Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Days...

January has just been moving right along. We have had some busy days and then some days to just enjoy some BEAUTIFUL weather right here at the house!
Here is a little of what we have been up to...
I took the kids to Discovery Place a few weeks ago. We hadn't been in a while, so it was fun to visit!
We have also been to a few Charlotte basketball games. We have been able to use some tickets that belong to friends of ours. The tickets are on the second row and we get to enjoy a free dinner before the game! We have had so much fun taking the kids!
Last week I took the little ones for a swim at Ray's! 
Swimming in January is such a treat! We miss our hot summer pool days!
This girl went down this slide no less than a hundred times! Ha!
We were all SO exhausted after our time in the water! Whew!
We have had some BEAUTIFUL weather here lately which means lots of outside time!
Emery got a new bike a few weeks ago and she took right off on it! She rides it around the cul de sac like a pro! She seems too little to be riding a bike, but off she goes!
Brooklyn got a new bike for Christmas and has FINALLY learned to ride with no training wheels!
I worked with her a few days and now she is all over the place! So proud of my girl!
Anytime these two don't have to wear their uniforms to school, they are EXTRA happy!
Friday they were able to show some spirit and wear their favorite college t-shirt!
A fun way to end the week:)
February is looking to be super busy! Can't wait to share!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy SNOW Day!!!

All week we heard predictions that the first snow fall of the year was headed our way! We had our fingers crossed that we would get just a bit to have some fun in! We didn't get as much as we expected, but it certainly was enough to go out and play in!
It was mostly ice for us with a thin layer of snow on top, but that didn't stop us from getting out there!
The kids in the neighborhood met on the hill for a few good rounds of sledding...
 It quickly turned to slush and a big mud puddle though:)
Even this girl took a few rides down the snowy hill and certainly wanted more...
But got a wee bit tired of having to climb back up the hill each time! 
And my Parker pulled out his four wheeler for a few spins around the cul-de-sac!
Brooklyn always has fun with her sweet friend Chloe in the snow!
Snow buddies!

Parker played outside for the longest time! His little cheeks got so red, but he was having the best time ever! I loved watching him play!
We are hoping to squeeze a day off of school out of this snow storm, but things are melting fast! (We actually haven't started back from Christmas break yet, but we are ok with that!)
We are certainly enjoying a slower paced day at home!
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Painting Pottery!

Yesterday afternoon Brooklyn and I had some girl time!
She has been BEGGING to paint pottery for a while now, so we found a fun little place in our town to try out! This was her birthday gift from Matt and I. She LOVES to do arts and crafts, so it was just perfect for her! She LOVED it!
We browsed the shelves just a bit and found the perfect piece to paint!
Then we gathered our supplies and got right to work!
We were the only ones in the shop, so we had lots of fun chatting and laughing together while we painted!
They will call us in a few days to let us know that our piece is ready!
Brooklyn can't wait to see her finished product!
I love one on one time with my girl! She's just the BEST!