Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter 2017

Madison's class egg hunt and party was last Wednesday. 25 kids found around 300 eggs in roughly 2 minutes ;) Afterward, they had snack on blankets in the grass.

That afternoon, the library had an egg hunt that I took the girls to..

Friday was Yoga day.. The Instructor held class in a little garden outside Riley's class so I got to witness her participating.. She did pretty well and this pictures is classic! I think I caught her blinking but it looks like she's saying "Ommmmm" :)

After Yoga, the kids had snack in their class and then an egg hunt.

Sunday morning, they girls woke up to their baskets.. books, matching pajamas, chocolate chicks and water beads.










 Then church..
















..and home to dye eggs.. After that, it was a lazy day. The past couple of weeks and weekends have been super busy so we enjoyed the down time!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Madison's last PreK field trip 

Madison's class took a field trip to a local strawberry patch today. We did a hayride and they learned about how strawberries grow and why bees are important and the work they do. They all had ice cream and got to take home strawberries. This was Madison's last preschool field trip..
Madison and her very best little friend. They are the sweetest friends together. They held hands almost the entire trip and when one got out of the others sight, the other searched until they found the other.. It is so very sweet.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Menu plan April 10-21



It's been a while since posting a menu.. Thought I would throw one in here ;) I always leave room for eating out or leftovers.. Here ya go!

Gumbo
Chicken Souvlaki
 pizza x 2
brisket x 2
One Pot Pasta
Jalapeno Chicken
Lo Mein
Taco Spaghetti
Crock Pot Roast



Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Break 2017

Monday it rained all day! We watched lots of tv until we were able to go out around 4:30. 

..to our favorite indoor McDonald's playground..

Tuesday, we met some friends at the children's museum to play.. 

After that, I took them to my moms to spend the night with her. 
I came home, rested and met a friend for supper. 

My foot is getting much better.
The left pic is Saturday after it happened and the right is Tuesday night.  
Wednesday- I sleep in until 9! It was glorious! I start the morning with laundry before the rain, cleaning out the fridge by shredding and freezing cheese, freezing yogurt, blanching and freezing carrots and making homemade croutons from bread heels and crust, so none of it goes bad while on vacation.. Tons of rain mid-morning but many errands to run. 

I get home around 4 and start laying out clothes and packing for our 4 day trip. My mom brings the girls home around 5:30 and both are exhausted! She also brings one of my favorites-chicken spaghetti!
 

I put the girls to bed around 6:30, heat up supper and turn on some tv! Time to chill out!  Looking forward to some time together at one of our favorites spots, Montreat, NC. 

Thursday-Alan's flight got switched around due to the heavy storms in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Luckily, he could get a flight into Charlotte and drove over from there in a rental car. Meanwhile, I take Alan's mom to the airport here to pick up Alan's truck and bring it back home. Me and the girls leave for Asheville after that while she heads back to our house. We get to Asheville about 30 minutes before Alan and find a Target to stop in. When he's at the airport, we pick him up and head to Montreat. We check in a little early, get settled in and then head to the Asheville Mall to let the girls play on their playground. We play mini bowling and arcade games at Fun Depot then head back to the pizza place in Black Mountain and then all head to bed early! 

Friday- up and ate breakfast at Montreat. Back up to the room and I take a nap while the girls play and Alan works some. We leave and go into Asheville to eat BBQ and then to Fun Depot where the girls play on their playground. After a few hours, we head back to Montreat and hang out in the lobby while the girls play.. 
Around 6, we go to Coach House seafood. We eat and then head back for bedtime. 

Saturday- the girls oversleep(until 8!) so it's too late for breakfast at the Inn. We go eat at Louise's in a Black Mountain around 11. After that, I drive Madison and Alan up to hike around Lookout Mountain and me and Riley head back into Black Mountain and walk around. I find a Patagonia sling bag, a gift for a friend, a neat crust cutter for Riley and we stop for a smoothie, coffee and a cookie. 
We get done and go pick up Madison and Alan and head to the playground at Montreat
They spend 2 hours on the playground and we head into Black Mountain to Take a Hike. They're having a great sale but the kiddos never gave us a chance to look longer than 5 minutes. We lucked up on some items and then head into Asheville to spend the balance of their money at Fun Depot arcade games and eat at Papas and Beer. After that, we head back for bed!

Sunday- up and eat breakfast and go back to pack and leave. We are home at 11am! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend fun

 We had a birthday party Saturday...
What a genius idea for gift favors for a party before Easter.. Easter egg dye kits in a little basket.



After that, we met up with my BFF and her son to eat, play putt putt then get ice cream. 

Home to nurse a rolled ankle at said party... it's feeling and looking better already thanks to essential oils, prescription Ibuprofen, elevation and ice!

To Lowes for some plant updates..
These are all supposed to be flowering evergreens so I'm hoping they make it and I hope to remember to bring the red one in for winter.. all but the concrete basket planter is on the back porch. 2 blue planters with the same flower and 2 hanging baskets with the same grass. Makes a big difference! 


I have 5 episodes left of Brothers and Sisters left as I type this.. Will get it finished up by tonight! It's been a great series if you're looking!