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!!