Summer Camps/Weekly activities

This summer both kids participated in the summer reading program at the library. They attended the weekly programs at the library (lego club, cookie decorating challenge, Chad Crews the magician, porkchop productions Rapunzel, columbia marionette, and the Hawaiian storytellers), and logged their reading hours so they could receive their medals, free books, and fun prizes! We are so thankful for our library!IMG_5367IMG_5366IMG_5183IMG_5172IMG_5170IMG_5169IMG_5166IMG_5090IMG_5055IMG_4227IMG_4224IMG_4129IMG_4124

They also both attended VBS. I have such fun memories of VBS as a child and I know they will too! Singing, crafting, snacking, playing games, service projects, and more…all while learning about Jesus!IMG_4263IMG_4257IMG_4250IMG_4219IMG_4220IMG_4215IMG_4214IMG_4205

Charlie did a football camp at White Knoll, a basketball camp at USC, and a soccer camp at River Bluff. This boy loves sports and had so much fun! And of course he’s also had some fun playing golf with Daddy!IMG_5414IMG_4110IMG_3988IMG_3998IMG_4027IMG_4088IMG_4090IMG_4118IMG_4120IMG_4162IMG_4164IMG_4599IMG_4630IMG_4638IMG_4639IMG_4683IMG_4684IMG_4601IMG_3544

Anna Claire spent a lot of her time this summer in the gym working on her gymnastics skills. (and doing handstands all over the place from the beach to the mountains, zoo, pool, HiWire, and a lemonade stand!)In her time outside of the gym she also did art camp (one day with Gracie!) and lots of baking. πŸ™‚

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Published in: on August 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Memorial day weekend

Better late than never, right? Gotta get this blog updated before the end of the summer. πŸ˜‰ In May the kids had a long weekend off of school. Friday we went with some of their favorite friends from school to HiWire, Menchies, then swimming at Marley’s house.Β IMG_3377 2IMG_3380IMG_3383IMG_3384IMG_3386 2IMG_3387 2IMG_3388IMG_3391 2That night we went to see the fireflies at Congaree National Park.IMG_1004 2Saturday morning was a relaxing time at home. Then the kids played at the Broadwell’s for a little while, and that afternoon we picked up Parker and Grayson for some fun at Pelican SnoBalls.IMG_3399IMG_3400IMG_3411IMG_3412IMG_3414Sunday we had a great morning at church, lunch at Outback, then the kids and I went skating. πŸ™‚Β IMG_3420IMG_3425 2Monday I took the kids and two neighborhood friends bowling and the get yogurt at TCBY before they closed.Β IMG_3456 2IMG_3460IMG_3461IMG_3463IMG_3468 2IMG_3470IMG_3471 2IMG_3473That night we had dinner with our small group. This is the only picture I got that night, but it was super fun!IMG_3493One more post tomorrow and I think I’ll be ready to post our summer fun! πŸ™‚

Published in: on July 31, 2018 at 3:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Beach Trip ~ 2018

We had a wonderful time at the beach last month! Saturday…travel, check in to condo, beach, Oscars, putt putt, and Native Joes(our new favorite ice cream place that we may or may not have visited every night! Ha!)IMG_1098**a wave knocked my sunglasses off and Devin miraculously found them!IMG_1099 3IMG_1103 3IMG_1107IMG_1110IMG_1113 3**He was so excited to find his first shark’s tooth!IMG_3762IMG_3764 2IMG_3695IMG_3696IMG_3697 2IMG_3698IMG_1118 2IMG_1120 2IMG_3703**this girl got a hole in one on the first hole! Then while we were waiting on the person in front of us she tried hole one again and got another hole in one!!IMG_3710 2IMG_1122 2IMG_1126 2IMG_1128 2IMG_1129Day 2 – pool, beach, afternoon rest, family pictures, Pirate dinner show, evening fun on the beach!IMG_3740IMG_3742IMG_3745IMG_3746IMG_3752IMG_3759IMG_3761IMG_1135IMG_1145 2IMG_1150 2IMG_1151IMG_1156 2IMG_3765IMG_3779IMG_3783IMG_3784Monday…early morning beach stroll, fun on the beach, inside for lunch, back out for the pool, then golf and Broadway at the Beach!IMG_3791IMG_3794IMG_3795IMG_3798 2IMG_3808IMG_3814IMG_3818IMG_3820IMG_3822IMG_3830 2IMG_3833IMG_3838**this was such a beautiful course!IMG_3856 2**I love my family!IMG_1170IMG_3867Tuesday…another early stroll taking fun pictures, beach fun, golf lessons, and fun at Barefoot Landing! (and of course we ended our day with ice cream from Native Joes!)IMG_3873IMG_3877IMG_3881 2IMG_3886IMG_3889IMG_3892IMG_3896IMG_3898IMG_3899 2IMG_3901 3IMG_3920IMG_3922IMG_3929IMG_3940IMG_3941IMG_3943IMG_3945IMG_3950Wednesday…one last morning of fun at the beach and pool, visiting the boardwalk, shopping a little, then we hit the road home. It was such a great time away with our little family! Love them all so much!IMG_3959IMG_3970IMG_3971IMG_3958IMG_3974IMG_1214IMG_1209IMG_1224IMG_3975 2IMG_3976 2

Published in: on July 23, 2018 at 4:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Finishing Third Grade

