Sunday, September 18, 2011


This year Josh and Rachel are both Cubbies in the AWANA program at a nearby church. This is their first week back and they are very excited! The Cubbies motto that they memorized is "Jesus Loves Me" and 1 John 4:10, "God loves us and sent His son."

Friday, September 16, 2011

GA Aquarium

One Friday in September we drove Daddy to work, went to E-Day (special homeschool day at Perimeter), came home, and then picked Daddy up from work. After that, we began our journey to the city. We had dinner in the car, navigated through an expensive area of Atlanta suggested by the GPS, and an hour later arrived at our destination- The Georgia Aquarium!

We got to visit the aquarium with some expert volunteer divers, The Agustins. The family of five attend Classical Conversations with Josh and Rachel and invited us to go to the aquarium for FREE! It was a wonderful evening. We especially enjoyed the first hand knowledge that Diedre and Andrew had regarding the individual animals. Thank you for a great evening!

"Carl" the octopus was very active that night.
Apparently he rarely moves out of his cave.

Daddy and Rachel climbing through the penguin exhibit.
No way was I going down there being 35 weeks pregnant.

Sweet Rachel : )

Cheese : )

Studying the different fish.

Rachel making a fish face for me.

Me with Rebekah, 35 weeks

The dolphins! They were so entertaining. If they had lounge chairs in front of this exhibit I could have sat and watched them for hours! They were so much fun!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


School has started and so has field trips of all sorts. Every Thursday in September, the HIGH museum offered free toddler Thursdays. I wasn't sure how great the experience was going to be for my two young ones, but it was better than I thought. They had several custom activities throughout the day for the kids. We first explored the hands on area and then listened to a storyteller.

After exploring the exhibits and trying to stay calm and quiet, they got to do some blue collages. I was pleased with their work. Great job guys!

And not to forget.. we had a blast with our friends, The Cookseys. Here's some of the gang looking over art books.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This weekend my neighbors surprised me with a shower for Rebekah. We had a great time celebrating her soon to be arrival. Thank you Bowers!

I also decided that it was time for Rachel and I to go on a mother-daughter date. This past summer she got her fingernails painted by her Nanna and absolutely loved it. Since I was selfishly wanting a pedicure, I decided we could go together. She enjoyed it and got to wear a special princess crown when we were there.

Such a sweet little girl! I can't believe we will have TWO of them soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trip to Rock Hill

This August before I got too pregnant to travel some more, we went to visit Jason's family in Rock Hill. Russell made it back from Sicily and is now settled in at his new home. So nice to have him closer! Italy was fun but very far. During our stay we hung out at home and also explored Charlotte's Discovery Center. I used to go there when I was a kid, but it pretty much is brand new since I used to go. Either way, it was a fun and educational activity for the kids.

A 3D video on bugs!

Picking zinnias in the yard : )

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011