Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break 2011~Day Two

Today we slept a little late before we headed over to Granny & Papa's for a long overdue visit.  Granny was working in the garden and Papa in the shop when we got there but they were quick to come inside and see those grandbabies!  Granny got in some good lovin' on Tanner while we were there!

After we left Granny & Papa's, we headed to Zaxby's and to get the kids a much needed hair cut!! Ella Kate decided she was ready for her short do again so we left much lighter than we came. :)

The park was next on our agenda.  The kids wanted to go to Kids Planet where Jake always asks to have his birthday party.  We played until we were cold and hungry!

 It was breaking my heart to realize that Jake isn't as enthralled with a playground as he used to be.  We had a little glimpse of that when we went to Stoneledge a few weeks ago.  He was completely bored!  Today at Kids Planet, every time I turned around, he was on TOP of the playground instead of playing ON it (as evidenced by pics below)! I had to smile to myself as I could see that was much more interesting to an almost 8 year old boy.  There was a group of older boys there that played follow the leader for a while.  Sweet little Jake just tagged right along with them and had a great time, though. 

He has really started to change from "little boy" to an "older boy" lately.  I'm trying to focus on it being a fun change for us instead of a change that means my firstborn is moving more quickly towards being grown.  At least I now have baby T to experience all the firsts with one last time!!

 They're not always smiling these days when they play together so I captured as many of these as I could.  And even this fun game ended in a fight!! :)

 My Granny asked if T was a Republican....  It took me a minute to get it.  Do you?  :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Break 2011~Day One

We decided not to go on a trip this Spring Break, for a variety of reasons, so we are making the most of our time here at home this week!

Most of this week is supposed to be yucky and rainy so Monday we visited the Children's Museum in Greenville.  We had never been but had heard it was really fun!  We were not disappointed!  Nana went along with us and the kids were so excited!

 When I was little, I would have stayed in this "kiddie sized" grocery store the entire time! :)

 This is a large stomach slide!  When you push the buttons where they are, they make "digestive" noises!! Yes....that's what I mean!! :)

 I see my future in this one...at least the very first thing they did was put on the seatbelts!!
 Nana liked the rocking chairs at Grandma Betty's Farm!

 The water area was probably the kids favorite thing.  It is an entire room filled with this huge pool of water and lots of fun things to do in it.  Jake has had a deep love of water since he was small....I should have known he'd be captivated! They also have an area for the little ones that I'm intrigued by.  It's pretty much a table (like the ones Jon & Kate had when the kids were small) that has seats in it for babies to sit.  There is a fountain right in the center of the table that squirts all over the table.  I can't wait to bring Tanner back to see how he likes that! 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Upward Basketball 2011

Jake loves basketball!!  He played Upward this winter and had a great season on the team with several of his buddies. Since Tanner was born the week of the second game, I didn't get to go to very many of his games.  I hate missing things they're doing but I know that this season of a newborn is short and we'll be back cheering him on in no time!

 Typical Braeden & Jake... :)

 Sweet triplets...or maybe not!  Look at the look I'm getting for asking to take a picture!!