Tuesday, May 27, 2008
For Memorial Day we took a trip to the mountains with the Warnke side of the family. We went up to Stone Mtn, NC and hiked around and had a picnic lunch. The next day we went up the Blue Ridge Pkwy to another hiking park with fun stones for the kids to climb on.
The boys really surprised us. In the two days they probably hiked a couple miles and we didn't carry them at all! With having twins they have been pretty much stroller or shopping cart bound because it is pretty hard to get what you need and keep up with two little ones. They are now getting too big for the stroller, so they need to learn to walk and stay close.
We also stopped by my parents on the way home and the boys got a hair cut and played a little. They of course love to play with the old pedal cars! Cale said today that the four wheeler my mom is on was Papaw's birthday present. One day I keep meaning to write down the crazy funny things they say before I forget!
Enjoy for now!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The boys turned three on Mother's Day and we had a little party for them in the backyard on Saturday. Overall I think that it went well. No major meltdowns like the previous two birthdays and no big disasters, like rain or anything. It was a very beautiful day!
We decided to go easy and only do what the boys like, since it is their birthday. So we had Krispy Kreme doughnuts, their favorite, and they requested a Lightning McQueen birthday, so that is what they got. My mom made the very cool cakes, I helped plan and made the actual cake part, but as for decorating--I am no good.
We didn't grill out because at their first birthday Andy undercooked all the burgers, poor guy. So he said never again was he cooking for that many people. Last year we did pizza, but there was only family and by the time you eat pizza, who wants cake? I like the simple, cake, ice cream, doughnuts, a few friends and few snacks. We will probably do this next year and hopefully then it will be in our new screened in porch!!! There will be more to come on the addition, but we are still in the planning and budgeting phase right now. The expected start date is Jan '09!!!! Can't
Anyways, the last few pictures of the slideshow was the boys at their little school birthday tea party---we of course did more doughnuts!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
After last night, which Andy wasn't at home for, I wanted to give them back today because it was just so hard for me. It is their last babish thing they have. I should be glad about it, but it is hard watching them grow up. I feel like I never enjoyed them enought when they were babies. I was in pure survival mode. Maybe if there is a next time I will be able to enjoy it more. I am now enjoying every minute with the boys because as cliche' as it is they do grow up way to fast. The song I have on here, You're Gonna Miss This, is so right! That song is so our life. The one bedroom apt, screaming kids. I do miss the early married days and I am so glad we waited a while to have kids, but now life is going is super speed and I wish it would slow down. Andy wants the boys to be 18 and off to college, but little does he know that this is the easy time.
Monday, May 5, 2008
We haven't had family pictures taken in two years, so I thought it was aobut time to update. The last time we went to Portrait Innovations it was a complete disaster! The boys were only 18 months old and it was for Christmas pictures. They screamed and there tantrums and I ended up having to hold them and we had ONE picture turn out. Which for money reasons that was great because then I only got the $10 special.
This time was much different. The boys smiled in every picture! They may not have sat where the photographers wanted them to, but they did smile. They had school pictures made a few weeks ago and they turned out ok, not as good as they usually do. These turned out great and I bought way to many! Here are a few some we bought some we didn't.
Cale (left) and Carter
They are watching Daddy drill
Cale going down the slide--it is pretty big and fast.
The boys trying out their fun steering wheel.
Carter trying to go down the big slide. He is a little more hesitant about things than Cale is.