Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day

Earth Day Asheville 2012~
Our first stop was Nest Organics shop in downtown.  They were participating in an attempt to make the world record for the number of cloth diapers changed at one time.  It was terribly cute to see all these cloth-diapered bottoms toddling around.  And miss socialite ZB had a blast meeting everyone :)
Then we met some friends and walked down to the festivities - music, booths, kids area, good beer!  I just wish they could have held it in a city park like they have in the past - a street festival just felt kinda dirty.  But fun was had anyhow :)
We stopped for some eats at the ever-delicious Mellow Mushroom - where I could at least have somewhere for ZB to sit down for a while, and I could sit back and not worry about her running off in the street!
  Now the festival is over, and we are hunkering down for an unusually cold Spring night.  The blueberries and figs and such are all covered up with sheets, as it is supposed to freeze tonight - yikes!  Stay warm, y'all!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Arrivals

Our living room is yet again invaded by cute little peeping puffballs! How cute is the little araucana who's sleeping in the food tray? aww...

Sunday, April 15, 2012


My kids rock! They've both been working so hard at the breakdance classes at the YMCA each week. Here they are showing off their moves at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day festival in downtown Asheville this weekend.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Ride

Here's our new family ride - an '06 Honda Accord... Pretty comfy - a nice change to have a car with a working stereo and all the doors working! It was fun getting used to driving stick shift again, too :)
I'm not the only one in the family who wanted something new and shiny - Reed is saving up for a his very own iPod Touch. He's got his Nintendo DS on ebay right now and is having lemonade stands every week (even buying his own ingredients and making the lemonade himself) - go Reed!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Road Trip

Yippee - we got a new car! Well, new to me, and certainly newer than the '93 Toyota minivan I've been driving for the last 9 years. At 264,000 miles, I was ready to move on! I guess it's not the norm to add a new baby to the family and get a smaller car, but that what we did anyhow. I went down to a Honda Accord sedan. It's not that often that all 5 of us are in the car at once, and only 1 person is in a carseat now. I really wanted better gas mileage, and found this little beauty for a great deal on craigslist... plus, I got to re-learn how to drive a stick shift!
** I'll add a photo tomorrow ;) **

In honor of having a road-worthy car again, we drove to Charlotte for Easter weekend. I made my usual thrift store stops along the way, and got some great inventory (gotta love those big city thrift stores!) Then we headed to my brother & sister-in-law's house. My only regret from the weekend is that we didn't get any photos of all the cousins together! Ugh! Well, I've got lots of the baby, so I guess that'll have to do :)

My little nephews are sweet as pie! Corrin is 2 and was digging having little ZB there to get into mischief with him - they thought it was a party as soon as the air-mattresses were brought out -
Aunt Julia didn't disappoint with her cute easter baskets. And Uncle Scott was excited to get to stage a multi-difficulty-level egg hunt. And of course the boys were excited about it all - especially the candy part ;)
ZB discovered the joy of the little plastic car that she can climb in. She played with it for quite a while last night, and then during the Easter egg hunt, made a bee-line to it ... good thing Uncle Scott hid an egg in the car - at least she found one egg.
After church, we spent most of the day outdoors ...
We all love that they live right next to a fun playground...

We came back to the house and the boys rolled around in the hammock (literally, doing rolls - oh, I don't know how that poor hammock is still hanging), I got to garden with Corrin and snuggle with cutie little 7 month old Hudson, and even help Julia make a fabulous grilled lamb dinner - yum!!
Thanks for having us Scott & Julia (and kids) - a great place to take our first road trip in quite some time!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Birthday Party!

The weather was beautiful Sunday to have a sweet little birthday party for our sweet little gal! She had a great time playing with all her baby buddies.

ZB enjoyed the frosting from her cupcake, but wasn't interested in the cake part - she promptly smooshed that and threw it on the ground - oh well!

My brother and his family came from Charlotte and got to stay for dinner. I needed an EASY dinner since after that full day! B grilled up some chicken shish-ke-bobs that I marinated before the party. A relaxing and yummy way to end a lovely day :)
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend ~ and got to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.
Much love!

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