April 28, 2016

This Stage of Life.

I really enjoyed this quick read.  'This Stage of Life?  It's Hard.  I laughed, 'I LOOK like a mom now, don't I? I totally do.' I cried, 'It's the stage where they can fit their entire selves into your lap to snuggle... and they want to.'  It's such a great stage.

All day, every day, so loud, all up in my ear hole.  This is us waiting for Jackson to get home.  I was trying to get them to watch a freaking show by themselves for 20 minutes so I can stare in the pantry for something to sneakily eat by myself.  Not today.  'I WAN DO PIITTUURRR MOMMY! I WAN SEE IT! I WAN SEE IT! DAT'S MOMMY AND FEO AND NASSTH!'

April 26, 2016

He's Safe!



Yesterday was gorgeous!  While Theo napped I convinced Nash to be a 'worker' outside with me.  Workers drink Mountain Dew, by the way.  We watered some plants, cleaned the porches, and pulled out the water toys to clean.  After picking up Jackson we stayed outside and broke out the sprinkler, then they found the slip & slide and then it was 6:00 and time for dinner.  I LOVE afternoons outside.

April 25, 2016

Fun Stuff!

We wrapped up another fun filled weekend over here.  Highlights were meeting our brand new cousin Eleanor, date nights for mom and dad and perfect park weather.

Friday night we went to the 2016 Taste The Event.  It was called All in the Nana's Family Dinner and was sort of an ode to the chef at Nana's Restaurant (Scott Howell), which is one of our favorites.  It did not disappoint.  

Saturday baby Eleanor got to come home from the hospital.  So naturally we bombarded her with snotty hugs and dirty hands and stuffed pacis in her mouth.  She took it like a champ.

Jen Hatmaker!  One of my favorite writers / bloggers spoke at an event for Help One Now in Raleigh.  She was great, it was great, if your interested check it out - Help One Now - One Leader, One Child, One Community.

Handsome Sunday twins.  One has slightly more hair.  

I went to a beautiful baby GIRL shower that afternoon (must have missed the year of the girls).  When I got home I HAD to make cookies for our church small group that night and if you can believe it, everyone decided to come inside to help out.


April 22, 2016

Baby Eleanor!

Be still my baby girl loving heart.  Eleanor Frederick Winslow finally arrived yesterday afternoon (Aunt Brittni & 'UNC' rock!) as cute and chunky as ever.  Coming in at 9lbs 6oz, she is already showing her big cousins what's up.  Eleanor is going to be one lucky little lady.

April 19, 2016

Mickey Mouse!

Because they are all looking, and kind of matching, and kind of smiling, and eating goldfish, and love me too good.  My loves!

April 18, 2016

weekend fun

We had an action packed weekend around here, always fun, but tiring, and what I really needed to do was cut our grass.  But that is kinda boring and there is always tomorrow.

Friday night the Habitat for Humanity Fashion Show Fundraiser was put on by some of my friends.  It was a huge success.  The mother and daughter who are receiving the house were unbelievably grateful.  It was really a blessing to all those involved.  And too many beverages.  Saturday 9am baseball games come quick!

But, it was an early morning victory for the Cards!  Basking in their glory on the playground.

Lunch at Moe's with Brooklyn!  We were trying to get Aunt Brittni some spicy food, no luck.  We are all ready to meet you baby Eleanor!

When dad got home from work, we headed over to the Spring football scrimmage.  Tar heels won. ;)

Saturday night dinner with neighborhood crew at Acme.  My absolute favorite go to restaurant. 

I do miss flag football, but love having our Sunday rituals back.  Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man...

April 15, 2016

Birthday Boy!

We celebrated our favorite guy yesterday!  Happy 34th Birthday DAD-DAD-DADDY-DAADDDD!! We love everything about you.

Nothing is sweeter than hearing Theo sing 'Daddy! Hap burt-day to uuuu!!' and cookie cake with family at the park!

April 13, 2016

'conferencing'

Last minute, Charlie decided to attend his Jersey Mike's conference at the Yacht Club Resort in Disney World.  I was back and forth about going, I wanted to go, but wasn't really sure if I could handle kids there while he attended the conference.  I decided I could do two! Sorry Theo, really he is way too young to go and enjoy it.  Then my parents decided they would go and visit with my Aunt Julie and join us for Magic Kingdom.  Score!  It was such a fun time with my 2 big guys.  We kept it simple, and really could have just stayed at the resort the entire time and they would have loved it.  Like I said, it's the little things.

Nash's first flight!  He did great.  Sprite, gum, muffins, and snuggling.  What's not to love?

After lots of trains, planes and automobiles, we arrived!  Our room, the coolest part, a phone in the bathroom. 'MOM! You can talk on the phone while you dookie!'

We headed to Disney Springs the first afternoon.  I had reservations at T-Rex Restaurant.  It was one of the only places that had any.  I thought I was a planner, Disney people are planners, you gotta get on this ish atleast 6 months in advance.  The boys thought it was cool, so cool they passed out in the booth and we ate peacefully.

Lego Store!

 We headed back to the resort, and hit up the boardwalk for a few games and fire works.

Sweet boys and their super cool stuffed monkey winnings...

Magic Kingdom!  When I wasn't sure if my parents were going to be able to make it or not I got matching neon green t-shirts.  Easy to spot mop-heads.

Go Kart racing.  The lines really weren't too bad, but overall, place was packed.

'Let's take a picture on Dumbo and send to dad.  He told me he liked it when he was a baby.  He would love it here.'

Splash Mountain!  I made Nash go, mean mom I know.  He did not like it.  Jackson and I did.  Front left, bright green, he looked like that the entire ride.

The Seven Dwarfs roller coaster was awesome. UNTIL we were creaking up the last big hill and it STOPPED.  And we waited, suspended, reassuring little kids this was part of the ride, knowing it was not, until they finally came on the intercom to confirm.  Please stay seated someone will assist you shortly.  They were decently quick in getting us off, and it was a little bit scary and very claustrophobic, but we made it out of the mine.  Thank God, Nash's mom did not make him go on this one.  I had a hard enough time keeping my own mother calm... :) 

Headed back to the resort after a hard days work.

Last day morning dip with dad!