Last Sunday we headed to Chattanooga for the day to shop, eat, and go to the opening of the Farmer's Market. We discovered this market last year and we love it. It's full of local produce, plants, cheeses, and artwork of various kinds. Also, each week they have live local music and typically some kind of cooking demonstration. We enjoyed browsing, snacking, and the sunshine.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Last weekend St. Andrew's a local Episcopal upper school hosted Trails and Trilliums, an annual event with guided trail walks, native plant sales, and of course family fun. We went last year and had a blast and really loved that all the family activities are free! This year a group of seminary families came out for the fun and despite the cooler weather, we had a great time!
This boy loved the tractor! We tried to go on a tour of a cave too but we missed it by a few minutes because we were too busy petting a horse. Oh well, it gives us an excuse to go back next year (as if we needed one!).
Monday, April 19, 2010
Last week we had a visit from Grandpa John. He brought his blue kayak and we *almost* got to go out on the water with it. Here the kids are sitting in it posing with fishing poles while the kayak was on top of his car! The day we had planned to go on the lake with him, the kids weren't feeling well so we'll have to wait until next time for our kayak trip. We did have some fun times fishing on the pond behind our house. Both kids love to fish and *A* especially loves to catch the worms. I was on a girls' trip to Nashville this day but I've been told *A* was quite the fisher-girl this day and was even taking the fish off the hook all by herself!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I know this picture is blurry but it shows her signature move, the "skip, hop". she has loved this move since she learned it and frequently moves around the house this way. In my not-so-humble opinion, she did it the best out of everyone in her class. :)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
What a glorious day! The weather was warmer than I ever remember an Easter being, church was beautiful (although we spent much of it outside in the sun since it was standing room only!), the kids were wonderful, and we had fun with friends all day long.
The junior Easter bunnies waited patiently as Mommy Bunny hid the baskets.
Then they found baskets full of fun toys (thanks $1 Target bin!) and not so much candy.
But the candy we did get was much enjoyed!
Then we headed to friend's house for a yummy Easter lunch. And family photos of course!
Then it was time to change into play clothes and line up with our friends for the egg hunt at the park.
(H) worked hard to get his eggs and decided after about 8 that he had found enough. *A* was considered one of the big kids this year (!), so when she came to me with a full basket and I gently reminded her to save some for the little kids, she took a handful from her basket and re-hid them for the little kids to find.