Back to school!

This week began with Kitt and Garet’s first day of Pre-K. They seemed to enjoy it but kept talking about what a long day it was! On Monday afternoon we went rock climbing. Kitt and Garet are going to climb with Coach Scott on a regular basis and they did great! Ryan, of course, wasn’t going to be left out so she played on the climbing dinosaur.  Ryan got to enjoy a fun play date with Charlotte and Thomas at Fernbank and she also got to start Mommy and Me Ballet.  She had so much fun but mostly enjoyed getting all dressed up.  She also enjoyed going to art class with Mommy.  A big treat of this week was Poppy coming to town!  He got here on Saturday (with a box of Krispy Kremes, of course) and we are loving having him here.  Today we went to Piedmont Park and also to the Fox Theatre for a Mary Poppins sing-a-long.  We have been worn out at the end of the day this week getting used to the new schedule but everything seems to be going well here.  We hope all of you are enjoying any new adventures you are having!
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What a great way to start my week – looking at all my family (except Michael) on the blog. Oh, how I enjoy looking at my favorite people! As usual, you girls had a fun filled week and a special treat with Poppy and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. After talking to you girls, it appears he brought enough for the whole weekend. I am sorry now I didn’t come with him; however, at least it won’t be long before your birthday in October. Enjoy this week and I will be anxiously awaiting all your exciting news from this week. Love you lots.

See you later, summer!

We had a wonderful last week of summer and are looking forward to school starting tomorrow. Kitt and Garet start Pre-K and Ryan has a couple more weeks but she is excited, too. We went with Mommy and Aunt Kristen this week to LegoLand and had such a fun time. We rode rides, played games, watched a movie and saw lots and lots of Legos.  On Wednesday we all went to Coralwood to meet Kitt and Garet’s new teachers (Ms. Morris and Ms. Hall).  They seem really nice and we are looking forward to going back.  Even Ryan seemed comfortable in the new class.  In fact, when Ms. Morris took Kitt and Garet’s picture, she also took one of Ryan!  We got to see Aunt Kristen several times and also went to Leaping Lizards and Sensations Therafun.  On Thursday we went with Mommy and Daddy on our first ever family vacation with just the 5 of us.  We went to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC and had a fantastic time!  It is a huge indoor waterpark with lots of other activities as well.  Ryan enjoyed playing in the pool area while Kitt and Ryan loved the wave pool and big water slides.  We will definitely go back one day!  Unfortunately, it is challenging to take pictures near the water slides when someone is always needing to watch us but there are a few.  On the way home we stopped in Greenville, SC and had lots of fun running around, eating ice cream and playing with the camera.  Our last news to report this week is that Ryan doesn’t sleep in a crib anymore–she also doesn’t sleep in her own room anymore.  She is becoming a big girl very quickly.  It has been a incredible summer with so many fun adventures, memories and people.  We need to get ready for our big day tomorrow so we will see you next week!
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What an exciting week you all had! Great Wolf Lodge looks like a really fun place to visit and from the smiles on all your faces, it looks like you had a great time. As always, I loved seeing all the pictures of your activities. Lego Land looked really neat and reminded me of the exhibit we visited when you were here in Pensacola. I also see you were playing some goofy golf. Was that fun? Did anyone get a hole in one? I know Kitt and Garet will be starting pre-K this week and I hope it really goes well and you learn lots of new things. Maybe next summer you can read stories to Poppy! I hope you have another great week and I look forward to reading all about it in next weeks blog. Until then, remember you are all loved very, very much!!! …Poppy

From the looks of things, you girls and mommy and daddy had a fantastic time at the water park.Maybe one day Poppy and Granny could go to the lodge with you. That was a great adventure before returning to school. I am happy to see that Ryan is now in the same bedroom with her big sisters. That will make it easier for mommy and daddy when they read stories and sing songs at night! Yesterday I went to Miss Lisa’s pool by myself, and sure did miss having you girls with me. At Least Miss Lisa came out and kept me company!! I am happy to learn you like your new teachers at school. Your mom tells me there are more girls in your class than were last year so that is good news. I know it will be a fun year, and your mommy will be at the school often to volunteer. Sending prayers and lots of love and kisses.

