Weekly Happenings – Hikes, Painting & Feeling Blue

///Weekly Happenings – Hikes, Painting & Feeling Blue

Weekly Happenings – Hikes, Painting & Feeling Blue

Hi, y’all!  It’s been strange and just kind of off week.  This past weekend had mild weather followed by some super cold and rainy weather for most of the week which has kept us inside.  We are all crawling the walls a bit and just tired of being stuck inside!

I’ve also been feeling low about not having many of the traditional holiday parties and gatherings.  I guess you can say we’ve been in a funk. Jackson’s face here captures it all. 🙂

At least one of them was smiling, right?

I tried to get out of the house a few times before the cold weather hit.  I took the twins to a walk in the park.  They seem to enjoy the river and different scenery.

We also spent some time at the Biltmore this past weekend.

The Hubs and I hiked from the lagoon to the back of the actual house which was pretty cool.

And before it got crowded on Sunday morning we took the boys to see the horses and some of the other animals that you can see without being near other people.  It was definitely one of the highlights of the week.

Another highlight was this yummy snack board I made for our Sunday night dinner.  It was kind of like our own little holiday buffet.

We spent a lot of the rest of the week inside.  In my attempts to keep the twins entertained, we did some crafts including painting a few times.

Hunter gets really into it and will do it for quite some time.  It’s pretty darn cute.  Jackson enjoys it for a few minutes and moves on.

If anyone has any easy toddler craft ideas, send them my way.  Seems like it’s going to be a long cold winter!

That’s about it for the week.  I’m hoping that this weekend will be a bit better as we get closer to Christmas.  This year has been hard, but I’m determined to make our Christmas as home fun.

Hope y’all had a better week!  Let me know how yours was in the comments. 🙂

By | 2020-12-17T14:36:50-05:00 December 18th, 2020|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|4 Comments


  1. Ruth Malick December 28, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Not a craft but indoor fun…blow up a bunch of balloons and let them bat them around. Make it a game by trying to keep them all in the air at once. Good luck keeping them busy and happy this winter.

  2. Pamela December 20, 2020 at 3:29 am - Reply

    You’re wonderful. Your boys are darling. Play Christmas music, different kinds and see what they like. Let them wrap “presents” for the whole family, could be something they choose that they no longer want or it could be an empty box lol. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas 🎄

  3. Marlene Renz December 18, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Crafts from pipe cleaners, make candy canes and stars etc for the tree! Get a big roll of paper, tape it to the floor and lots of crayons. Draw a bunch of letters, shapes and numbers . Make a train out of cardboard boxes. Big enough so they can sit in them and then read a book about a journey . Make spaghetti from scratch. Give it some food coloring and glitter with a twist and hang on the tree. Grandpa Like anything their grandkids make! Make things with pine ones, decorate with glitter, make a wreath. Make & decorate cookies! Make decorations from bread dough, bake and paint!

  4. Rachel R December 18, 2020 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Julie, Check out Pinterest they have great craft ideas for the kids. Some really cute gift ideas for the kids to give grandparents for Christmas and other special occasions. Have fun with this .

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Caprese Salad recipe-

Be inspired!


Get healthy recipes, fitness inspiration, travel and twin antics in your inbox! 


Guaranteed to make you smile.

You have Successfully Subscribed!