Monday, June 24, 2013

Maggie's Turns 2!

Since Maggie's birthday fell on the same day as Brett's wedding we decided to celebrate with family while we were in Atlanta.  That meant the Braves' game on Friday night and then the Atlanta Zoo on Saturday after the wedding festivities were over.  Turned out to be a fun plan even if it was exhausting for all of us.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Easter and Spring Break trip

Our Easter and spring break all rolled into one trip.  We were able to spend Easter with Aunt Melanie and UNC this year and then traveled on to the Great Smoky Mountain Railway for a fun train ride and some other mountain activities.

Easter with Aunt Melanie

We started our mountain visit with a fishing trip.  We found the perfect fishing plan for small kids with short attention spans.  It's a trout farm so the pond is VERY well stocked and we caught six fish in 20 minutes, and it only took that long because we were teaching Mac how to cast without hooking his little sister.

 Next was our train ride:

The train ride was really fun although I don't know why a train ride designed largely for children is 4 hours long.   We fairly quickly went from this:
 to this:
 And no there were no naps taken AT ALL.

Our day finished up with a short hike to a pretty waterfall.  I think the kids were really excited to be out running around.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Okay, trying to catch up...

So it's been a REALLY long time since we posted.  It seems that things have been extremely busy lately, which also means that there are alot of things to post about so I'm going to try to catch up on the last few months.

Let's start with Mac's birthday (a mere 3 months ago...)

Mac has been crazy about Legos so we knew that a Lego theme would be perfect.  It turned out great and we all had an awesome time.

We had several Lego themed games, but I think the boys had the most fun when they went outside to play.  It was really a little cold, but they played football and tackled each other.  We were pleased that no one had to go to the ER after that.
It's been so long since these pictures were taken that I hardly recognize these kids.  :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Additional update

I forgot to tell the story behind Mac's costume. We found out the afternoon before that he was supposed to dress up. Yes, that means we did happen to have a old gray beard at our house- more on that soon. Anyway we were trying to pick out a costume last night after church and Mac was not happy. He didn't want to wear the vest and bowtie that we had chosen. He looks at me with tears in his eyes and says "I won't look like 100 years. I'll just look CUTE!" Doug and I lost it. He was so sincerely worried about looking cute. Luckily we had the beard to add to it.
At school this morning everyone had a fit over his costume. He is such a ham, he loves every second of it!

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Sweet brother

I know it's been too long since we've posted anything. But I have a cute story to share this morning.
Maggie was crying a little on the way to school so Mac decided to comfort her with this
"Maggie it's ok, we are going to school, school is fun. We aren't going somewhere boring and putting you in a dungeon. We are going to keep you forever"

I don't know where he gets this stuff. I was cracking up in the front seat.
Also today was the 100th day of school so the pre-k kids dressed as 100 yr old people.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dear Santa

Mac's letter to Santa: dear Santa thank-you for my toys last year. This year i would like a big dinosaur, stuffed animal long snake and alligator, robot transformer, bike, guitar, and whatever you want to bring me. Please bring Maggie a baby doll, jewelry, and a kitchen set. We will be at lolly and Papa's house and will have milk and cookies out for you. Love, Mac and Maggie