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Monday, April 20, 2015

First Communion!

It's hard to believe she is old enough to make her First Communion.
But it happened.
 
 
 
It was a beautiful day!

 
Bubba cleans up pretty nice!

 
At a retreat a few weeks ago they each made a banner to hang on the pews we sat in.
She did a great job and we couldn't wait to celebrate afterwards!

 
Her whole class.
She has a great group of kids in her class.

 
Her wonderful teacher, Mrs. Cayton, came to see them all make their first communion.






 
Afterwards, we had brunch with everyone.

We had to take a few pictures before she was allowed to change!

 
Preston was already off playing so we left him out of the picture!






 
Peighton wore MY veil from when I was a little second grader making my own First Communion!
Thanks for saving it, Mom!




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We survived living in the basement!

We are in the homestretch of the kitchen/upstairs remodel!
The counters will come next week and then it will be DONE.
We currently have really nice ;-) plywood counters in the kitchen.
 
 
We started this project the first week of January.
We cooked and ate in the basement from January until March 19th.
It wasn't that bad considering I have a stove, microwave, fridge and garbage disposal (very important!) down there!
It did get a bit annoying to carry all the groceries down all those steps though.
 
 
We've been spending a lot of time downstairs while the mess was upstairs.
 
 
They love playing in Preston's hunting blind.

 
Cy doesn't care where we are as long as he is with all of us!





 
 
 
While the floor was being laid we did actually have to LIVE down there for one night though.
It was like a big slumber party!
 
It wasn't that bad...there are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and of course the whole kitchen.
It could have been worse. ;-)
 
The kids loved it and asked when we could do it again...
 

 
 
The two of them and their sleeping bags took over my sewing room.


 
Cy thought he might get to stay too...

 
They both slept very well and LOVED being down there all night!
I heard them giggling with each other about 6:15 though from across the hall.


 
We are all ready for it to be DONE!!!!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Pigs, Pigs,Pigs!

Two more little buddies have arrived in the barn.
 
 
Tootsie Roll and Cotton Candy.
 
(There's one more pig coming and his name could possibly be the best one yet.)
 
 
 
Tootsie Roll is the funniest little pig we've ever met!
He loves to have his head rubbed.
He also enjoys a good rubbing right in front of his tail...when you scratch him there his whole hind end wiggles back and forth the entire time!
It makes Peighton and Preston squeal with giggles.

 
He also likes the daily marshmallows and cookies!

 
Preston likes to give Cookie a good hug each day too.
He also TRIES to ride him like a horse but I haven't gotten a picture of that yet.



 
Cotton Candy is Peighton's Spot pig.



 
That crazy Tootsie Roll will stand there happily as long as someone is rubbing his head!
They are both enjoying their time with the pigs!



Friday, March 20, 2015

The newest residents in the barn!

The kids have been asking for about a month now WHEN WILL WE GET PIGS!?!?!
To them, spring now means pigs!
 
 
 
He gets a daily dose of Bubba, gingersnap cookies and marshmallows.
I think they both enjoy it!

 
Preston told me he named him Cookie because he has "chocolate chips on his behind."



 
Cookie enjoys chewing on his boots....a lot.

 
 

 
 
We also added "Tootsie Roll" to the line up.
He is about a month younger and really cute!
I  still need to take pictures of him and Peighton though!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Animal Kingdom and Sea World!

We had a character breakfast scheduled at Animal Kingdom on Friday.
It was one of our favorites last time we were at Disney World and it was totally worth doing again!
 
 
 
A button got switched on my camera and I didn't realize it.
So, these pictures could have been so much better.
Oh well, just means we need to go back!!!!



 
Goofy is one of his faves!



 
After breakfast we were off to explore Animal Kingdom.

 
It was a CHILLY morning so we found a few inside things to do.




 
Chip and Dale were AWESOME.
The kids were giggling the whole time.
One was trying to eat Peighton's hair and the other was trying to take the tail off Preston's hat.

 
So much fun!

 
A petting zoo is always fun.

 
Even though we brush animals at home it's just as fun somewhere else.

 
The Lion King show was amazing!


 
Peighton loved the monkeys because they did lots of


 
Saturday we were off to Sea World-one of our favorite places to visit!


 
She found an ice cream bush and requested a picture.

 
LOVED the dolphin show!


 
We kept buying food to feed things...but NO ONE would feed them!!!!
Katy and I both enjoyed feeding the sea life!!!!

 
He really thought he wanted to feed them.

 
So did she...but neither one actually did!

 
The sea turtles were absolutely amazing.
We watched them for quite awhile.

 
 

A rare picture of all four kids!
 


 
Sticking your head in a sharks mouth is a must do.


 
They were told if they behaved they could get a Shamu ice cream bar!


 
We loved all the bushes that were in shapes!

 
Waiting for Shamu to come by!

 
It was so amazing to watch him swim!
We had a great time at Sea World and will be back again someday!