Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day Fun!

Hi, this is McKenzie and I will be doing our blog post today instead of Daddy. I am going to recap our great Father's Day weekend. We started out going to Eupora and we ate chicken salad, fruit salad and spinich dip with Nana and Grand. Nana's cookin was soooo good. After our visit we were off to Starkville. It was Daddy's idea for us to go see a movie, so Daddy and Matt went to see Green Lantern and me and Mama went to see Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer. We loved our movies!  After the movies we went to a few stores.  It was soooooo hot in Starkville. I loved going to The Lodge. It is the store where they sell tons of Mississippi State stuff. Next, we went to supper at Harvey's. The food was great!
Sunday we went to church as usual. Daddy and I got to sing our song together from the musical back in May. It's called Pray for Me. Andy and Cassie also sang a song together. So  it was special to sing with our daddies. Sunday afternoon, Daddy took me and Matt to a Redbirds game in Memphis. After the game, they let all the daddies and kids go onto the field and play catch. That was fun!! It was a wonderful Father's Day. Happy Father's Day to a great daddy. We love you, McKenzie and Matt!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Beach Pictures...

We had a great time in Gulf Shores last weekend and we hated for it to come to an end. I don't know who was more sad to leave the beach, me and David or the kids! Well, probably David because he had to go back to work. Besides doing the beach/pool routine everyday, our favorite thing is going out to eat. We had some great seafood while down there and also made a new tradition of going to eat ice cream every night at Bruster's. We all enjoyed playing at our favorite putt putt golf place. I'm sad to say that we don't have any pictures of all of our activity because carrying that big camera everywhere is a hassle plus we stayed exhausted just keeping up with McKenzie and Matt. We did capture a moment here and there with our phones so at least we have those to look back on.
In our last blog post David shared his favorite beach pictures and now I am going to share mine. Matt was really into taking pictures this year for the first time! He took it quite seriously. We took a ton of pictures, so I will have lots to choose from for framing all through the house. I love decorating our house with beach pictures from each year and displaying all the beautiful shells that we collect each trip... Great memories of happy times!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gulf Shores 2011

We are at the beach! We've all been looking forward to this for a while. The kids started screaming when they saw the condos! We walked out on the beach as soon as we got to the condo and took a couple of pictures of the kids with my phone.

Then we went to supper at Tacky Jacks and came back to the condo to take our annual beach pictures of the kids. They were very cooperative this year and we had a lot of fun. They even went down to the water and waded a little bit. Matt has never wanted to go too close to the water before, but this year he's really enjoying it. Here are some of the beach pictures we took.

We went for some ice cream after pictures and Matt ended up with a chocolate goatee.

Friday night we had a little bit of lightning and thunder out on the water. Matt was very concerned for the people who were out on the beach while the lightning was going on. He kept saying, “They are not being very safe.” and hollered from our 11th floor balcony at them to go inside!

Saturday morning McKenzie and Betty went for a walk on the beach while Matt and I stayed in the room and watched Thomas. Then we went down to swim in the pool and play on the beach. We had a lot of fun playing in the water on the beach. Matt and McKenzie are being much more adventurous this year and we had a ball playing in the waves. After getting out of the water Matt kept saying, “That's just pool water, Daddy.”, making sure I knew that he wasn't wetting himself!

Right now we're sitting at Sweetie Pies enjoying a wonderful lunch. There's a Target just across the road so you know where we're going to end up next.......