Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Weekend 2016

Happy Easter! 

Easter came earlier this year. Usually we have had Hensley's birthday out of the way and we are on to Easter. This year it fell on March 27th so we decided to hold off on Hensley's birthday til the next weekend and focus on Easter and SPRING BREAK!!!!

We celebrated Easter early at school this year because we had a super fun field trip coming up before the break. Our class had another epic party to celebrate the holiday :) 

Hensley's class has been learning about how things grow and how plants help us live. They started their own bean plants and planted them outside their classroom! They are all excited to see how much they have grown after the break.
No Easter party is complete without an egg hunt!  Ready, set, GO!

He found 2 golden eggs at the egg hunt!

He racked up! 

Lots of Easter treats!

We had an awesome class game of Duck Duck Goose! 

 It was a great day and lots of fun! All the kids were pumped for the holiday after the party!!! 

Sidenote: Hensley had a little artwork printed in our local paper :) He was thrilled. 

The next day we had a very fun exciting field trip with Hensley's class that you can find here. 

Then it was officially SPRING BREAK!!!! We usually don't go out of our way to go anywhere on vacation for Spring break because summer is close but this year we loaded up and headed out!

My parents have been traveling all around the country the past year and half in their RV due to my dad's work and how much he has to travel. They have loved it and have seen many places and done many awesome things. They always want us to come experience some of it but we are always busy with school and work ourselves so it makes it hard. Finally everything lined up just right and we were able to all go down to Anderson, South Carolina for the Easter weekend! 

On the way down Hensley was excited to see the giant peach water tower :) 

They are currently in Roebuck, South Carolina, right outside of Spartanburg. I wasn't sure what to expect since we had never been to or stayed in an RV park before and from looking at the map it didn't seem like this little town had much to offer. 

We were more then pleasantly surprised! This place was beautiful, peaceful and exactly what we needed as a family. It was great to just check out and relax. 
Pine Ridge had it all.
A game room. 
Lots of room to ride the electric scooter.
A fishing pond.
And our family :) 

We spent the remainder of the day eating dinner, and hanging out at the fishing pond laughing and catching one tiny little fish! 

The next day we decided to head out to a near by state park called Croft State Park. We were excited to have a little adventure and go fishing. It was the most perfect weather. 

We found some canoes and decided to head out on the lake instead of fishing from the bank.

He was excited to say the least!

We decided to let the boys take a canoe and we took another one. It was quite a learning process for us to know how to paddle it and make it go the direction we wanted it to go and we went in circles for a while but we finally got the hang of it. 

After fishing around for a while and not catching a thing (it was too windy) we noticed the boys were no longer on the lake. There was a little cove across the lake that looked really interesting and as we came around the bend we saw their boat pulled up on the shore but no sign of them. They had found a smaller pond on the other side of a huge pile of sand bags. 

The photo below didn't come out the way I had hoped but I had to post it because it included all of us :) 

Hensley decided to ride back to the other side of the lake with us girls :) We were clearly more fun :) 

Later that day, because they never get tired of fishing, the guys headed back out to try to catch a few more. My mom and I had had enough so we headed to the mall and scored some awesome deals on purses!

It was really nice to just relax. We played horse shoes, played ball, drew with chalk, make smores, and just laided by and chilled! It was a nice get away.

Of course the Easter Bunny found us in South Carolina! Hensley loved it all!!! And he was surprised to see it all the next morning. 

Unfortunately the weekend was coming to a close. We grab the best breakfast ever at Waffle House and packed our bags. It was pouring rain and I was literally exhausted from all the fun we had. 
Andy and I had drove separate because he had to leave and head out of town to work. It was a long rainy ride home. 

We had a blast with my family and are looking forward to hopefully visiting them in more locations this summer :) 


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