Friday, December 31, 2010

Thanksgiving....a month later : )

*UPDATE*  Sorry I had this drafted a month ago, just been super busy with December Fun, bdays, anniversary, etc.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The kids and I took off to TN the Monday before Thanksgiving to meet up with my side of the family, and the trip there went pretty well.  We left around 8-9am, and got in around 7:30-8pm.  The day after we got there we went to see the New Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, and the day after we ate @ the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatilinburg, and went to the Ripley's Aquarium.  We also went to some of the other Ripley' exhibits.  I recieved a call that day from my husband who said he would be meeting us that night and would be with us for Thanksgiving afterall, YAY!!  I felt like someone handed me the world, and had a smile on the rest of the day : )

Unfortunatly the night before Thanksgiving baby girl had a virus, which the day after Thanksgiving then ran through 4 of my other children, my 2 niece's, me, then my husband.  Thankful to have had so many adults to help as that was crazy!  So glad we were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, and being in the lovely Smokey Mountains made it even sweeter!

Below are some pics from the trip...

Kids ready to go



Andy enjoying the arcade games



Boys Room(had 2 queen beds)



Girls doing hair



Wouldn't be a vacation w/out the DSI



The Cabin



Kids playing in the leaves



Papa & kids on a walk



Alisha enjoying TN



A pretty rainbow that Nana captured



My niece Arianna w/ Mariann(in line to get in the Titanic Exhibit)



Daniel outside of "Applewoods".  If you are ever in the Pigeon Forge area, GREAT place to eat!



Birthday Celebration for the December Birthday Boys



Love this picture of Andy & Liz(they are just 5 weeks apart)



Nana & all her grands in Gatlinburg, TN(well minus 3, 1 in my arms, 2 still growing.)



Kids in the Hardrock Cafe'



Me, my sister, and Mariann





Nana & Mariann outside of the Ripley's Aquarium, Gatlinburg TN





Josh w/ a sting ray



Seahorse



Seadragon(so cool, and 1st time I have seen one)



Shark swimming right above our heads.  This is the BEST Aquarium to date we have been to, very impressive!



We had such a good time, miss my family : (



Sister & Brother in Law





He was swimming up to say "HI"



Alisha touching the horseshoe crabs



Josh getting a better view : )



Daniel



Unle Matt & Kids inside a Guiness Book display



Josh, Daniel, & cousin Liz



Friends for 15 years : )



Beautiful view



Nana & Papa w/ the Turkey : )



Place Settings



Doing the dishes



Uncle Matt w/ the cool Christmas tree he made w/ the kids



Liz hugging her baby sister in Mommy's Belly



Introducing family to BEAN BOOZLED, haha





Uncle Matt & the Annual Balloons



SO much fun!



Papa & boys swinging



Nana, Papa, and a few of the Grandkids







Our desserts, YUM!





Sunday, November 14, 2010

November, so far....

So far this month has been a blur as I am pretty sick most days, but thankful nonetheless for this precious new life : )

Thought I would add some pictures of what our November has looked like so far...

The boys love sleeping together on the floor, and have done so now 2 weekends in a row, so sweet : )



Andrew as "The Monopoly guy"



Josh w/ his Lincoln Log house



Our Stunt Baby : )



Another one



Daniel LOVES Starfall(he calls it "Letter Fing")



He builds things, and she knocks them down : )



Fun w/ Paper bag outfits



"CHEESE!"



This week in History we read about "Olmec Heads" in Central America.  Andrew was trying to look like one.  Here he is holding our book we read from to show what he is.  Want to know more... go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec or here http://www.micahwright.com/olmec/colossal.html



Josh riding a bigger bike and doing well : )



Daniel enjoying the fresh air



Baby girl : )



Peddle Car



Boys playing Soccer