Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grace Hill Winery

Last weekend, Jeff & I traveled to Whitewater, KS (about 30 minutes away) so we could check out The Grace Hill Winery. We really like visiting local wineries when we travel, but I had just heard about this one so close to us!

We started in the tasting room. I loved this sign:

Their wine was really good!!

Some of them had funny & interesting names too!

F5 (because, you know, we live in Kansas), Peckerhead Red (after a rooster that roams around the vineyard), Dodging Tornados (again, Kansas), and Chloe's Cuvee (After their first bulldog).
They also had one called El Gato Moscato, after their cat. :0)

After the tasting, we went on the tour. It wasn't quite the whole tour though because it rained part of the time and the vineyard was way too muddy.

This is their cat. :0)

We ended up buying several bottles of wine and we are planning on going back. They have several events that they host that sound like a lot of fun!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Summer Fun List!! (2015)

Today is the kids' last day of school!! It is always a welcome change of pace. (Ask me how I like this change at the beginning of August though....) ;0)
Every year we make a list of fun things the kids would like to do over the summer break. Some are big things we only do once and some are little things we do lots of times. I just think that it helps us be more intentional with our time during the summer. :0)

So here it is:

Summer Fun List 2015!!
  1. Jumpy Jump Land
  2. Get Air
  3. Botanica
  4. Zoo
  5. Keeper of the Plains Light Show
  6. Eggshell Painting
  7. Fishing
  8. Exploration Place
  9. Science Experiments
  10. Art Projects
  11. Cooking Projects
  12. Laser Quest
  13. Drive-In Movie
  14. Palace Movie
  15. Cow Town
  16. Making Popsicles
  17. Ice Cream Party
  18. Life Size Candyland Game
  19. Sprinkler
  20. Swimming
  21. Sprinkler Park
  22. Farmer's Market
  23. Water Balloon Fight
  24. Outdoor Movie Night
  25. Building Forts
  26. Play With Shaving Cream
  27. Color Powder War
  28. Go To The Park
  29. Scavenger Hunt
  30. Geo Caching
  31. Summer Reading Program
  32. Mini-Vacation
  33. Paint The Towne
  34. Fireworks
  35. S'Mores/Backyard Fire
  36. Bowling
  37. Lunar Golf
  38. All Star Sports
Happy Summer Break!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lily's Dance Recital

Lily takes jazz, tap, and ballet lessons at Wichita Children's Theatre. Every May they have a weekend of recitals, so Lily has a very busy 3 days filled with 4 recitals. She's usually pretty tired afterwards!
This year the show was called Disney Magic!
Her Stage Dance (jazz & tap) costume was a cute cheetah outfit. They did their two dances to songs from Tarzan.
Jazz was first:

Then tap:

After changing costumes & tights, they did their ballet dance. This was to "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.

She had SO much fun and did a great job!! She can't wait to do it all again next year!