Wednesday, September 23, 2009


We waited til the summer was over to take our family vacation so we could beat the heat and the crowds. It was PERFECT!!! We parked our trailer in a lovely trailer park(a first for us - but won't be the last) that was only a couple hundred yards from the beach. We met up with our friends the Mortensens and the Echols and we all had a wonderful time!

Chillin in the trailer park

Our first day we spent at Legoland. It was so fun. The boys were old enough and tall enough for almost all of the rides. They were brave and even went on the scary ones. They have an awesome water area that the kids played in for almost two hours. Mini lego land was so cool and all of the dinos, animals, people, etc built out of legos were amazing!

We spent the second day at Sea World. The kids loved looking at all of the animals, so did I. I love the polar bears and am completely amazed at the whales in the Shamu show. I really want to swim with a killer whale - so cool. The boys liked feeding the sting rays even though they felt slimy. Tate LOVED the Atlantis ride and we went on it at least five times - it was a blast! Joslyn was such a good girl at Legoland and Seaworld and was happy as can be just sitting in the stroller or hitchin a ride in the carrier.

Our last day we bummed on the beach - some of us showed our bum! Jack loved the sand and hated the water. Tate got pretty brave and decided to try boogie boarding. He decided it wasn't for him once he got salt water and sand in his eyes. John made friends with a squirrel and Jos took a nice nap under the umbrella.

All in all a FABULOUS time!

First Day of School and Labor Day Camping

Better late than never. Had to put of the pics of the boys first day of school. Jack is in preschool with Ms Nicole. Jack has a blast with his buddy Brexton. He is learning zoo phonics, so he comes home with awesome animal sounds and some cool art projects too.

Tate is in first grade at Franklin South with Mrs. Kellogg. He still has a love/hate relationship with school, and we are working on the idea of getting his work done at school so he doesn't have to do it at home - so hard to be a kid!

We of course went camping for Labor Day, but wound up with only a few pics - I'm sure they'd just look like all of our other million camping trips anyways!! This was Joslyn's fifth - yes fifth - camping trip and she's only six months old.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Half a Year????

Seriously cannot believe that my little angel is half a year old. I'm pretty sure I haven't accomplished anything in the last six months. Where does time go?
Joslyn is a good girl. She's been sleeping 8 to 9 hours at night for quite a while now. She can sit up by herself, when she wants to. She loves playing in her exersaucer and she really gets a kick out of watching her brothers. They are willing to do just about anything to get a smile out of her. She somehow managed to keep most of her hair and has already had one trim (just the mullet off the back). She is so much fun to have around and we love her to death! While Joslyn is already stunningly gorgeous, my dear friend Ashley keeps finding ways to improve upon her beauty with every photoshoot! ;-)