Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Heath and Eli experienced their first NFL football game this weekend. We took them to Atlanta to see the Falcons play the St. Louis Rams. We have season tickets to the game but have not taken them until this game. Heath had a difficult time sitting still. Eli did a really good job! Eli didn't much like the loud fireworks and music they played at the beginning of the game and when the Falcons scored but he was a really good boy! They had a BMX show at half time and the boys really liked that! When we were leaving Eli said, "I weally wove the Falcons!"
We started our Christmas Eve festivities by going to the Candlelight Service at church. After it was over we came home and got ready for Santa. Eli and Heath fed the reindeer with reindeer food they had made at Heath's school Christmas party.
The boys then shot off a Roman Candle and watched it go off in the sky. That was the first time they had ever done that and they thought it was "Tool" (Eli speak for cool). The girls were scared and watched from the porch!
They then lit some sparklers. The kids thought that was pretty neat also. Heath even thought that when his Daddy put them in the ground that they looked like birthday candles. We said that we were celebrating a birthday....Jesus'.
Chloe and Caroline
Chloe and Caroline again.....I could not get a picture of them looking at the camera.
Eli as a Storm Trooper.....our boys are really into Star Wars right now.
Heath with his Star Wars underwear......they were thrilled with these!
Well, you can see we had a fun and exciting Christmas. Hope everyone else did too!
Monday, December 29, 2008
This isn't the greatest picture but the lighting in the church makes it hard to take a good picture. We do have video though. Eli had his Christmas program at school and he did a really good job. They sang several songs and his favorite was Jingle Bells. He did a really good job and you can see by the smile that he had a wonderful time!
We have official Big Girls! We found these really beautiful beds for the girls on Craigslist from a very rich lady in Atlanta. We couldn't pass these up so the girls got new beds! They are doing pretty good sleeping in the beds but it is an adjustment for Mommy that they can both get out of their beds! They also don't like to go to sleep at night so we spend 20-30 minutes standing guard at the door to put them back every time they get out. Chloe had figured out that if she gets up in the middle of the night....don't come to Mommy's side of the bed because she takes her back to her own bed. She comes to Daddy's side of the bed and crawls in and sleeps next to him. He doesn't even realize she is there!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Our computer crashed a couple of weeks ago and we have not had the time to get the camera software on the new computer. Until it is loaded I can't post any new pics.....but I promise I will catch up as soon as it is done. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We went down to Wild Adventures this weekend to see the festival of lights. We were pretty disappointed in the actual festival of lights but the kids had fun riding the rides that were open and watching the shows. The first pictures are of the Christmas show that we saw. The boys got to go up on stage to dance with Rudolph and Frosty. They were so excited. The rest of the pics are of a few of the rides that we rode. Chloe didn't much care for the tiger ride. Surprisingly she seemed pretty scared on most of the rides. She is normally such a dare-devil that it was shocking. Caroline was very excited to be on a pink horse! She loves anything pink. Heath and Eli's favorite ride was a kid-sized roller coaster. I think my boys are going to love roller coaster's as much as I do!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
On Sunday evening we went to Atlanta to see the Wiggles. This was the second time the boys had seen them but the first for the girls. All of our kids like the Wiggles so this was a great time for all of them. Heath and Eli knew what to expect but the girls had no idea. Both of them were so excited when that Big Red Car came out. They all danced and had a great time.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Heath and I were invited to his school's Mother/Son Hoe-Down. The PTO was sponsoring this evening for mothers and sons to spend some time together doing something fun. The PTO was very prepared for the fact that the boys wouldn't want to dance much. One of the other mothers commented that she didn't realize that the boys would already be in the mind-set of not wanting to dance at such a young age. The had stick-horse races, Pin the boot on the cowboy, Panning for Gold, Hula-Hooping, and Roasting marshmallows set up all around the gym. We had a great dinner of hotdogs and baked beans and then we watched the dance team do the Boot-scootin' Boogie. After all of that the boys did do a few line dances. Heath seemed to have really good time and it was fun to spend time with him.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This is my Chloe! I wanted a girl so bad that I could dress up and wear hair bows and she would rather be a boy! She is as brave as they come and she will climb anywhere her brothers climb. The only thing she hasn't done is climb out of her bed (thank heaven). She loves to wear her brothers hats, capes, and even shoes. She loves backpacks and is always trying to put one of their backpacks on. She is definitely a tom-boy. Maybe she will grow out of it! If not, Caroline likes being "girlie".
