Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Basketball

This morning we met some friends at the MVP Sports Factory in Wake Forest where we got to run around on one of the soccer fields and basketball court. Here are the girls learning about basketball.

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Figure Eight Island Vacation

This year for our annual June beach vacation with my dad we headed to Figure Eight Island. Figure Eight is a small private island north of Wrightsville beach that you can only access by going through a guard post. The place we stayed was situated on the marsh side and was absolutely fabulous. This was our evening view

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We spent a few days on the beach (I failed to take a camera any day) and the girls experienced a few firsts (which I also failed to take pictures of). The girls went on their first ever go-cart ride and saw their first movie theater movie, Cars 2.

One day we decided to stay out of the heat so we headed for the Fort Fisher Aquarium. It is a smaller aquarium and there were lots of other people trying to stay out of the heat so we did a quick tour of the exhibits.

The touch tank:


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Making "scared" faces in the Megladon mouth (that eery looking person in the background is my brother :)):

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It was a fabulous trip!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Bowling

A few weeks ago, the girls and I had a fabulous free bowling experience at Sparians. I had never been to a "bowling boutique and bistro" so I was in for a pleasant surprise when we walked in to what almost seemed like an upscale nightclub. The lighting was dim, the music was rocking and rather than the hard benches at the regular bowling alley, the lanes were lined with leather couches.

We were there for the Thursday Kids Club during which kids under 6 can bowl free from 9am to 11am. The kids were allowed to wear there own shoes so there wasn't even the few dollars needed for a shoe rental. We arrived at 9:30 and our group of 6 (the max # of kids for a lane) was taken to the last remaining lane. It is first come, first serve basis. The staff was super friendly and checked on us frequently to see if we needed anything. On the big screens they had Nick Jr playing which occupied the kids while they waited for their turn.

This was the girls' first time bowling and they really enjoyed it. We started out using the bowling ramps but by the end Anna was throwing the ball (7 pounds) down the lane and even getting a strike or two! Here's Anna loading up her ball:

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And waiting in anticipation to see how many pins she knocked over:

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And Maddie doing as big sister does:

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At 11:00am the lanes shut off and we headed over to the restaurant where also on Thursdays you can get a free kids meal with each paying adult. Another pleasant surprise was that instead of the typical hamburger/hotdog bowling alley menu there was an assortment of fresh salads, veggie options and much more.

I highly recommend checking it out! Here's the link to the Kid's Club.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy July 4th!

This July 4th our neighborhood had a parade for the kids to walk/ride on decorated bikes and wagons and then end it all at the clubhouse for ice cream. The girls had a great time despite the heat and every time I would say 'Look, you're riding in a parade' they would get the biggest smiles on their faces.

Bedford 4th of July Parade

Bedford 4th of July Parade

Bedford 4th of July Parade

Friday, July 1, 2011

2010 Scrapbook Review: December

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