Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Madness

-started potty training Riley on Saturday. More coming on that later, but she is doing fantastic.

-It is so nice out today. This morning, I opened all the windows, put the girls' kitchen out on the porch beside their house and they played for a long time while I mopped, washed clothes and cleaned house(while watching/checking on them, of course!)

-The Bachelorette starts back tonight! I wasn't a big Jojo fan on The Bachelor so we will see how this season goes!

-Today is the first day of Summer vacation. I have a mile long to-do list of things that need to be done and I am determined to do them!

-We started the final Season of Prison Break last night! Every episode so far leaves you hanging and wanting to watch another and another.

-We may just finish that in time for Season 2 of Bloodline to come to Netflix on Friday..


Friday, May 20, 2016

Last day of Preschool

Madison completed 3K and Riley completed the Toddler Class today! They have had amazing years and have loved every second of it! They adore their teachers and friends and talk about everyone constantly. It's going to be hard on the girls this summer not seeing everybody so often! Here are some pictures from today!

First day and last day

First day and last day

Crazy the difference 9 months makes in both of them!

Party after her program

I did get other pictures from her program and party but other kids are in them and I respect their privacy :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday things..

We are almost done staining the deck! This has been a long project between crazy schedules, a hurt back, rain, and just life, in general... My plan was to finish it today and then the rain came.. and it's supposed to stick around all week....
We will also paint the mailbox post with any leftover paint.

A friend of ours gave the girls this house! We brought it home and I painted the door and shutters sage green. The girls love playing in it! We put it on the deck and they have played in it every day since we got it 2 weeks ago.

The girls had Field Day at their preschool last week. They both had lots of fun! The last day of school is this Friday! This year has flown by!

We have been working on lots of projects around the house. Deadheading flowers, pulling weeds, trimming trees/bushes and Alan has pressure washed the whole driveway and mailbox.

I just realized I haven't posted a blog in over a month! This picture was taken at our church retreat at Montreat (NC) in April. We had a great weekend! Alan took Madison hiking up Lookout Mountain during our free time on Saturday.  This girl loves being outdoors and hiking is in her blood! She went all the way to the top without complaining once! We are so proud of her!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Break 2016

We met Alan in Asheville on Sunday. He camped out at a men's retreat at Montreat that weekend with the last day being Sunday, so it just made sense.  He checked out and headed to Asheville. He found a laundry mat to wash his clothes that he had with him while he waited on us to get there. We met him there and hung out while his clothes finished up. We then left and headed to grab lunch since it was still too early to check in. We had lunch at Papa's and Beer. A very yummy Mexican place.

After lunch, we went to check in the hotel and unpack.  We went to the mall and let the girls play on the playground at the food court for a while. (not the exact layout but similar)

We then left and rode back into Montreat to walk around and let the girls play on the playgrounds.

Monday- We got to Mountain Play Lodge around 10am. It's an amazing indoor playground for toddlers and big kids. The girls played for a couple of hours and we left to eat lunch at Rocky's Chicken Shack which is right down the road. After we ate, we came back and the girls played a couple more hours.

Alan wanted to stop and get ice cream.. and this happened.  This never happens anymore.

We decided to wake them up and get ice cream at Marble Slab. We stopped by fast food and took supper back to the room and ate. After that, we all got in the indoor pool for a bit.

Tuesday- We went to Hands On! Hendersonville. It's a pretty small children's museum. The girls played an hour or so and then we left to eat lunch at Mike's on Main.

After lunch, we walked down to the Mast General Store to let the girls pick out candy.

Then we left and rode into Lake Lure/Chimney Rock. We decided to take a pontoon tour. It was really cold and windy and the girls were a bit squirmy but it was a nice ride overall.

Wednesday- Riley just woke up here but Madison insisted on taking a picture with her. After breakfast, we head home and are home by lunchtime!

Thursday-  A friend invited us to the library for story time and about 6 friends with their kiddos ended up showing up! The kids played and then we checked books out and then went to Costco!

Friday- The other library had a puppet show with craft time afterward so I took them to that.  They were engaged in the puppet show and made monsters and played games afterward.

Saturday- When the 4 year old forgets to close the craft bin before the 2 year old decides to pick it up...

Sunday- Trying a new daily schedule for the girls in preparation for Summer! Part of that schedule is some type of daily craft. Today's craft was a snail!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Easter 2016

Saturday, we went to the egg hunt at the local State Park

Madison found an egg with a number inside and won that big treat basket

We put food coloring in shaving cream and Riley rolled her eggs around

Madison didn't want to dye her eggs that way, so she just painted hers!

the girls planted jellybeans..

..that grew into suckers overnight

Easter baskets

 Sunday, we went to church, which included a butterfly release. A friend let Riley hold her butterfly and her hubby was able to snap this picture.

After church, we had lunch with family. Since it was raining, we had an egg hunt inside.

Easter party at school

Madison's class party was at a friend's house