. And somehow all three kids were tucked in bed by 8:30!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The rest of our time at Stone Mountain was spent working on obstacle courses, taking a train ride, checking out pumpkin displays and watching a 4D movie. We ran out of time to do the miniature golf, thankfully the kids didn’t notice. We had a great time. And can’t wait to go back one day!