Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spring Break 2018

Our spring break actually started on Thursday afternoon, when the girls had a half day of school. We have had one of our friends stay with us this week while her parents had a little getaway.  
Friday morning we (mom + 5 kids) went to the Children's Museum of Wilmington for their Easter egg hunt and Easter crafts. It was a fun morning!

 Saturday afternoon we stopped by Lewis Farms for some ice cream.

Sunday was EASTER - we had a wonderful day remembering all Jesus has done for us, celebrating this with our church family, lunch with friends and the rest of the day with neighbors, friends and family. It was just beautiful out!

We met friends at Wrightsville Beach on Monday.  It was beautiful! Benny & Lily even made the Star News. Wren & I are in the background of this photo.

Tuesday morning was a big kid date to Greenfield Lake Park and then a treat at Brooklyn Cafe. Most of our afternoons were spent outside in our backyard or at an area park.  We tried to hit as many parks as possible this week.

Wednesday we had BSF in the morning, biked and ran to the park in the afternoon, and went bowling with our Community Group that evening. 
The kids had endless hours of fun finding caterpillars.  They also made caterpillar houses and are still feeding them fresh leaves.  We even have three chrysalis's now.  Can't wait to see the moths & butterflies! 

Thursday morning Benny started swim lessons for the month of April. Unfortunately this was the only smile. After this photo he decided he did not want to be in the cold pool for 30 minutes. Hopefully this Tuesday is better.

After swim lessons we headed to the downtown library, checked out new books (we've done LOTS of reading this week), played outside and enjoyed a picnic lunch with daddy.

Friday morning we met a friend at Chick fil-A for breakfast and then met other friends at another area park (I told you... I think we hit SIX different parks this week!). It was really a great week. Even though typing all this out sounds crazy busy, it was relaxed and enjoyed by all! 

We ended the week by make-your-own-PIZZA for dinner Friday.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter 2018

We started off our Easter morning by reading about Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection! Then we enjoyed breakfast as a family.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

celebrating 37

TODAY is the actual day, but we celebrated THIS guy turning 37 all weekend! Jake is a wonderful, caring, serving and loving husband.  He is an amazing father to the 4 children God has given and entrusted to us. I am so grateful for JAKE!

Our celebration plans:

Weeks prior, I had lined up a sitter for Saturday morning from 10am-1pm.  Jake and I enjoyed some time together and did the Wilmington Coffee Crawl.  We DID see all 5 coffee shops, but we did NOT have 5 cups of coffee.  

Birthday breakfast - cinnamon rolls

Some special gifts the kids picked out.

 Birthday "cake" - apple pie

HAPPY 37th BIRTHDAY Jake-Babe-Daddy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Employee of the Month

We were just a little excited that Daddy got Employee of the Month!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Levang's visit NC

We just had a GREAT visit with the Levang's.  They drove here from Minnesota and arrived late Tuesday night. We enjoyed a couple of trips to the Children's Museum of Wilmington.

And OH THE IRONY - we got snow while our MINNESOTA cousins were here. The snow started Wednesday night and we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland. The girls were off of school Wednesday through Monday due to weather. That was such a blessing; we had more cousin time since they didn't have school.

The kids had a blast playing in the snow, building two snowmen and sledding, on boogie boards & skim boards.  The skim board worked the best and was the fastest.

We enjoyed a couple of games of bowling too.

We even made a quick stop at the beach and saw SNOW on the beach and ICE on the Oceanic Pier.

And just in case you were thinking, "man, they've had a lot of house guests." YOU ARE RIGHT. We have had family come stay with us every two weeks since our Adoption Party - then Thanksgiving - then mid-December - then just after New Year's. It's been a fun couple of months making memories with our cousins, aunts & uncles and grandparents!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

We may have started a new tradition this year for New Year's Eve - WAFFLE PARTY with friends.  It was fun, yummy and the kids loved it.  It was even more special with our neighbors!

ALL the Nutella.  They were wired afterwards.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"my tooth is loosed"

Ella finally lost her first tooth this morning!  It's been hanging on by a thread and she would not let us touch it.  We've been telling her she has shark teeth, since she has a second row of the permanent teeth partially through. Jake tricked-conned-bribed her into letting him pull it this morning. The other front bottom one is also loose.  We'll see how long it hangs on.