Sunday, April 6, 2014

Birthday camping

Benton has been asking for months to go camping. He saw kids making s'mores in the woods on TV and wanted in on that action. Brack was on spring break this week and happily obliged our almost-four-year-old.

They hiked, set up camp, explored, saw a lizard, waded in the creek, cooked noodles and, yes, ate s'mores. Benton came home dirty, happy and already planning his next trip. Thanks to Brack for bringing the camera along to take pictures for this sentimental mom.

It was the perfect father/son trip to celebrate Benton's 4th birthday. Can't believe my boy will be 4 tomorrow. He fills my heart and our home with much joy (and many, many words) every single day. Happy birthday, kid.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Do you know what occurs even less often than my blog posts? Snow in Georgia. So today is a real anomaly because BOTH are happening. Hold on to your hats. (Benton actually said that line today so I thought it relevant to include.)

Since we don't have appropriate cold weather gear for our kids, we just piled on 100 layers of clothing and hoped for the best. Parker, who just started walking a few weeks ago, could barely move. Benton just wanted to eat the snow.

We made snowballs and snow angels with the neighbors before driving to a nearby hill to try our hand at sledding. Benton and Brack had a good run down the hill. We stayed out until both kids got cold and cranky. Brack is still out sledding with the neighbors. Even teachers get to play on a snow day! 

Looking forward to a day home together tomorrow. And yes, we have plenty of milk and bread.