Their too-small outfits and silly face paint caused them giggle and laugh every time they looked at each other . The funniest part was when Jordyn was trying to walk up the stairs and she couldn’t bend her legs because her jeans were 3 sizes too small! Oh, these are the days! 😂
Columbus, Ohio was our last stop before we head home from our big week vacationing with family in New Jersey. We had to pose with Arnold, smell the amazing spices and drool over the donuts and ravioli’s in North Market, and then pack up for our drive home. Tennessee, here we come!
We ferried in to New York, saw Lady Liberty from a distance, visited many iconic sites, ate at a New York deli, rode the subway, and altogether had a wonderful day despite pouring rain and wet feet 😊
Seeking treasure on the beach today!
Let’s go sugar the kids up before bedtime! Yay! 🙄 But they had games at the coffee shop, and 3/$2 chocolate chip cookies, so how could we not? I apologize to the students trying to study, our kids reeeeaaally got into their game of Trouble 😬
This ridiculously happy giant of a dog turns 1 year old today. The kids wanted to throw a birthday party complete with cake and wrapped presents, but we compromised on giving him a dog cookie and a new toy 🤷♀️ If dogs had hobbies, his would include slobbering on every child who comes in his path and chewing on socks whenever he can get away with it. 🎂
First day of 1st grade for Genesis this morning! 🎉 The afternoon consisted of toddlers playing in the sprinkler and watermelon smiley faces, which means that summer is not quite over. Now, we begin a slow evening with Puccini bursting through the speakers and me pretending that I don’t have to make dinner. 😅
It takes a patient man to play Monopoly with kids- and it’s not even the Junior version! Thanks for being the fun parent 😅
You adorable Cookie Monster 🍪
It *finally* happened. Genny lost her first tooth! The other girls were slightly jealous and definitely empathetic.
Oh a whim, we drove down to Franklin for a little look around The Factory and the Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair going on there this past weekend. I’m sure I looked a little foolish, as I reverently held books of old that cost the same or more (way more) than what I spend in groceries per month. I didn’t purchase any of *those* treasures, but I did add a few practical pieces for my library at home, and am kicking myself inwardly for a few I put back on the shelf. *sigh* Oh, and when the taco shop had an incredibly long wait (and we had 4 starving children), we suffered and got donuts instead.
What a fun date we had last night! 1920’s themed “Spirits of the Summer” cocktail and music pairing at the Schermerhorn with the Nashville Symphony 🎶
This little girl with the golden hair turned 5 a few days ago! We curled her hair (thus the upside-down view via the mirror in the first pic), danced, ate pizza, made a Frozen cake, partied with Grandma and Grandpa Holder, and ended the most “wonderful day” with a happy birthday girl ❤️
Happy Fourth! 🇺🇸