Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Highlands, N.C.

On Friday, we headed up to Gramma and Papa Al's mountain house to celebrate the end of the school year.  We all ate a lot of good food and had boatloads of fun!  Below is a sampling.  The first batch of pictures is from a tent set up in the yard.  The second batch is from a wild romp in a magical, mossy area.  Notice especially the "jungle dance" happening in the last picture.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Family of Five

Have you heard the news?  Baby #3 is due December 2nd!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Signs of Summer

The baby pool is filling up, the blueberries are growing fat, and Jay has 1 week left until summer vacation.  Needless to say, we're ready!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gramma's Visit

Gramma came in town yesterday. She comes often, and it's always a treat for our whole family. The kids LOVE playing with her; Jay and I of course love seeing her; and sometimes Jay and I even go out to dinner JUST THE TWO OF US while Gramma puts the kids to bed! Amazing! Anyway, Kira immediately pulled out the blocks yesterday, and Gramma spent a lot of time (very patiently) helping Kira build while trying to entertain John in order to keep him from destroying Kira's prized creation. Gramma was a very talented referee! Fun was had by all! Sometimes that's quite an accomplishment around here. (Notice even Eli is in on the action. You can see his tail in that first picture.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Jay's Chapter

Look what just arrived at my doorstep.  Way to go, Jay!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Playing and Painting on the Porch

We have been loving our new screened-in porch.  Most of our meals and play time have taken place there over the last two weeks.  I think it's official: we are a porch family!