Home again….with company!

While we were sad to leave Granny and Poppy’s house we were happy to get home! We were also glad to get to spend the week with Jennifer, Mommy’s friend from college, and her son Calvin who is also 4 years old. We all went to MDO on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and spent lots of time at the pool in the afternoons. On Tuesday we went to Sensations Therafun for some morning fun and on Thursday we went to the Botanical Gardens. We also went to Hippo Hopp one afternoon. It was a great week with lots of fun showing Calvin our favorite things to do. We were also glad to get to see Aunt Kristen some this week, too. On Saturday, Aunt LeAnn, Uncle Barry, Parker and Patrick came up for a fun day at the zoo. We had a great time seeing them and hanging out at the zoo. On Sunday we all went with Mommy and Daddy to the park, the splash pad and then to Piedmont Park for popsicles. We had a great week and are looking forward to one more week of summer fun before school starts next week!
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Oh, it’s great to be a Florida Gator! Love your Gator shirt Kitt. I see a lot of new things in this week’s blog—new ballet shoes, new tap shoes, new bathing suits, and I think a few new outfits! Are the shoes your new back-to-school shoes? Everything is adorable. Ryan, you try so hard to do everything your big sisters do, but I think flying a kite is going to be a challenge. I am so proud at how well Kitt and Garet are at jumping off the diving board. If Ryan could swim to the side, no doubt she would be joining you on the board!!! Kitt, what’s up with your whole family on the front porch? Are you having to air out your bed because Pooh is stinking up your bed??? I see that your mommy has some wild finger nail polish. This was part of an outing she had with Jennifer, I suppose. I think your mom and dad have an exciting adventure planned before school resumes. Have fun. I’m sending you lots of love and kisses.

Hi Girls!!! Poppy sure was sad to see you leave Pensacola and head back to your home in Georgia. Having you at Granny and Poppy’s home was so much fun and I really miss you lots. But, at the same time, I am happy to see that you have settled back into your routine and are having fun. I was so excited to see Kitt and Garet jumping off the diving board. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ryan doing that next summer. And congratulations on finally getting your kites to fly! It looks like a lot of fun and maybe you will show Poppy how to fly a kite next time I come to see you. I hope you have another fun week and I hear you are doing something very special for a family vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of pictures from that vacation. Until next time, take care and remember that Poppy loves you all very much! Hugs and kisses to you all.

Fun in the sun….sad to go!

We have had such a wonderful time in Florida with Granny and Poppy and are already so sad to be getting ready to go home. We did lots of new and exciting things this trip which was fun.  On Monday we went out to the beach to see Granny’s cousin and her family (Sheila, Doug and Caitlin).  It was so much fun as we went swimming, played in the sand, ate and jumped in the waves.  One night we went to see the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play–that’s the minor league baseball team.  We had never done that and we really enjoyed it.  Mommy was worried we would be bored but the love of baseball must be in our blood as we had a great time dancing, eating and even watching the game.  After the game they had fireworks which we loved!  On Thursday Poppy and Mommy took us to Mobile, Al to go to a new museum called the Exploreum which was great.  It was well worth the drive as we had a wonderful time.  We were also excited to spend some time with Aunt Joan.  Ryan had never met her and she had not seen Kitt and Garet in a few years.  Her visit included us taking another trip out to the beach to see Sheila and Doug which we loved just as much the second time.  In fact, Garet even asked where she was sleeping!  Mommy and Auntie Kristin took us on a big boat for a  dolphin cruise–it was lots of fun and we got to see several dolphins.  The guide told us we might even see a mermaid so imagine our disappointment when we did not see one.  No trip to Pensacola would be complete without a meal at McGuire’s so we did that after the cruise.  Finally, we went with Daddy, Poppy, Mommy and Uncle Mark to the Naval Air Museum and also to Ft. Barancas.  We always love the planes at the museum and the fort was a fun new experience for us.  We are so glad to have such wonderful grandparents who love us very much and help create such special memories every time they see us.  This trip was no exception!  We also appreciate (as does Mommy) how much they do for Mommy while we are here, too.  The time passed too quickly and we are all sad to go home but look forward to special visitors at our house this week and also look forward to seeing Granny and Poppy again soon.
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What a fun filled two weeks I had with you girls. We were on the go all the time, and it was wonderful. There was no one at my bed early this morning asking for donuts so I am wondering if you woke your mommy up asking her for donuts! All your pictures on the blog are terrific – I loved every one of them. I know you are going to start right in keeping busy by going to MDO three times this week with your friend Calvin. His mommy is one of your mommy’s best friends. Miss Lisa said she is sorry she couldn’t hug you good-bye, but she said you can always swim in her pool. Have a great week, and remember I love you to the moon, to the sun and to the stars.

Summer lovin’

We are having such a fun time at Granny and Poppy’s house!  One day we went to an indoor play area that we had never been to.  It was fun!  We also paid a visit to the Naval Air Museum which we always enjoy.  We went to the art museum to see a Lego exhibit–check out those huge Lego sculptures!  One day we had an idea of going to collect seashells on the beach.  The plan was NOT to get wet so Mommy did not pack our swim stuff.  Needless to say when we saw the water we didn’t care that we were in our clothes!  We had a great time splashing around in our clothes and will definitely go back to the beach another day this week.  We have eaten out at a fun restaurant or just one that Mommy really likes every day and of course, we have been to Krispy Kreme more than once :)  Kitt asked Poppy out on a date and they had so much fun dressing up, eating chips and cheese dip and then getting milkshakes.  Kitt and Garet have been wanting to fly kites so we decided to do it here.  As long as they were running the kites were flying but hopefully there will be a day with more wind while we are here.  We are looking forward to another fun week here in Florida!
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Hello from Florida

We had a fun week again that involved Kitt and Garet going to puppet camp every day. Of course, we also got to go to the pool a couple of times and got to spend some time with Aunt Kristen. On Saturday all three of us went with Aunt Kristen and Mommy to see The Little Mermaid on the stage at the Fox! It was lots of fun. Right after that show Daddy drove us down to Florida for a two week visit with Granny and Poppy. Daddy had to go back home but we are looking forward to the time with Granny and Poppy. We were excited to see Auntie Kristin today. After getting in so late last night Mommy was hoping we would sleep late–we had other plans!!! Today we played with all the toys Granny has for us and then went swimming at the neighbor’s pool. We went to bed right on time and Mommy is hoping for a good sleep so we are ready for lots of fun and adventures this week. See you next week!
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Fourth of July Festivities

We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July! We sure did and stayed busy all week. Kitt and Garet went to gymnastics camp every day for some fun mornings. We had a few fun play dates and also got to spend a whole afternoon with Nanny–we had not seen her in a while! On Wednesday night Mommy took us to a festival at a local church where we got our faces painted, ate some yummy food, went on a carriage ride with mules and had a great time! Friday, of course, was the 4th of July. We decorated our wagon for the neighborhood parade and guess what? We won! We got a big trophy that is on our fireplace mantle downstairs! It was lots of fun and then we went with Mommy and Daddy to the airport to ride the train and play down there. We did sparklers at night but it gets dark here a little too late so it was still light when we did them!  We didn’t know the difference and still had fun!  We got to go swimming again now that Kitt’s stitches are just about healed and also went to Daddy’s office today to play there.  We are glad that Aunt and Kristen and Uncle Mark are back in the country and we were very happy to see them!  We have some fun things planned for this week and will be writing next week from Florida!
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