Tuesday, August 9, 2016

1st week of August

Haven had an audiologist appointment last Monday because she didn't pass her screening at the doctor.  She did show some hearing loss/stiff bone in the middle ear.  We will go back in three months to see if it has changed.  

I took the kids to our favorite shaded park in Huntersville.  It was so nice to be outside and it not be so hot.

The next day, I had a nice run on the Y trail.  

We stayed up late multiple nights in a row and the kids slept in multiple mornings in a row.

We went to South Mountains State Park on Wednesday and the kids did awesome.  They made it all the way to the top and then we splashed around in the river.  So beautiful and refreshing.

Thursday night we went to Rock Springs Campground for a little while and enjoyed that tradition.

Friday morning, we went with our neighbors, the Pettersons, to Defy Gravity and Chickfila. 

Friday night, we celebrated Jeff's bday at dinner and then saw a beautiful rainbow on the way to Jackie's for cake and ice cream.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Trip to Kinston

Wendy and I have enjoyed the show "The Chef's Life" on PBS.  Wendy decided she wanted to go to the restaurant for her birthday.  Bonnie went with us and we had a great weekend.  We stopped at a few antique stores on the way.  

We drove around Kinston and were pretty surprised that there is nothing there.  Other than the one strip where "Chef and the Farmer" is located, there is nothing much else to see.

Our reservation wasn't until 9:30, so we rode around and relaxed until it was time to eat. 

Chef Brian brought us out a few special dishes, since Mickey Chaney called the owner to let them know we were coming.  Mickey, Wendy's neighbor, sells meat/seafood to the restaurant.

We stayed up late, slept in a little, ate breakfast, exercised, took showers and had a long drive home.  It was a fun trip full of laughter and love.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

4th Week of July

We started Monday morning off with a ride 85 to Dan Nicholas Park.  As usual, we had a great, hot time.  It did rain while we were there and the kids were all so good.  We took Lexi and Gabriel with us too.  Having teenagers with us was nice.  They are good kids.  

We swam Monday night to cool off and the kids just enjoyed being outside.

Tuesday, Grammy and Pop took the kids to the park and fishing. They caught a few fish, but Jensen fell and hit his head on a rock.  So, we headed to the ER after lunch.  

Wednesday morning, we went to Martha Rivers Park in Gastonia to play.  They enjoyed the random dog the most.  We stopped at Chick fila for lunch and then went to the airport overlook to see a few planes.

We swam with our neighbors Wednesday night and Jensen was taking pictures of every one.

Thursday morning, we met the Norkett girls at the UNCC Botanical Gardens.  The kids enjoyed learning about the venus fly traps.  The gardens are beautiful. I can't believe we have never been there before. 

Lyndsey just moved, so we went to see her house and then to a local ice cream/frozen ice place in Concord, Papa Robb's.

Haven got stuck in a box.  

Friday morning, we went to the Y then to Vanessa's house from church to play.  Pop wanted to meet us for lunch and Frosty's.  We should have bought his lunch because he fixed our a/c the night before at bedtime. Thank God for a smart daddy.