Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

picking strawberries

We LOVE picking strawberries at Lewis Farms. We love it so much we go there year (2011), after year (2013), after year (2009). And multiple times in once season!

Lewis Farms in just a couple of minutes from our house.  Their ice cream is amazing, especially the banana ice cream.  The kids & I went just for ice cream on Thursday afternoon.  This morning we headed there to pick strawberries as a family. A little sampling always happens.


After we were done picking berries, we headed home for a delicious breakfast of homemade waffles with strawberries & whip.  There is also a fresh strawberry pie chilling in the fridge for later tonight!

Monday, April 20, 2015

the THREE crazies

Today is THREE months we have had #babyB as part of our family. He is so sweet & happy.  The girls love their brother.  
I absolutely love seeing how foster care is growing & changing our family. The conversations that I have with the girls are interesting, thought provoking & sometimes funny...like when Lily yells from the backseat of the van, "hey, we can fit two more kids back here with me."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

7 months

#babyB turned 7 months yesterday. 
He has been with us for 3 months (on April 20). 



He is loving food. 
Rolling around like crazy.  
Sitting up for a few seconds at a time.
Getting up on all fours (& then wondering what to do next!)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter

We had a lovely Easter.  
After church, we had lunch & celebrated with friends (our NC family).

The kids Easter egg hunt.


Somehow Ella found the majority of the eggs with MONEY inside. She very carefully opened each egg and sorted her candy & money. It was hilarious!



Thanks to the GRAVES family for inviting us to celebrate Easter with them.


#MOMfail - Somehow I did not get a picture of all 3 kids on Easter. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

6 months & cereal

This happy boy turned 6 MONTHS yesterday!
We all wore our Notre Dame shirts yesterday for the big game.
Go IRISH! way to BEAT DUKE

#babyB also celebrated turning 6 months by starting cereal. He loved it & ate like a pro.


We did this for our girls too. 6 months = cereal


Thursday, February 26, 2015

SnOw DaY

We had a SnOw DaY on Tuesday.  Jake was off school & then he had a 2 hour delay on Wednesday morning.  It was so nice to spend the day together as a family. Here is what we did:

The girls woke up early, very early, & saw the snow falling.  They were too excited to sleep.

In order to keep them inside, before 7 am, we made banana bread for breakfast. Lily mashed the bananas, while Ella & I put the other ingredients together.  You can't beat homemade banana bread fresh (& hot) out of the oven.  The girls did the sprinkles on their mini muffins.

The boys slept in while the girls finished the banana bread. I caught Jake in the act of buttering pieces 7, 8, & 9 of his banana bread.

We played outside twice.  Our kids don't last too long in the snow & cold. It doesn't help that we don't have proper (waterproof) snow gear in North Carolina.


We warmed up with hot chocolate.


We watched Swiss Family Robinson, took naps, played Monopoly & created with play dough.

 Ella is eating apple while playing with play dough.

The snow was fun while it lasted.
We'll probably have to wait another couple of years for more snow.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day & 5 months

This sweet & happy boy is 5 months old today.  

He sure gets A LOT of Ella love (& sMother).

Lily absolutely adores #babyB too!

These THREE keep me busy & I love them SO much!

Happy Valentine's Day!
from our family to yours

"We love Him, only because He first loved us."  I John 4:19