Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grandpa Bob's Celebration

This past weekend we went to Williston to celebrate Grandpa Bob.  We miss him dearly.  We stayed at Aunt Colleen's house.  She is a great house and you ladies loved exploring all the nooks and crannies and playing with all the animals.  When we first got there we went on a tour to see all the animals.  Aunt Colleen has dogs, cats, fish, cows, and birds.  We were in the back looking at the birds and daddy says" is that snake supposed to be on the cage with the birds."  Mommy, thought he was joking because Aunt Colleen has almost every type of animal at her house and also since daddy know that mommy is so afraid of snakes.  Well daddy was not joking and Aunt Colleen jumped up and down saying you found the snake, it has been missing for weeks.  Well let's just say that mommy moved out of that room faster then you have ever seen her move before :)

Later that night all the girls came over (Kelly, Paige and their daughters) for dinner.  Lily you were appointed as Kelly's cupcake assistance and you took your job very seriously, as you can tell from the pictures.

When we woke up the next morning we had to feed the cows.  Aunt Colleen has Zebu Cows and they are adorable.  In order to get the cows to come to the side of the house you have to yell out the back "come and eat cows...breakfast is ready cows."
Emma helping feed the cows
the cows are coming closer

After the cows and people had breakfast it was time to get ready for the celebration.  We were celebrating Grandpa Bob's life.
Beautiful girls
There were so many people that came over to the house that day, it had to be hundreds.  Grandpa Bob was loved by so many and is missed by even more.  Nana and Papa came over to Williston for the celebration.  It was nice to see them and we were able to get some good pictures of you ladies and your grandparents.

So this is when you ladies decided to lighten up the afternoon.  You began exploring the lions in the front of the house, and let's just say at one point you had everyone laughing :)

hello Mr. Lion

Ride those lions

The lion riding took a lot out of you so you decided to have some quite time.  I looked over on the other side of the porch and saw this image.  This is one of my favorite pictures of you ladies.  The light is perfect, the setting is tranquil. With everything else going on you ladies were in your own little world.

So next is where things started to get interesting.  You ladies had not yet napped and it was a very long day. We had some dinner and hung out with family.
Lily with Aunt Paige
Aunt Amber

So Em, I'm not sure if it was the lack of sleep or all the sweets that you acquired during the day, but you put on quite the show.  
the pose off, presented by Emma.
On Sunday, we slept in a little, but then it was time to get back on the road.  We hung out with Aunt Colleen on the swing.

Since we had not yet had breakfast we decided to go to Cracker Barrel.

After a nice breakfast we were back on the road again and headed home.
my bendy girl

It was such a great weekend, what could have been a really sad event, was filled with love, laughter and memories.  I would say it was a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Visit with Uncle Steve

So Uncle Steve (and Amber) came for a visit, before we headed down to Williston for Grandpa Bob's celebration.  When he got to town we were all starving so out to dinner we went.  We went to Carrabas and it was yummy.

You ladies only wanted to hold Uncle Steve's hand into the restaurant.

When we got back from Williston, Uncle Steve had to go over to Destin for a few days, but he came back to see us before heading back to Maryland.  We went to dinner one final time.
Em talking with Parker
When we got home from dinner you ladies tried on your presents from Uncle Steve and Merida dresses.

Hopefully we will see them soon, maybe even a trip to Maryland when your new cousin is born.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Alien Day

I love that your school does all these really cool themes.  This week you ladies learned about space, astronauts and aliens.  Last night you ladies were so intently watching me last night as I "created" your alien costume.  You ladies were "growing room princess aliens."

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rock On

So tonight I was sitting on the couch after dinner and you ladies were in the playroom with daddy listening to music.  I was told to close my eyes and you ladies come out and then told me to open them so I could see what daddy taught you.  Rock on ladies...rock on.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Silly Lily

There are no words to describe this picture.  I hope that you always stay a little bit silly Lily :)