Friday, January 29, 2016

Our favorite zookeeper

Wilson had biography day at school.  He's been talking about it since listenes to last years speeches as a first grader. He chose Jack Hanna. He wasn't his first choice but his other choices were so obscure that we couldn't find books on the people. So he chosen Jack. I think he was drawn to the "costume" and the fact he could bring his stuffed animal to school. 
He said he did good. And was glad it was over. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snow day

Snowmagedon. Snowpocolypse. Whatever you want to call it this is the version we got. Just enough for snow angels. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Why look at cranes when there are raptors?!

Will says this was the "second best experience of his life". It woulda been the first if the temps were warmer. The Sandhill Crane festival was all Will hoped it would be. Even if he was too cold to go out and look at the cranes. The raptor show from Dollywood was a hit. I'm so glad he took his camera. And that Mimi and Poppy took the time to take him. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A tree in the yard is just another place to play. 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Baby teeth!

Wyatt lost his first two teeth within a few weeks of each other. He required some assistance from Chris on both. But the tooth fairy paid him generously for both. 

Friday, January 08, 2016

5.5

This one turned 5.5 on us. I am not going to let this one turn six like the two. Just not going to happen!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

the rest of the Christmas excitement

The other highlights of Christmas Day include a selfie stick!  Wyatt losing his first tooth!
And a crazy wind, rain, thunder storm that took out two trees (thankfully no damage to our house). It was an interesting, and unusual, Christmas day.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus....

Everyone must have been good this year, because Santa definitely stopped by our house on Christmas.

We started out Christmas Eve in matching PJs...well, the kids and I did.  But given that it was a 75 degree heat wave we were all sweating and ditched the PJs for summer ones.





Santa was good to Wilson, bringing him his #1 request.  Skylanders Super Chargers. And books, lots of books.  And a Kindle, for more books.


Santa knows Wyatt really well.  This portable field goal showed up on Christmas morning.  He was in awe.  And everything else that arrived was Star Wars related.  So he was one happy camper.

Ella was thrilled with her school/teaching set.  She was so glad Santa knew she wanted one.  And another soft bunny to add to her collection (Duck has been replaced with a bunny).



And we finished off the day lounging around.  It was a Merry Christmas for all!

*the toilet paper roll is how Flynn Flyer (aka the Elf) said goodbye to the kids this year.

A skating we will go

Ella recently joined Girl Scouts. And she had her first outing...ice skating. Chris was the lucky one to join her that blustery morning. She was a bit shaky at first and then she took off. She loved it! And then asked for lessons. Sadly, it's a temporary rink so no lessons for us. Hopefully we can go back once more before they close for the season. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

A day at the museum


Will and I hit the road and headed to the Fernbank Natural History Museum in Atlanta. Will's love for dino's is starting to wane and I've always wanted him to see his favorite giants. We had the best time just the two of us. Will's only wish was that he could spend the night in there and see if everything comes to life like the movie. 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Here comes Santa Claus...

Only one kid cared abut seeing Santa. But the other two can be bribed with a quarter and a visit to the nearby gumball machine. That one kid finally spilled their cmas wish list to the jolly guy while we frantically started shopping on Amazon. Thankfully the other two told him exactly what we expected.
Our checklist is starting to get much shorter! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another birthday.

The kids excitedly celebrated Mimi's birthday. As always, the kids are happy to help Mimi blow out her candles. They just couldn't figure out why she had so few candles. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

70 degree Christmas

We ditched a traditional Christmas activity and decided to roast marshmallows on this non-traditional 70 degree night. It was quiet and easy. And every one loved it. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

the last of the beach

Finally getting around to sharing the rest of the beach pics.  This seems like a long time ago, but it's just a month later.
No stories, just lots of sandy fun and play time.


Monday, December 14, 2015

tis the season

Ella and I attempted baking our own cinnamon rolls.  She normally makes these with Mimi so she was full of helpful tips for me.  But we were proud of how they turned out.  It’s not Christmas until there are cinnamon rolls filling the air. 
























Saturday we pulled out the tree and started decorating.  I was surprised that they all wanted to help decorate the the tree this year.  They normally are not interested.  But they looked for all of “their” ornaments and found just the perfect spot on the tree for them.  And then Will read all about each ornaments in our photo book.  It was pretty perfect!



And to make things even better, once the tree was up, our elf finally arrived.  Flynn Flyer made quite an appearance…parachuting in and getting hung up on the gutters.




Our holiday countdown has begun….

Friday, December 04, 2015

Say what? {Wyatt}


Wyatt is never lacking for words. And I'm honestly not sure where he got that from but he talks constantly. (Which reminds me of that time we had him evaluated at almost 2 yrs old for having less than 10 words....)
And now that it's just the two of us most days I'm his target audience. And this kid is funny!