Thursday, July 23, 2015

Catawba Science Center with friends

We went to CSC with our neighbors, the Taylors. There were a few, new exhibits so the kids were excited.  It is such a fun place to explore.

The dinosaurs were a little scary.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Back to the Farm

The girls started horse riding lessons 3 weeks ago and are loving it. They are riding Oreo, a super sweet horse that I worked with a lot at the farm. Haven is learning to ride without a leader and Jovie is still learning the basics.  

Jensen gets to pet the animals, but really wants to ride.

We will see where they end up at the end of their lessons.  The farms is such a great, hot place to be.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Knights Tour

The kids and I got to go on an awesome tour of the Knights Stadium with a lot of friends.  It was great to see the stadium when there aren't thousands of people walking around.

Their indoor training area was pretty cool.

Jovie, in true form, liked their couch.

We also got to go in the home dugout.  Pretty cool.

These pictures were pretty funny. Jensen is smiling at me and Jovie is scowling.  Haven is a pro at pictures these days.

Jovie is now covering Jensen mouth, still scowling.

We toured the away locker room and learned about game days.  They make the players 3 meals on a game day with a total of $500 in fruit.  They also have laundry service for the away team.

After the tour, we had a picnic lunch and played in the fountains at Romare Bearden park.

Before we left, the Norketts stopped in the 7-11 with us for our first ever official slurpees.  Everyone had a great day.

Monday, July 13, 2015


We had a calm 4th of July.  We started our morning at the YMCA for a family workout in the big gym, since there was no childcare.

Then we hit up Wendy's to eat lunch and then went to see Inside Out.  It was our first movie for the whole family.  Everyone did great and the movie was awesome.

We enjoyed a few sparklers outside and inside the garage, since it was still pretty early.

The Taylors came over for ice cream in a bag and water play.  The little ones were pooped. So they slept through fireworks, but Haven got up for a little while to listen to them around the neighborhood.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


We drove up to Blowing Rock Thursday afternoon and the kids were ready to get on horses as soon as we got there. They love them. 

The weather was cloudy and cool, such a lovely break from a hot summer. The girls and I in jail.

We caught the end of a clogging show and the kids loved it. Jovie was ready to dance.

Jovie has been so full of emotion lately.  She goes from crying her eyes out, to hugging and kissing, so being super silly like this picture.

We took the last train ride for the day and enjoyed the show.

We had time to ride a few rides before the park closed for the day.

Jensen loves games like this.  He ran as fast as could to these games whenever he got a chance.

I told Jensen to smile and this is what face I got.

After Tweetsie closed, we went to Blowing Rock to get ice cream and play at the park.

The heated hotel pool wasn't very heated.

Jovie was cold, so we took pictures.

Mermaid Jovie

Hotel sleeping isn't very fun with 3 little ones.

We went back to Tweetsie, Friday morning rode the chair lift up to the top first.

The kids loved feeding the animals.

The baby goats are so friendly.

This llama kept sizing Jeremy up and then when he got close enough and Jeremy was bigger than him, he turned around and walked the other way.  It was pretty funny.

This was the favorite ride for most of us.

The little train was fun too.

Movie went on stage at the Saloon show.

We all got a good laugh when we saw Jeremy riding the tiny carousel horse.

Jensen ran to the games again.

Haven driving a car for the first time. She did pretty good.

Jeremy, Haven and Jovie rode this Free Fall ride a few times.

Silly faces on the train.

Right before we rode the big train for the last time and left, the kids climbed this hill. Haven came running down without control and slid right on the pavement. She got beat up pretty bad.

We had a great little getaway.  We love making memories with these three.