Saturday, July 28, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Last weekend, Darren and I wanted to do something a little different from the usual. We knew we wanted to go to Charlotte because we've traveled there without the kids, in the past, and always found ourselves saying we desired to bring them along one day, not to mention, there is so much to do in Charlotte. This time around, we had a few things planned that were definitely KID FRIENDLY. First up, we stayed one night at "The Great Wolf Lodge". The Great Wolf Lodge adventure begins in their massive, 84-degree indoor water park. We splashed the day away in over 80,000 square feet of water-packed excitement, including jaw-dropping slides for thrill seekers or zero-depth entry areas for little ones. Outside the water park , the fun continues. We played in the arcade, bowled in the "no shoe rental" policy alley, grabbed a wand and battled a dragon in MagiQuest and treated the kids to some ice cream before gathering our family in the Grand Lobby for nightly fireside story time, the perfect ending to a Great Wolf day.
Our experience there was very pleasurable. It was non-stop, kid friendly, age appropriate fun. Some of the things we did NOT get to take advantage of were putt-putt, kids "scoop" day spa, the fitness room, and the arts and craft room. We did make sure to visit their on-site Dunkin Donuts for an iced coffee though. :)
If you've heard of this place and are considering it, I give it two thumbs up, especially for kids 10 and under.
Enjoy viewing the photos.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This baseball season was a HUGE success. Darren (along with Pastor Nick and Jeremie Shelor) did a remarkable job coaching these children. So well, that the season ended with"STORM" being undefeated. Yes, I am bias, but the God's honest truth was that our team was "that" team that NO ONE wanted to play. I vividly recall, the second game of the year, the other team's coach walked off the field because he expected Darren and the assistant coaches to make their players NOT give 100%. The other coach thought the boys' baseball talent was unfair.
These were homemade cupcakes. Destiny was watching the kids the day I had to make these, so she was kind enough to get started on the cupcake itself. She also cut out little fondant circles so I could come home a put the detail on them (replicating a baseball). I had limited time to finish these up, so it was nothing fancy, but the boys enjoyed them.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The boys found some BIG BOULDERS to climb on.
Tyson's friend Jake loves being a "big brother" when he's with our family.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saleece is such a sweet girl! Her and Lilah are like two little peas in a pod. We are thankful that God added her to our lives. We love you “Leecie”. Happy 3rd Birthday!!!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Approximately ONE week earlier than expected, baby "Daniel Joseph Tobin" aka "Trip" (because he's a "3rd" ~ named after his grandpa and daddy) entered the world.
Checking out the directions. "It's hard to concentrate on baking when you are baking with a 7 year old." LOL! She didn't really say this, but it's true.