Monday, July 29, 2013

Sweet Summertime!!!

Playing catch up!

So besides Carowinds….we have been

going to birthday parties…

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The first one was for Taylor at the Splash Pad.  Taylor is TWO!!  So hard to believe our boys are 2!! 

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I love that Annabelle in Andrea’s belly stars in this photo too!!

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I couldn’t put this little cutie pie down!  Mr. Harrison….so sweet!!!

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Cupcakes and popsicles….it doesn’t get much better than that!


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Party number TWO

Beckham turns EIGHT!!

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More cake and more water!!

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little man watching the big boys intently

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I am so proud of Maddox and how far he has progressed in the pool.  On July 4th he was so nervous and had to hold on to us. Two weeks later…my sister tagged me in an IG video and in the video Maddox ran and jumped in the water…WITH NO FLOATIES…and swam to the steps!!! What??  I was blown away and so proud of him.  He is not ready to swim w/out his floaties permanently but he definitely proved he could do it!!

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Taking advantage of the action figures laying beside the pool.  We haven’t started buying the boys action figures yet.

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Lane and Ryder… cousins!!!

Outside of Carowinds and birthday parties….we have been spending lots of time outside.

Playing with bubbles!!

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And of course playing inside with

….monster trucks!

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Maddox takes his Monster Truck collection very seriously!!

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My little ham!!

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Monster Trucks loaded up and ready to go!!

That’s it for now….yall come back now!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

July = Lots of Carowinds Trips!!

Four so far to be exact.

We are getting great use out of our Season Passes!

These following pics are from the last 3 trips.  I only took Maddox.  Wow…it is super easy only taking one child!  Ryder def made our previous trips a lot more challenging!  I have really enjoyed my one on one time with Maddox.  I think it has been great for the both of us. 

Last Monday we were on our way to Carowinds and I said “Maddox, what are you looking forward to most about today?”  I figured I would get an answer like…riding rides…seeing Blake and Beckham…going to the wave pool….one of the above.  But NO, much to my surprise ….my sweet little 4 year old son gave the BEST answer and the one ALL of us Mommys dream to hear….and his answer was….”Spending the Day with Mommy”!!!  You better believe I just melted….and he could have had anything he wanted! haha!

We have our routine down perfect when we go.  Maddox always has to have his pic made here before we go into the park.  I love it!!

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Riding the sky tower…looking for Amber, Blake and Rachel.

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The helicopters

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Rachel is one of the cutest and sweetest 9 year olds I know!!

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We even ventured to the water park.  Maddox LOVES the wave pool!  I think we will have to plan a trip to just do the water park soon!

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The following Monday we met Amber, Blake, Krista and Beckham

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Pirate ships

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Cute Boys!!!

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I pray that Maddox will grow up and always have sweet friends like he does now! 

Yesterday we had a Carowinds date with Bonnie and Kali.  Maddox and Kali have always got along so great and yesterday was no exception.  (although I had to keep reminding Maddox to be more gentle with Kali….she’s a girl) .  After a couple hours the bottom fell out and it poured rain on us but we still had a blast.

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Riding the balloons.

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Getting ready to fly high on the gliders.

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Scooby Doo Roller Coaster!  (that was the name of it when I was little so I still call it that)

Kali just laughed and laughed…it was her first time…she wasn’t tall enough last year.

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Kali loved all the rides!! 

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We took cover under this umbrella and ate lunch while a few of the heavy showers moved thru.

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I was thankful that Maddox let me wear his hat when it started raining and even more thankful it somewhat fit me! 

I love making all these sweet memories!!

Sweet Summertime!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Five on Friday

  Once again, I’m way behind on blogging so linking up with Darci forFive on Friday helps me log a quick summary of what we’ve been up to this summer!!
July 7th, we took the boys to a John Deere Museum.  They had lots of old restored vintage John Deere’s and lots of John Deere collectibles.  The boys loved it!!  Santa brought them a DVD for Christmas called All About John Deere and I think its safe to say…we watch it 20 5 times a day!!
We are wearing out our Carowinds passes!!!  Best Christmas presents ever!!!
Our Summer YMCA membership has also been great!! I’m sad to say I have not been taking advantage of the fitness benefits…but the Splash Pad is definitely getting our moneys worth!!
My first pedicure in FOREVER!!! I felt bad for the lady working on my feet…she had her work cut out for her!!  I enjoyed it so much.  I’m going to have to have them done more often!!
Last but not least!  One of the sweetest moments.  On Sunday me and the boys had an ice cream party in their football tent.  I barely fit in it but they insisted that I sit inside it with them while we all ate our ice cream!!  Love those boys!!!
Once again…I have about 5 more I could share but I will just have to do better and blog more often!!
Hope everyone has had a super blessed week!  Thanks for stopping by!!