Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Weekend Rewind

I had a nice, long weekend, but it was jam-packed with so many fun things!

First, Friday Avery wore her birthday shirt and headband to school since her birthday was over the weekend! They programmed their scrolling message to say, "Avery is 5" and took her picture standing by it. They also said happy birthday to her over the intercom that morning and she also got to write the daily message for that day! She was so excited!

For those who can't read 5-year old writing (including me), it says, "Daily Message by Avery S. - I Played in the Bakery." The picture is of her playing in their classroom "dramatic area" which right now is a bakery. She was playing with her friends Aubrei and Jimmy.
That same night Jackson's school had their annual night at Grant's Farm. It's always such a fun night, and one we look forward to every year! 

Saturday morning, each of the kids had a soccer game and a baseball game. Avery's soccer game was at 8 a.m. and Jackson's baseball game was at 8:15, so I took Avery and Jake took Jackson. Then Avery had a baseball game at 9:45 and Jackson had a soccer game at noon. It rained most of the morning too and it was pretty chilly, but the games were all still on, so we pressed on and got through it. They both did great at all of their games! Jackson made 2 outs in baseball and Avery got her first hit without the tee! In fact, both times she was up to bat, she didn't need the tee! So proud of them both!

Then Saturday afternoon was Avery's 5th Birthday Party at the park! It was such a cute and fun party! It was a rainbow theme, which made decorating so much fun. Thankfully the rain cleared out at around 12:30 and the sun even came out and warmed up the day. The party was at 3:00 and it ended up being around 75 degrees for the party! I'll do a post all about the party later this week, hopefully. But here's a few phone pictures from the party!
Then Sunday was Avery's actual birthday!! She came down the stairs that morning and let me know that it was her birthday and she was now five!! We went to church that morning and everyone sang happy birthday to her at breakfast. Then after church went to my nephew's 15th birthday party. He and Avery share a birthday! That evening the kids just played outside with the neighbors and Avery and I took a few snapchat photos that evening before bed. I thought this one was cute since it had the date to show it was her birthday!

I was off on Monday (yesterday) and Jackson had a field trip to the Zoo. It turned out to be a great day! The weather started out rainy on the way there but turned out to be sunny and in the 70's! Perfect for a day at the Zoo.

Then once Jackson got home from school, we headed to the dentist. He had an appointment to get his first ever filling. I was so nervous at how it would go, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did. He was a rockstar and said it didn't even hurt. When we got back, we ate dinner and I took both kids to the store to pick out a toy. Avery had a gift card for her birthday and I let Jackson pick out a toy for doing so well at the dentist!

It was a great weekend making so many memories with my sweet little family.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!!!

We have a jam-packed weekend coming up. Tonight we have Grant's Farm night with Jackson's school. Then we have 2 soccer games and 2 baseball games on Saturday morning, Avery's rainbow-themed birthday party Saturday afternoon and then church Sunday morning and my nephew's birthday party Sunday afternoon! I'm tired just thinking about it all, but it should all be fun!

I am currently reading "Where the Crawdads Sing" and I'm having a hard time putting it down. It's just so good. I'm almost finished with it and I can't wait to find out what happens, but at the same time, I don't want the story to end. Here's a little synopsis about the book. I highly recommend it!!

"For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens."

We recently bought a new refrigerator and I absolutely love it. The Samsung we bought 3 1/2 years ago when we first bought our house, continuously had problems with the ice maker. It leaked and froze up on a very regular basis. We had someone out 3 or 4 different times to fix it, but it just kept breaking. So we finally decided to buy a whole new refrigerator rather than putting any more money into the old one. I have to say, I will probably never buy another Samsung appliance again. Our new refrigerator is an LG, and so far I'm loving it. We bought the 3-year warranty plan that Best Buy offered just in case, but hopefully we don't have any problems with this new fridge. 

Avery, and her best friend from school, had the best time on their play-date at the park last week! It was a beautiful day so I decided to take them on a picnic at the park. They ate lunch, played on the playground and we walked around the pond and fed the ducks! It was such a fun afternoon.

This is my new favorite coffee flavor. If you like hazelnut, you will really like this coffee. It's so good.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Shooting Hoops

Since the weather has been nicer lately, this is where you can often find Jackson! He is loving having this basketball hoop that we got him for Christmas. He and many of the neighbor boys will often play a little game or shoot hoops on our street! They love it and I love that it gets Jackson outside as much as possible. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter 2019

We had a wonderful Easter Weekend! It started Saturday morning with the Crestwood Easter Egg Scramble! We met a few of our neighbors there and the kids got a bunch of eggs! It's our third year to go and it's always a fun time. 

Then on Easter morning, the kids woke up and found their Easter baskets that the Easter Bunny had left for them. Our Easter Bunny hides their baskets so it's always fun to try and find them. Jackson's was hiding in the hall bathtub and Avery's was in the kitchen pantry.

After looking through their baskets to see what all they got, we got ready and went to church. Then after the service, they had an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids in the front yard of the church. Our kids always get so many goodies at Easter. The weather couldn't have been better. It was around 80 degrees and sunny all day! It was perfect.

After church, we went back to our house for a fish fry. My dad had caught so many fish in the last year and so we decided since we'd all be together on Easter, it would be a great day to fry it up. My dad's fish is always SO good! My sister made a carrot cake at my request which was also really good. The kids were able to play outside all day. The boys played a lot of basketball and rode bikes while the girls spent a lot of time in Avery's Frozen sleigh. It really was a great day!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.