Sunday, October 30, 2016

Boyscout Camping Weekend

Dan and I had another great weekend camping with Sean's boyscout Den. It was a little chilly at night but during the day it warmed up a lot.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Harvest Festival at Church

 The kids had fun dressing up in costume, playing outside games, and going trunk or treating with their friends at church.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Carter Mountain Fall 2016

 It is an annual tradition to visit Carter Mountain each fall with the Rettig/Peterson/Ertel Families. This year the weather made for an interesting trip, up to that day the weather had been super warm but a cold front came through and the wind was strong. The wind made it feel frigid up on the top of the mountain. When we were picking apples we were find, on the hills, but on the top of the mountain where the donuts are shops are it was freezing! So, we ate our donuts rather fast and went home. We all had plenty of apples to enjoy. Carter ate about 4 or 5 apples just while we were picking them.

Time for Fall!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Water park fun with Friends

The Eades kids stayed with us for a few days while their parents were out of town and the kids had a blast. It was like a super long overnight playdate! Even Savannah enjoyed playing with the big kids. Summer was over, but summer weather wasn't so we went to the water spout park to play for the afternoon. The kids had a lot fun together and the house seemed so quiet after they left!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Carter's Pool party

Carter decided to have a pool party this year and since September seems to be an extension of summer it worked out well! It was a super hot day and the girls (and a few boys) loved playing in the pool, the playground, eating cupcakes and being silly!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Carter is 5!

Carter woke up and decided she wanted to open a few presents on her birthday.Then we were able to celebrate after dinner with some special cupcakes from our favorite local bakery. She has been looking forward to her birthday since May (after Sean's birthday) and this one did not disappoint. Now a big weekend with family coming into town and Pool party!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First day of School 2016

After a late evening arrival from Va beach, we were able to rally and all make it to school on time for the first day. Carter started her first day of private kindergarten (or as we call it, junior kindergarten) and Sean started in third grade.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Last weekend of Summer

The kids went camping with Nama and Poppy all week while Dan and I ventured back to school for teacher work week. Our plan was to join them Friday at the Campground in Virginia Beach. Well...the weather had other plans. We weren't able to camp as their was a hurricane heading up the coast. We arrived on Sunday morning after everything had dried out and ended up just staying in a hotel on the boardwalk. We were able to have fun at the Aquarium on Sunday with the kids and actually salvaged one last beach day. There was no swimming allowed and it was a bit windy but we did enjoy the day before we had to head home which meant summer was officially over.

After the aquarium we hit up the campground pool for some water fun. Dan even went down the big slide with the kids.

Then we enjoyed a nice campfire and dinner. Not pictured is the hour or so Dan spent playing knockerball at the campground. What fun! (knockerball is putting these large bubble like things around you and bumping in to people to try to knock them down all while not causing any harm due to the cushion of the bubble)
We love the beach and a little wind wasn't going to keep us away!

Our last day of summer. . . . Time to head back to reality!

Bye Beach! We hope to see you again real soon!