Thursday, April 17, 2014

TN Spring Break, Days 3 & 4

I decided to put our day 3 & 4 together for our recap of Spring Break because I didn't have a lot of pictures. Day 3 was spent at Gram's house because she had Banks that day. Gracie came after her school got out so we enjoyed time with both of them. Banks has the BEST cheesy grin!
We spent time outside since the weather was so nice. Banks and Easton enjoyed riding horses.

That night my family went out to the eat at a Mexican restaurant. It was SO, SO good and we always enjoy going out to the eat with them.
The next day was also spent at Gram's with both Banks and Gracie. We stayed outside ALL day - from the time we got up until dark. The kiddos enjoyed playing outside, riding four-wheelers, going to town to get Sonic for lunch, and playing even more outside. I think Easton's favorite was definitely riding the four-wheeler. He told Grandee to go faster! 

That night we went over to Emily and Emma's house. Emily and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. Easton and Emma played outside some before we played inside. I always enjoy getting together with Emily when we are home. Easton had a great time at Emma's house too - he wasn't shy at all. He wanted to look all around her house (nosy!), eat snacks, and play with Emma's toys!
The next morning we headed back to Georgia. I always love going back home to Tennessee to see family and friends, but it's always so nice to come home and get settled, too. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TN Spring Break, Day 2

Day 2 of our Tennessee week was packed full of fun activities! Our first stop was one of Easton's favorites: Chuck E. Cheese. It is actually quite pleasant when it's not busy. We played lots of games and had lunch there.

On the way back to my mom's, Easton fell asleep and I knew he would wake up if we stopped so we drove around back roads for a while and went to Ivy Bluff to see the church building progress. Ivy Bluff (my home church) was burned down several years ago. They are finally able to re-build and I cannot wait to see it when it is finished.
Easton woke up on the wrong side of the bed (or car) so he stayed with my mom while I took the dogs on a walk. Before we got them, I was hoping that walking them would be good daily exercise. Molly isn't a fan of walks and I ended up carrying her. I did burn almost 200 calories though.
After our walk, we went to Murfreesboro to watch my nephew's baseball game. Easton enjoyed watching Yates play baseball. I can't wait until he is able to. He will love it. After the game, Easton told Grandad that he wished he could go to second base (that's what Yates played) so he took him out to a field that wasn't being used. Love the sweet photos I got from that time. Yates is so sweet with Easton and you can just tell that Easton looks up to him.


After the game, we all headed to Cracker Barrel for supper. The kiddos loved playing in the toy section, as always. We enjoyed seeing everyone.

After dinner, Easton's Grandma gave him his Easter basket from her. Easton was so tired when we got back to Mimi's house that I decided to let him open it the next morning. He was thrilled to see all of the Easter candy, army trucks, Silly Sentences game, and other goodies! I hate that his face doesn't accurately show that he was excited because he really was - it was just early in the morning. He wanted to sort all of the candy he got and he promptly put it in our candy drawer when we got home later in the week.

Day 2 was packed with lots of fun! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

TN Spring Break, Day 1

Last week my mom was on Spring Break so me and Easton loaded up Maggie and Molly and took off to Tennessee. We got there early in the afternoon and spent a lot of time playing outside since we'd been riding for several hours.



After playing outside, Easton showed Mimi his solar system puzzle. He is ALL ABOUT the solar system right now. I love it!
That night we met one of my good friends, Ashley, and had dinner with her and her daughter, Hadley. I was SO proud that we went to Cracker Barrel and I ordered something healthy and yummy. Grilled chicken strips (6 points plus), green beans (1 point plus), vegetable medley (1 point plus), and salad (2 points plus). Afterwards, we went to a new store in the 'Boro called Five Below.


Fast forward to today: Easton threw up twice yesterday, has complained of a stomachache, and had been very tired so we went to the doctor today and he has strep throat.  Keep him in your prayers! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Planting Flowers

This weekend we bought a few flowers to plant in my flower pots. I really didn't find what I was looking for so I just bought several plants and made my own arrangement. They turned out pretty good.




I was really disappointed in the ferns at Home Depot and Lowe's. They look pretty floppy in my flower pots. I'm hoping all this rain we are getting will spruce them up!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wednesday & Thursday Fun!

Wednesday:  After our fun zoo day on Tuesday, we were both tired on Wednesday. We had a pretty lazy day at home and stayed in our pajamas most of the day. We did have two crazy events that happened that afternoon. 

1) My veggies got a little over-cooked and set my fire alarm off. It took 5+ minutes to get the thing off. Easton was running around the entire time with his hands over his ears yelling, "Fire!" The dogs were actually quiet and calm.

2) We took the dogs out to potty and Easton locked the door before he shut it. We were locked out of the house with the dogs. We walked to a neighbors house (in my pajamas, no less). The wife took our dogs to her fenced in backyard (thankfully they also have two miniature schnauzers so they were okay with keeping them temporarily). The husband, Easton, and I walked back to my house and eventually broke in. It was just a mess! I was so embarrassed!

Thursday: Thursday we were on the go for a good bit of the day. We started off by going to my Weight Watchers meeting and then headed to PetSmart. We ate lunch at Chick-Fil-A and Easton played in the play area for a while.
We took books back to the library and checked out new books. Easton is all about the solar system right now so we got several planet books!