Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fun at school

As I've said before, Carter's school sends me pictures of her at least once a week. It is a nice treat to have her sweet face in my email inbox!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ridge Reaches Out!

One of my co-workers came up with the idea to help support some of our needy families. We rallied together as a staff, donated lots of food, packed up over 400 lunches, and then headed out to the neighborhood to hand them out. The rain, cold, and wind didn't stop us! I knew I wanted my kids to be a part of this because they need to understand that not everyone has what we have. Sean was a super helper! He helped stuff a lot of lunches! He even stayed out in the rain and cold to help us pass them out. Carter did her part also though she didn't really understand what we were doing. It was a great family day for us and a great day for the staff at my school. We've had some sad news lately and doing something great for our kids and families was just the thing we needed!

Friday, October 31, 2014


This year for Halloween we had Princess Carter (sometimes she referred to herself as "cindabella") and Mike Wasowski the one eyed monster from the Monsters Inc. movies. (oh and we cannot forget Daddy as "less attractive Rob Lowe" or aka creepy Dan ha ha) We had a neighborhood get together with pizza and s'mores before we all headed out to trick or treat. It got dark fast and it was hard keeping up with them! Sean was running from door to door with all his friends and Carter lagged behind a bit. We left some candy at our door so that we could both join the kids. After a while though Carter got tired so the girls headed home. She loved handing out candy to other kids. The boys finally made it back and the kids dumped all their candy out to see what they had gotten. It was a great Halloween for all.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin carving

We got lots of compliments on our super cool pumpkins! Good job Daddy!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Harvest Festival at Church

The kids had a good morning hanging out after church at the Harvest Festival. Lunch, games, prizes, and TRUNK or treating. What fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Carter got layers!

No, I didn't schedule any appointment for her at the hair salon, she took it upon herself to give cut her own hair! Eeek! She got a couple pieces around her face and cut them! I am thankful that it doesn't actually look that bad because it just looks like layers. But still!! That girl! We learned that she cannot be trusted with scissors in the playroom. We also learned that she cannot be trusted with markers either. . . .

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cubscout trip to the fire station

Sean had just been the exact firestation a month or so ago since a friend of Dan's works there, but he enjoyed his second trip with his cubscout troop!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pictures by Auntie!

As usual, we loved our pictures that Auntie Jenn took. Here are a few of my favorites!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fun at Nama and Poppy's house

As usual we had fun visiting Nama and Poppy's house. Dan, Sean and Poppy went to the Wake Forest vs. Syracuse football game on Saturday and the girls went shopping. We had a nice dinner out to celebrate Nama's bday (early) and hit up the playground on Sunday.  Nama even dug out my old barbies for Carter to play with. Talk about a blast from the past!! The kids were sad to leave Nama's house, like always!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Auntie and Kevin came to town!

We were so excited to have Auntie and Kevin come visit. Kevin had never been here before and even though he is recovering from knee surgery we were able to get out of have a little fun! Jenn had lots of photo shoots to do, including ours, but on Saturday we had time to visit a local brewery. We sat outside at Center of the Universe in the nice weather and tasted a few of the beers. The kids colored and played cornhole while we hung out. It was a great day. On Sunday, we did our family photo shoot with Jenn and can't wait to see more of the pictures!
Looking good for their pictures!