Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beach Week 2013


We spent a week at Pine Knoll Shores July 7-14.  I have been meaning to post some pics from that trip for a while now.  I did upload some iphone pics to the blogger app on my phone, so these pics will have to do for now. 


We had great weather all week....only one rainy day. 


These girls are growing like weeds!


Check out their sassy poses.

A family shot on the pier at sunset.  Margo was not wanting her picture taken.

In front of our home away from home--#65 Pine Knoll Townes


Lydia flying a kite on the beach.


We went to the aquarium one day and we were able to see the divers come in and feed the sharks and other fish.  Margo got to see one up close.
 
Arrrgh, matey!  The girls love going in the General Store in Beaufort and getting a treat and trying on hats, jewelry, etc.


S'mores at one of our favorite restaurants--Amos Mosquitos.


Cheese!


It was a great week.  I will try to post some more pictures from my real camera or at least upload them to Flickr.


For the last few years, we have been taking a family shot on the couch at the beach house.  Here is this year's family photo.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Camp Don Lee 2013

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On Sunday Kelly and I took Madeline and Lauren to Camp Don Lee. We actually got there early, so we had some time to walk around camp before check-in started.  Here are Madeline and Lauren standing in front of the cross on the pier.


After check-in.  Heading to their cabin.


Posing for a picture.


Madeline telling Margo to be a good girl for Mommy this week.

Madeline insisted on making her bed.  She set up everything just how she wanted it.  I helped with the extension cords and that was about all I did to get her settled in her cabin.


Ready for a week at camp.

Cabin mates!


Hope my girl has a great week.

Kelly and Lauren.


It was HOT.  Margo's entire head was wet and she was cooling off with sissy's fan.  We were glad to get back in our air conditioned vehicle for the ride home!

Monday, July 22, 2013

First day of 4th Grade!

Today is the first day of school for Lydia. She's a 4th grader now. 
She was in pretty good spirits this morning and was showing a little sass with her photos. 
With her home room teacher--Mr. Ellis. 
Margo had her Kindergarten assessment this morning. She will start next week.   I hope Kindergarten is ready for her ;)  Madeline doesn't start middle school until the end of August, so I guess we will have some one on one time while Margo and Lydia are in school.



Friday, July 05, 2013

Kings Dominion!



A couple weeks ago we spent the day at Kings Dominion!  It had been a few years since we had been and it was Margo's first time.  They are no longer owned by Paramount, so things have changed a bit.  All of the kiddie rides and attractions are now called Planet Snoopy. The girls loved it!

With Charlie Brown

 Margo found Snoopy as soon as we entered the park!

Lydia found Shroeder.  I texted this picture to Lydia's piano teacher!

The girls loved posing with all the Peanuts gang.

Snoopy Shrub!

The Great Pumpkin Coaster!

Margo in a bumper car.

Linus Launcher--they were flying high like Superman!

With Lucy! You can see what was the old Scooby Doo rollercoaster in the background.  It's now called the Woodstock Express.  We all rode it as a family.

Madeline at Joe Cool's Driving School!
It was muggy and hot that day, so we spent a few hours at the water park too!


David and Margo on the Flying Eagles.

David and the big girls getting ready to ride the White Water Canyon.  Margo was too little, so we waited for them.

After!!! They were soaked!

David and Lydia went to do a last minute ride while Madeline, Margo and I went to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The view from the top!

It was a great day!  We were worn out, though!  I'm so glad we decided to stay in a nearby hotel, so we could crash and not have to drive home after such a long day.