Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Favorite Past Time

We were going strong on family movie night here for awhile and then all of a sudden I realized two out of my three kids were quite fun to play games with. So for the last few weeks we have been enjoying family game night. Their favorite?! Mouse Trap that their daddy brought home as a surprise one night, even Tripp can play along!

This boy does not like to lose!

How cute is she without those front teeth?!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting Ready for the Maiden Voyage

I am so excited that in a few short weeks the kids and I, along with our very good family friends (actually they are more like family) are going on a short trip just a little ways down the road. So I have been making sure the lil' Lemondrop is ready to go. The most exciting purchase so far is the bedding. The kids will be sleeping in individual fleece sleep sacs on top of a mattress pad and sheet. This being the first time to use her I am not sure that I have everything I need. To me this is much different than tent camping. So anything you can think of as a must have while camping please leave me a comment and let me know! For now here are a few pics of the bedding.

Doesn't it look inviting??

**post edit: my apologies if you read this earlier, as it was late and my mind was a bit preoccupied I didn't proofread before I hit the publish button..........

Monday, February 22, 2010

Family Time

It was nice to have a little family time that made us think of summer to get us through until the real thing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day Fondue Party

Yesterday my hubby and I hosted a Valentines Day Fondue Party. It was couples only, no kids. Okay well mine were upstairs having a little movie and popcorn party but I couldn't kick them out of their own home. So this was my first attempt at something like this and it was an awesome success if I do say so myself! So much fun in fact that I didn't remember to pull out my camera until the dessert came out. We ended the night with some Rock bAnd which is always a blast!

setting up rOck BaNd...very serious stuff here people....

Great conversation was had

And plenty of being silly

Can't wait to do it again!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SweetHearts Day

We are getting ready for Valentines Day here. The kids are filling out their cards for our co-op on Friday. I remember this fondly from being a kid. It was always so much fun to decorate your brown bag in school in preparation for the cards. Then walking around the desks in the classroom dropping them in to the bags, I loved it! I would look at the cards over and over. You know what I miss?! The little envelopes that they use to have to put them in. They don't make them like that anymore. I have even worked it into a school lesson with copy work for Keegan. He is having to practice writing everyones name and writing small enough to make it fit. We have 17 kids in our little group and he is only a quarter of the way through. Good thing we have a few more days.

What else on the agenda?! I am trying to put together a Valentines Day Couples Fondue for Sunday night. Three courses with a salad between the cheese and broth. You know how in your mind it looks like something out of Martha S. but in reality it won't even be close, one can dream right?!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What We've Been Up To

We get very little snow here on the SouthEast Coast. I mean we usually get a dusting here or there that will shut down the surrounding cities cause people panic. Real snow fall though seems to be elusive. Well not this year. For the first time in like 20 years we had a measurable amount of snow fall. The kids were over the moon. I however was not prepared cause you see they always cry wolf and we get nothing. So we stayed in last weekend and just enjoyed a day of snow. The kids were a motley crew because most of our snow stuff is in PA where we actually get snow.

Never the less they had a great time playing and getting soaked in the white stuff. Halfway through the day my husband asks "Where is their snow stuff?" My response was "What snow stuff? We live in the south, we usually don't get snow"

So now this summer I will be hitting the thrift stores hot and heavy finding winter wear for the just in case days we get in the winter. And if nothing else they can wear it out on colder days and stay warm.
Please note the pink snow pants on Keegan and the pink mittens on Tripp. I tried my best, that was all I could come up with. I told Keegan real men wear pink, don't worry about it.
Part of our backyard, with snow actually falling.....never happens I swear!!
This was Pipers first time in snow, she ran out on the deck and started barking at it and trying to catch it as it was falling. Crazy dog.....