Sunday, February 23, 2014

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!

On Wednesday Feb 12th…. it started to snow!

And our family could not have been more excited!_MG_9259

Maddox and Ryder was so excited….when it started they went running around in the back yard!….In a Superman costume of course!


Watching it from the window!


I made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast!


Mid day…we had enough to go sledding!!


The boys LOVED sledding!


I wish I could just bottle up Maddox’s excitement playing in the snow!  He giggled the whole time!!


Snow Angel!!!


My first snow angel….I honestly don’t ever remember doing one before!


Our traditional snow picture….I’m pretty sure this will be the last year Chris can throw him up in the air!

After we came in…it started sleeting and the 8-10 inches of snow they were calling for was starting to seem slim.  We were SO disappointed…we only had about 3 inches and the sleet was beating that down to nothing.

But on Thursday morning…I woke up to the most beautiful sight! Huge snowflakes pouring down outside my window.  I excitedly woke Chris up!  We are like kids when it comes to snow!  It snowed heavy for the next few hours and we ended up with our 10+ inches!!  My boys had never seen snow like this. 


I made liver mush casserole and blueberry cream cheese stuffed french toast.  Mom and Dad came over and ate with us.  It was the perfect morning!!!




The view from my bedroom window!


Yummy Potato Soup for supper!


We set the bowl out to try and get some snow for snow cream!



Ryder is almost waste deep in snow!  He didn’t love walking in it!

That night we did some Super Fun sledding….my cousins have the longest driveway and it is a great hill.  The conditions have to be just right to sled on it and for the first time in 10 years….it was.  The boys LOVED it….it feels like a roller coaster ride…with a lot less control!  We had to bail out a few times to keep from going in the creek at the bottom!  Fun times!

Now that we have had our big snow…I have SPRING FEVER!!!! Hurry up Spring!!

Thank you God for this beautiful snow and the extra time it gave me to spend with my family!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day 2014

Thanks to all the snow….I got to spend most of the day with two of my Valentines!! 

Maddox was so excited about Valentines Day this year!  He knew that he was getting a surprise and that we were going to make a Valentine cookie.  When he woke up he said “Today is a Special Day” and then he told me he had something for me….and proceeded to give me a big ole kiss!!!  He sure has been a little sweetheart lately!


The boys opened their goody bags and then I made per Maddox’s request….chocolate chip pancakes!



Ryder was so cute….he said, “oh my goodness, Spider Man underwear” .  I love that he gets excited over little things like underwear.


I told the boys that they should make it their goal for the day to be super sweet to each other.  It wasn’t long after that I caught this sweet pic of them playing with their football guys.  They were getting along and playing so sweet!


I went into work after lunch for a few hours but before I left the boys made their big Valentine cookie!


and showed off their heart mask….that they loved b/c they turned into superhero's when they put them on!


Don’t laugh at the tie and how it’s tied….Daddy wasn’t home and Mama couldn’t figure out how to tie it! lol!


My First Valentine!!  I Love him so much!!  We exchanged cards before he went into work.  We were laughing b/c we both got each other a massage.  Great minds think alike!  Ignore the mountain of laundry behind him….that’s what happens when you play out in the snow for two days! 


Ryder consumed way too much chocolate….every time I turned around he was begging for another piece.


Kisses for Mommy when I got home from work! Two sweet Valentines!!! I’m so blessed to call them mine!!

I picked up House of Pizza for our Valentine dinner and we had a relaxing evening at home!!  Doesn’t get better than that!!


Hope everyone had a Super Sweet Valentines Day!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Play Date at Discovery Place Kids!

Today we had a play date with Bonnie, Liam and Kali at Discovery Place Kids.  We stopped by a real fire dept on the way to visit Bonnies brother in law and so the kids could explore all the fire trucks and boat!_MG_9049

A quick lunch at Bojangles and then the next 3 hours the kids played and explored their little hearts out!

Bonnie at the fake café!


Chef/fireman Maddox


Milking a cow!


They loved the submarine!  I think Maddox felt like he was on Octanauts


Theater Play!


Hollaring at the cute girl in the mustang!!


Maddox dressing up like a doggy.


Racing Balls


Water Play


This section was another favorite.  They loved working on the car!


Kali looks like a pro!


Business man Ryder


At the airport!


Cute friends!


I think this is a glimpse into the future.  I will try not to blink!


Bonnie is such a sweet friend.  I always enjoy catching up with her!


Ryder’s favorite area was the water tables….I had to drag him away!IMG_9242

My cuties!!


They wore themselves out!!  We treated them to milk shakes at Mickey D’s!!

Fun times!! I love a good play date!!!