Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Meet Weston

Savanna and Drew playing on the computer
top left:Caroline, Weston, Reese-having an in depth conversation about Weston
above: Proud Dad Clancy

left: Stacy and Mandi

Since Mandi's not a blogger-I told her I would post some pictures of the family. On Thursday, July 24 Mandi gave birth to Weston. He was 19 1/2 in. and 6 lb 4 oz. On Sunday, we went to meet Weston and spend the afternoon with them. He's a sweet baby-very content and handles the noise of siblings well. Drew, Reese, Savanna, and Caroline were wild and crazy. It was great to catch up with Mandi and Clancy! Here are some pictures from the day.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The latest adventures

Us in front of the lake-it was so hot!
We stopped at the chapel and rested a bit
Casey and me
Drew in the rocket's shower
Andy and Scott ready for the Space Shot
The whole gang at the end of the day
Drew (in the middle w/hat) riding the kid version of Space Shot
Reese and Drew

Since I began working with FCA, one of the perks has been being able to go on some great couples getaways. Last weekend my parents came in town to take care of the kids and Andy and I went to Callaway Gardens for the retreat. I had never heard of it -what a great find! It's in Georgia. (Courtney, I saw signs to Palmetto and thought of you!) It's beautiful-butterfly gardens, bike trails, walking trails, beach, golfing, and much more. Andy and I spent Saturday afternoon biking and watched the Florida St. circus. (yes, you heard me right-FSU had a circus act that performs there in the summer) After biking the trails, I am now wanting a bike. If you have any bike buying tips, let me know!

This past weekend, our good friends Scott and Casey from TN called and we planned a trip to the Space and Rocket Center for the day. We had a good time....Reese enjoyed running around, Drew thought the rockets were cool. Has anyone rode the space shot before? You strap in and all of the sudden, you are shot up in the air-it's been a long time since I've rode a "thrill ride" . We ended the day with a fabulous meal at Rosie's-the absolute best mexican place to eat. Thanks Scott and Casey for making the trip!

Drew starts Kindergarten in 2 weeks. He tells everyone he sees, stranger or not, that he's 5 and going to kindergarten. Reese's new favorite things are going to the big girl potty, singing abc's and counting to 10. (then clapping and saying yeah, so everyone knows she's done)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Birthday Parties

4 cousins on the 4th

The girls. See my pregnant friend on the right? She had her baby the next morning...what a trooper!
Check out our outfits....not planned, exact shirts, different colors. Don't we look like sisters?

The kids played hard at Kids Kingdom!
Drew blowing out the candles.

We have been celebrating milestone birthdays the past few days... I turned the big 30 and Drew turned 5. We spent the 4th of July weekend in Tennessee with Andy's family. On Sunday, we stopped in at Otter Creek for church. I got to catch up with Rebekah, Brad, Abigail, and Sydney-so good to see them! It was birthday Sunday for the kids and Drew managed to get on stage for the mass church singing Happy Birthday.

Sunday night some of our dearest friends had a birthday party for me; to top it off, it was kid free so we were able to relax and enjoy each others company without getting on to any kids are break up any kid arguments. :) Signs of old age are setting in....the day after my birthday I forgot my phone (which I have to have for work) and Andy had to bring it to me

I've also been "revamping" my pictures on the walls....I seem to get tired of things on the walls after a while so, I've been doing some rearranging-it drives Andy crazy! :)

A few weeks ago Reese started sleeping in her big girl bed-she's getting so big! She loves her bed until we stop reading books and leave her to fall asleep. She's a social butterfly and doesn't like to be left alone. Reese also had her second hair cut last week-it was looking a bit "mullety" She's getting more and more talkative-so fun!

Monday was also an exciting day-my sister in law Cortney had her 3rd child-a boy named Micah and our good friend Melinda had her 3rd girl named Kenzie. Precious blessings.

Drew officially starts Kindergarten in exactly 4 weeks-my baby is going to school!