Monday, July 27, 2009

Aunt Connie's House

Some of my funnest times and best memories as a child were had at Aunt Connie's house. Aunt Connie had golf carts, horses, the creek, 3 wheelers, a pool, a trampoline, you name it - it was at Aunt Connie's house! Summer was the best. It usually involved a horse, some kind of parade around her big driveways, and lots of ridiculous stuff (including mud pies that were cooked on the air conditioner) On Sunday, Mom took the kids to spend the afternoon/evening at Aunt Connies. They had so much fun. The golf cart has been replaced with the Gator, but other than that, things are very much the same. I'm so glad because I want Cadence to grow up with the memories that I had as a kid and she is well on her way after yesterday!

Riding on the Gator - and they all got to drive it too!

The tractor and everybody (driving it) I love this picture of Tyler because you can just hear the motor sound that he's making by the expression on his face :)

There was a birthday celebration for Cadence which involved fancy new pj's and Candy Land Castle. I love that Cadence is eating a cheeto because Aunt Connie always had that kind of good food at her house too!

Riding Ginger the horse. Isaiah's quote about it was that he was "a real cowboy!"

On the playground at Hardee Park

and of course, fishing! Tyler talks about fish and fishing all the time so I knew he would be so excited to be out at Aunt Connies house where he could fish. When I saw this picture I knew that the word "dere" was in whatever he was talking about and pointing it. Probably something along the lines of "look at dat ting over dere" :)

Thanks Aunt Connie for all the fun! They all loved it and continue to tell stories about their time at Aunt Connie's house!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

water fun

The mix of the pool and the ocean has kept us busy all week long! The kids are swimming like fish which has been fun to watch. Here are some pics of the fun we've had :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Mommy!!!

Yesterday was my 30th birthday and so to celebrate it, we took the kids to Disney World. It was such a great day. Chris and I had our concerns about 3 kids at Disney for a whole day, but really, it couldn't have gone much better. The crowds were minimal so that we got to do lots without standing in ridiculous lines, the kids got along, overall a great day! My cousin Christa and her little boy Kagan came with us (just to add a 4th 2 year old to the mix) and we're so glad they came. It made for even more fun!

On the boat, heading to the Magic Kingdom

We were actually there near enough the opening of the park that we saw part of the opening show!

Walking thru Cinderella's castle. Cadence knocked on her door every time we passed thru the castle throughout the day, but Cinderella was always too busy to open the door :(

On the carousel

Race cars. The kids drove!!!

Seeing Mickey and Minnie for the first time

All the kids on their first roller coaster. Tyler loved it, Cadence and Isaiah were scared
On the train (much more Isaiah's style)

PRINCESSES!! This was purely for Cadence but the boys actually really enjoyed it too and got lots of kisses :)

It's a small world - quite possibly the favorite ride of the day -

4 little pirates ARGH!

Waiting for the country bears

At Cinderella's castle waiting for the show to start. I wonder who all will show up for the show?
All the kids wanted to pose in front of the castle pre-show

All in all - such a great day! If every day of my 30's is like the first one, this is going to be a great decade!