We had a very fun Halloween. Heath has been begging for the past couple of years to go trick-or-treating. We usually go to a fall festival at church and so therefore we don't go trick-or-treating. Our new church had a festival but it was the weekend before so we had the chance to go trick-or-treating this year. We first went to our local Publix grocery store. They had Halloween activities for the children. We first got to have our pic made with the clown in the hay/pumpkin display. They each got a coloring book and crayons. In the bakery they had a large ghost with his mouth open that the children got to throw donut holes into. In the produce department they had a tic-tac-toe game. In the dairy section they had a fishing game. The kids really enjoyed it and even the girls got to play the games! We then went home to eat dinner and then trick-or-treat. We only did our street and two more cul-de-sacs because we had enough candy and Eli and the girls were beginning to poop out from all that walking. Heath could have walked the entire neighborhood! We had fun and you can see we had two very brave "Bible Men" and two cute Minnie Mouses!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Okay, Bobby claims he has never carved a pumpkin but he said he would do try anything that would make the kids happy. The boys have been begging us to carve a face on their pumpkin. We found a book with some templates in it to make the carving a little easier and Bobby said he would give it a shot. We started out on Sunday evening a little before bedtime. You will notice that the kids change from play clothes into their pajamas before this is all over with. Our kids are not really good about sitting still and not touching things so I thought it would be best if we watched the carving process with little breaks. So we start off on the porch and Bobby cuts the top off and opens the inside. He had the kids smell it and he thought Eli was going to throw-up all over him! After he cleaned out the inside.....we all went in to take baths. Bobby worked at carving until we had a really cute little pumpkin face. You did good Daddy! The kids were so excited!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The past weekend we went to the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. It is a festival held twice each year that is mostly an arts and crafts/music festival. The kids enjoyed the petting zoo area as you an see from the pictures.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We went to a farm about 30 minutes away last night because on the website it said you could pick-your-own pumpkin. Well........they had a patch and a few pumpkins thrown out in the field but we were pretty disappointed in our experience. The "farmers" had closed down the store early that day because it had been slow (school was out,etc.) and were working on their mounds for the strawberry patch that they have in the spring. They were using stuff that was not good for kids to be around so they had closed up shop. She let us go out in the "patch" and get a pumpkin since we had traveled a ways. The boys wanted to take the first one they saw but Bobby walked around and showed them a few more before they picked. We thought about getting another one but when we went to pay for that one we were glad we had only chosen one. It cost $9 for a pumpkin that we could have gotten at Wal-mart or the commissary for $4. We probably won't go back for that experience again....but like Bobby said we would have never know if we hadn't tried it!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
We went to the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA this weekend. The first thing we did when we got there was eat! Then we went to the circus. Heath loved the acrobat lady who did all kinds of flips and stuff on a bar. He has been trying to learn her moves on our trapeze bar in the backyard. Eli liked the motorcycle riders that rode in the steel ball. He said it was really "tool." The girls seemed to like anything that had music. After the circus we walked around and saw all the stuff. We went to a petting zoo and saw all kinds of animals up close. We visited the horse and cow barns. I think the highlight for the boys was the chickens. They have a little display showing how a chicken farm works and they got to see chickens in all stages of development. They even got to hold a chicken that had just hatched that day. I think the kids really enjoyed the fair and we did too!