Kinsey talked about her friend Audrey at New Life Camp every week when I'd pick her up after her Thursday classes. I mean EVERY week. She wanted me to meet her and her mom. She wanted to have a playdate with her. Kinsey hadn't ever been like this before and I was definitely intrigued. One day I was finally able to meet her mom (usually Audrey was picked up hours after Kinsey which is why our paths never crossed) and we started talking and comparing stories our daughters came home with about their immediate bond.
These two are very much alike in so many ways!! They both love gymnastics, playing outside, playing with dolls for a little while before going back outside again, love crafts (in between playing outside)...they are two peas in a pod.
Our families also had connections that we didn't realize. Cailey is good friends with Audrey's cousins..and I'm friends with their mom. They go to the Summit too..and homeschool. Cailey knows her brother and he's one of the kids who is going on the DR mission trip, so it was super neat to have so much in common with the Barnett's.
That day Kinsey went home for a playdate with her then the next day Audrey came over for her first sleepover...EVER! The girls had a great time making loom bands, doing gymnastics, playing outside, jumping on the trampoline, etc.
Cailey and I let the girls play beauty shop and polish our nails (after we polished theirs) They LOVED it!
Audrey helping Kinsey with her back bend from standing
Sweet girls ready for a movie with their popcorn. They are great for each other because as soon as their heads hit the pillow they were OUT. Exciting to see new friendships form.
Dad officially retired in November so Matt and I went in together to get him an Ipad Air. Dad is super smart..brilliant in the Science/Engineering fields. BUT when it comes to technology not so much. Brian and I tried to get him all set up but he's going to take a class at the Mac Store for beginners. I'm sure he'll know how to do more than we do in no time.
The kids wanted Christmas trees in their rooms this year so trees they got! Thankfully they LOVE this season as much as Brian and I do and the decorations that come with it. We went to several stores and these are the trees they chose.
Kinsey's tree is silver with colored lights and hot pink and navy ornaments. She picked out a hot pink tree skirt to go along with it too.
The boys wanted a traditional green tree with white lights and tarheel ornaments. Oh..and no tree skirt.
Cailey girl had the hardest time deciding between a green tree and white one but finally chose the white tree. She wanted white lights so her turquoise, lime green, and hot pink ornaments would stand out.
We literally have a tree in every room except for the bathrooms. LOVE Christmas!
Mom and dad have a record/cd/tape player that Brian decided to introduce the kids to. The older two knew what a tape was but none of them knew about records. So we put on a record and had a dance party..until it scratched..and skipped. Then the party was over:)