After the crazy holiday season, we've been really enjoying some downtime and getting back to 'normal busy'. We've taken two trips to the Life and Science Museum in Durham (Grammy and Papa got us a membership for Christmas), a few playdates with friends and neighbors, fun times with Nana, Grandaddy and Savannah et al, and even a quick visit from Grammy and Papa this past weekend! I guess I've been taking a break some with picture taking cause I realized that I've completely missed taking pictures during some of our January events! Woops. :-)
Here are some pictures from our first museum trip on Jan 7th. It was actually a beautiful day so we did mostly the outdoor stuff that day --
That evening, we had our friends, the Atkinsons and the Hopkins over. We got some good snuggles with Sam and Noah and Kylie were so excited to see him, too!!!
That following Sunday morning, we were looking for something to do and called the Scholles last minute. It was so nice to see Janet, Frank, Maddie and Mason! And we even ran into a friend of Kylie's from school, Emma. That was fun. We had a picnic lunch before coming home for rest time (Noah doesn't nap much these days).
That afternoon, we cashed in another one of our Christmas presents - Waylon's parents got us tickets to the NC State/MD basketball game (and also babysat for us while we went!). We met our friends Keri and Chris, who we hadn't seen in a LONG time, for an early dinner and then we all went to the game together. So much fun!!! (no pictures though) :-(
A good work week that week. I've been pretty busy at work and have been working quite a bit an have been working a few Fridays. We also did some tag team Happy Hours that week - I went out with coworkers on Thursday and Waylon went out on Friday! Very fun. It's nice that the kids are easier to get to bed on our own these days so we have the flexibility to do that a little more.
That Saturday, the 14th, we went over to our neighbors' house (Tom, Margaret, Lauren and Cole) for playtime and dinner. The kids all had so much fun and we even let all of them play upstairs alone for a while. That was a nice treat for us. Noah and Cole are the same age and will be in Kindergarten together next year and they were so funny together. I have a feeling they are going to be good buddies for years to come! :-) (again, no pictures! - what was I thinking?)
Sunday, a quick morning playdate with some other neighbors (Eric, Carolyn and Abby) and Mexican dinner with Nana, Grandad, Andrea, Sean and Savannah.
Another busy work week and then the following Friday, I cut my hair!! It was the longest it's been in a long long time, so I decided it was time to chop it and I would donate it to Locks of Love. I was excited and nervous but I'm happy with the outcome!
Last weekend, another trip to the museum on Saturday morning. So much fun!! I think we are really going to love having that.
|Part of the space exhibit|
|Kylie did great on the climbing wall.|
|Daddy and his girl|
|A self portrait that night. :-)|
We are still working on potty training with Kylie. She's been doing much better these days. It's been very slow going but we were encouraged to stick with it by her teachers. If it hadn't been for them encouraging us, I probably would have given up and tried again another time. The holidays brought a little bit of a setback with it but we have been doing pretty well this year so that's good!
We also got Noah all registered for Kindergarten!! I can't believe he'll be starting on July 31st (he'll be in year round so they start a little earlier). How did that happen?!?