Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Catching Up : Random April Pictures

April was a pretty busy month! Some of our activities deserve their own posts, but these can just be lumped together.

Jayce was chosen as a "Leader of the Pack" which is like a Terrific Kid award, but just for Middle School. We went to a BSMS Student Spotlight where he was honored.

We enjoyed cool temps that weren't too cold and played chalk outside in the sunshine.

Jocelyn went through a painting phase. I honestly can't remember what she was painting in this picture. Something for LPS and her You Tube videos. She has her own channel and everything!

My husband's company that he works for had free tickets to a Greenville Drive game. It was HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities) night so the Drive didn't play, but Morehouse did! Since I'm from Atlanta, of course I was pulling for Morehouse!

We had to wait forever for the trolly, so we ended up walking to Fluor Field instead.

Jocelyn had a BLAST and loved the energy from the baseball game! She danced and sang and pretty much ran amok.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Catching Up : Easter 2018

We had a very low-key Easter this year. I didn't even get the Easter decor boxes out of the attic. Jocelyn is really at the age where she doesn't care about all the old stuffed bunnies and toys that I've kept over the years. And I know this is silly... but my Easter decor does not go with my living room, which is typically Fall colors like terra cotta, red, gold, and brown. Pastels kind of clash.

We did manage to dye eggs as a family, though.

(Yes, that's a Perry Egg that Brian made)

The Easter bunny came, but not a single person got their own stuffed bunny. Jocelyn wanted a Flareon (Pokemon Evie-lution)

Then we went over to Robert and Nancy's house to see Thad, Danielle, and Logan.

The big kids spent their Easter with Grandma. They went out to eat and just spent time together. We took pictures when we picked them up.

I love my mommy and am so glad we got pictures with her that day!

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Catching Up : March Easter Egg Hunt

Since this is the first year we've had a child in Kindergarten at Covenant, I didn't realize that it was tradition to hold the annual Easter egg hunt at a student's home instead of at the school. We were so thankful for Jocelyn's buddy Reid for stepping up and inviting the entire Kindergarten class (and the parents!) for crafts, lunch, and an egg hunt.

The kids had a blast!

Monday, June 04, 2018

Catching Up: SC Comic Con

Jaina and I arrived home from NYC at 8 AM on a Sunday morning. Jaina promptly went to bed for the rest of the day, but I had some cuddle time on the couch with my Jocelyn to make up for!

The next day, Jaina was already worried about her cosplay costumes for SC Comic Con that next weekend.

Grandma to the rescue!

Okay, let's see if I can get this right...

Jaina was going for this look by this character. She's Shirayuki from Snow White with the Red Hair (an anime).

But first, she went as a character from Attack on Titans because she was meeting some friends from school that wanted her to join their cosplay group.

Our friend Sadie went with us on Saturday. She was representing a character, Germany, from the Hetalia: Axis Powers Anime.

We went back on Sunday, this time with Jocelyn and Brian. Brian was no fun and didn't cosplay.

Jocelyn was Sylveon from Pokemon.

Both girls entered the costume contest. Jocelyn was VERY dismayed to find out she didn't win. She thought she was the cutest, hands down!

She did see a girl cosplaying as Sunset Shimmer, so she asked to take a picture with her.

And of course, shopping for Japanese and Korean items made everything better.

Next year we hope to convince Jayce to come, too!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Catching Up: NYC in March

Jaina and Jayce have been in some sort of choral ensemble since they were both in 2nd grade in Elementary school. They love to sing! And thankfully they are both better than their mom and dad at carrying a tune!

Being in HS Chorus comes with perks! Like a trip to New York City! When Jaina found out that her chorus teacher was taking a group this year, we both signed up. First of all, I wasn't about to let my 15 year old head to the city by herself. Secondly, I was jealous because I had never been to NYC and couldn't wait to go! I'm glad Jaina didn't mind me chaperoning too much :P

It was FREEZING!! We didn't see snow, although it was in the forecast. We packed a whole lotta fun in 72 hours!

We saw:

- Times Square
- China Town
- Madison Square Garden
- World Trade Center
- School of Rock
- Aladdin
- Trinity Church
- Radio City Music Hall
- Ellen's Stardust Cafe

I was in charge of 9 girls by myself in the city. I have to say that I completely lucked out and got a GREAT group of girls! Everyone followed my directions and didn't give me attitude. And I only lost one of them for 10 minutes at the Knicks game :P

We can't wait to go back!