Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The circus was in town last week and we debated on whether or not to take the boys. I thought they would be too young, and this year they introduced a dragon theme that I thought may be scary, and so on and so forth. I analyzed everything to the craziest degree and pretty much decided against it. Until...I found a coupon code that we could use and get tickets for only $14! I thought for that price we could definitely go since it's around the same price as a movie ticket these days. We wound up sitting on the 10th row (!!) and were right in front of all of the action. It was AMAZING and I think I had just as much fun (if not more) than Coleman and Carter. The entire circus is an event from the time you walk in the door until the time that you leave. The hour before the circus began they had all kinds of different activities for the kiddos and families. There was a bounce house, the elephants were painting pictures, clowns were out to greet everyone (Coleman was NOT a fan of the clowns), the motorcyclist were there, you could try on clothes that the performers wear, a trapeze artist was swinging around, you name it and it was happening. The boys were overwhelmed at first, but once the elephant came out to paint they were in their element. They LOVE watching Dumbo and of course every elephant there was named "Jumbo", which I learned is actually the name of Dumbo and his Mommy in the movie...the mean elephants gave him the nickname, Dumbo. I learn more from these two year olds on a daily basis than I thought possible. Here are some pictures before the circus began: During the circus: Afterwards at the Varsity: To say that Coleman and Carter were wired and on a sugar high after their fun day without a nap is a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT. I have honestly never seen either of them so crazy and bouncing off the walls...let's just say that bedtime was welcomed by all at 7pm! What a fun day though, and I cannot wait until next year!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
We've been trying to do separate things with the boys so they are able to have some one on one time with Mommy and Daddy. So Carter and I had a date at my favorite store, Target the other day. He loved it and told me how much fun he had several times afterwards. Check out my cute shopper!
My parents rented a house in Dahlonega a few weekends ago for a mini family vacation. There was not a single chance of snow, which was disappointing but I knew we would still have fun. So we started off the first morning going to a gold and gem mine and letting the boys mine for gems. And as soon as we got home for lunch it started POURING down snow. POURING. So I woke the boys up from their nap, and to the snow we went! They had a BLAST and still ask where the snow went. Sorry boys, you may not see it for another couple of years down here!
I know I've posted about it before, but we can't get enough of the train museum. I think I am just as excited when we go as the boys are. They have so many neat trains, buses, and taxis! Most of them are 70-100 years old, but this time I found these rusty old trains in the back of the museum...and y'all know I love some vintage backgrounds for pictures. So here was my impromptu session with the boys.
I realize that so many people think Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday, but it is one that I love. You get to share it with your honey, and now I have 3 Valentine's that I adore with all of my heart. Here were Coleman and Carter's Valentine's that they passed out to their classmates...it took FOREVER to get the two of them to stand still and put their hands in a position that would work, but I think it turned out pretty cute ;o) And these just are my favorite. Hands down. We are blessed to have a new neighbor that is super sweet and also a photographer (can you say win win?). She and I constructed a kissing booth for the neighborhood munchkins and she snapped some pictures the day before Valentine's Day. I LOVE.LOVE.LOVE them! Cookie decorating with friends: