Indiana {March 2019}

To kick off spring break, we headed up to Indiana for a long weekend. The weekend was full of family, friends, and celebrations before heading back home.

We were so thankful to see so many family members in such a short time, most of which made the trip to visit us.

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On Saint Patrick’s Day, we ran the Shamrock Beer Run 5k in downtown Indy. It was our first beer run and probably our coldest run to date. It was freezing! Thankfully the beer stops helped us warm up. Downtown Indianapolis was absolutely beautiful on the brisk day.

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We ended the day celebrating Grandma Sue’s 80th birthday! We had a lovely dinner with family to celebrate our special lady.

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We also got to visit with several old friends and meet new little friends while we were there! Again, we were so thankful that everyone made room for us during their busy weekends.

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One major highlight of the long weekend was the snow! Yes…in March…during spring break…the kids saw snow for the first time! They loved playing outside as the big snowflakes fell to the ground. It didn’t last long, but it was memorable.

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We made one more quick stop to visit the birthday girl before heading to the airport. 

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We had a great, long weekend which was action packed. Needless to say, it took a bit for all of us to recover.

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Minnie’s Halloween Dine

Crosby’s birthday landed on a Saturday this year and it was our last birthday celebration of the month, so we decided to do our first character dining experience. I knew we wanted to go to Hollywood Studios for his birthday, so I looked at the options there first. Hollywood and Vine is usually an experience with the Disney Junior characters, which would not be my first preference but for the month of October it turns into Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine. I immediate jumped on this because of the character line up and the Halloween costumes!

We opted for lunch so we could start our day around noon and end the evening with the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show.

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Since Minnie was the star of the show, we were able to get our photo taken with the Disney Photo Pass. All other photos were from my phone on our own.

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Mickey was Crosby’s favorite!

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Goofy asked Crosby how old he was and was being a jokester.

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Donald’s costume was my favorite.

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Kenley’s shirt was the hit of the day! Daisy played with it and she got several comments about it! Daisy and Minnie were Kenley’s favorite.

We had a great time! It was the perfect way to celebrate Crosby’s day and cap our month-long birthday festivities!

my weekend in photos

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the kids didn’t have school on friday so we headed to planet obstacle with some friends!

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my little american ninja warriors

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crosby spent hours in the foam pit.

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laura and i took turns doing the high ropes challenge course. i was sure feeling it the next day!

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saturday morning run squad!

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8 miles done which was basically the extent of my training for my half marathon next weekend.

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our five year old!

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we headed to disney yet again for our final birthday celebration. crosby showed off his new watch every chance he got.

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giving olaf warm hugs!

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five.

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we survived our crazy birthday month!

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goodnight hollywood studios!

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we laid low on sunday after church and a grocery run. the weather was amazing, so we played with all of our new toys and spent some time outside.

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we had a fabulous weekend celebrating our boy.
how was your weekend?

Five Years Old

Crosby is five years old!

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He started VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) in August which is his last stop before moving to elementary school. We had his parent-teacher conference last month and got a very good report. He’s doing well in his class and is a sweet boy when he wants to be.

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He also started tee ball last month! This is his first sport since we tried soccer a couple years ago. I’m happy to report it has gone much better than his soccer days, though he’s had his moments. At times, it’s a struggle for him to concentrate on anything except playing in the dirt. He also doesn’t like it when his teammate takes a ball that is remotely close to him. Overall, I think he’s had a good time and I’m hopeful he’ll play again in the spring.

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Crosby’s first love is still Legos. He is obsessed with anything and everything related to Legos, including building, taking apart, and rebuilding. He talks about them, reads about them, and probably dreams about them.

What is your name? Crosby
How old are you? Five
What is your favorite thing to do? Ride Star Tours (at Hollywood Studios)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A policeman, I mean, a Power Ranger?
What is your favorite food? Pineapples
Who do you like to spend your time with? Mommy and Daddy
What do you do really well? Listen
What makes you laugh? Telling jokes
What is the best time of day? When we go on trips
What are you afraid of? Bears
Who is your best friend? Elliot
What do you like to do with your family? Go to Disney
What do you love to learn about? Um, I like to learn about trees
Where do you like to go? On field trips
What is your favorite book? Hark! A shark!
If you had one wish, what would it be? I can’t tell you.
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite TV show? Ben 10
What is your favorite animal? A woodpecker
What is your favorite movie? Star Wars and Jack Skellington
What is your favorite drink? Hot cocoa
What is your favorite holiday? Winter
What is your favorite restaurant? Tijuana
What is your favorite place to go? Tijuana
What is your favorite song? Jack Skellington
What is the best part about school? Going on field trips
What is your favorite cereal? Those chocolate cereal
What is your favorite snack? Cheese dip and breadsticks
What do you like to take to bed? I don’t know
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play
What is your favorite fruit? Pineapples
What is your favorite ice cream? All the kinds
What is your favorite outfit? The one that I’m wearing right now
Where do you live? At home
What is your favorite sport? Baseball

