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