Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aunt Dottie Turns 102 Years Old!!

Happy Birthday Aunt Dottie! 
 What an amazing lady she is! She still lives on her own, walks to the store (and comparison shops for the best price), and does the crossword puzzle every day.
 It was so fun to see her light up being with the kids.
 Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Kenny were so kind to let us stay in their house while they went on vacation last week. We were glad we got to see them for the afternoon!
 Geneva really wanted to pet Sammy, but Sammy's not into little kids.
Yipee! We had a great trip and made it home safe. Everyone did great on the drive.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Farm and Beach

In CA some people ski and surf in one day, well in Massachusetts we go to the farm and beach in the same day.
 It was a beautiful day at the farm.
 Mimi flew into MA, so we had two days with her!
 The farm not only had animals, produce growing, yummy donuts, but also a pond!

After our morning at the farm, we picked up AD and headed to a beach in New Hampshire. 
There was a fun kid's concert at the beach. The girls got to play the drums on stage.

 And a dance party!
 We enjoyed fried clams and pizza during the concert :)
  Then we had a quick stop playing in the water. Yes, the girls got their clothes completely wet!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aunt Dottie's for Breakfast

 What a sweet aunt she is! She set her alarm to wake up early so she could prepare breakfast for us at her apartment.
 The whole gang eating :)
After breakfast, we went candle pin bowling. 

  Savannah was able to get her ball down the lane in a straight line with this help!
 I love Maddie's form!

That night we made dinner for AD and did nails.
Since it was raining, the kids (yes, all 3 kids in the pic) got in their suits and played tag outside. They came in with leaves sticking to their heads. Such goofy characters!

Our Visit with Aunt Dottie

Last week we drove up to Massachusetts to visit with my Great Aunt Dottie. She's always played a spacial role in my life, and she continues to do so with my kids (despite being 102 years old)!
 Geneva loved her immediately! It's been 8 months since they've been together. They played peek a boo on the couch, cuddled, and gave kisses.

Geneva looked bigger than Aunt Dottie!
 One morning we went to the local health club to play in the water!
Savannah painted with water :)
 The girls loved it!
 Then we took AD to her paper store. She walks to this place almost every day to get the NY Times. 
 Grocery shopping...
 Aunt Dottie is so cute. She loves her ice cream!
Love them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While Daddy is Away...

The girls don't love it when Daddy has to go away, but we always try to make it a fun girls time.
 We had a picnic and gardened Friday. 
The girls had never watched Lion King, so we had a slumber party and movie night :)
 Saturday we had fun taking a walk, eating Pop Rocks, and hanging out with Miss Joelle.
 Maddie was a big help.
 We had some pool time.
The girls even got a treat :)
Maddie started VBS this week and loves it! The theme is God id My Superhero. Here's God's Girl (aka Miss Penny) with her superpower- the Bible!

We made these cute masks for a craft project. Daddy was surprised to find a squirrel and raccoon in the car when we picked him up from the airport! So happy to have him home :) 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nine Months

 Yes, Geneva is a little over 9 months. She's growing so fast! As you can see, she's crawling. Time to put up the baby gates.
 This sweet baby sleeps from about 8pm-6:30am (when not sick or teething :) and takes 2 naps during the day.
 Her nickname is "Neva" (that's what Savannah has always called her).
 Geneva Joy weighs in at 19 pounds and is 27 inches. 
 Always on the go! I've been vacuuming more, or at least I should be. She finds any small piece of food or toy and puts it right in her mouth. Her favorite foods are pears, zucchini, sweet potato, and Cheerios.
We are so blessed by this sweet baby.
Maddie and Savannah are wonderful big sisters and play with her so well.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grill and Chill

 Look at this cool water blob that Debbie made! 
It was so fun to "float", jump, and bounce on the water blob.
 Mr. Upchurch loves playing with babies!
  Thanks Debbie for a delicious dinner!
 We had some fun activities after dinner.
The kids caught lightening bugs, blew bubbles, and played in the grass. So thankful for this group of friends!
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