Thursday, October 22, 2009

The "Official Skeleton"

Well, here you have it, Jude is now officially part of our family as my newest nephew, the adoption is complete, we celebrate in God's goodness and grace, His mercy and provision! We love this sweet baby, we rejoice that he was chosen to be part of OUR family, and we give "Praise and Thanksgiving"(the meaning of his name!) to God for him!!!! We love you Baby Jude!!!! And thus, this little "skeleton" is officially ours to love, smooch, and cuddle forever!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beach Vacation...

So this past week we were recovering from our fabulous beach vacation with the Haddon side of the family, it was so fun and relaxing, we are already looking forward to next years!

We had a blast spending time at the beach, here's my favorite pic of the week! Look at the belly and bikini, they were made for each other!
And, Emery found little need for sleep this week [ugg!] so we had a early morning walk on the beach--- two sleepy heads!
Two peas in a pod- Griffin and Emery had so much fun together all week...
they even strolled the beach on their own! (Another one of my favorite pics!)
How cute is "Big Guy"???? We love him so much!
The kids had so much fun playing in the sand with Papa and Grammie... lots of digging, lots of castles, and even some munching on sand and seaweed!
And we had perfect beach weather, what a great end to summer!
Look at our beautiful ocean view- no gate mind you with two small kids= nerve racking at times!!!
Auntie Gelayol's great bedtime stories....
Emmie sneaking a before bed snack in her new Glow-in-the-Dark jammies (thanks Grammie Debs!) and her pink fuzzy boots! Too cute!

Monday, October 5, 2009

1st Fort & The Kern County Fair

So, we were feeling a little restless two weeks ago and tired of the heat, so we decided to make a fort in the family room, and Emery was pretty jazzed about it. We kept it up for two days and she loved it!
Of course, she spent some time reading a few stories to her animal friends!
And then that night we got to take Emery to the Kern County Fair! She was a little leery of the sheep, but she loved to look as long as we held on to her!
Same with the pigs, those boys are BIG, much bigger than the ones in her books!
She liked the baby chicks, more her size, and they were fun to watch as they hatched!
And she played her first carnival game, it was intense, she picked a duck from the pond and depending on the letter underneath, she won a certain prize--- guess the prize... another rubber duck! But she like it, so that's what counts!
And of course, what night at the fair would be complete without her first roller coaster ride??? She chose the Kangaroo's (or really, they chose her because it was one of the only ones for little peanuts to ride on). She was amused, not in love, but definitely amused.

And by the time we made it to the buildings, she was too pooped to party. What a fun family night, we're already looking forward to next year!!!