Saturday, September 28, 2013

Our Seven Year Anniversary

Today we celebrated our anniversary with a day trip to the beach.  It's actually only an hour away,  but we spent the entire day there.  We first stopped for lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant,  Akbar Palace. Naturally the girls had a blast playing in the freezing cold Beach and sand,  and then we spent a few hours fishing with daddy and bubby. Both daddy and bubby caught a good size fish, which we brought home,  and bubby scaled and cut up.  Daddy is going to make us some yummy fish curry tomorrow.  We were all tired by the time we got home at nearly 9:00, but we had so much fun. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gettysburg PA

Christian flew in from NC last night and we couldn't be more excited!  He's gonna be here for the next 3 months to finish up his high school diploma with the college here,  and then go back to NC. Today on the spur of the moment we decided to visit the Gettysburg battlefield & Cemetery.  What a beautiful place to walk around.  Vaishali got so tired she sat down near the end and refused to walk anymore.  Bubby had to pick her up and carry her to the car, then we went to friendly's for icecream. We'll have to go back with daddy sometime. :-)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Day in the Life of Preschoolers

I've had a ton of schoolwork/projects to work on lately.  So,  I've had to find things for the girls to do while I'm kinda busy about my work.  Here is a little of what we've done today. 
In the morning we went to play out back,  while I sat in the shade to do a little of my reading assignment. Vaishali caught a moth,  and Anjali found a caterpillar.  We brought those in and made a little habitat for them.
Once tired we came inside and watched cartoons, while I did some more reading.
Next we moved onto art.  I sat out some paper and do-a-dot paint makers,  again I read.
Daddy just ordered me a new set of headphones that was sitting on the counter.  So, next I hooked them up with an ipod and headphones and they happily sat on the couch rocking and listening to music for about 20 minutes!
I didn't think that would last long so I sat up a Christmas village play area on our school table for them to pay next.  This was a lot of fun for me!  I have a china cabinet set up with Christmas stuff in it.  I simply took that out set it up on the table,  lit a christmassy smelling candle,  and set my laptop to play Christmas music that I found on YouTube, and let them play!
When that wasn't fun anymore I have both of them a sink full of plastic dishes to wash.  Fun,  fun,  fun!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bear Branch Nature Center

Today the girls and I visited the nature center here in town.  They had a few live animals like snakes, fish, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Monarch butterflies,  honey bees,  turtles, and lots of stuffed critters on exhibit.  There's a cute little playroom and a library room to play in,  and then trails and picnic areas.  We played inside for a while then went outside to have a picnic,  then took a walk on the trail.  On the way home we stopped at Dairy Queen for one last summer hurrah.  Neat place,  fun day, and the kiddos are tired:-)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jacob's 14?!

I can't believe how much he's grown in such a short period of time.  Happy Birthday buddy!