Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Roundup

Do you think the Birmingham Zoo would let us move in? We could just provide security watch at night and we wouldn't take up a lot of space--I mean, we're smaller than elephants, giraffe's and tigers!! I say this because in typical Carle family fashion, we made our weekend trip to the Zoo. We took three train rides, two carousel rides, and visited the Alabama Barn (where Jackson tried to hold a snake!). During one of our train rides Ray and laughed about how there was this entire area at the zoo we never get to see--our boys are creatures of habit!! Here are a few pictures from our visit--even a picture of our newest zoo friend, a 13,000 lb, 29-year-old African born elephant! I am quiet certain our zoo trips will increase tremendously this spring and summer!
Bulwagi--he was attempting to hide from us!

Jackson enjoying brushing the goats!
Macklin & Daddy hanging out on the carousel!
Macklin brushing the goats
Jackson riding "his" elephant on the carousel
Their farewell train ride--see you next weekend!
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy President's Day

Yesterday, our daycare was closed for President's Day/Teacher Training so I had the boys all to myself. With all the crazy weather this year, our daycare had been closed quiet often. To say that it has been challenging being off from work to keep the boys would be an understatement--especially since I don't have vacation or sick days. However, I've decided to start looking at this situation quiet differently and relish in the fact that (1) I have a great job that I love, (2) we are all healthy and able to chase each other nonstop, and (3) I get to spend time with the most precious little boys EVER! We played with trains, read dinosaur books, watched a few cartoons and enjoyed a nice visit to the park--check out how much fun they had....

Enjoying the swings!

Kicking the ball, running and hiding!

Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to stop and enjoy these little miracles for a day! It was FABULOUS!
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Roundup

Our weekend was AWESOME! Ray and I had the chance to have an evening out on the town and we had a wonderful time. A friend of Ray's invited us to attend the Phoenix Ball at The Club Friday night. At first, we were a bit apprehensive as it's a black-tie optional event but the more we thought about it, they more excited we got to actually have a night out. We are so glad we went. We enjoyed some time with new friends and we didn't smell like chicken nuggets, fish sticks or milk--ha, it was FABULOUS!!
Saturday, we enjoyed a nice day at the Birmingham Zoo. In line with our usual routine, we road the train and carousel twice,visited the petting zoo and got an animal treat as we left for the evening. Much to my surprise, Jackson picked out the most realistic snake I have ever seen and already, I've almost fainted at it's sight in his room--NICE!! I also went to the Giggles and Grace sale at Ashbury United Methodist Church, took some items to Wee Peat Boutique, and got some much needed grocery shopping done. Our Sunday was filled with menu planning for the week, a quick trip to the park, laundry and church on the couch (I'll explain that to you another day)--it was a wonderful weekend!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Tonight we'll be celebrating at home making a yummy dinner with the boys--exactly how I like spending my Valentine's Day! We probably won't take any of these quizzes or use the love song playlist but I wanted to share links to all these in case you need something oohy-gooey to do with your Valentine!
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Friday, February 11, 2011


And by that, I mean SNOW!

We've experienced snow four times in the last few months and while it was neat to have a white Christmas, it hasn't been so neat since then!

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