Thursday, October 12, 2017

Random September Stuff

I am not sure what weekend exactly this was, but Carter is starting to have birthday party invites.  Yay.....This one was at least at Monkey Joe's so he got to run around full speed jumping, climbing, and sliding.


 I was at a football game, so Avery got to come with him and help him climb up and off all the tall stuff.

Playing nicely together!

We also decided one day to climb Crowder's mountain.  Avery was really excited about it.
 Avery was running out on her own.  Laura was regretting not doing a few more exercises in the morning.  Carter climbed pretty much 80% of the mountain except for these stairs right at the end.

The view on the top was pretty awesome and there were some good rocks for the kids to climb on.

 We made it to the top!  It was however very stressful on the top as there were some sharp drop offs and Carter being Carter wanted to climb everything. 

Carter got a ride down for about the first half of the mountain with Laura over the steep parts.  However, as you can see in the second picture, he jogged down a good bit of the mountain.  He also did not take a nap that day....Thank goodness he is over that spell of fighting his naps. 



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

First Day of School

 So the hard part of doing a beach trip in late August is that school is right around the corner.  Avery was pretty excited about it though.
 Carter also got a new classroom at daycare.  He could hardly contain his excitement...

The walk into her first day of first grade.  When did she get so big?
Lily was there to meet her, but they didn't end up in the same class.  (Probably good for the teacher)
 One last hug for Mommy

 Avery in her desk, right in the middle of the room.
 Getting started on her work already!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Beach Trip

So in August we actually took a full week's vacation at the Beach with my family.  We have done a lot of things the past few weeks of which blogging is not one of them.

Carter of course had a blast playing in the sand.  Here he is getting buried.
 The eclipse happened while we were at the beach.  We all had funny looking glasses to watch the eclipse.  We only got 99.3% coverage, which you would think would have been good enough, but it was not.

 The kids has blast on the beach all week.  Avery mastered boogie boarding and I mastered pulling her out into the waves.  Carter mastered playing in the sand and getting himself buried again.



Gigi brought some random toys, so the kids formed a superhero group and fought crime after dinner.

It was so much fun to watch these two play together all week.  There were fights of course, but they really do love each other.

 Doing their beach yoga while keeping an eye on birds to chase.

Did I mention that Carter really really enjoyed the sand?
 The motley crew for the week.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Random July Pics

As August draws to a close and Avery starts her first day of first grade today, what else did we do in July you say?  I am glad you asked.

We had a couple pool days.  Avery's BFF Lily came over for a morning swim and the girls had a blast.


Laura did some traveling to Colorado, so I had the kids by myself for a week.  I took them out to Chick-fil-a during the week.
Chick-fil-A ice cream!

We went to Laura's family reunion and the kids had a blast swimming in the lake and actually playing together.
Our happy family!

Carter all dressed up with Mommy and feeding the ducks.

We also took a trip or two to Carowinds on a random morning.  This time we went to the water park mostly, but didn't take too many pictures.
A happy little guy!
Excited to go high!
Avery helping her little brother on one of the rides.  Carter grew an inch or two this summer, so he is finally getting to ride some of the kids rides which makes the visits so much more fun.


The kids are also starting to play more and more together.  It is so much fun to watch them play in the kitchen, house, with cars or dolls.  

Carter can still be a pest to his big sister, but I don't think that is going stop anytime soon.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Minion Movie Day

 As you might know, Avery is a huge fan of the Despicable Me movie series.  She has had consecutive minion birthday themed parties, dressed up as a minion for Halloween, and has a great deal of the toys.  However, she hasn't seen the movies in the theater.  The new one came out this summer and we thought Carter was old enough for the entire family to go (rather than just me and Avery) so we went one Saturday that we were actually at home.

During the movie Carter was pretty focused.  It of course helped that we had a large popcorn (that we refilled and finished as well).  Avery of course loved the movie.  It's so funny to watch her watch a movie.  She doesn't always laugh the first time, because she is paying attention so much, but remembers every second.

 Carter didn't want to let that last bit of popcorn go....
 Since we had ruined their dinner already, we decided to just do ice cream for dinner.  Notice that Carter had to bring his hammer and screwdriver with him.

 Happy little family with chocolate stains!

Thumbs up for a fun day.