Monday, July 30, 2007
And we still had storytime before we went to bed each night, although we had to climb stairs to get to our beds which was new and interesting and quite tiring for the adults doing the carrying especially if you ended up doing for all four kids-up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs. Boy, am I glad WE don't have stairs!
But, in some ways it was very different! For one we got to visit with lots of people we don't often get to see. We got to see our new cousin Kallen!
We got to ride in a wagon and play with Daddy Bud and get our pictures taken at the park by the fabulous Julie of 1:17 Photography!
We got to roam around much more freely than we do at home because Daddy Bud and KayKay don't have a great big gate to confine us to one room. Plus there were so many new things to play with. Some were actually toys and meant to be played with. (A great big thank you to everyone who lent my parents toys for the visit!) And others were unbreakable decorations left out where we could reach them and strew them about the floor.
We got to play in the nifty old rocking chair that I believe belonged to KayKay when she was a little girl.
We got to make new friends, like Evan (pictured here with his daddy Martin) while Mommy visited with her friend Whitney, Evan's mommy.
The sweetest story: Jodie tells this story better, but I'll do my best. Kinley has a stuffed cat that she treasures (Of course she treasures it! It was a gift from me!) It is her constant companion. She also has a similar smaller version of her kitty, that she didn't treasure in the same way. Nevertheless, at one point, when Kallen was crying, Kinlye went and got the smaller kitty and gave it to Kallen and told her it would be okay. She recognized that Kallen was upset, so obviously she needed a kitty of her own. So, above is a picture of Kallen and the kitty her sister gave her. What a sweet sister!
Sweet sisters! (This adorable picture was taken by Jeff's sister Julie, owner of 1:17 Photography in Memphis. Isn't it great!)
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
As you can see, there are three kids in the back. This is another wonderful thing about the new carseats! We couldn't do this with the infant carriers. It allowed us to remove one of the middle row seats giving us a lot more room to get in and out of the back!
What we learned from this trip...1-if you're going to drive during the day, plan your trip around the naptimes, 2-if you can help it, don't take a long trip until your kids can face forward, 3-somehow, someway, get a DVD player! 4-babies love the Bass Pro Shops!, and 5-get gas before the kids fall asleep, even if you don't really need it yet.
Other than that, really it was a piece of cake, although it hinged on the fact that there were two adults in the car, one to drive and one to run the DVD player! I can't imagine trying to do it alone! Someday. When the kids are old enough to run their own DVD player!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Beautiful Kallen Kaye
Jim, Me, and Jodie with all our children! (Reagan, Zachary, Jonathan, Thomas, Kallen, and Kinley)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
So here it is, the babies humbly request that everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, who reads this blog please leave us a comment to say hello. If you're a stranger, let us know a little about you, maybe how you found us. I was on a completely random blog the other day for a total stranger and saw my blog listed as one she regularly reads, so I know there are so many people out there reading about the kiddos and I don't even know you! Take a moment to say hello! We'd love to hear from you! And all you people out there that we DO know, we'd love to hear from you too! My friend Suzanne gets like 60 comments to every one of her posts. I think the most we've had is 6. I'd like to get more than 6 this time! Love to you all from the babies!