Here are my sweet kiddos on their last day of third grade! Can’t believe how quickly this year flew by!IMG_3592IMG_3593 2They had some fun after school eating pizza and swimming with Bryson and Marley! We sure do love these friends…they’ve been in school together since kindergarten and B lives in our neighborhood!IMG_3602 2IMG_3603 2IMG_3604 3That evening we had fun at Caroline’s annual end of the year celebration! So much fun!IMG_3606 3IMG_3607 2IMG_3608 2IMG_3609 2And as I’m wrapping up the end of the year stuff, here are some pictures I haven’t posted yet. Their teachers were so creative. Here are a few of the things they did:IMG_2573IMG_2556 2IMG_2726IMG_2717 2IMG_2696 2IMG_3051 2They enjoyed reading some good books we got from the spring book fair and enjoying pizza at literacy night at school. πŸ™‚Β IMG_2505 2IMG_2507 2IMG_2509IMG_2531Studying spelling words at the park. πŸ™‚Β IMG_2553IMG_2554Our usual lunch spot together at school.IMG_2597 2Decorating cakes for mother’s day.IMG_2838IMG_2839IMG_2852 2Mother’s day breakfast at school.IMG_2869I have so many pictures I could post from all the fun things we did as the PTA for our teachers for teacher appreciation week…donuts, cookies, muffins, notepads and pens, luncheon, etc., but here’s a collage of some of the wonderful teachers at our school! I enjoy so much being able to serve them through the PTA.IMG_3270 2Multiplication ice cream party! For each level, 1-12, they passed, they got to add something. So they needed a bowl, spoon, napkin, up to 4 scoops of ice cream, choc. syrup, caramel, whip cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.IMG_3317IMG_3318IMG_3319IMG_3321IMG_3325Field day!! So much fun!!IMG_3337IMG_3338 2IMG_3340 2IMG_3344 2IMG_3346IMG_3347 2IMG_3348 2IMG_3351IMG_3352 2IMG_3360IMG_3364 2IMG_3370IMG_3488 2Working on their math breakout box!!IMG_3487IMG_3486IMG_3485

I’m so thankful for such a wonderful school and a great 3rd grade year for AC and C! Granny and Papa kept up the tradition Ma and Pa started with getting the kids a charm and tool for doing well in school. AC got a chef’s hat and Charlie got pliers! So exciting!!IMG_1275Now we are enjoying our summer!!

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 2:56 am  Leave a Comment  

There’s no place like home!

Devin and I had a chance to get away together and go to San Antonio, TX. On Friday my parents came to eat dinner with us then the kids left with them to go to their house for 5 nights. The kids were so excited! Devin and I (ok…well I) packed our bags so we would be ready to go. We left early the next morning to catch an early flight (thanks Cortney and Jennifer for the ride to the airport!) We had a great flight and watched the Royal wedding while flying!IMG_3106 2IMG_3108 2IMG_3110 2 We landed in SA around 11. Dropped our stuff off at our super nice hotel on the river then went out to explore. We toured the Alamo, got chips, salsa, guacamole, and queso at a little place on the river for an afternoon snack, walked all through their mall(y’all! It is so big and there are tons of stores. We got chair massages 2 days in a row! Ha!), headed back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at a REALLY good BBQ place on the river. We got seats on the water and got to watch the early Memorial Day patriotic boat parade! IMG_3112IMG_3121IMG_3119IMG_3277 2IMG_3278IMG_3137IMG_3126IMG_3133 2This same day the kids went to NC with my parents and Pa to tour Billy Graham’s homestead and library. They enjoyed a late lunch before heading back home. They cooked a yummy dinner of chicken alfredo and AC baked a lemon cake. IMG_3327IMG_3261IMG_3260IMG_3259IMG_3258IMG_3257IMG_3256IMG_3255IMG_3140IMG_3254IMG_3215Sunday we hopped on the bus and headed to the SA zoo. It was neat to see different animals than we have here.IMG_3142IMG_0863IMG_0927 2IMG_3148 2IMG_0956IMG_0950IMG_0871 2IMG_0874After the zoo we got a late lunch. That evening we met a friend for dinner at a yummy Italian place then we went for a walk and stopped at Starbucks for D to do some work.IMG_0978IMG_0979IMG_3216 2The kids also had fun on Sunday. They went to church with Granny and Papa, ate lunch at Moes, went to the SC state museum, then spent the rest of the day at their house. πŸ™‚Β IMG_3213 2IMG_3252IMG_3253Monday morning Devin had to work so I got back on the bus and went to the botanical gardens, did some shopping, relaxed and read, and when Devin got done we headed out for hors d’oeuvres with some colleagues. After that we walked along the river and ate at a yummy Mexican restaurant with a one of Devin’s colleagues.Β Β The ducks really wanted our food! After that we got some ice cream. Yum!IMG_3229IMG_3238 2IMG_3247IMG_0990That Monday the kids got off to school, AC had gymnastics after school, Granny and Charlie went to the bookstore to get the next book in a series since he finished the first one. I’m so jealous of all the yummy food granny and papa cooked them!IMG_3251IMG_3250Tuesday morning D headed back to work and I took a walk along the river again and then headed to the San Antonio Missions(there are 4 of them). I toured the San Jose mission. It was so neat! That evening we headed to the airport for our flight. It was a later flight and we landed in Atlanta around 9:45pm. We were supposed to have a short layover and land in Columbia at 12:38am. Let’s just say it was after 2am when we landed so we were super tired. The kids had another great day at school and at Charlie’s football game.IMG_3273IMG_3284IMG_3285IMG_3287IMG_3288 2IMG_3296IMG_3295IMG_3303IMG_3304IMG_3315While we had a wonderful time away and the kids loved their time with Granny and Papa, there’s no place like home!

Published in: on May 24, 2018 at 3:20 am  Leave a Comment