Monday, August 14, 2017

Everyday Moments

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

Uncle Benny, Aunt EJ, and Harper surprised Savannah and Hadley by sending them some wonderful gifts in the mail. Savannah received a math workbook for being the best big sister when Hadley got hurt last week. Hadley received a Doc McStuffins to cheer her up when she gets hurt or sick:

Uncle Benny, Aunt EJ, and Harper included some thoughtful notes with the gifts.
For Savannah: 

 For Hadley:

On another day, Hadley received this get well note from Gran and Grandaddy:

On Thursday afternoon, Hadley got her three stitches removed. She was a big girl and didn't cry at all! 

Tal and Savannah wrestled and tickled one another on the couch:


Every couple weeks, I take the girls to the public library that's in our neighborhood (and right across the street from our school). Hadley enjoyed looking at some board books, while Savannah picked out some books to take home:


A beautiful painting by Hadley:

Hadley got her ears pierced when she was 4 months old. However, about a year ago, I removed Hadley's earrings because she took them out several times a day and even caused her ears to bleed many times when she took them out. Well, yesterday Hadley asked me to put in dangly earrings, and we discovered that her ear holes are still open!

Tal and I had our first date in 4 months. We went golfing 45 minutes outside of town. Tal teed off at 8 AM and played 18 holes in 2 hours: 

While Tal played golf, I happily rode along in the golf cart, enjoyed some peace and quiet, and read three magazines: 


After golfing, Tal and I went out to lunch at Macaroni Grill and had tiramisu (our favorite!) for dessert. It was a perfect day. We loved having some alone time, peace and quiet, relaxation, a leisurely meal, adult conversation, and even a short nap before we picked up our girls. Tal and I are planning to have another daytime date in a couple months!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Duck Donuts and Adventure Landing

On Saturday, August 5, after the Kids Workshop at Home Depot, our family took Harper and Grandma Barbara to Duck Donuts for the first time. They loved the warm cinnamon and sugar cake donuts as much as we did!




After having a mid-morning snack at Duck Donuts, all of us had fun at Adventure Landing, where we played a round of putt-putt and rode the go-carts:

Savannah celebrated after her ball went in the hole!





Hadley wasn't old enough to ride the go-carts, so I stayed with her, while Savannah rode with Tal and Harper rode with Grandma Barbara. Most of these photos are blurry, but you can see how much they enjoyed riding the go-carts.







Harper really wanted to catch-up to Uncle Tal and pass him:


Kids Workshop

Our family loved having Grandma Barbara and cousin Harper spend last weekend with us. On Saturday, August 5, all of us went to the free Kids Workshop at Home Depot, which is held on the first Saturday of each month. The girls made Penske trucks. They enjoyed nailing the pieces together, painting their trucks, and attaching the stickers. The Kids Workshop was a great opportunity for Savannah, Hadley, and Harper to be creative and practice some DIY skills!

Harper and Grandma Barbara



































Cousins Hadley (2.5), Harper (4), and Savannah (8)


Savannah's truck, Harper's truck, and Hadley's truck