Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sweetest Place on Earth...Hershey Park!!

This past week we spent 2 days at Hershey Park, and boy did we have a good time! The girls were super thrilled not only to go to the park and stay in a hotel, but also to be going with the Pinkstons. The kids really love each other in a brotherly/sisterly way. It's cute.
 Had to get a picture with a real Hershey bar!
And a Kiss.
Don't forget (my favorite) Reese's! 
The kids measured up at the candy station...they found out what rides they could go on based on their height. Geneva was a Miniature, Savannah a Kiss, and Maddie a Reese's.
  Erica, Sophie, and Bode on Scrambler. Erica rode EVERYTHING!! So fun.
 Me and Neva. My littlest riding partner!
 This bunch rode Tilt-A-Whirl about 10 times!
Geneva loved the Dino Ride, Carousel, or any car type ride the best!
 Christian and Geneva fed the geese while Jesse and I rode a couple bigger coasters.
 Bode and Savannah are cute friends.
  Yup, Jesse got a workout pushing around 4 girls. 
Maddie Pinkston was so good helping the little ones on rides.
Geneva did great keeping up with a full day (10am-8pm) at the park! She did get some shut eye in the stroller while everyone did the water park area.
Then she was right back at it!
Watch out- here they come!
After the water area, we hit up the zoo. This places is pretty cool- I can't believe all you get for one admission price.
 Aiden was my partner on the fast rides like Sky Rush, Sidewinder, and Fahrenheit. 

We left the park with lots of fun memories, and a little chocolate on our faces. 
So fun! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Little Sister Time

I am so blessed to be home with these sweet girls. I enjoy watching them learn, experience new things, and just grow up. This week we had some fun sister moments for the two younger ones while Maddie was at school.
 On a rainy day we had a tea party in the sun room with Abby (the bunny that talks during story time).
 Geneva squealed with delight since she got to drink REAL water out of the tea cup...too cute! 
Story time!
Then we completed the puzzle, which was a serious feat since Geneva was there.
And clean up time!

My lil princesses!
  On a sunny day we enjoyed going for a bike ride.
 Savannah and her friend found a caterpillar and put it in our bug house. 
The next morning it had made a cocoon- pretty exciting!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What Fun with the Whites...

 We had a great visit with Rachel, Lucy, and Cliff this past week (Mike only was able to swoop in for a couple meals since he had meetings)! It's so exciting that now they live in PA (only about 4 hours away). We go way back- we both grew up at Grace Church in Cali. Let's just say I grew up a bunch of years ahead of her, but still the same, we have similar stomping grounds. About 4 years ago, Jesse married she and Mike and it's been a blast seeing their family grow!

 We went on a BUNCH of walks- some slow with the kids walking and others with the kids riding in the stroller. 
 These cuties fit in the same swing at the park! Lucy and Geneva are only 3 months apart.
 Cliff is adorable- just 9 months old.
 My girls loved "helping" Lucy while she was here. Friday night we spent time eating dinner in the cul de sac with our neighbor friends. 
 Saturday morning we took a walk to Starbucks.

Daddy got the girls a treat!
 Lots of fun outside play...

 My kitchen helper- Maddie stirred up the sweet potato fries.
 Saturday night we had the Boady's over. These silly kids all have mouth fulls of whip cream! 
On our way to church!
After church, we went to a picnic potluck at the Pinkley's with the TeamMates class. 
Thanks Rachel and Mike for coming to visit! We had a great time catching up and talking. We love your kiddos!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Few Weeks Ago...

I'm kinda behind on blogging the happenings in our life (for the grandparents that actually look at the blog :). We've been busy with school, friends, and having friends stay with us. 
Here's a few fun pics of the girls...
 We enjoyed dinner and a baby movie with some friends one cute how they all gather together on the pillow! 
 Going for a nature walk all decked out! Funny girl. We gathered leaves, flowers and bugs!

Look at that caterpillar climbing her arm- we've found so many of them lately!!
Here's a flower for you, mom!  
This is the coolest tree swing! 
  All of us had a blast with some of our friends for dinner one night. Savannah had a great ride!
Too cute.

More fun with friends at our house. Nothing like s'mores when the wetaher gets warmer!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Park time and AWANA

We love any morning we get to walk to Green Springs with the Pinkley ladies. 
Such a pretty place!
Sweet friends. 

We were thrilled to send out the Dillard's as AWANA missionaries last night. They have faithfully served at IBC, and now will be starting up new clubs all over VA!

Savannah was so cute getting her award!
Congrats girls for finishing your books and memorizing all the Scripture. It's such a blessing to hide God's Word in your heart starting at a young age.
 After the Awana awards, Jesse and I ran over to the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) banquet. We enjoyed hearing how God is working on school campuses through students and coaches.