Friday, December 23, 2016

Andrew's 12th Birthday Interview

Food: Steak 
Color: Blue
Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Video Game: Legends of Zelda
Best Friends (who are not related): Corbin, James, Ian, Caleb, Josiah, Jared, Kenny 

Books: Harry Potter Series
Toy: Legos 

Sport: Fencing
Activities: Exploring the woods, video games, sword play
Animal: Wolf
Bird: Bald Eagle 
Scripture Story: Moses exiting Egypt 
Hymn: Families Can Be Together Forever 
Composers:  Beethoven, Mozart, John Williams
School Subject: Social Studies 

Weight:  92
Height: 55 inches 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hiking at Riverwalk

With our cousins in town on such a beautiful autumn day, we couldn't resist heading to hike next to the Catawba River.  It was warm enough outside to wade in the river and skip rocks! I love fall in the south!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Carolina Reserve Fall Festival and Elevation Fall Festival

I was not in charge of the Fall Festival this year, and was able to just come and help set up and clean up and fill in where needed.  Which was fabulous because A-) we had family in town and B-) the new person in charge of the event was amazing and did an excellent job! The festival was the best yet!  Evin joined us at the festival while Alex was at his soccer tournament.

That evening, while Evin was at her gymnastics tournament, we went to the Fall Festival at Elevation church, so that t  Alex could have a turn at a Fall Festival, too.  They had the most amazing trunk or treat I have ever seen in person.  Each vehicle was a pinterest win!  It was dark outside and very crowded, so I didn't get very good pics at the night time fall festival.  But one of my shots turned out great!  They had tons of animals on this Noah's ark, but no flamingo.  So Molly hopped on board to make sure flamingos were saved from the flood. ;)

When we got home from the festivals, the cousins participated in one of their all time favorite traditions:  THE CANDY SWAP!

I think Ryan got more hay in his candy bag than actual candy.  It is January as I am blogging these pictures and I still found straw when I vacuumed the boys' room yesterday.

Trick or Trot 5k

Our neighborhood hosted a 5k fun run the weekend before Halloween.  Our cousins were in town, so Alex ran in the race with Andrew and Ryan.  They all did great!  And the first three finishing places went to the Scribner boys,  Andrew 1st, Alex 2nd, and Ryan 3rd.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Boy Scout Camping at Highland Games

Chad and Andrew went camping at Camp Grimes for the Highland Games.  It was very cold, but Andrew still had a wonderful time camping and participating in all of the challenges.  He couldn't decide if he liked building the fire or the hatchet throws best!   

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Emily's Baptism

We had the opportunity to attend the baptism of one of Molly's very first best friends.  As Molly says, she "has known Emily her entire whole life!"  Yes, all 7 years of it.  We wouldn't have missed Emily's special day for anything!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Harlem Wizards

Our PTO hosted a benefit basketball game where our teachers competed against the Harlem Wizards.  Chad took the kids while I had the opportunity to go to my aunt's 50th birthday party.  They had a wonderful and goofy time!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Indian Land Fall Festival

Molly and Ryan performed with their dance company at the Indian Land Fall Festival. They did a great job, especially considering they had only had 3 weeks of classes before the performance and had to dance on grass!

Nana and Papa drove two hours just to watch them dance, then had to hurry back up to Winston-Salem.  Thank you guys!  You rock!    I am so grateful that we have grandparents close by!

We tried to stay a little while longer to enjoy the rest of the festival, but left a little earlier than planned, when we were reminded once again that Ryan is highly allergic to horses.   Poor guy.

Andrew was here, too.  He just didn't dance or want to ride a horse.  He had a great time hanging out with friends, though! :)


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Andrew's First Fencing Tournament

Andrew competed in his very first fencing tournament this Saturday, after only five lessons.  He did well for a beginner, but understandably did not place.  He was a little frustrated by this, but as his parents, we were impressed by his efforts, hard work, and willingness to try something that he was still so new at in the learning process.   Nana and Papa came down to support him, too!

Friday, September 9, 2016

ILHS Cheer Camp

Molly participated in the Indian Land High School cheer camp for the second year and had a great time cheering her heart out.  It was neon night at the stadium.   The weather was perfect and so was the company. We didn't win the game, but not because of lack of Team Spirit!  Friday Night Lights at its best.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dive-In Movie

We celebrated Labor Day weekend with a Dive-in movie at our neighborhood pool with friends.  We had fun eating ice cream that Hagaan Daas had donated and watching the new live action Jungle Book movie.  It was a fun way to say good-bye to our pool until Memorial Day.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Back to Life, Back to Reality

The school year is officially in full swing.  We are back to school, back to extracurriculars, and settling into our new routines.

We started the school year with our traditional optimistic cheerfulness with a side of muffins, milk and fruit for breakfast.

Andrew began middle school this year.  He is taking Pre-AP Math and Pre-AP Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, PE, and Band.  Band is his favorite subject so far, and much to our surprise, he has decided to play the french horn like his Aunt Emily K!!!

Chad made Ryan and Andrew Legend of Zelda lunches for their first day.

Ryan began 4th grade and to quote him, "is having the best year of his whole life!"  He bounds out of bed each morning eager to face a new day.  He comes home bubbling over with enthusiasm about his class, friends, and his beloved teacher.

Molly began 2nd grade and is excited to have a neighborhood BFF in her class.  She likes her new teacher a lot,  but she is really missing her Miss Anglin.  She wishes she could have them both...along with Mrs. Nunn and Mrs. Starkey.  My sweet girl is all about relationships and wants those she loves around her at all times.

We made Molly a kitty cat lunch for our traditional first day fun themed lunch.

This year Andrew is taking piano, participating in Boy Scouts, and is on a fencing team in the community.

Ryan is taking piano, participating in Cub Scouts, and is in the dance company at his dance studio.

Molly is taking piano and is also in the dance company with her big brother.  Together they are taking acro, ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop classes.   It is fun to see them on the same team.  (And really nice for my schedule).