May 14, 2017

Strawberries

There is nothing better than fresh strawberries from the patch!  We recently spent the morning picking local organic strawberries with the twinkies.


 Ellie was so careful and thoughtful about which ones she picked.
 Bobo just followed her around with the wagon.


 They got a fresh strawberry slushy as a reward.



 Wise Acres has so many fun activities along with the strawberry fields.
 One of the new favorites this year was the barrel train ride.
 They also loved this double platform swing.
 Ryan had work meetings all day so after we got home we decided to make a strawberry cake!
 My kids love to help out in the kitchen, but normally I am hovering over them making sure they are measuring correctly and not making a huge mess.  For this cake I decided to let them just do it all!  The funniest was Ellie and the icing....more butter mommy....no more strawberries now.  The end result was not the best consistancy, but she was just so darn proud!

 They told me they wanted to put a bunch of strawberries on the top like a pattern.
 Then they decided this would make the best birthday cake for "their babies".

 So the end the day we had a little party for their twins Charlie and Lilly.

May 9, 2017

Easter and Spring Happenings


 Things have been a little crazy in our house lately!  This time of year is always a little busier than usual, but this year is just nuts!  I am going back in time a bit in order to not forget any of these sweet moments!  Our neighborhood had their annual egg hunt to kick off our Easter Festivities.
 Bobo and Ellie make a great team!  They hunt together and it cracks me up because they try so hard to coordinate boy and girl colored eggs and find the same amount.



 They even share their candy:)
Our old neighbors had their annual Easter Egg Hunt a few days later!

 The kids had so much fun seeing all their friends, eating lunch and hunting eggs!
 Ellie adores these sweet sisters!
 They still share treats which melts my heart.
On Easter morning the twins woke up to their baskets overflowing with treats!


We attended our church service followed by placing flowers on the cross outside.

 Ryans parents hosted Easter lunch and had the kids make the cupcakes for dessert.


 Pop hid eggs the kids had a ball running around finding them.
 This little one loves to cook.  She has been helping me alot in the kitchen.  She eats so good and I think part of that is she is so into the process.  This particular night she made salad.
 Our favorite smoothie bowl food truck has parked itself at the mall and I am embarrassed to tell you how often the kids and I eat there now.

 Long naps and lots of sleepovers lately too.
 We still do family Fridays and two weeks ago we had one of the best Fridays yet.  We took the kids to Carrowinds!


 These real like dinosaurs had Bobo a little nervous haha!
 The twins thought they were so cool because there were a few rides they could get on without us.
 The carrousel is still one of our favs!
Ellie takes after me on a roller coaster.  Hands up the whole time!  


Still have a lot to catch up on including the fact that we just got back from an amazing vacation, but more on that next!