Happy birthday to our sweet boy!

my weekend in photos

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on friday we woke up with a seven year old!

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we headed to animal kingdom after school and kenley got her birthday button!

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selfies in line.

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so proud of crosby for being brave and riding everest with us! kenley ended up riding three times! she was on cloud nine.

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we had such a fun night celebrating our girl!

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cheering crosby on at his tee ball game on saturday. and by cheering, i mean telling him to watch the ball and stop playing in the dirt.

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diamondback dugout moms!

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from tee ball we went straight to celebrate lincoln’s second birthday!

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our first birthday party in a few years. we’re ready to celebrate!

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the birthday boy and girl!

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so many awesome friends sporting their favorite teams.

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making their wishes.

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post-party selfie.

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fall has arrived so we enjoyed the evening outside.

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the perfect way to end an awesome weekend, matching pjs with julie.

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our action-packed october continues! three birthdays down, one to go!

how was your weekend?

7 Years Old!

Kenley is 7 years old today!

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The tradition continues with our birthday questionnaire!

What is your name? Kenley
How old are you? 7
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing with my friends
What do you want to be when you grow up? A tooth fairy
What is your favorite food? Tacos
Who do you like to spend your time with? Mommy and Daddy
What do you do really well? Put away my clothes
What makes you laugh? When Daddy tickles me
What is the best time of the day? Centers…in my school
What are you afraid of? Rattlesnakes
Who is your best friend? Ashlyn
What do you like to do with your family? Go on roller coasters
What do you like to learn about? Math
Where do you like to go? Legoland
What is your favorite book? Fancy Nancy
If you had one wish what would it be? That I could fly
What is your favorite color? Pink
What is your favorite TV show? Fancy Nancy
What is your favorite animal? Giraffe, I mean panda, or elephant
What is your favorite movie? That’s a hard question… Incredibles 2
What is your favorite drink? Grape juice
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Chic-fil-a… I mean, Wendy’s
What is your favorite place to go? School
What is your favorite song? Taylor Swift
What is the best part about school? Centers
What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms
What is your favorite snack? Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
What do you like to take to bed? Minnie
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Go on the playground
What is your favorite fruit? Watermelon
What is your favorite ice cream? Strawberry
What is your favorite outfit? A dress
Where do you live? (says neighborhood), Orlando
What is your favorite sport? Soccer

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Kenley just finished her fall soccer season. She played awesome with this team (when she focused) and scored a goal! She shows a lot of potential and is very athletic. She is also competitive, I’m not sure where she gets that, ha! She was usually racing the boys on her team to see who would win during drills, even though that was not the point of the drills. We are considering keeping her in soccer through the winter until the spring season starts. She is also going to do tumbling during extended day. She is certainly not going to be a gymnast, but it is something she is interested in and can do with her friends right at the school. She wants to be able to do a handstand and a cartwheel so badly.

First grade is going very well! It has been a big adjustment from kindergarten and she also transitioned from one classroom to another after the start of the school year. We’re anxious to have her first parent-teacher conference next week. It felt like it took us a while to get into the swing of things this school year and I can’t believe that the first nine weeks just ended!

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Happy birthday to our sweet, funny, and spunky girl!

my weekend in photos

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grammy came to visit this weekend, so we started the birthday celebrations early!

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daddy held down soccer saturday!

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saturday morning, i headed up to atlanta for kelly’s wedding!

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i cannot believe how long it’s been since i’ve seen this girl!

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let’s get kelly married!

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mr. and mrs. martin!

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the venue was absolutely gorgeous!

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post-wedding!

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selfie with scott!

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zeta squad back together again.

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i could have sat in the lobby all day. it was so lovely.

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sunday afternoon bike ride.

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it was such a good weekend! how was yours?