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Friday, May 20, 2016

Art Festival

Haven's art and music teacher organized an amazing festival for the school.  It was a PTO/performance/Festival all in one.  They did a great job with everything and the turn out was amazing.  It also raised money for the arts programs.

They set up the cafeteria with lots of different art projects to enjoy.








This was probably the favorite, throwing cotton balls with paint at the wall.

Of course, Jovie found the most simple project to enjoy, drawing in a frame.

First grade sang a few songs.  Haven was really nervous, but then performed and smiled the whole time.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Changes

Haven looks like a jack-o-lantern these days.


Trump visited our house one morning.

Jovies' preschool field trip was a hit as usual. 







We've been watching funny toy videos on youtube.  The kids have even made some of their own.

Jake is playing kid pitch baseball now.  He is doing so well.

We've realized that these two really do have the same head of hair.  

We saw a few spring friends on the y-trail one day.


These two were showing their muscles one day swinging.

We had a few baby birds visit us in our birdhouse.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Y Daddy Daughter Dance

The girls and their daddy were super excited about another Daddy Daughter Dance.  I got to go volunteer and watch all of the love in the room.  It was beautiful, especially the older girls dancing the night away with their dads.  I even saw a few tears.  We had a great night.




We tried a few pretty braids.




The girls got crowns as they came in.


They danced, ate, danced some more, and ate even more dessert.


Michael and Stella were there too. 


The desserts were amazing- cotton candy, bonnie's cake pops, and sweet destinations cookies!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Break

We had a fantastic spring break.  We stayed busy in order to keep the grumpies away.  On Friday, we traveled into town for lunch with daddy and exploring around the city.  The library and parks are so fun.  Of course it was hot and the splash pads were on. So they got wet.


The new First Ward Park is beautiful.  








Jensen and Jovie had to wear my clothes home since they were soaken wet.  


We hiked at the Y with daddy the next day.  It was a long nice walk for everyone.



I'm not sure what this was about.

Monday morning, we ate breakfast at Westlake for their annual relay for life fundraiser.  Our neighbors were there working the yard sale, so we wanted to support them.

We went back into town to meet the Norkett girls at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.  They had an awesome printmaking exhibit that Amber knew I would enjoy.  The kids liked the sculptures the most.




I'm so thankful our kiddos are getting to grow up together.

We had a picnic at the Romare Bearden park.

We played around the house one day with neighbors.

Pop and Grammy went with us fishing at Hornet's Nest Park one day.  The fish weren't biting, but we had fun.


Hornet's Nest has one of the cool Panthers Play 60 playgrounds.  The kids stayed here forever.  I played a while with them too.  



On Wednesday, Jeremy was off work so we relaxed at home and then we went to Libby Norkett's birthday party.  The kids wanted to wear costumes to match the theme, so I made Jensen a vest to go with his other pirate attire and the girls wanted mermaid tail skirts.




The kids visited Meems and Peeps for a couple of nights at the end of the week and worked on a huge quilt with pillow cases and scraps from our grandmother's and my mom.  Some of my scrap material is mixed in too.

Jensen loves dressing up right now and he really gets into character.

Sunday, we ate lunch at Grammy's then explored in the woods again.  


On our last day, the kids and I rode to Greenville, SC for the Greenville Zoo.  The giant peach in Gaffney scored lots of bottom jokes.

The zoo was small but they had some unique animals that we don't always get to see.  


The toucan was a favorite.


The red pandas were super cute.

Jovie loved the leopard.

Haven couldn't believe how huge the orangutan hand was.

The water fountain was funny.

We oohed and aahed over the baby giraffe.


The kids enjoyed the native chipmunk the most.  haha


The playground outside of the zoo was awesome.

We had our first experience at a drive thru chick-fil-a.  That was very stressful to have kids out there with so many cars driving by constantly.


To finish spring break with a bang we went to Berry Swirl for their $1 cup celebration.  The kids were in heaven.  


Jensen's was cold and he was making funny faces.  He's so silly.

The kids definitely didn't get bored this spring break.  We enjoyed exploring our area and being together non stop.  Now to get our summer plans started!