Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Griffon Roller Coaster

As part of our Christmas, my parents took us to Bucsh Gardens in Virginia. While we were there we rode the most amazing rollercoaster ever. When we got to the park we saw it was running and we watched the entire freaky thing from the ground. I honestly thought the people that were on the thing were going to die when it did the first "free fall" type drop. All of us turned to each other and said, "We've got to go on that ride!!" So we waited in line for the front row, biting our nails the entire time. On the Griffon you aren't allowed to have any loose objects, hats, shoes that aren't practically glued to your feet, etc. I rode with no shoes. Anyway, the ride was AWESOME. It was the biggest rush I have ever had in my life. I couldn't hardly even scream because I was so stunned at what my body was going through. It was incredible. When we reached the end of the ride, Darrell, Melodie, Bryant, Eric and I all rejoiced that we were alive and ran to get right back in line.
This video shows what the coaster looks like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL5NfOFA_1E
Even this video doesn't do it justice if you ask me!
Anyway, the day was a blast...thank you mom and dad for taking us to Busch Gardens!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Growing Up

Ethan's 3rd birthday arrived on December 1st and with it a fun-filled day which included a Mater cake made by daddy (yes, my husband is extremely impressive), a host of exciting gifts from family, friends, and grandmas, games at Chuckie Cheese's, and dinner (by his own request) at Chili's. What a party! But the fun didn't stop there...later in the week we had Ethan and Jack's traditional birthday shindig with friends. There were cupcakes and mocktails and lots of excitement from the kiddie section. Ethan is such a sweet, funny and darling little boy. I can't believe he's already three!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Little Buddies



I caught these adorable scenes on film the other day. It was so sweet. I wonder if my brother Darrell and I ever had any moments like this... Probably not.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keeping Up With Libby

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Libby has had a few events in her young life as of late. First, she learned how to walk. It is adorable. We love to watch her cruising around in that bow legged fashion of a brand new toddler. She isn't terribly steady yet, but there is no denying that she walks.

Second, she learned to dance. Hilarious, lovable, etc. She stands at her little table and shakes what her mama gave her!
Finally, she had her first trip to the Emergency Room. Poor angel. She was tottering around our bedroom with her new found walking skills last Monday night and crashed right into the bed frame at the end of her jaunt. Of course, she nailed her head on a sharp part and cut right above her little eye. The poor baby was bleeding like the dickens, and I thought she was gonna faint from loss of blood and all that. Thankfully, my good friend Melissa, a pediatric nurse, lives right next door, so I ran and got her. She helped us butterfly Libby's ouchie which stopped the bleeding so we could get her to the ER. There isn't really much of a climax...the doc glued the cut together with some dermabond stuff, sent us home, and Libby seemed to have forgotten about it by the end of the night. It is astounding how tough kids are. Now the bloody wound that I thought was going to send her to meet her Maker is no more than a tiny scab on her forehead. Amazing things, these bodies!
Anyway, there is the scoop on the Libster. Stay posted for Liberty birthday number one!

Happy 28th!


The days, weeks and years keep going by and Eric made it to the ripe ol' age of 28 on November 16. He managed to get his walker and oxygen up to the kitchen table to eat a delicious birthday cake and open some gifts. Just kidding. About the oxygen, that is... I Honey, your like a fine wine, ya just keep better with age...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving Time

The last two Thanksgiving Holidays we have traveled up to New York City to hang out with my cousins, the Hills. This year we were lucky enough to have Sarah and Jonathon come see us in North Carolina. It was a ball! Ethan and Christian had the time of their lives playing together and watching Lightning McQueen. I totally wish I had a little clone of Christian around to play with Ethan constantly. Libby and Andrew mostly stared at each other, but got a little physical a couple times. Haha. The food was absolutely delicious. Thanks to the Hills experience, we brined the turkey...and I'll tell you what, it was amazing!
Thanks for coming and hope to see you next year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009