Archives for June 2011

We Survived Summer Camp!

  My husband is a youth pastor and part of his job includes him working at our denomination's state youth camp for 2 weeks every summer. Last year, having a 4 month old and 2 year old, I chose to stay home. But I hated being away from Phillip and was pretty miserable being home alone. So this year, I weighed the pros against the cons of going versus staying home, and camp won out. And I'm glad we went because we had a great time!    I knew Phillip would be extremely busy while we were there, … [Read more...]

Learning About Birds

For the past three weeks, we have been using "birds" as our learning theme. This was a theme that I had really been looking forward to, but to be quite honest, I have been slacking in my enthusiasm in our learning activities lately. Blame it on the heat, blame it on busyness...I'm not sure what's up. But despite all of that, we have still been having fun. Circle TimeFingerplays and SongsI usually start our Circle Time with this little rhyme to get Buddy to sit on the floor...I can reach … [Read more...]

Backyard Fun

It is important to me for the boys to spend quality time outdoors each day. Since we have an average sized yard surrounded by neighbors on every side, there isn't much to explore. Last year was our first Summer in this house, and our backyard was pretty boring. So this year, I am trying to make our backyard as interesting as possible by adding fun areas that will hopefully lead to more creative outdoor play.    We have the new (to us) playset that Phillip's uncle gave us...     Our … [Read more...]

Fun at Whipstitch

Before the boys were born, Phillip and I lived in a tiny loft apartment in the West Midtown part of Atlanta, back when it was still "up and coming". It has finally "came" and now there are many cool shops and restaurants in that area. We were driving through a few months ago, and I just about caused Philip to wreck when I shrieked in excitement as we drove past a new fabric store called Whipstitch.    So last week, when my good friend Laura asked if I would like to accompany her to a … [Read more...]

Right Now…

  ...sitting in my bedroom enjoying the cool air from our newly repaired air conditioner after 3 weeks in an 86+ degree home.    ...sipping Peach Iced Tea that I discovered while out shopping yesterday. Yum!   ...loving my sweet husband of 8 years. We celebrated our anniversary with a much needed 2-day getaway last week.    ...playing my husband in Words With Friends and LOSING every game. Not cool. But I will beat him one of these days.   ...nursing my 15 month old, who I thought was … [Read more...]