Sunday, June 2, 2013


A harmonica kept the kids entertained last weekend when we went camping for a night at Rocky Knob campground in VA. Even though it was memorial day weekend we had to pull out our warm clothes, a cool snap had blown in!  We had a fun time, made some new memories! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

still blog look...

Been literally a month of Sundays since I've last posted anything on this blog.  I didn't even know my background wasn't working! Alas, I've fixed it and added some new and updated side pictures!  We are enjoying the spring weather here lately, enjoyed a trip to the mountains last weekend, and are looking forward to the start of our family's favorite season...SUMMER! School gets out in 17 more school days...but hey, who's counting?!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A hiking we will go...

 This past weekend we headed to the hills near Stuart, VA for a little afternoon picnic and hike.  Here are a few pics I took along the way.  SC in the car, she said, "look I have a mustache!" Not so sure what the deal is with mustache's these days but even our 3 year old is in on it!
 Practicing yoga or ballet, in the woods...such a free spirit.
 Ollie practicing his rock skipping skills.
 SC has all her gear, Dora backpack, hiking stick and a Daddy's hand.
 Ok this was too funny, Olls lost his pocket knife and Sarah Claire and I sat down to chill while they went to look for it.  For real the girl, picked up this big rock, started pushing button and then began to talk to it like it was a cell phone.  She talked to all her friends and all her grandparents.
 So...very...cute...she would end with ok, bye,bye!
Ollie in one of his "caves!"  We had a fun time on our little outdoor adventure!

Sunday, March 24, 2013



Matt has started calling this girl my "mini-me." Sarah Claire is growing into a little lady right before our eyes! She doesn't leave my side for long these days.  She was there at the war re-enactment but stayed on my hip most of the time.  I did manage to persuade her to letting me snap a few pictures in the beautiful morning sunshine!  So sweet and funny she is with all her expressions! Love my mini-me!

Boys and swords...

 We are so very fortunate to live in the part of the state where we do, tons of history! Last weekend we headed over to Guilford Military Park for some Revolutionary War Re-enactments that were taking place.  It was pretty cool!

Soldier Oliver with his weapons!
 And a dual with friend, Isaac.
 Here Olls is looking at this guys gun, has George Washington's name on it!
 Here's the whole crew of soldiers!
Oh my I love this picture...boys will be boys on a Saturday with swords!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

the girl in the pink room...

 We finished Sarah Claire oh so pink room (the new addition) about two months ago.  I finally got around today to snapping her in her "element."  She still loves to slip into her dress up dresses after school, here she is in front of her lovely pink doll house that Grandma and Grandpa H. got her for Christmas.
 Love these pink paper lanterns, from IKEA, they were in her nursery before.
 More of the dresses we wear every day.
 View of the big window with our new IKEA shelf and cubbies (I love that word) the rug is from IKEA also, it was $15, love that place.
 Brother Bunny is often driving Polly's Pink convertible!
 Here she pulled out her new "soup case" (bathing suit) so cute! We are excited to wear it one of these days!

Deep in thought for a that headband, think it might be Molly's.
Here she is making a bed for her puppy....notice the little wand, she holds little princess things like that a lot!
Oh how we love the 3 year old sweetie who lives in the pink room upstairs!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sweet Sarah Claire... very hard to believe this little princess will turn 3 years old tomorrow!  Oh my dear, how we love you! 
We love these sweeties and their birthday week!  Happy early birthday sweet girl!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ollie's 6th birthday party!

 Hard to believe that tomorrow my baby boy will turn 6 years old! This past Friday we celebrated with friends and family at Chuck E Cheese!
 Mmm, cake in one hand and ice cream in the other!

Sweet friends from school, his teacher even dropped by for a bit!!
The little sisters got in on the playing too!
LOVE this guy, we were so excited to celebrate him but even more to give him his big surprise present at home!
Matt was bringing the present into the dining room, what a sweet face!
 And here it is after he took the towel off (our wrapping paper)...a cute little hamster!! He was so excited.
Here it is, a sweet little hamster...his name...Playish!  He said, well as soon as I took him out of the cage he wanted to play with me, so I named him Play-ish! Ollie has loved on him so much since Friday night, we hope "he" (actually we think its a girl) is going to be a great addition to our family!

February round up...

 Catching up  on pictures tonight, we went to the circus a few weeks ago so much fun.
 Had to snap a pic of these sparkly things that SC loves so dear.
 ...more circus.
 ...girl behind the camera, Matt took this one. 
 Went to a fun bday party for our friend Bryan.
Still playing basketball on Saturday mornings!