Friday, October 31, 2008

We Love our Dinner :)

Yesterday we had spaghetti for dinner and it always seems to be a hit with the girlies. I had to take their pictures because simply these pictures just say it all :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Grayson's 2nd Birthday Party :)

Grayson, Elena Kay, Anna, Erin, Andrew, and Cassia :)
Grayson after blowing out his candles on his banana split!!
Cassia pinning the ice cream on Curious George's cone :)
Elena Kay's turn to pin the ice cream.
Coloring pictures at the party!

Grayson (Jeanette's youngest son) turned 2 on Friday. But his birthday party for his little friends was on Thursday.  It was a Curious George party. Jeanette made home made pizza with yummy sides like carrots, bananas on a stick, etc. but the best was the dessert--banana splits with toppings galore!!

Pumpkin Fun at Cell :)

Mark's pumpkin! He's pretty proud of it.
Donny's pumpkin! Go McCain and Palin :)

At our last cell group we carved pumpkins for fun!! It was hysterical :)

Last Summer Day!

Our last summer day was spent at the Botanical Gardens enjoying the last day of the sprinklers!! And we even got to have a picnic outside on a tree house like platform.  Perfect end to the summer :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

8 year Anniversary!!

Wright Brother's Memorial

Bodie Lighthouse
Elizabethan Gardens
Jockey Ridge Sand Dunes

We went to the Outerbanks for a one night, two day weekend getaway! I haven't had so much fun in a long time. Felt like teenagers but then realized I'm 30 and pregnant and feeling every bit of this adventure. But I wasn't about to stop. We walked a ton and laughed our heads off every step of the way. Mark had the whole weekend planned out. We started off at the Wright Brothers Memorial. Did lunch at Awful Arthur's, hit up the Bodie lighthouse, went to a state park that housed the lost colony as well as the Elizabethan Gardens. On the way to check in to our hotel we did the outlets. Then we went to dinner at Tale of a Whale and watched a movie that night. All on Saturday our first day there :) Whew--it's tiring just writing all of that. Then the next morning we did the cheesy beach gift shops/fudge shops, and played putt putt at this amazing course. Then we did lunch and headed home where I slept the entire car ride home. Yes, from pure exhaustion but utterly happy and content with an amazing weekend with the love of my life. 

Disney on Ice--It's a dream come true!

All dressed up for the show!!
In front of the Hampton Coliseum. 

Disney on Ice came to Hampton in the beginning of October and I just had to take Elena Kay. This is her second show. She went two years ago and LOVED it :) Once again she was mesmerized by the performance and even jumped to her feet to dance to the music. I think I had more fun watching her enjoy the show then watching the show it self. We went with my parents and Leah and Anna Sophia who had her grandma with her as well. It was truly "a dream come true" --- in the words of Elena Kay.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Perfect Zoo Day!

Mama Lion watching over her babies :)
Daddy down below caught in the middle of a BIG yawn!
Mimi and my girls on giant turtle statue!
Leah, Abby and Anna Sophia :)
We went to the zoo last week and had the perfect day there so far. Leah has a membership that gets us in with her for free which is a huge blessing. But what made it such a great day was the cool weather and lack of people there. We went at our own pace, the girls loved every second and more animals were visible today than previous visits. It was the beginning of Fall for me!!