Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CPA field day

Yesterday was a fun day!
We celebrated Lily turning 8, and we also had field day at school. They had all kinds of fun games set up as stations: tug of war, parachute, hula hoops, water balloon toss, sponge relay, volleyball, bowling, just to name a few.

Electrolyte snow cones

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lily is EIGHT

Our Lily is EIGHT today!

We started of our morning with a birthday breakfast of waffles (Lily's pick!). We had lots of toppings too: butter, syrup, peanut butter, whipped cream, chocolate chips, pecans, sprinkles.

Lily then headed off to school for FIELD DAY. After school we stopped at the library to grab some books for the first few weeks of summer.  Right now Lily loves The Magic Tree House. Lily requested meatball subs for dinner followed by presents and ice cream sandwiches, from Aldi, for her birthday dessert.  Man, I sure lucked out with an easy day of cooking!

Happy 8th Birthday, Lily! We love you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ella - Kindergarten graduate!

This morning Ella graduated from Kindergarten. 

This school year has gone by so quickly! Ella has learned so much, including how to read & write.  She loves school & loves learning. Her teacher, Miss Sansing, was absolutely wonderful!

And just in case you wanted to remember when Lily graduated from K5.

Monday, June 11, 2018

PA visits NC

We just enjoyed a fun weekend catching up with the Hrovath crew. Remember the last time they stopped by to visit? Or when Jocelyn and I got to sneak away for a girls weekend?

Jocelyn and I met when she was in 6th grade and I was in 5th.  We have lived in separate states since I started 10th grade, but we have still managed to stay connected.  She is a treasured friend! We are currently in the same life stage, so we don't have lots of time to chat on the phone. The BEST thing about our friendship is that when we do connect, we can pick up right where we left off.  We have also realized how similar our lives are.

Our weekend was full of catching up every spare minute.  Or every moment we weren't tending to our kids.  We also enjoyed the uninterrupted conversations once the kids were all in bed. What a blessing it was to talk about how the Lord is working in our hearts, our kids hearts, and directing our families.
The kids enjoyed getting reacquainted as well.  I think we even have some pen pals!

 Until next time, Hrovath family. Hoping it's sooner that 4 years...

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Birthday Party at CMOW

A little background....
Last fall, Lily & Ella entered a coloring contest at The Children's Museum of Wilmington. Life lessons were also learned while entering this contest like: (1) it's okay that your younger sister copied your idea of what to draw (2) do not get frustrated when your picture isn't perfect and do not scribble all over the top of it in your frustration (3) Mom is still going to make you enter the picture even though you scribbled on top of it (4) good thing Mom MADE YOU enter your scribbled on drawing since you WON a birthday party for 20 friends!! (5) it's difficult to be happy for your sibling when they WIN, and you did not, especially when they copied your idea

ALL that to say, Ella WON a birthday party, for 20 friends, at The Children's Museum of Wilmington. All we had to do was bring the food & drinks. We had the party on Saturday morning. Ella picked a unicorn theme and the activity of painting a canvas.

Canvas painting was first, followed by cake & snacks, then lots of time to play!

 Costco cake. Watermelon. Popcorn. Pretzels. Water & Juice.
 Lots of time to play at CMOW!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Boosterthon FUN RUN

This morning, the girls had a Boosterthon Fun Run at their school.  
We made some signs to cheer them on.

Ella & Lily both completed all 35 laps.  
The schools goal was $16,000 but they school raised over $23,000!

Way to go, Lily & Ella!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ella is SIX

It is hard to believe that Ella turned SIX today.  As many wise women have said to me over the years, the days may be long, but they years go by quickly.  It is so true.

We started off the morning with one present and a pancake breakfast.  We always let the kids pick what they'd like for breakfast, dinner and their birthday dessert.  

Whole wheat banana pancakes (our family favorite) with ALL THE toppings: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pecans, chocolate chips, sprinkles & marshmallows. 

The stable with horses was a HUGE hit!

Jake & I were able to have lunch with Ella, at school.

After our spaghetti and meatball dinner (Ella's pick), we opened the rest of the presents.

The birthday dessert of choice - strawberry ice cream in a cone.

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY to our sweet caring thoughtful Ella!