Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's getting hot!

Splash pads are opening and we are so excited to get wet!

 We went to the one at Birkdale last week and now the one near us is open too!

We had our own splash party in our yard during a rain storm a few weeks ago. The kids had a muddy good time splashing in the puddles.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Haven's first dance recital

Haven finished her first year of tap, jazz, and ballet at Ms. Rhonda's School of Dance. She enjoyed it overall and was excited about dressing up for the recital. She cried through 2/3 of the rehearsal dances, but did great on recital day!

Ali from preschool with Haven

 She sat with Grammy for a while, trying to keep her nerves in check.

Best Buds

They got their name called and a certificate at the end of the first 2 hour half!

Jeremy's family

The girls loved getting flowers!

and rainbow hair extensions from Grammy.

Being on a stage in front of people is definitely not one of Haven's favorite things, but we are proud of her for doing it and being brave. We will see if she asks to do it again.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dan Nicholas Park

We tried to go camping a few weekends ago, but got rained out at dinner time. We did have a great time hunting eggs, playing in the camper, and exploring the park.

Gem mining was the girl's favorite thing for sure. They had so much fun finding treasures.

Jensen loved everything, but it was his first carousel ride.

It started raining after we got back from playing at the park, so we headed out to Cracker Barrel and then got home late. We will try again another time.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Haven and a Horse

Jeremy and Haven went on her field trip with preschool. They had a great, hot day at the horse farm and the park.  They rode a horse, took a tour, fed the goats, had a picnic lunch, and played at the park.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

NICU Picnic

We went to the NICU picnic again this year to celebrate Haven. Although she was only in the NICU for 16 days, we still are so appreciative of all the nurses and doctors that cared for our tiny, little baby. 

It was very busy, with lots of happy faces!

Bouncy houses!

Train Ride!

Waiting in line for ice cream!

We were last in line for balloons, but worth the wait. The balloons didn't even make it home. 
Turtle bracelet and heart wand

It is always fun to join in the celebration for all the children that have come so far. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jensy Boy

Jovie took off her sticker earrings and put them on brother and he looked like a playa to me. Big bling, t-shirt, short hair cut. I laughed out loud a few times. This is his second earring experience and I am afraid there will be many more since he has two big sisters.

Jensen is such a big boy these days. Some new things are saying baby/juice, nodding head yes/no accurately, running, throwing a football with correct form, getting balls from under the car with a stick, very clearly communicating with gestures/noises, sleeping like a champ most nights, saying something like "want mommy" and "more food."

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Golf Date

Jensen has started going with the girls to Mint Hill, so J and I feel like young, lovebirds again. It has been so nice to have a little time together without any children related responsibilities. It doesn't last long, but we have enjoyed it.

Last year, I won a gift certificate to Tee Time and it took us the whole year to use it. I don't think we are golf pros, but we did have fun!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Break Beach Trip

Our beach trips are getting more and more fun. The kids are sleeping better, playing more independently, and we are figuring out ways to do things more simply. This time we didn't even take out umbrellas and chairs and that made our beach time much easier. 

Within seconds of their toes hitting the sand, they were ready to dig holes.

Spring Break 2014

silly sisters

i love having a little boy that plays so hard. too cute.

There is a new butterfly exhibit at the aquarium this summer and it was a hit with our crew!

This butterfly is bright blue on the inside, but camouflages itself has an owl on the outside.

We went back to the butterflies after the aquarium.

Ferry rides are always fun!

Donuts for breakfast!

He was wearing his hat like this on the top of his head. I thought it was funny.

Running as hard as possible.

Feeding the seagulls is always fun.

We ate at sub shop everyday for lunch.

Sweet, clean kids after so much fun on the beach!

Quiet ride home!