Wednesday, February 25, 2009

First Trip of the Year to Young's Dairy

It was 60 degrees today, so we went to Young's Dairy with my parents. We ate dinner, enjoyed ice cream, and saw lots of animals. I was even able to enjoy my favorite cinnamon ice cream (which is only a winter flavor)! It was a fun time!
The Kids with Mimi and Papaw
Emmy liked her vanilla cream cone
Ellie had strawberry
Jacob's favorite is black raspberry
Emmy liked the baby cows
Ellie was very particular about who she goats with horns for her!
Jacob and a baby calf
Mimi and her new car...a Subaru Impreza
Scary to think about!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trip to the Aquarium

Today we went to the Newport Aquarium with some friends from church. The kids had a great time seeing all the fish and other animals. Afterwards, we went to lunch at McDonald's where a very nice worker gave all the kids free ice cream.
Emmy liked watching the fish swim by
They finally opened a kids play area called "Frog Bog".
Here's Ellie on a green frog
Jacob liked this blue one
Each frog had a button on its back. When you pushed it it made that particular frog's call.
Jacob and Mimi touching a shark
The Kids and more sharks
Jacob's favorite part was when you went into a virtual cage to watch sharks. The floor moved and shook when the shark "attacked" the cage.
Yeah for fish!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Colton is 5!

My nephew, Colton, turned 5 on the 19th, so we celebrated at his house today.
Colton and Jacob play with the Wall-E figures from the cake
Jacob and Ellie liked eating pizza, cake, and ice cream
Emmaline though it was funny to stand on Colton's presents
Nathan, Me, Katie, and my nephew, Andy play "Rock Band"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Emmaline is 2!

Today my baby turned 2! I cannot believe how fast Emmaline's first two years have gone by. We celebrated today with our families and had a great time.

This ladybug pillow matches Emmy's new bed and makes noise when you squeeze it
She got lots of books for her birthday. Emmy loves to read!
Look! It plays music!
Mom made a neat butterfly cake
Emmaline loved eating her very own mini-cake
Cousins eating cake
Ellie, Colton, and Jacob
Family Photo

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nathan's New Toy

Nathan has been wanting a mountain bike for awhile. We went to The Greene tonight to get Easter outfits for the kids and passed a bike shop on our way back to the car. They happened to be having a close-out sale on their '08 bikes, so Nathan got a very good deal on this bike. I'm excited too because now I'm not the only one who can haul the bike trailer!

The Girls' Room

The new bedding is on and pictures have been hung, so I thought I post some pictures of the finished product. Ellie and Emmaline love their new beds. They have lots of fun playing on them with Jacob and Emmy is doing a good job of staying in hers at night. Napping during the day is a different story. She loves to roam the room (there's a gate across the door so she can't escape), so we've resorted to letting her fall asleep on the floor. Oh well, she'll learn eventually!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday School Game Night

Tonight at church, Jacob's Sunday school class hosted a Family Game Night. His teachers, Mr. Greg, Mrs. Nancy, and Mimi were there, as well as 4 other families. The kids had fun snacking and playing games together. The adults decided that we'd like to have another game night soon (minus the kids!).
Emmy and Daddy read a book
So sweet!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Gifts

Jacob got a box of SpongeBob chocolates
Emmaline likes her new books (from Usborne, or course)
Ellie and her books
She also got a Ballet Kid Kit that included a ballet book and a dance floor mat

Jacob got the Volcano Kid Kit and loved watching his new volcano erupt
Gotta love her!