Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kids talent show

Tim with lego creations and Carolina with some drawings. Pretty much both their favorite pastimes. I told them that next year they are getting on stage and doing something. The show was great. Lots of singing, dancing, piano, etc.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Swim lessons

I'm going to miss swim lessons. Two weeks for a half hour every morning and the kids had a blast! This was a first for us and Tim and Lina were both in the lowest level, so they used floats nearly the whole time. Carolina was really hoping that she would actually learn how to swim without floats on the very last day, but no luck. A little disappointed, but I told her that we'd practice on our own and make sure she learns quickly.

I kept thinking that I wanted to enroll them again soon and Carolina still has six more weeks before her little preschool starts, but then I remembered that my due date is August 1st and that kind of puts the rest of the summer on hold. I can't believe it's almost here! And Tim starts first grade on Monday!!

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Vacation with friends

We had so much fun with our friends in town visiting. It was our year to stay put and they traveled the 10+ hours to come see us. What a treat!  
Here's what we did:

  • NC Museum of Life & Science
  • Duke homestead
  • Cars 2 at the theater
  • Festival for the Eno
  • Raleigh temple grounds
  • Duke Gardens
  • a nearby quarry (just the older boys and dads)
  • fireworks at the baseball stadium
  • a quick shopping trip for just the moms
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • lots of eating out & having fun

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Last Sunday in Raleigh

Raleigh is not far, but we don't venture that way very often. We took a recent beautiful Sunday evening and visited the grave of a civil war ancestor of mine. You can read more about it here.  Lina wanted to visit the temple on the way home, so we drove through Apex and walked around the grounds for a few minutes.  

I can't believe how big my kids are getting.  Me too, I guess -- but what can I hope for when I am 35 weeks pregnant? (36 now)

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