Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crazy Kids and Kyler's Soccer Game

We've been spending lots of time playing outside... especially on 4xwheelers and dirt bikes!  Kyler and Bradley have both enjoyed learning how to ride the 4xwheeler... which has been nice since they are constantly getting flat tires on their dirt bikes.  Kyler just loves to ride... anything!

Meggie jamming out to some tunes on Ben's iPod!

We have also been busy with the start of soccer for Kyler.  He has enjoyed his soccer practices even though according to him they don't play "real" soccer.  He is on a team of 3 and 4 year olds, all of whom have never played an organized sport.  So, there is a lot of playing games as well as a little soccer.  The kids are all so cute trying to get the ball!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Walls Going Up

They have started in the dungeon and we are starting to see some walls!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ski Trip

The boys have been begging to go to skiing again and we were finally able to take them.  Jason, Allison, and Hunter joined us for an eventful weekend.  All the boys did a great job of learning/ relearning how to ski.  They spent the whole first day on the slopes and didn't want to leave.  It rained on us the second day so we just hung out and did a little bowling.  Our sorry camera was acting up so we only got a few pics and it wouldn't let us zoom in at all... but here are a couple pics below.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jeb's Basketball Game

We went to check out Jeb's awesome basketball skills and had a great time cheering for his team and snacking!  Kyler had attended a game before and he made sure I had some dollars before we left the house for the concession stand.  Our camera was acting up a little and we didn't have much luck getting pics of Jeb playing, but we did get some cure ones of Meggie cheering for him.  Jeb had a great game... he looked like a pro dribbling the ball up the court.

 Bradley did get this one shot of Jeb out on the court.

Meggie had a great time showing off the new sunglasses Ben got her for Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Basement... Cleaned Out!

So... we've got the basement totally cleaned out!  For those of you who have been down there you know what a feat that was (we forgot to get pics before the clean out).  Here are some pics of the cleaned out basement before any renovations.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bradley's 1st Day at Fair Oak

After much deliberation we decided to let Bradley go ahead and start first grade at Fair Oak... luckily he was placed with the best teacher ever... Lele!  Now if we can just get him to remember to call her Mrs. Swain instead of Lele we will be set!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Crazy Hair

Meggie got some crazy hair while playing in a tent Bradley built out of blankets.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cruise Time!

My sweet and wonderful husband took me on a cruise to celebrate making it through this past year!  We spent the week relaxing and just enjoying each others company... without little ones yelling in the background!

When we sailed out of Jacksonville with our jackets and sweatshirts on we were a little worried... but the weather ended up being great.

Ben participated in some contest to win the boys a medallion... they are supposed to me mailing me a copy of the "Harry Chest Competition"... I'll be sure to let everyone know when it arrives!

The Carnival Fascination.

While we were in Nassau we spent the day at the Atlantis Beach resort.  We enjoyed the aquarium, the water park, the beach, and lunch.

While we were in Half Moon Cay we went on a canoe ride around the island and got to see some Manta rays.

We also went snorkeling and saw some beautiful fish.  We took some pics underwater but have yet to get the film developed... digital cameras have spoiled us!

We watched the sun set as we left Half Moon Cay... I think it was the first time I've ever sat down and watched it... very beautiful.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Back to SC!

After hours of driving, battling a snowstorm, packing truck after truck after trailer (with a little help... thanks Jason!) we finally made it back to SC!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I took these super cute pics of Jessica with Meggie and Kyler and I just had to dedicate a whole post to her... All of the kids love hanging out with her and Bradley was shocked today when I told him I only had one sister.  He said he thought Jessica was my sister too!  She is like a sister and we all love her very much!  (Also, Kyler is pumped about the Monster Jam... so you better get ready!)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Zuri's Two!!

We went to Zuri's 2nd Birthday party today.  The boys had a great time playing and visiting with all the kids.

 Cooper, Bradley, Hunter, Alan, and Kyler

Cooper getting crazy on the slide.

Marie and Meggie.

Kaitlyn and Meggie.

Meggie trying to take a nap in Zuri's doll's pack-n-play.

 And, of course, the Birthday Girl... Zuri couldn't wait to dig into the treat bags after everyone had left. 

She is such a sweetheart and I can't believe that she is already 2... man time flies.