Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The rest continues...

Here is the rest of our summer up until today. Hope you enjoy all the pictures and you might have to click on the older blog button at the bottom of the page to see the rest of this and the last post.

Shelby and Avery are here!! They arrived today and are here and there for the next two weeks. Once they leave my other sister's kiddos are coming so there will probably be another delay again.

In case you were wondering how you should eat your yogurt Paisley provided you with a tutorial.

Noah's good friend Cana

Smokies Game with friends
A group of friends decided to go to the game together and we joined. Luckily we got in basically for free because we signed Noah up for a reading program where he received two free tickets. The rest of the night was not so cheap, but loads of fun with everyone. In case you were wondering it was five families and twelve kids.

Splash Pad. We took the kids to the splash pad after naps. Paisley loved it and Noah finally warmed up. They had a good time and were sad to leave. The funniest part is now that Paisley can see it out her window she went crazy in her seat when we pulled in.

YEA!! It finally rained. We have been needing rain for a while. The kids had a blast playing in the rain and getting soaked. Afterward we came inside and took a bubble bath right after so who knows which one was better.

Icing cookies!! Can I say more please?

New furniture...We got some new furniture to finish out the basement and add to our living room. You can't bring something in the house without trying it out. We also decided to play some with the camera and take a few more pictures.

Noah's first movie...Toy Story 3. We had free tickets from buying the movie and wanted to cash them in before it was to late. He did really good until about 3/4 through and he wanted to go home. Of course we stayed till the end and then he didn't want to leave the theater.

Maryville Softball Home run Derby
Apparently Maryville has a Maryville Classic softball tournament. Before the games begin they have a home run derby. It was very interesting to watch and Noah enjoyed himself tremendously. Pa took him behind the fence where he actually got a ball. Noah was very intent on giving it back though. You can see him trying to throw it back over the fence. He didn't make it, but gave it back to the player when he walked around. At the end of the game one of the guys must have thought something of him because he came and found Noah and gave him a ball.

Putt-Putt...Noah is obsessed. He basically asked everyday for about two weeks before we finally caved in. Why did we wait two weeks you ask...Noah has an incredible memory and knows where everything is. Therefore I didn't want him to be asking every time we had to drive past the putt-putt course. Pa and Nana joined us after we went swimming and we had a great time. Yes, Noah has already asked several times to go back and knows who he is taking and what color ball everyone is going to use. (When are you coming into town Aunt Judy!!) Oh, and Noah did get a whole in one!!

It's been very hot around here so we took the opportunity and went to Pa and Nana's pool. It was very refreshing as long as you didn't get out of the water.

Fourth of July parade. Not sure how we didn't know about this before. We went with some friends in the new neighborhood and had a blast. I will admit it was the longest parade I've ever seen. And yes, Paisley LOVES suckers! I think she had three that morning.

New hiding place (in our entertainment center downstairs)

Noah's new bike for his birthday. Sadly he is still a little too small for the pedals.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Where to start?

So let's just say that maybe I should start this back again since we are a little more settled....I guess the best way is to start uploading pictures since that is what everyone wants to see anyway...

Noah real birthday!! Paisley was more than happy to help him open his presents. Matt and I got him a train table that we took him to the basement to see. As you can tell he has it all figured out. We also skyped with Aunt Andrea to open her present and see cousin Will. Noah and Paisley weren't were what to make of this.
Happy Father's Day!! My brother came into town and it just happened to be Father's Day.

Paisley's new favorite thing to do...jump off the stairs (first step) onto daddy! She thinks this is hilarious.

We had a big storm that took down several trees in the neighborhood. The crew that came to clean up took down and away four trees in about 30 minutes. Noah and some friends had an amazing time watching. (BTW These are across the street. We didn't lose anything.)

Noah had a birthday party. Since his two friends also had birthdays around the same time we had a combined party and split up the parts of the party to ease the cost. My friends Kristina made all the cake after asking each child what they wanted. After an hour power outage and downpour we were able to move from the basement to outside. Everyone had a blast!!!

Playing with bubbles and in his new "park"

Noah has learned how to use the new frig and help himself...we have since had to put a stop to this as he thinks it's a game to overfill the cup on purpose.

Treasure Hunt

Favorite picture
The whole family!!
Noah really liked the pool
The sand holes

If you would like to see the sandcastle picture from this year you can email me. I'm afraid to put it on here and possibly have it stolen since I haven't figured out how to watermark my pictures yet.

We moved!!