Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Luke is 2 years old!

Happy Birthday Luke! He turned 2 on Tuesday the 24th. I can't believe how fast 2 years have gone by. He is getting big and can hold his own with older kids. My family came up from Georgia for the weekend. We had a house full but we loved it! My sister came with her 2 kids and they enjoyed playing on the slide. On Saturday, we celebrated with a Backyard Backyardigans party. The water table from Mima and Papa was a hit and Luke eventually climbed in it. He also got a tee ball set, a cool backyardigans guitar, a tonka truck. Later in the evening, we all went to the Family Fun Center. My parents bowled and the kids enjoyed the bumper cars and laser tag. Anna even got on the virtual rollercoaster!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Egg Hunt

I can't believe I forgot to post pics of egg hunting! We actually went to 2 egg hunts, both before Easter. This turned out to be a good thing since I'm sure most egg hunts on Easter Sunday were inside due to the cold. These photos are from our MOPs egg hunt at Moss Wright Park. The little ones 2 years old and under hunted in a roped off spot and the kids 3 and up were challenged by finding eggs only of a certain color. Anna of course hunted for her favorite color, pink. After the hunt we headed over to the picnic and playground area. We enjoyed watching the kids play kicked back in the shade. Ron had taken the day off to recover from the Charleston trip so he was able to be there. Great fun!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Our visit to Cleveland, TN

We had a great time in Gatlinburg and Karen posted a great recap of the trip. However, she mentioned she would let me post the trip home. So, here it is.... Beth and I were gabbing away and occasionally dealing with whichever child was having a crisis/meltdown and found ourselves on 75 south headed toward Chattanooga. I noticed a sign for "Cleveland Next Exit". I calmly said "Somethings wrong. We are not where we are suppose to be. That sign said Cleveland." Beth shouted "Ohio?" I cracked up laughing and we continued to laugh all the way to Chattanooga and on up to Murfreesboro. We couldn't believe it. Our trip was 1 1/2 hours longer than it should have been. The kids were overall good and just kept watching movies. I was a little stressed out because I had planned on getting Anna to her dance class that evening and I couldn't help but think of the time and gas I had wasted by not paying attention to where I was driving, BUT..... Beth and I had a great time laughing and gabbing some more, only this time I didn't take the wrong interstate! It was great for memories!!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

We started the day with Church. The service was awesome with a great message and incredible praise and worship. We had lunch with The Holman's (aka our Tennessee family). We took photos there since it was too cold to be outside. Hopefully we can get some outside shots in a week or two! Hope you enjoy the Resurrection Season!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

A Road Trip... again

Me, 2 girlfriends and all of our kids (6 total) took a quick trip to Gatlinburg this past week. It came up at the last minute when a time share came open for us to stay in. We hit a Scrapbook Superstore that was awesome. We took the kids to an "upside down place" called Wonderworks. It was neat and the kids got to do some fun stuff. We also took them for a swim in the indoor pool. Luke was happy to be in the water and is proving to be fearless. He just walked right up to the edge, leaned over to reach a ball and about gave me a heartattck! The kids had a great time and the moms stayed up late watching chick movies and scrapbooking! Lots of fun! Thanks Karen for hooking us up in the time share!