Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Morning

I've got a bunch of photos to edit but I think this one sums up our Christmas pretty well so Merry belated Christmas to all of you.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy NC Ornaments

The 4th graders at Elijah's school are tasked with making NC inspired ornaments for the school trees.  Extra points are give for those who us NC products or things made/grown in NC.  Forgive me for not always having the best attitude about these things but I wanted an easy solution to this problem so we got plastic ornaments for less then a dollar a piece and wandered all around the pond beside our house picking up bits of this and that.  We found tine pine cones,  all sorts of seeds, leaves, pine straw, and all sorts of other bits.  Not only were they easy but the looked pretty.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

First things first Emily got PreStar swimmer of the month.
Elijah had another big swim meet this past weekend.  He swam his first 100s in breast stroke and free style.  He was exhausted by the end but he finished.
He also won his heat in backstroke.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bugs and Crumbs

I just didn't feel like making costumes this year so we bought them. Elijah was Bugs Bunny and Emily was Crumbs Sugar Cookie.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Whole Handful

Visiting the Georgia Aquarium
Picking out an American Girl Doll is Exhausting
She choose a doll that looked like her and named her Emma.
Celebrating her 5th Birthday at the American Girl Bistro with Grandma.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

RSA Outbreak

Elijah had his first meet since joining RSA this past Saturday.  He is the one all the way at the top of this picture.  He still has a lot to work on but he has improved so much since August.
He's also really loving swimming again which is the real goal.  His coaches are great.  They make the kids work hard and do things correctly but also create a positive environment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Swim Bike Run

Getting ready for the swim.
We had to get a bike rack for the car.
Transition from the swim to the bike.
Waiting to start.  Next time we will remember crocks bc you have to leave your shoes in the staging area.  Good think Mommy wore socks.
He rides so much faster then I would like.
Transitioning.  If he does this again we will put him in a swim shirt and get him a number belt to make this easier.
Its hard to put on socks when you are wet.
With his water and medal after the finish.  Emily wanted him to give her the water right away.  I said no.
Starting the run.
Enjoying to feed after.  He says he wants to do it all again.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturday was this year's dance recital. Elijah was a farmer in a famous painting and an elephant. Emily was a blue bird. They also both got their 3rd year of dance awards.

Monday, May 28, 2012