Saturday, August 20, 2016

My birthday and Hunter time

My 30th birthday has arrived whether I am ready or not. Matt and I both got off a little early and we all went to Birmingham to goof around and eat at Mt. Fuji hibachi restaurant. The boys reaction to the cooking is priceless. They laughed and were amazed the whole time.

Somehow I came home with Mario instead of Hunter :-)
Then the next night we went to eat Mexican with my parents and brother. So thankful for my family!
Gage had just woken up and was not ready for pictures. On second thought, he is never ready for pictures. However, this is the best we could get!

I got sent home sick the other day and Hunter has been wanting to go to the Quarry and look at the marble. On our way home from picking him up from school, he and I stopped by for a little bit to let him explore. It was super hot so we didn't get to stay long. However, any little time with him is always fun.

My mini-me!

Friday, August 12, 2016

1st day of K3 and 2nd grade

Gage started his first day of K3 at Marble City. This is his first time going to a "school" and is a big adjustment since he has never been to any type of day care or anything. He was not excited at all. Weeks before he got a new superhero bookbag, lunchbox and even new shoes. He was excited until it came close to the first day. He was not happy and really didn't want to go to his class. This picture was the best I could get and he actually telling me "no" :-(

He did pick out his own clothes though. Isn't he cute!?!?

2nd day- atleast he is smiling!
First day of 2nd grade for this fella. I can't believe he is in 2nd grade already. He was ready for school and honestly ready to get back into doing work and seeing his friends. He does great in school and I am excited for him to finally get to where he is "challenged" and learning more things. He makes me proud!

Aren't they cute dressed alike?! This was Gage's 3rd day of his school. He was a little more excited knowing Hunter would be in class all day and that he wasn't "missing out" on anything while he was at his school.

Now his personality comes out!!
After a crazy week of school we decided a ride in the go-kart at Papaw's was a must. Matt made them a path through the grass and the boys rode for hours.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Adventures

We tried our first round of Geocaching around town today. We went to a few spots but weren't too impressed; however, we ended at Lake Howard and had fun. We hiked through the woods and down some trails until we found the "treasure". The boys had a blast. Next time we will remember to bring a drink on the trail.. boy was it hot!

The boys had fun with Vacation Bible School at church this year. Gage still needed us with him most of the time but Hunter ventured off on his own and had a blast. They both have fun singing the songs, dancing and playing. They are still singing the songs months later.

One night the big kids had a water slide to enjoy. The little kids had a bounce house and a train. They all got to enjoy a snobiz. It was a wild adventurous night. I think we all slept very good that night.

For the 4th of July we went to Matt's brother, Shane's, lake house in Tennessee for a day or two. We had fun with the family on the water and cooking out. The boys got to ride sea doo's, went tubing, riding the boat and more.

Back in March I got to meet my Dad's half-sister, Heather, for the first time. My dad had the pleasure of finding out about her a year ago and they have talked on the phone but never met in person. It was very nice meeting her and her step-sister, Christine. They came to Hunter's baseball game and then we cooked out at my dad's house. After that we caught up on time in between, looked at pictures and had some unanswered questions finally answered. It was a great time and hopefully will get to see them more often.

The boys and I had the pleasure of taking some pictures at the library for my work. The picture will hang up in the meeting hallway for a year or so. The boys did great taking pictures (we went to many locations within the library) and then got to enjoy exploring through the books in the kids section.
No summer is complete without going to Aunt Tanya and Uncle Craig's pool :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hunter's 7th B'day and the lake

We bought a camper at the beginning of the year and got to take our first camping trip to Wind Creek. We were there the same time as our friends did which was a blast! We ended up snagging the perfect site which had a huge yard and was waterfront. Perfect for the boys, kayaking and cooking out. Couldn’t have been a more perfect trip to be honest. The only thing that would have made it off the charts is if the water could have been warmer and the wind would have quit blowing. It was just the relaxing trip that we needed.
We took the camper down Sunday and decided to go to the tower and let the boys climb to the top. Hunter didn't mind it at all but Gage was ready to come down. He was not a big fan of being up that high. We originally weren't going to stay that night but at the last minute decided to because we had to go to a funeral Monday in Kellyton and thought why not. We unfortunately had to work Tuesday but went back that night after Hunter's baseball game. Good long trip!

Look who lost his 3rd tooth!! 05/16/16

Hunter, Gage and Kane had fun in the water by kayaking, swimming and shooting water guns. Gage doesn’t realize he is smaller and younger. He gave the big boys a fit.. always picking on them!

While we were there a special boy turned 7. It ended up being a rainy day on his birthday but that didn’t stop us from having fun with some hot dogs, homemade fries, peanut butter pie, cotton candy and glow sticks. Perfect! I can’t believe he is 7, it truly has flown by and realizing he is going into the 2nd grade just tears me up. He is a wonderful boy who challenges me with his strong willed personality but he is a warm and tenderhearted soul. He loves to be given adult tasks and to be challenged with responsiblities. He is truly me made over and therefore we challenge each other daily. I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world.

And of course we celebrated his birthday with the grandparents when we got back in town!

Hunter got his very own bb gun for his birthday!

Gage was excited for him but couldn't wait to get his hands on it at the same time. Haha