Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dads' Breakfast at Camp Creek Elementary!

Naomi was thrilled to take her dad to breakfast at school, so off they went together, both with backpacks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Doin's with Andrew Frederick!

Trains and spray whipped cream on a spoon...he's an easy one to please!

Gallery Day at Preschool!

Last Friday I joined Gabe in his classroom for an artist-conducted tour of his masterpieces on the walls. He preferred to not be photographed next to any art pieces but did condescend to allow a photo with the chief member of his fan club!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


We went camping this weekend! We had an incredible amount of fun. Highlights: 

  • After breakfast, we walked/skipped/ran/galloped to the nearby lake where ducks were sighted, sand was tromped in, and rocks were skipped across the water. 
  • Then we packed up camp and headed to the apple orchard for some hardcore apple picking (or rather casual apple picking and lots of playing with the walkie talkies). We consumed peach and grape slushes as well as fried fruit pies - yum!
  • We saw Amicalola Falls for the first time, a nearby waterfall! We scaled the steep approach and the 175 steps listed as strenuous (the kids did it themselves, so it can't have been THAT strenuous!) to see the beautiful sight. 
  • We stopped by Bub-Ba-Q's for some fantastic bbq! Matt found this place last year and we went there after apple picking with my parents in 2011. Bubba has won all kinds of national bbq competitions and been on The Food Network shows. And we drooled for weeks in anticipation.
  • Of everything we did, the only pictures I took on my phone were at Bub-Ba-Q's! (Other pics on the big camera...I'll see when we can upload those.) And the phone camera must have been smudged. Look past the glare and see if you can find the kids riding on a pig or our family and friends sampling the best bbq in Georgia!

Here Naomi is pointing out her loose tooth.
It is, naturally, difficult to eat fresh apples off the tree
or mouth-watering bbq when you have a loose tooth...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

2 Boys and Their Donuts

A peaceful afternoon treat...Andrew promptly stuffed the first donut in his mouth and then analyzed the bag closure system, trying to find a way to get more donuts!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Cold Day at the top of Stone Mountain!

The kids were out of school for Columbus Day, so we recruited some friends to head to Stone Mountain with us. Little did they know that it would be so chilly!
(Naomi is in the green coat, Gabe is in the red coat, and Andrew is in the blue coat.)

Undaunted by the cold, we still scaled the mountain (or rode the sky lift up) and admired the sweeping vistas (the kids immediately spotted McDonald's). Children ran, fell, jumped, cried, ate crackers, followed the white lines, giggled, complained, and had a fun time!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Observation Day @ Ballet School

Naomi's high level of enthusiasm for dance + the thrill of having an audience = recipe for a fantastic parent observation day in ballet class!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

First time in 9 years of marriage...

A valuable lesson indeed: check the clipper attachment before putting blade to skin.