Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nashville Cuteness x 3 + 2 and a dog

Cousin Marshall looking cool in tie dye.
Clark looks like he belongs in a golf cart.

Kendall wanted to love on Bandit and sometimes he let it happen. 
Cousin David is the elder cousin and SO good with the kids.
Emma sporting the new Buzz costume.

Monday, May 30, 2011

So Much Fun! Nashville, We Love You!

     What an awesome time we had in Nashville! Even though the sleeping wasn't great (not because of the accommodations, but our kids), it was hot outside and the 13 year cicadas were in full force, we still had a great time. I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to my sister Marsha and her husband Bill and their two sons, David and Marshall, for a terrific time on our little mini vacation. They were such gracious hosts and we are very lucky to have them in our lives. I was especially proud of David and Marshall as they were so attentive to kids and seemed to really enjoy hanging out with them.

      Our kids were a little upset when leaving Nashville today. A far different story than Friday night when Kendall said she wanted to go home and had a pretty big tantrum. We toughed it out and the kids wound up having a terrific time. We have more pics than we can share on one post so we will be using the Nashville pics throughout the week. - Daddy

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Good Times in Nashville

I am still having trouble getting photos to post.  I was able to get a few but will post more and will share what we've been doing with the Priester family this weekend.

Happy Clean Sheet Sunday! 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Technical Difficulties

Unfortunately, I am unable to get pictures to upload onto Blogger.  I'm not sure if it's a Blogger issue or an internet connection problem.

Either way, I'll have to try to post tomorrow.  I've got a list of pictures selected from Friday to post, so check back tomorrow.

Friday, May 27, 2011


We are visiting family in Nashville for the holiday weekend.  I will be posting more pics later, but Mommy and Daddy are bunking with the girls, so I have to cut this short.  Here's a quick shot of the cousins, Marshall, Clark, Kendall, David and Emma, during movie night (Toy Story 3, of course). 

I'm sure we will have lots of fun stories to share about our adventures this weekend. 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Kids went to Gym Bugs today. It was Clark's first trip and he seemed to enjoy it alot. Big THANK YOU Nanny Barb and Auntie Karen for taking them for some exercise fun!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

School's Out For Summer!

Today was Clark's last day at school until the fall and he and his classmates had a special water play day outside.  Unfortunately, he wasn't particularly thrilled that he was allowed to get his shoes and clothes wet, so he didn't jump in the sprinkler or pools.  But he did have fun with the fishing pool, bubbles and the squirter thing-ga-ma-jigs. 
And, of course, drop-off went smoothly and he was excited to go to school.  Now he will have a break for the summer and we might have to deal with the anxiety of drop-off again next year....or he just might grow out of it.  I enjoyed getting to chat with his teachers and I was also able to meet some of the children in his class (since he talks about them often). 
 The kids enjoyed a little snack before we were allowed to take him home early.  He had a double-surprise when Daddy showed up as well (licensing exam today allowed him a little extra time before going to work - and he passed, just in case anyone was wondering).  We picked up his backpack, dry clothes and the folder with some of his artwork from the school year (since Feb. 1, actually) and that was it.  Bye-bye teachers and friends until August.
The fishing pole was popular with all of the kids.


Clark and one of his teachers getting a refill.

Watch out Mommy!

Cupcakes are a yummy snack.

Meanwhile, the girls were with Nanny Barb and they had outdoor playtime once Clark was back at home (though he took an early nap).  

And the kids had a special visitor this afternoon....Ms. Pam!  I haven't gotten the details yet, but I'm sure she kept them entertained.  Nanny Barb and Ms. Pam took them to Chili's for "kids eat free" this evening while Daddy & I were still working. 
I think they will sleep well after a busy day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer's Almost Here

Daddy filled-in again so that Mommy could work late.  He got some really great shots, but I have to get to sleep because of my 5am alarm (Operation Boot Camp).  I promise to share more another time.  It is obvious that they had LOTS of fun this evening playing outside in the sprinkler!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cute Kids and a Copperhead

Oooo! Thunder!

Mommy escaped with some of her peeps this weekend to the wonderful Shangri-La of the lake house. Big thanks to the Carrolls for letting the girls descend on it again this year. I had the kids this weekend with some help from Nanny barb and Auntie Karen. Thanks so much Barb and Karen , we don't know what we'd do without you. In fact we don't know what we would do without everyone who has ever helped us. We are blessed, no doubt. Here are some pics from today at the lake house. The snake in the bottom pic is what I am 99% sure is a copper head. Bad news if someone gets bit. If untreated, could be fatal.