Monday, February 28, 2011

4 Years

Andy and I got away for two days this weekend to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. Who knew that only about an hour drive away was one of the most fun places we have ever been! We dropped the kids off at my mom and dad's and headed over to Banning Mills. We spent Friday hiking around and learning a little about the history of Banning Mills. There were old Paper Mill ruins and this old Cotton Mill; it was beautiful.
We also got to see the fun that awaited us.  This was certainly the highlight of the trip! We spent about 4 hours doing a canopy zip line tour Saturday morning. I was so scared that I dared not bring my camera; however, after the first zip line I was having a blast and really wish I had brought it along. Maybe next time, because there will be a next time! It was so much fun! This was the view from our room.

 Video of the "Screaming Eagle"- a 1/2 mile long zip line. It's a little hard to make out the person starting out from the tower, but they eventually come in to view. This video doesn't do it justice!
Perhaps the scariest part of the tour was crossing these bridges over the creek.

I missed my babies terribly but mom and dad did a great job of sending photos throughout the day. They had a great time at Nanni and Papa's.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mr. Sunshine

60 degrees was good,
70 degrees was even better,

and looking forward to it getting warmer!

We have enjoyed every minute of this beautiful weather!
Mom and I took the kids for a "walk" in the woods.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Potty Training, Firetrucks and Trains

What do you spy?
 If you answered, "big boy underwear", you're correct!

It brings me great joy to write this post! Potty training was something I was putting off until it just couldn't wait any longer. Luke's doctor advised us to start and I am so glad we took the advice.
I woke Luke up in the morning and told him that the firemen called me and told me that when Luke started using the toilet everyday, he could get on a firetruck. And if he tried all day long, the next day, we would go ride Thomas the Train at the train show.
Before this, Luke had no interest whatsoever in using the toilet. Thankfully, this motivation is just what he needed.
We had only one accident the first day and to my disbelief the next morning, he was completely dry. 6 days later and he has woken up from every nap and nighttime DRY and we haven't had an accident all week! He truly exceeded my expectations and I am SO PROUD!
Way to go, Luke! 
Now I need to really talk to some firemen...

Day 1

Day 2 on the way to ride Thomas

Hadley was just as impressed watching the trains. Such a sweet girl...

Happy Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's been a while...

I shudder to think of how long it's been since I last updated this blog.  We've been busy and there's actually so much to share that it leaves little time to sit down and blog about it.  But each day I'm reminded of why I started this blog in the first place, to remember all things big and small about our everyday life: the milestones Hadley is accomplishing and the funny things that are starting to come out of Luke's mouth, along with so much more.
I'll post a few pics to somewhat catch up and share a couple short stories that are popping in my mind right now.

Luke coming home from school:
Me: "Luke, did you get in trouble today?"
Luke: "Yes, I hit Carter with a book."
Me: "Did you say, "I'm sorry"?"
Luke: "No, I said, "I'm the BOSS MAN!"
When Kelly served Luke homemade mac and cheese (instead of boxed Kraft), he yelled,
"Telly, that's NOT NICE!"

 Christmas Day
Kelly announced as this picture was taken that Nanni & Papa would be holding 4 grandchildren next year.
She found out of few weeks later that we wouldn't be adding one but TWO!!!
We're excited beyond words.
Enjoying the snow!