SNOW!

Greenville actually got some snow followed quickly by loads of rain and ice.  It’s a mess out there, but I bundled Graham up and we walked around a bit.  It’s pretty yucky though and no snowman building could be successfully accomplished.  Maybe next time…

Snow

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Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppet Room 

I have been wanting to go to the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts for ages.  Michael seemed to think it would not be incredibly impressive.  I knew a place with a title such as “Center for Puppetry Arts” had to hold great delights.  I was certainly right on this one.  We went to see our friends Chris and Tammy and they suggested we take the kids to see the puppet show Dinosaurs.  Even with my great anticipation for the Puppetry Arts Center, I could not have imagined a puppet show so awesome.  This was no ordinary puppet show!   They had rod puppets, shadow puppets, and humongous body puppets.  It was funny, educational, action packed, and I wasn’t bored for one second.  I think I probably enjoyed it just as much as the kids. 

Dino Puppet

Then, we got to walk around the museum which was really neat too.  I wish we would have had more time for that, but alas nap time beckoned and we had to hurry the boys off to get some lunch.  We will definitely be back again though.

Bird

Weiser Puppet

Baby Updates- The Stork Has Landed!

Referrals were made today for families with log in dates up until October 13.  We are logged in November 22, so we are so close now it’s crazy!  But, with Chinese New Year coming up, February will be slow.  So, we are hoping for our referral in March or April.  We have been working on the baby room though and it looks so cute!  We hung Chinese lanterns all over.

Lanterns

Sing It Graham

Graham and Daddy have been hard at work learning and playing songs on the guitar.  Graham is putting his soul into it in this picture.  Graham’s favorite song is “Sneaky Snake” by Tom T. Hall. He has started to take a liking to NRBQ though. Michael is beginning training early as he is desperate to find a bandmate!

Guitar

SC Botanical Garden

Graham and I took a trip out to the SC Botanical Garden in Clemson a few weeks ago on Martin Luther King Day when we both had the day off.  I used to go all the time when I went to Clemson, but hadn’t been in years.  What a fantastic place.  Even in the Winter, it was teeming with life. 

Seat

The natural sculptures are my favorite part of the gardens.  Artists are commissioned to create these unique sculptures using natural materials that grow and change in their environments.  Many you can walk inside like this little cave Graham went into.  The garden also has a beautiful pond filled with gigantic fish that ate the rest of our breakfast biscuits. 

 Cave

Graham loved the train located at the front of the Garden.  He climbed on it and pretended he was on a fire truck putting out fires with me.  We had a great time.   When we got back in the car, I asked Graham what was his favorite part of the Garden.  He said, “Mommy!”  Then after a few seconds he changed his mind and said, “The firetruck.”  I am going to stick with the first answer though.Train