Noah is getting so excited about Kindergarten and loves practicing writing and also has a (fairly) new interest in drawing. It's pretty cute! :-) We actually had Kindergarten Orientation last week and he was SO excited about that also. Mommy and Daddy, on the other hand, have a little bit of mixed emotions about it! We are excited but it's pretty crazy. What happened to our baby boy???
|Noah drew this picture and wrote all of the names himself!|
Here is Kylie just before bedtime one night - silly girl!! :-)
Saturday, the 12th was a super fun day! Our neighborhood had a big party called 'The Meats of Spring'. :-) A few of the guys got together and planned this big party/competition. I think there were 9 guys who grilled/smoked different types of meat and the whole neighborhood voted on which one they liked best. Waylon did Eastern NC BBQ and came in 3rd place! It was fun but very long day. Waylon (and Noah) got down to the pool parking lot around 9 am and started cooking (and playing). Kylie and I went to Target together for a bit and when we got back, we had a picnic in the parking lot.
|This was the set up in the morning|
The party was great. So many people came and it was so much fun!! I think the last RSVP I saw had 77 adults and 66 kids!
|Noah had fun driving the pink Barbie car :-) Kylie enjoyed it also!!|
|Our friends Megan and Dave joined the party too!|
|Waylon pulling the pork!|
|The set up during the party!|
|Kylie had fun drawing with chalk and started drawing all over herself with it!! :-)|
|It was all over her face, too!|
|Mom and "kids" :-)|
|Andrea and Savannah|
|Nana and her grandkids!|
Monday morning, we woke up to a nice surprise. A text from Megan and Jason letting us know that Baby Peyton was born the night before! After work and school that afternoon, we ALL went to visit them at the hospital. The kids were beside themselves to meet Peyton and he was such a doll baby!!
|Noah didn't want me to take his picture but when he got to hold Peyton, he was all smiles!!|
|Kylie got to 'hold' him also (I helped a bit) :-) She was obviously thrilled, too.|
|Mom and new baby Peyton!|
|With Daddy, too! (Ryan was with his grandparents at the time)|
|Saying goodbye (and asking lots of questions!)|
When we were on our way to Kindergarten Orientation, we saw this bird. It was standing over 4 eggs and chirping loudly at us! When we walked away, it stopped. And it was still there when we came out and hour and a half later!
|This shot is out of order but really cute - this is from the previous week|
|Last team cheer!|
|Cuties in the play area at the mall!|
|How adorable is this? And check out the shoes...|
Around 10am, they took the kids to a festival in Raleigh and Waylon and I left the house around lunchtime. We went to Durham and had a nice lunch, checked into a hotel and went to a nice dinner and went to see Wicked (a Christmas present from my parents!). Then we stayed over night at the hotel, slept in Sunday morning and had a leisurely breakfast and then a little shopping before getting home on Sunday around 3! So fun.
Here are pictures from my parents of the weekend....
|Kylie riding the carousel with Papa|
|More rides :-)|
|Kylie got brave and fed the goats!|
|Digging in the corn|
|Milking a cow|
|Papa reading to the kids that night|
|A self portrait before we left for dinner|
|They now have a dinosaur walk there! Noah loved it. Apparently, Kylie wasn't all that sure about it. :-)|
|Noah took this shot. :-)|
We were so excited to see the kids when we got home and I had to get silly with the kids as usual :-)
|Noah loves to do this 'yoga' pose. Aunt Leah would be proud! :-)|
|Kylie had to join in, too|
After dinner, we took Papa to the airport and he flew home while Grammy stayed an extra few days with us to do something special with each of them before she left. Yesterday, she had a Noah/Grammy day and they went to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. They have a new wing and Noah really enjoyed it! Today, she had a Kylie/Grammy day and they went to the park, then met me for lunch (and Kylie got a little haircut) and then they went to a bookstore for a long time!
Tonight, we went to the pool for the first time of the season. It was a VERY quick trip because it started thundering not long after we got there but it was just enough to get out some wiggles. They were SO excited about it and it's going to be so fun to spend lots of time there this summer - especially since we know all the neighbors so much better this year, too!
|First time in the pool! :-)|
This weekend will be another big one. I'm off to MD on my own for Julie's shower and bachelorette party and also Leah's bachelorette party! It's going to be a weekend of parties for me - while Waylon is back here with the kiddos! :-) Hopefully, he'll make some fun plans and keep busy!