Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween was so much fun! We love this day in our neighborhood because the night is always kicked off with a visit from the local firetruck and a parade that leads us to the clubhouse. At the clubhouse everyone ate pizza and then headed off to get the candy!! The girls had a blast and we couldn't believe how many houses Presley went up too!! She was a trooper and Brooke was on a mission! Such a fun time! Playing outside before Halloween!

She's getting so big! :(

Our gals!

They have been loving the leaves..they play in them so much!

Carving our pumpkins!

Brooke drew the faces and Daddy cut them out!

Our princess and kitty!

Sweet girl

Brooke, Melaina, and Clara waiting to go down to the parade!

Presley and Clara!! (Brooke and Melaina wore these outfits when they were this age too!!)

The neighborhood gals and the kiddos (we're missing 2 families from this pic). LOVE our neighborhood!!

Family pic!
Here comes the parade!

Princess Brooke

BFF's :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caden's 5th birthday!!

Our nephew, Caden, turned 5 last week and we celebrated at his Pirate party this weekend!! It was so much fun to see my sister and her family, my aunt, uncle, and cousin! I love birthdays when we all get to see each other! Nana and the birthday boy!

Trying to get a family picture! (One of these days we'll actually get a decent one) :)

Uncle Kurt, Aunt Judy, Jill, Presley, and I!!


All the gals in the family!


Brooke and Adelyn have a BLAST together!!

More cousin time!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

And the winner is...


One of Brooke's favorite things to do is to color. She loves to color by herself, with us, with Nana, with pretty much anyone who will color with her. About a month ago, we walked into Publix (our grocery store) and there was a sign saying they were having a coloring contest. We told Brooke and she immediately said she wanted to do it. The deal was that you colored a picture, brought it to the grocery store, and the winner would get a 1/2 gallon of ice cream for free! Sweet! Brooke colored her picture, we submitted it, and last Wednesday we got a call that she had won her age group (3-5 yr olds)!! She was SO excited so we headed straight there to get her free chocolate ice cream!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Little Author

Brooke is a very focused, determined, and observant little girl. She is really into doing workbooks (I find these at AC Moore and they are awesome for writing/reading skills), coloring, and writing all her letters. She writes all the time and is constantly asking me how to spell things so she can write. The workbooks she does have all types of exercises (matching, spelling, math, you name it...). We sat down and did a workbook the other day for over an hour while Presley took a nap. I am so excited that Brooke is so focused and loves doing "school" type work. Hopefully this will continue on and she'll be much more studious than her mother was. :)
Below is Brooke's 1st book that she has written. Mom Mom Suz sent Brooke this blank book that you add stickers to and have room to draw pictures. This is what she chose to do with it. We are so proud of her! Title of the book: King Triton looks for Ariel, Ursula, Flounder, Sebastian

Brooke's 1st Field Trip

Brooke's school took a field trip yesterday over to Niven's Apple Farm. They got to ride a hayride, pick apples, pick a pumpkin from the patch, see the animals, do the corn maze, and play at the playground! It was a beautiful morning with my gals...even though Brooke was feeling pretty shy she still managed to have fun by the time we were leaving. :) Picking her 1st apple of the day!

She and Presley jumping at the playground...this thing is always a hit!

Looking at Bubba...the calf

The girls with their pumpkins...Presley had just been running with hers and fell. She was so mad!
Trying to get a picture of the 3 of us! It never works!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FSU/Clemson Game

We were so glad we got to see FSU play this season, even though it was a tough loss. The game was at Clemson this year so we headed down with good friends of ours (who also went there) to spend the day tailgating and going to the game. I have to say that I absolutely love going to games at Clemson. It is such a fun school and reminds me lots of being at FSU. Hopefully the Noles will get our hurt players back and have a better rest of the season! Hanging at the tailgate!

Fallon and I before we headed to the game!

Zane, Christine, Patrick, Fallon, me, and Scott after Clemson!!

Before we headed out... Even tough we lost, we still had a GREAT time!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Week with Daddy

Scott was off of work all of last week and we had such a great time! We kept saying to each other that we could get used to that...if we won the lottery!! We got to spend lots of family time together and while Brooke was at school we got lots of home projects done. It's such a challenge these days to find time to get projects done so we tried to take advantage of anytime that we had. We definitely had the girls helping out too when they could. They loved it!! Daddy's back to work and we miss him!! On Tuesday we rode our bikes from the Zoo to the Children's Garden so the kids could walk all around.

Daddy repainted the deck and had the girls out there scrubbing it! They were out there for about 2 hours!
On Thursday we headed to Sky Top Orchard in North Carolina for some awesome apple picking. It was great to go up there during the week since it was less crowded and there were still lots of apples to pick. Our gals! Brooke picking her 1st one this season!

View from the orchard
Daddy and his girls! Go Brooke!

The gals! (I'm hanging on to Presley so I could get 1 picture of the 3 of us together!!)
Having fun with Daddy!
Presley's 1st time ever picking an apple! She loved putting them in the basket!

Daddy cut down some bushes and the girls were having so much fun watching him!