Saturday, September 30, 2006

Peek - A - Boo!

Karis and Joshua discovered that they thouroughly enjoy playing peek-a-boo in the cabinets under our book shelves! Karis used to do this when she was about his age, and had seeimingly forgotten about it all together. I think it is funny and sweet that they discovered this together yesterday. We have those cardboard blocks (you know, like the ones we played with when we were kids too!) stored there, so it is even more fun now for them because you have to dump out the ENTIRE cabinet before the game begins!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Go Vols!

Thanks to Cooper Staffing, we were able to go to the UT vs. FLA game a few weeks ago with Stuart and Jenny. It was a fun time cheering on our team together. Unfortunately, UT wasn't able to win the game, but we still had a wonderful time.

Puppy Love

Recently, good friends of ours had puppies. Twelve puppies! It was very exciting for me to bring the children to see the puppies over the few weeks that they had them. Here are a few shots of the children with the pups. Joshua wasn't the most excited about the squirming puppies, but Karis loved holding them!

So Cute!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Few More Beach Photos

A few more photos of our week at the beach. I am late in getting to posting. Lightening hit near our house and destroyed our home PC, garage door opener, phone line, answering machine and the thermostat on the fridge! So, I am faced with waiting for a chance to use Craig's computer in the evenings until we can fix our home one. No problem, just slower in making posts

Isn't this boy cute? He loves his lion and blanket that we call the Blanket of Many Colors

Annual Family Photo at the Beach Top (L-R) my Sister Katie, nephew Aaron, brother-in-law Derek, our family. Bottom: Doris, my Mom and Grandfather

No matter what we used to try and blockade the stairs, Joshua found a way to climb on or over it!

More Non-Beach photos to come soon...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fenwick Island 06

What a week! What a Beach! What a vacation! What a family!

I LOVE our family! That was one of my favorite phrases from our family's annual trip to Fenwick Island. Craig said that to me while walking to get ice cream one night. I actually find it hard to write a little about the week. I feel like I did in college trying to get the first paragraph written on a paper. I don't even know where to begin!

We arrived in Fenwick to beautiful weather. We had several wonderful beach days at the beginning of the week. Karis couldn't get enough of the waves. She loved jumping the waves! Joshua was fickle. He would love the beach and water for ten minutes, then he couldn't handle it any more!! He would be laughing while walking and playing in the sand, and then cry if he had to touch it any more! We couldn't figure it out.

We took many walks down to the local Dairy Queen - a family favorite. Or really, a Daddy favorite! We actually surprised Karis one night and after putting the children to bed, got just her back up and went down to Dairy Queen. She was so surprised and a little confused too. I was skeptical that she would go to bed for the second time (especially after Ice Cream!), but my husband's plan was wonderful and she went to bed without complaint.

We had a lot of fun times with the extended family. Karis and her cousin Aaron got along very well for small children. Joshua thought everything belonged to him and claimed ownership of Aaron's popper push toy for the week. Aaron shared the toy very willingly for a 20 month old! Aaron figured out the art of annoying little girls - and he is not even two yet! He walked around right behind Karis trying to touch her. This drove Karis CRAZY! And we would hear her squawk and shriek in annoyance. It was rather humorous for all the rest of the adults.

More photos to come soon...