Thursday, September 25, 2008

Zoo Pals

We had such a great time at the zoo with our friends the Keans! I think the zoo might be Leah's FAVORITE place in the whole world!!!!! She was so happy and excited all day. We can't wait to go again!

taking a quick break

decent pic of me...had to include it

Leah wanted to be IN the penguin display

Leah LOVES her buddy Skyler!

Lauren after the zoo

Leah is getting adventurous


She LOVED the fish!

she was very interested in the alligator

she looked so small

playing at the zoo playground

big and strong!

Skyler's turn


We rode the little train (the "tsoo tsoo" as Leah says)

look of terror as Skyler says "it's ok"

feeding the birds some nectar with Daddy

riding the carousal

She was afraid to ride on the animals

What great fun!! I have never seen her so smiley in her whole life!

She thought the elephants were pretty awesome!

"riding" the elephant with Skyler

Mommy and Leah

feeding the goats at the petting farm

Lauren hanging out in her stroller

Daddy and Leah

Mommy and Lauren in the snake house

double trouble!

so pretty!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

fun times

We have been very busy the last few weeks. We drove 3&1/2 hours one way to look at a van (which we bought). Then we had to go drive home! THEN we turned around a couple days later and went back to get it! We had a lot of fun though. Melissa went with me and the kids on the first trip. For the second trip, we went with Ashley and Elliette. We stayed in a Holiday Inn Express and had a party! We had pizza, swimming and all! Leah thought it was a blast.

After our van excitement, we had out of state company! My Dad suprised us with a visit. We had so much fun. We went out to dinner and had great conversation. Then the next day when Jeremy was at work, we went shopping! Dad and Terri spoiled us terribly. Then we went to the mall for playtime in the great play area they have there. That night we had Dad and Terri and the Blanchards over for dinner. Everything went well. I think my cooking was a little spicy for their pallate though! Then the next morning we met them at IHOP for a farewell breakfast. It was such a good time. I am looking forward to going to their house next!

On Saturday we went to our new friends house. They just moved here from Fort Benning. Corbin is the exact same age as Leah and Aeden is 4 months, so closer to Lauren. The kids had a great time playing together.

On Sunday we went to the zoo with Skyler, Melissa and Skyler Jr. It was SO much fun. I don't remember ever seeing Leah smile as much in one day as she did! Lauren just hung out in the stroller and watched while Leah dragged Daddy around the zoo. We got a ton of pictures when we were there and I will put them up shortly. The kids had so much fun. Skyler Jr. kept saying "look at me! I am over here!" to all of the animals! It was a riot! Leah is a little copycat too. Everything he does, she wants to do and everything he says....she TRIES to say. He is so cute. He reminds me so much of my nephew Luke. I think both kids had enough ice cream that day to last them until next summer though!

This week we are trying to lay low. This weekend we are having a local photographer take pictures of our family at the Savannah River Rapids. Leah will be 2 one week from today. Lauren is already 7 months old!!!! Where did the time go? I guess it's time to have another baby! Just kidding!! We don't have a nice family picture with all four of us in it, so I am excited to get one up on the wall.

Leah having fun in her pool in our backyard

Lauren watching Leah have fun from inside in her jumperoo

Fun times at the Second time Around mini farm

WHOOHOOO! I pooped!!!!

Lauren having fun in her exersaucer

Leah sitting at her little table taking a break

Conjuring up her evil plans

The girls like to sit next to another in the morning while we watch Wonder Pets

The guide at the farm...taught the kids about llamas and different kinds of wool and spinning

Some of the kids and moms that went on the "field trip"

Leah feeding the goats

Leah "helping" with the loom

Thursday, September 18, 2008

visit with family

Wow, I never thought that I would see my Dad more when I moved away than anyone else in the family. Crazy. He surprised me the other day and said he was driving up from Florida and he'd be here in a few hours. So rush around I did to try to pick up before he came. My kids are like little tornadoes. If we are here, there are toys/books/blankets/you name it strewn about. We had the best time with him and my step-mom, Terri. They spoiled us terribly. Leah thought she was the center of the universe the last couple days! They fawned over her so much! It was great. We got a good visit in. I was sad it was only two nights. But I am glad they came anyway. They can shop! I was so tired by the end of the day. I felt so bad that they bought us so much stuff. I am excited though to put together our room with all the super cute stuff we got!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Weekend trip

having fun at the hotel

excited to ride the trolley!!!

Lauren thought she was so cool at the ocean

Leah saying "cheese" after a LONG day at the ocean

you can kind of see the boys and kids way out there

Leah after getting sprayed off ready to go do something else fun

Leah and Elliette playing with some random cups they found on the beach...probably not too safe, but oh well!