Monday, December 3, 2018

Polar Express and Santa!

Last weekend we went to the Polar Express at MacGregor Downs.  This is our third year going and the kids are still loving it!
Gary, our elf, brought them pjs upon his arrival which were perfect for the Polar Express!

I wasn't sure how Kate was going to react to Santa this year.  The past two years have been major tears!  She was very timid and didn't want us to put her down so I was just sure she was going to again this year....but NOPE! She sat on his lap and told him she wanted more barbies!  Max told him he wanted a Nintendo Switch and Claire just said gel pens and gum! haha!

Last year vs. this year!
Riding on the "Polar Express" read: decorated golf cart lol!

Hot chocolate for the first time!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cougar Cheer Season

Claire had another wonderful season cheering for the Apex Cougars.  She stayed on the tiny mite team so she could stay with her best friends (the perfect foursome!).  They had an awesome coach and even did a few stunts!

Halloween 2018

Another fabulous Halloween in our neighborhood!  Our neighborhood does Halloween right!  Houses are decorated, kids are everywhere, DJ has music and lights blaring and all is right!  I love that the adults get so involved.  Some dress up, but others make special treats for the adults that are trick or treating with kids! (read: pudding shots, witches brew, vodka infused gummy bears!)

This year Claire wore her old Dance costume and was a "hip hop dancer", Max was Darth Vader and Kate was Belle!

Kate was so excited to find this hair piece head band!
Extra large candy bars!

Neighborhood friends!

Track out fun!

The big kids were tracked out of school the end of October, beginning of November.  We packed up after Claire's cheer competition and headed to the beach! We went to Holden and stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's place with our best buds!

While it was cooler this year, the ocean was still plenty warm for the kids to play in!

These two! <3 td="">

Kate's face when she talks to Jake is hilarious! 

Best Friends!
One of these years we will get some of Max's buddies to come! He's a trooper with all these girls! He is also wonderful with the younger siblings!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kate ~ Froggy class

I am so behind! Need to play catch up so I can document all the fun things the kids are doing!

Kate started her second year at Grow Preschool.  I love her school so much.  This year she is in the Froggy class (3s). She loves her teachers, Mrs. Colleen and Mrs. Barbara.

And yes, her bow is as big as her head! SHE picked it out!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Back to School!

Max and Claire go to a year round school.  This is our second year there and I am finally starting to get used to it! They go nine weeks on, three weeks off and get all the normal holidays off.   They started second grade at the end of July.

So far, we are loving their teachers.  They are in separate classes and that seems to work well for us.  Thankfully their teachers have the same lessons plans so homework is always the same.  Fingers crossed it stays that way!

Monday, August 20, 2018


In July, Justin and I went to Boston for a few days.  It was my first time going and it was so much fun.  We met another couple there for a Foo Fighters concert.  Our friend's brother in law in one of the band members.  We were able to get all access pass to Fenway park, backstage for the concert and  was able to hang out the band after! It was amazing! I liked the FF in the 90s and haven't heard any of their new songs. But being able to see them backstage was incredible!!

We also went on a Duck boat tour and walked the Freedom Trail.  Boston is a really cool city! We ate at some delicious restaurants, shopped and walked the city.  I feel like there is so much we still need to see and visit so hoping for a repeat trip in the future!