Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thinking about...

Here are some things that are constantly rolling around in my head. I just like to document things like this because this is our family scrapbook.

- our kids have changed so much this summer. Jensen is such a big kid now. It is amazing how much he can do at 1.5 years old. Haven only has 2 weeks before kindergarten. Jovie is just getting long and is totally a 3 year old. drama!

- this summer has been a blessing for me. i have enjoyed my kids and all our special little outings.

- wisdom teeth removal stinks. i am ready to feel 100% again. i have realized i am obsessive about putting my tongue in the holes. i hate it!

- i dreamed we had another baby boy and our pastor was the first person to meet him in the hospital with me, but i was walking around happy as a lark.

- i hate carpet. we are destroying this white carpet in our house. i try to clean spots and keep it vacuumed, but red stuff doesn't really come out. we need to start researching hardwood floors again because i would like a little different look than we had at our first house.

- if we change the floors, should we change anything else at the same time? extend the kitchen wall or add storage, paint the girls' room, etc.

- the essential oils we have added to our life seem to really work. so far we have used them for sore throats, bug bites, diffusing in the house, and i like it!

- spending time together as a family is so precious and needed for us. then when we get lots of time with extended family and friends it is just even better.

- the library storytime this summer has been so special. we have so many friends that we get to see every week. i love having so many special people in our lives. i guess i am like my daddy. i enjoy talking to people everywhere i go.

brain dump part 1 completed!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Fun on Friday

We went to our local ice cream shop weeks ago, but i just got these pictures off my phone. Too cute!

We have had some wonderful summer days. Last Saturday, we went to the farmer's market, played on Rock Springs School's playground and then went to the new nature preserve park. We had the park to ourselves and it was so cool outside! They loved this spinning thing.

The playground was amazing. The walking trail was perfect for our age kids, but they really loved the amphitheater and put on shows for us.

We even thought the bathrooms were great. I would love to build a house with these elements one day.

 This week we went to Zootastic with the Bradley family on Monday and had a great time petting goats. That is pretty much what we did the whole time. The donkey was loud, the tigers growled, and the birds squawked. It was an adventure and Chick-fil-a finished off our great day.

Tuesday, the kids and I attempted our first movie together. We lasted through the previews with our popcorn and then for about 35 minutes of the movie. So, we left and went to swim at the Y.

Wednesday, we went to the Y and then Discovery Place Kids. We had lunch at Lupie's and then played some more at DPK. The kids had so much fun. I love doing simple fun things with them that keep us busy. Jovie wanted me to take this picture of her. She kept coming out to show me different hats. I wish I had a video of Jensen dancing on the stage. He had the whole crowd laughing at his moves.

Yesterday, I had my 4 wisdom teeth pulled, so the kiddos went to play at the Bradley's for a while and then to Mint Hill for a few days. I am trying to rest and recover.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More summer fun

Last Friday, we went to the Columbia Zoo and had so much fun with our cousins and Grammy. I didn't take any pictures, but Wendy did. Jensen loved the giraffes. Jovie liked the Gaboon Viper. Haven loved the Dippin Dots. haha

This past Thursday, we met up with friends at CiCi's Pizza for a tour. Jovie liked going into the kitchen. Haven loved the big fridge. Jensen loved the game room.

They got to make a pizza and then eat their creation. Jensen ate most of the toppings before they made it to the pizza.

We had a great time with the Bruces and Trents, plus the pizza was yummy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

First visit to Tweetsie

We made a trip to Blowing Rock last Friday for our first Tweetsie Railroad experience. We got on the train as soon as we got there. 

Haven was super excited!

This girls hair was incredible. The bump was at least 7-8 inches off the top of her head.

Jovie didn't like the gun shooting, but Haven and Jensen enjoyed it.

The weather was perfect and the kids loved the rides.

Riding on a very open chair lift is really scary with an energetic toddler.


Feeding the animals.

Scooby Do and Shaggy were there. The show was pretty funny.

More Rides!

Jovie was picking the man's nose. I didn't know this was happening until I uploaded this picture. haha

We stopped at the bbq restaurant on the way home. What a great day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

oh my!

It finally happened. The girls dressed Jensen up. It was a costume, but still they had fun for 15 minutes calling him their little sister.

A few days later, they made my heart soar while all sitting quietly coloring together.

It has been a little louder and entrancing at our house because Jeremy finished installing our surround sound. 

Lyndsey sent us this picture of the girls sleeping together. So sweet!

Monday, June 30, 2014

sweet summertime

Our schedule has been different everyday with lots of fun memories being made. The last few weeks after I workout at the Y, we stay for a lunch picnic and swimming.

Last week, we went to Dan Nicholas park with the McSwains and Bradleys for the day. We swam at our neighbor's house. We went to the Nature Museum with the Bradleys.

We went to see fireworks at the high school on Friday night. They had lots of good music, vendors, and fun! It was neat to be at such a huge community event with our family.