Look at our big girls....how did that happen!?!? We're supposed to have babies!!
We are sad that this will be our last day at ETSUs Child Study Center. It's been an absolutely great experience for both of our girls. We'll miss it! Mrs. Joy, who has been an absolutely amazing teacher for both of our girls, happened to walk into Mellow Mushroom one night this week when we were eating there with friends....you just can't imagine the excitement from her fan club that ensured!
And we'll miss Mrs. Kirkland who has been a great teacher for Lily in second grade. A vast improvement over my second grade experience many years ago with the "horse hog."
We went out for a Memorial Day hike and picnic at Bays Mountain in Kingsport this morning. We took a 2.3 mile hike around the man made lake. On the hike we saw 4 deer and 2 snakes! The first was a black snake, probably 4 feet long. We're not sure about the second, best guess is that is was a baby garter or eastern ribbon snake. Anyway, it was great fun!
We have been pretty sure that Lily is part amphibian for some time. The girl just loves to swim in the pool...almost certainly a mermaid. This year we finally decided to join the local country club to get access to the pool. Yesterday it opened for the season and we were there! I'm pleased to say that it was incredibly fun....there were 3 other kids there from Lily's class at school! Once we get CJ swimming, we'll be good to go.
We took Sunday to head off on a family adventure to Asheville. It was a great day to spend together. We started by visiting the new outlets near Asheville to pick up some summer gear. Then we went on to the Biltmore for a family picnic and hike. We were sprinkled in a little during our picnic (in our favorite spot).
But the rain cleared and we found some great trails behind the Antler Village to explore with our new family set of Keens.
What can I say, its Jeep weather in east TN. I'm lucky that my girls like riding around with the top down....and also that a couple of guys were kind enough to help me fix the Jeep when it wouldn't start at the Tweetsie Trail. Not only did they get it started, but found the problem it'd been having. Don't know who you guys are, but if you're reading this, thanks again!