Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Periwinkle Hydrangea

Brian got me a purple tree (that I've been wanting for 10 years:) and a periwinkle hydrangea bush for Mother's Day. The first bloom came up on my hydrangea and I LOVE it!  It's my favorite color). Such a great gift because I can enjoy it every year!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Joe and Eve Pass Through:)

Joe and Eve were passing through Durham so we just had to go meet them for lunch and hug their necks!  We hadn't seen each other in a year and it was nice to be able to catch up in person. Cailey and Kinsey were little mamas to Michael and's so fun to be a part of their lives and watch the kids play together even if it's only once a year.

the crew
Kinsey rarely gets to play 'mama' because Cailey is but when Michael was 'free' I noticed her immediately go to him and just be so sweet. She even made sure he didn't run out of the play area. It's such a blessing that BOTH of my girlies are so great with little ones.

oh man...How I love this friend!

future wedding invitation?? at least
we love the in laws:)

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 4th, 2014

We spent the morning of the 4th at Camp Winshape with the kiddos then came home for some hang out time and prepped our picnic dinner. This year we went back to Brier Creek for the fireworks but parked in a different area which worked SO much better!

When we first pulled up we pulled out the baseball bats and got a fun game going!

these guys took a little break for war before going back to baseball:)

I looked across the field and asked Cailey if Caroline Phoenix was there b/c I couldn't tell but Cailey was able to see better and sure enough they had just arrived!  SO fun that we were on a random street corner and friends showed up!  Cailey and I took turns (aka fought over) feeding sweet baby boy.

snacking on blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon

Caroline took some pictures for us...YAY!

Braden and Clark

SOON we had MORE friends show up!  Kinsey was so excited because she had spent the week with Elena at Winshape!

sparkler fun

Cailey and Camden

We had a super fun fourth together!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Camp Winshape!

The kids had another GREAT year at Camp Winshape!  It really is such a blessing for them and they actually look forward to waking up and going 7:30-5:30!

On the last day we always get to go with them and see what they did all week. All these fun games, etc. are set up as soon as the kids arrive and the counselors are SO fun!

playing volleyball with cailey

these girls both signed up for 'fast food' and ended up being in the same class!

decorating cookies...the I had to feed it to her from behind:)

Braden was busy in his science class...making ice cream.

Cailey won the golden spoons for being a great encourager and helper to others during the week.

sweet brother sharing ice cream. ephram was too young to go this year but can't wait for next year!

Cailey took the theater class this year (again) and they performed Seussical the Musical.

Brian went to 'Man Land' with Braden

Kinsey and Elena in Girl World

Her favorite class was gymnastics!  We were able to stay and watch her whole show:)

Cailey's soccer class

and Braden at archery..his favorite!

It was pretty random but we saw this GORGEOUS peacock outside while the kids were playing.

Chick Fil A puts on Camp Winshape and always provides lunch for the last day (family day). It was a blast going to camp with the kiddos!