Lake Life

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This past weekend my friend invited me to her lake house at Tenkiller Lake near Talequah.

I had been to her previous lake house years ago (like 10) and really enjoyed it, so I thought it would be great to take the kids. She also has an almost 3 year old so it helped that they would all be playing together the whole weekend.

We left Saturday morning and had a day full of activities. First, we stopped by her mom's store on the way to her dad's new project, an old castle-looking building which he is turning into a wedding venue, then headed to the lake house where we quickly got into our swim suits and headed to the lake for some swimming. The kids really enjoyed swimming and exploring the dock area. Once her dad arrived, we went on a boat ride around the lake. Not only was it perfect weather, but there were not many people out on the water, so we had the lake all to ourselves!

We stopped by the lake marina where we got ice cream and soda pop, then headed back to the dock for some more swimming. After a while we came back in and went on a mule ride around the neighborhood and got to see some really cool propeller planes. The lake house is right next to the lake airport so we even got offered a ride on the planes by the neighbors, we kindly refused.
We had pizza for dinner and hung out around before bedtime. 

Sunday we woke up and had breakfast off the grill. It was delicious and with the weather being cooler, the air was crisp and fresh. We went on another boat ride, and went swimming one last time before heading home and taking a long nap in the car (the kids). It was a great weekend!


Feeding the goats on Goat Island! There is a herd of goats that lives on this small island on the lake :)

Ford was loving the boat ride, but his eyes are sensitive like mine!

Sloane named this fish, Nemo

Thanks for stopping by, hope y'all have a great Labor Day weekend!

~Mrs. S

Update on Twins Version 2.5

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Since the twins are 2.5 now, I thought I would share some fun updates on their development so far and milestones that I don't want to forget to document!

Both are talking up a storm but are not completely verbal, per say. Ford knows the names of most of the trains on Thomas and Friends, and Sloane is well versed in colors, shapes, doll terms and is obsessed with Beauty and the Beast so she knows all of the characters in that movie! They learn new words everyday and as much as I love to watch them growing in their vocabulary, sometimes I do catch myself wishing they would just be quiet! #momfession

We have started the potty training process but are not anywhere close to being done. Sloane has gone many times with my encouragement but Ford wants no part. I think it's safe to say that it will be a long process but I'm confident it won't be as big of a deal if I just prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

Sloane had to make a visit to the Pediatrician and while we were there they measured her and she is in the 100% in weight and height... that was quite the shocker for me, but my husband is 6 3' so if she's tall it will be because of him. Ford didn't get measured that day but they are pretty much the same height and seem to weigh similar so I don't think he's that much different. 

They eat everything and anything I place in front of them. Mostly healthy food, but they are known to enjoy a cookie or two. Not much interest in cupcakes or super sweet stuff, but Sloane does like ice cream. She eats it rarely, as long as she has eaten her full meal. We were at Cheddars the other day and she ate a full jr. burger! Ford only ate the fries but I didn't care as the way I see it as long as one of the twins eats good per meal, it's a success to me!

We decided to do a dance class this semester (for Sloane) in which I will have to be a part of, I look forward to having a girls activity with just her, but I do not look forward to having to "dance" with her. I never did dance growing up, but I am excited to see how she does.

I am also excited to see how they do in soccer as they will be playing in the local YMCA league. We already got their cleats and have been practicing in the back yard. They are both pretty good at it, and I'm interested to see who will like it more!

Since I am going back to work teaching full time, I had to figure out a daycare situation for the kids and God answered my prayers in the most amazing way by providing me with an in-home daycare down the street, as in, on the same block that I live in! As much as I will miss being at home with the kids, I know they will be in good hands.

There are so many other things I would love to mention, but time is of the essence these days and I must get back to cleaning/organizing/laundry/meal-planning/emailing/...breathing before my last day off tomorrow! Yep, I go back to work on Thursday, waa!

Hope you are all having a great week!

~Mrs. S