Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Family Pictures

I had to post a few pictures that my
college friend, Betsy, made of us a
few weeks ago. She is so talented and
I thought they turned out great! Thanks
Betsy, it was so good to see you!

July 4th

We celebrated the 4th with our neighbors at
some friends' of theirs. This pool was so amazing
and yes, it was in their back yard!! It was a
salt water pool made of stone. Under the waterfall
was a slide that the kids LOVED!!!
This pool is one of our new favorite places!

They also have a huge field behind the pool and
have a zip line that runs through it. Aden is getting
harnessed in!!

He took right off...no hesitation!
Much braver than his mommy!!

When he stopped, his first words were
"can I do it again?!"

Kinda dark, but you can see him zipping
along...he went almost 100 feet!!

Chattanooga Aquarium

A visit to the Chattanooga Aquarium is
always a great time...the boys LOVE it
every time we go!
Austin and his daddy seeing Nemo!!

Aden having a blast...

Austin's favorite part was the divers...he is
totally crazy about the movie Nemo right now, so it was
perfect timing to visit the aquarium!

Aden's favorite part was playing in the
water in front of the aquarium!
Such a fun day!!

Creative Discovery Museum

We took the boys to Chattanooga last week to
the Creative Discovery Museum and to the
aquarium as our last little hoorah before baby
Alex arrives! The boys had such a great time!!
The water display was for sure a favorite...

So much to do!!

Face painting...

Working with clay...

Aden working with stamps/ink...

Digging for fossils in the dinosaur exhibit...

All kinds of musical instruments...

The theme through September is
Curious George...so cute!!


My little museum directors...
If you have never been to the Creative Learning Museum
in Chattanooga, I would highly recommend it!! It is such a
fun, hands-on place for kids of all ages!!

Happy 5th Birthday Aden!

Aden turned 5 on June 28th!
He told us he wanted a cowboy birthday
party....so here are a few pictures from the
very hot but fun day!!
Our birthday cowboy!

The horse cake turned out pretty well!
I made the cake and decorated it, but Robert
cut it out for me! Aden loved it!!

Make a wish....

The cowboy boot pinata was Aden's favorite
part of the party!!

Our sweet little Aden is 5 years old...where does
time go?? We love you so much lil' cowboy and we are
so proud of you!

Birthday Girls!!

Ella and Emma celebrated their 3rd birthday
on June 8th! We had so much fun at their
party! We love you sweet girls!!
Ella and Emma...aren't they precious??!!

Happy Birthday and Father's Day Grampy!

The boys and I enjoyed a few days at Mimi
and Grampy's a few weeks ago! We celebrated
Grampy's birthday and Father's day. It was
great to all be together!
Grampy and his kiddos....
This has become one of my new
favorite pictures!!
All the kids in the pool having a blast together!

Aden and one of his FAVORITE people, Jaci Kate,
riding the 4-wheeler.

Austin and Jaci Kate

The newest member of our family...Knox!
Wes and Megan now have their first "baby"....
isn't he precious??!!