Monday, September 7, 2009

So, this past weekend Abby and I took a weekend trip to see our awesome friends, Ronnie and Ashley Wiley and their new baby (not so new anymore, she's 2 months old, so new to me) Ember. It was fun to get the little girls together for pictures. I think I got a couple of good ones. I also was able to indulge in Krispy Kremes which we don't have in NY, so I was very happy. Sad, but true. Ronnie took me to see the log home he's building. It is absolutely beautiful. I didn't take any pictures there, so you'll have to take my word for it. Anyway, here's a few pictures from our trip. Thank you to the Wiley's for such a fun time and for putting up with my fussy, pukey baby. Seriously, I don't think there is a spot in their house where she didn't throw up.

Abby and her milk mustache.

Abby and Ember

Sweet little Ember finally looking at the camera.

What a big girl.

All smiles

So, while we were in Virginia, Ashley decided she wanted to make a tutu for Ember. I thought it would be fun, and this is what we came up with.

Abby loves her princess tutu.

Sitting pretty.

Ember's puffy tutu.

I had to keep propping her up against furniture b/c all she wanted to do was crawl and she kept getting stuck.

The girls together. One of the only ones I got where Abby wasn't trying to rip off Ember's ear.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thatcher Park Hike

With Rachel and Abby in Roanoke hanging out with the Wiley's, Adyen and I decided to go on a little adventure. We took a hike along the Indian Ladder Trail at Thatcher Park to look at some water falls.

We started at the overlook....

And then made our way along the Escarpment Trail (it runs above the Ladder trail).....

We hooked up with the Indian Ladder Trail and headed under the Escarpment Trail to look at the water falls and the caves below......

We then triumphantly emerged back onto the Escarpment Trail where we began!

The whole trip was a little over a mile. Not too shabby for a 3 year old!

And now it's on to our next manly adventure........seeing if we can clean up our mess before the girls get home!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

We have friends who have some property up on one of the lakes up north (I can't remember which one) and they invited a bunch of people out to play in the water. It was a beautiful day and both kids were pretty well behaved.

This is what Ayden spent a lot of time doing. It's what he does most of the time at any beach we go to.

When he wasn't playing in the sand, he was sitting in the canoe.

Abby didn't swim, but she usually doesn't and is mostly content not to.

And when Ayden wasn't in the canoe, he was riding in the boat, which he LOVED. Rachelle even let him drive.

And finally, this is Ayden tubbing. He actually didn't ride by himself. Our friend, Janelle went on with him. I'm surprised he rode, but he kept asking to go, so I reluctantly gave in. He had a blast though.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lake George and 3rd Birthday Fun

My mom and my niece Ashley came to visit us for a couple of days. Ayden loved having someone else to run around with and Abigail enjoyed being the center of my mom's attention.

Feeding Abby at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George. It was super hot that day.

Abby cooling off in the lake.

My mom and the kids building a sand castle.

Ashley and Ayden taking a break from all the fun to pose.

Making a swimming pool.

That's only deep enough to stand in.

Abby in her cute sun hat.

Waiting for Nana to get Ben and Jerry's. She ate there 3 times that week.

This is in Saratoga Springs at a yummy Crepe Restaurant. It's one of our favorite
places to eat, but we don't get up there much.

Ashley just had to get a Webkins doll, so we headed up to the mall.
While we were there, Ayden played at the little playground they
have there. No pictures of him, just of Abby being cute.

This is the only picture we got of Ayden at his birthday dinner. It will have to do.

Abby kept taking Ayden's ballon in the car.

This was my attempt at making Ayden frog cupcakes.
They eyes were supposed to be green cookies. Turns out
they only sell them around Saint Patty's Day.

Justin's parents watched the birthday celebration on ichat.
Despite the fact that Ayden talked about blowing out his candles
all month long, when it came time, he refused.
(Please ignore the mess in the background.)

Enjoying the yumminess.

Opening presents.

And more presents.

It was a very fun week, but it was nice to get back into our regular routine again. Happy Birthday Ayden!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Army Crawl

Abigail is finally moving. Looks like it's time for the baby gates.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Abby Sits

Well, this has been an exciting week for us.  Abby has rolled over, learned to sit on her own, and started solids all in one day.  We are very proud of her.  We also moved her into Ayden's room finally.  It's nice to have our room back.  But poor Ayden has been sleeping with his pillow over his head.  He says, "Momma, Abby is too loud!!"  I'm sure he'll adjust eventually.

Friday, May 15, 2009

At the Park with Pop Pop

Justin's father flew in to visit this weekend.  However, due to circumstances that were out of control, he ended up flying back out the very same day.  At least we got a trip to the park in!!

Ayen going down a slide.

Pop Pop at the bottom.

Climbing up the steep one.

This was Ayden's first time down this slide.  
It went so fast that he had trouble staying right side up!!

Playing in the sand.


Smiling at Abigail.

Thanks for the visit.  We sure do miss you!!