Monday, October 15, 2018

Everyday Moments

These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture everyday moments from the last couple weeks.

On Columbus Day, the girls enjoyed having a Daddy Date, while I was at work. Tal and the girls played games at Chuck E. Cheese and then ate a buffet lunch at Pizza Hut:

Savannah's pumpkin art:

Hadley's pumpkin art:

When Hadley turned 4 years old, she graduated to a booster seat:

Hadley loves having more freedom in her booster seat:

I found these pics of Savannah on my phone:

Hadley is going to dress up as Candy Girl on Halloween:

Hadley colored the picture below. She has excellent fine motor skills. Her use of color is amazing. Hadley colors inside the lines better than most of my Kindergarten students: 

On October 13, Tal ran in the Tunnels to Towers 5K race in our community. The money raised goes to families of first responders and veterans who have died in the line of duty:

The Tunnel to Towers race was established to honor Stephen Siller, who was a firefighter who died on September 11:  

Tal ran in the race with some of his F3 friends. F3 stands for fitness, fellowship, and faith. Over the last few months, Tal has been doing F3 boot camp workouts several mornings each week. Tal has enjoyed getting in shape and making some new friends.

When our family went shopping at Sprouts, Hadley buckled up her Pinky bear...

...and took her for a ride in the cart:

Hadley was thrilled when her babysitter Hiroko gave her Korean BBQ sauce for her 4th birthday. Hadley is looking forward to dipping her foods in the sauce at our house (just like she does at Hiroko's house):

During our October staff meeting at school, one of my colleagues presented the Golden Apple award to me...

...and read aloud these kind words about me:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

IL Road Trip: Part 1 (Traveling)

On October 9, the girls and I started our 7-day road trip to see my family in IL. We drove 7.5 hours through four states: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and KY.

We spent the night at a Fairfield Inn in Lexington, KY:

After checking into our hotel, we went to a local mall. We ate dinner in the food court and then the girls ran around in the play area after long day of traveling: 

When we got back to our hotel, we relaxed for awhile and then went to bed early:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy 4th Birthday, Hadley!

Hadley is 4 years old! Our precious girl is kind, generous, and polite. Hadley does a good job sharing, taking turns, cleaning up messes, and putting away her toys. She is observant, has a good sense of direction, and remembers places that we've visited. She loves coloring pictures, playing with water, and jumping in the pool. She also enjoys swinging at the park and playing with Playdoh. Hadley is a Mommy's girl. She loves snuggling with Mommy and sleeping with her teal blanket. Happy 4th Birthday, Hadley V! We love you!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ireland 2018

In August, Tal's employer sent him to Waterford, Ireland for 10 days of training. While he was in Ireland, Tal enjoyed sightseeing, golfing a couple times, stopping by the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, and touring the House of Waterford Crystal Factory. Traveling to Ireland was a dream come true for Tal!

Breakfast in London

Full English Breakfast

Tal's rental car in Ireland...driving on left side of the road!

Guinness Brewery in Dublin

Tal's hotel in Dublin

Waterford Crystal Factory in Waterford, Ireland

Tal's hotel in Waterford, Ireland

Sightseeing in Waterford

Golfing at Waterford Castle

Deer on the golf course

For souvenirs, Tal brought home pens and notepads for the girls and an Ireland T-shirt for me: