In Summer!!!

Olaf isn’t the only one excited about summer quickly approaching. School will dismiss for summer break in less than 6 weeks and I’m doing my best now to prepare these kids for what’s going to be a long and hot one.

My kids have recently fell in love with bowling and I was thrilled to find this amazing deal offered by our local bowling alley in Moncks Corner: any children under the age of 15 can bowl free over the summer beginning April 27th and ending September 14th.  And for a one time fee of $28, you can purchase a pass for yourself and four others. Umm…yes, please. A total no-brainer. Now Tim, the grandparents and I get to bowl along with the kids all summer long for under 28 bucks!
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The bowling alley is a great place for indoor fun, but when we want to soak up the sun, we head to our local water park(s). Every year we purchase the Super Splash Pass that allows us access to all three Charleston County water parks. We always have a blast and it’s a great way to burn off all their extra built-up energy. There’s an added bonus too: you get to work on your tan!

Super Splash Pass: $89.99

Super Splash Pass + 1 Guest: $179.98

Super Splash Pass + 2 Guests: $269.97

Hope to see lots of friends there! I’ll be the large Beluga whale beached in Otter Bay.

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This has been my last year having Evan home with me before he starts kindergarten in the fall. I just want all of us to have the most possible fun and make this a summer Evan will never forget. Honestly, it’s for me, not him. Come August, I’m not going to know what to do without him!

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This weekend my Reese Eleanor turns THREE! Can you guess what type of party she picked? Here’s a sneak peek of her birthday outfit my aunt and I made.

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Minnie Mouse! The party planner/decorator in me is just thrilled. This is a huge relief from last year when she chose Diego; a total decorating challenge. Only my daughter would choose Diego for her 2nd birthday. But what my baby wants, my baby gets!

I have to peace-out now; I still have lots of work to do to get ready for this party.

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Oh Baby!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter!

Here are our Easter cuties.

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And even a picture with the cutie that is still in utero. IMG_3553

This past week was spring break and it was so nice having Tim home to enjoy it with us. Working for the school district rocks! We were able to get so much accomplished, with the biggest task being our vegetable garden.

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And this is when you know you official wore your husband out. You did good, Babe!IMG_3518

We are putting some of our Pinterest pins to the test and trying out pallet gardening. We planted our cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe in them. Basically, the plants that grow every which way. The pallets we received for free and the dirt we bought by the truckload for $22 a load (it only took half the truckload to fill the pallets).  Whether or not it works, it’s been extremely cheap to test out. I still have my fingers crossed that Pinterest won’t fail me. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!

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Last week we also found out if Baby #3 is a boy or girl!!!

As soon as I saw this profile picture of our baby, I knew right away what we were having.

Two reasons how: the face and the baby’s behavior.

Whether you want to call it a mother’s intuition or what, I knew instantly that the little face on the screen was the face of my baby boy! The second big giveaway was his behavior. There he is sleeping and racked back! His arms are stretched out above his head and he’s resting his legs on my uterine walls. Life is good. I’m surprised he doesn’t have a “DO NOT DISTURB” sign hanging in there.

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For the most part, all my pregnancy symptoms have matched up with my symptoms I had with Evan; a big appetite followed by rapid weight gain. So yeah, I might have gained 6 pounds this past month. I guess that should have been clue #1.

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❤ ❤ ❤ I’ll leave you with these two pictures ❤ ❤ ❤

My oldest giving me the stink eye because I interrupted his fishing…

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And my baby girl who picks me a bouquet of flowers everyday.IMG_5219