Friday, August 21, 2015


Wyatt has talked only of golfing ever since we took the kids golfing last fall at the beach. For Wyatt's daddy date Chris surprised him with taking him to the golf place. Wy had a great time! But his favorite was the "go-go" carts. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wyatt's first day of PreK

Wyatt's LAST first day of preschool! 
Today Wyatt proudly walked into PreK to start off his last year at CLP. As usual, he didn't want to go. But he was excited to see all his friends from last year. 
After our traditional first day photo with Jake, and now Reid, wes headed to the Little Debbie store for an after school treat. He said it was a great first day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

And now we have a Kindergartner.

Ella did it!  She went and started Kindergarten. She started out nervous but as the day approached she was ecstatic. Monday was her phase-in day. She walked in, said Hi to her teacher, meet her four new friends, hugged us and walked off to her class. No hesitation on her part. What an answered prayer! She's been waiting for this day for a long time!

She can't wait to go back Thursday, when she gets to meet the rest of her friends and be there full time. And she really can't wait till she gets to start riding the bus. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

It's that time of year...

Thankfully I got an early start on school shopping this summer. Finding and buying all these supplies was quite the undertaking. I don't want to even think
about next summer (and all future summers) when it's x3!!!
Summer is over and school has begun!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

'Twas the night before school...

We headed out early Wednesday morning on a mission to finish our summer bucket list (that was mostly complied just last week). 
First stop, the newly remodeled park and playground. Then the library. And an rare dinner out as a family. Kids choice: Burger King 😏
Thursday we will have a 2nd grader in the house!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

camp china, part 2

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Saturday night brought on the campfire and s’more time.  Sadly, it only lasted about 30 minutes before the downpour started.  But not before we got in a few marshmallows before then. (And special pics with the girls counselors Sara and Jayme).

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The last night of camp was the closing ceremonies and dragon parade.  The girls were so excited about the dragon parade, it’s all they talked about.

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What a fun, fun weekend with some of our bestest friends.  Hopefully we can make this an annual tradition!

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Ella and I took a road trip with our BFFs Angie and Hope (formerly known as Yaya).  We went to camp for a long weekend.  Camp China to be specific.  The girls were excited to have their Mommy’s all to their self for the weekend, and to spend the weekend with kids from “my China”. 
After many rounds of “are we there yet?” we arrived in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The girls were beyond relieved to be out of the car, and even more excited to be wearing their camp shirts!
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A few hours later we met the girls counselors for the weekend.  The weekend was filled with lots of fun things: crafts, story time, songs, exercise.  And all things China. 
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During the afternoons we had free time.  We attempted Chinese style painting, calligraphy and tai chi.  And even braved the super cold pool one day.
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to be continued….

Monday, August 03, 2015

Adventurous Wyatt

Wyatt has watched his brother and sister ride the tube for two years now and refused to try. But this weekend he said he was ready. He and Chris took to the water and Wyatt said he had fun. And that he may ride with Will next time. 
And for good measure, he thought he'd take a rare jet ski ride too. What an adventurous day!