Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back to School 2012

James started Kindergarten on August 23rd. So far so good!!! He is going to Hobgood Academy in Hobgood, NC where Gray went to school. He has a tiny class only 7 kids (2 girls and 5 boys). His favorite thing about Kindergarten he says is playing outside :) The new schedule and waking up so early has been a huge adjustment for us, especially Miller, but were slowly getting the hang of it.

 So proud of his shark gear!

James' teacher is Mrs June and his Assistant is Mrs. Braddy. They are so sweet and I know they both love the children so much! James talks about them both all the time!

Meeting new friends on the 1st day

As hard as it was to leave him on the first day, I didn't cry. He wasn't sad and was even eager for us to leave. I guess that's my sign that he was really ready! I think this is going to be a great school year!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

James' last day of Preschool

 James had an awesome year at preschool this year. He is already missing his school friends. I can't believe how much he has matured and learned!

Mrs. Smirne (pictured) and Mrs. Mitchell were AMAZING teachers. They lay down the law and make learning so much fun for the kids. James prays every night for Mrs. Smirne. He even choked up a little bit when we left right after this picture. I am definitely going to request Miller to have them when she is 4.

3 great years at Memorial Baptist...great Preschool Program!

Friday, May 11, 2012

April 29th 2012

Miller turned 2 on April 29th, which was also my 6th wedding Anniversary.  We started the morning with a little trampoline fun, our gift to the Birthday girl. She loved it and it has been the best investment. Both kids play in it multiple times everyday.  

We had her party at 330 at the Field of Dreams park in Bethel. Perfect party spot and super duper easy. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate her special day. Here is a pic of the party setup.

The Birthday girl! Aunt Katie made her adorable Birthday outfit. So special and super cute!

Time for cake!

 She was a little bashful during the "Happy Birthday Song"

Tired but still happy at the end of the party. This tutu was a huge hit. I think she would have slept in it if I would let her. 

We had Miller's well visit on May 2nd. She weighs 26.8 lbs (50th percentile) and was 38 inches tall (85th percentile). She has definitely hit a big growth spurt. She is taller than most of the children in her preschool class. She is a great eater and rarely turns anything down but bread related foods. Miller has a huge vocabulary and we understand everything she says. She loves to sing songs, dance, and play dress up. We spend a ton of time outside playing! Miller loves her brother James, and wants to be just like him. She is such a sweet girl and we have loved having her in our lives the past 2 years!

Miller is 2

Here is a slideshow of Miller's 2nd year

Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter 2012

We did a lot of egg hunting this Easter

 First hunt was at the park in Bethel. The Easter bunny mad an appearance in an old Ford car. James was fascinated by the car. Miller wasn't to fond of the bunny. James told everyone at the hunt that the bunny wasn't real because he had a zipper. He  pays attention to detail. I explained to him the this was a helper of the Easter bunny's kinda like Santa's elves. He bought the story for this year.

Miller had a blast at her school egg hunt. She was a little dissapointed there was no candy in the eggs, but her preschool thought it would be a choking hazard for the toddlers. She looked adorable in her Easter outfit her Aunt Katie made for her.

James had a blast at his class egg hunt and party. 4year olds are so cute!

The Easter Bunny came to Bethel

We went to church in Robersonvlle with Gray's family and then lunch at his parents house. It was a beautiful day. Both the kids did great and we even had a surprise adult egg hunt. This is our attempt at a family photo.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

What we've been up to!

One month from today this sweet little girl will be 2!

And this little boy is officially registered for Kindergarten!

I haven't had time to blog, didn't even finish the disney post but I will get to it oneday. So many people this past week have told me how much they missed my blog so I really need to make a point to start taking more pictures and make the time to do it. Miller is getting sassier by the day and talking up a storm. James is acting older every day. He has become so mature and doesn't want my help with anything. He's so creative and independent. We stay on the road a lot and stay busy. James is signed up for t-ball which will start in April. April will be a busy month for us! Gray's 31st Birthday, Miller's Birthday, and my 6th wedding Anniversary. More to come soon. I promise :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Disney Trip 2012 Day 3

On Day 3 we headed to Hollywood Studios. Gray and I had both never been so it was an adventure for all 3 of us.

Our first stop was the Toy Story ride. We waited in line for probably 20-30 min our longest wait on our whole vacation and when we were next to get on the ride the whole ride broke down. They did give us 2 fast passes to come back so we didn't have to wait. I would have to say this is one of the best rides at any of the parks.

 Next stop was Disney Jr. live. James got to see a puppet show with all of the characters of his shows. This is a must for preschool aged children.

 James got a tattoo! Love this picture of him!

And the highlight of our trip... meeting Lightning McQueen and Mater. James is a HUGE Cars fan!

 Lots of fun things for boys to look at.

 Next we went to a stunt show with a surprise visit from McQueen and Mater. We all enjoyed this. We got to see how stunts were performed in movies.

 Time for a snack

James also really enjoyed getting to meet Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Hollywood Studios was one of my favorite days of the trip.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Disney Trip 2012 - Day 2

 Day 2 we woke up and headed straight to the Magic Kingdom. We saw the welcome parade and headed to the park.

 1st stop Splash Mountian

 Then we rode Pirates of the Caribbean and Magic Carpets of Alladin

 James loved the animals on the Jungle Cruise. We rode a couple more rides and then went to meet Buzz Lightyear and Ride on the Toy Story Ride. 

We stayed at the Magic Kingdom until around 2 and James was asking for  a nap. We went back to the hotel and he took a 2 hour nap without hesitation. When he woke up we ate dinner at the top of our hotel at the California Grill. It is rated one of the top 10 restaurants in the state of Florida. The food was great and so was the atmosphere. We had an awesome view of the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the restaurant too!

Disney Trip 2012- Day 1

 We took James to Disney World in January. We all had so much fun! I 'm going to post each day separately due to all of the pictures.
 On the first day we arrived to our hotel around 330pm. We stayed on Disney at the Contemporary Resort. Our room was very nice and clean and I would have to say when we go back with Miller I want to stay at the same place. We did upgrade to a club level floor which I highly recommend. We had concierge service, a lounge with complimentary breakfast everyday, afternoon snacks, evening appetizers and drinks. The Contemporary is a 5 min walk to the Magic Kingdom and the first stop on the Monorail system. James was so excited because the monoral ran straight through our hotel. Maybe the highlight of his trip.
After checking into the hotel we walked to the Magic Kingdom. We did not take a stroller and James didn't complain of the walking.

 First stop was the teacups which we rode many many times

 Surprise performance with all of the characters. It was great for James to see this right when we arrived. So magical!

 It got dark very quickly so we went rode "Its a Small World" and headed back to the hotel

We were starving when we got back to our room so decided to go to Chef Mickeys which was in our hotel. We were so lucky we had a 10min wait and had dinner with the characters. James smiled the whole time. This was a perfect ending to a perfect 1st day at Disney