Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday Party, Farm Style

As I mentioned before, we came to Louisville really only to drive to Ohio for my Great Aunt's birthday. It was a great party and I'm so thankful we got to go. My Dad's family is from Ohio and live on beautiful farms. Some live on a livestock farm, while others live on an apple orchard. I hadn't been here in years, and couldn't wait to see my family and to show my little ones a little country life :) We all had a blast and hope it's not too long before we can return. 
Touring the apple orchard the next morning which was such an intricate and just amazing machine and process.
Grandpa, Great Uncle Dick, Dad, Micah, and Ryan
How 'bout them apples?
Watching the washing of apples as they float away.
Picking a "golden apple"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Quick Visit

Once again, we flew to Lville for my Great Aunt's 90th birthday celebration. The birthday party was actually in Ohio, but it was just easier to fly to KY first and then drive up with my family. Paul was away at an amazing conference up north, so it worked out well to be away for a few days. The weather was sort of blah, but we made the most of it and went outside after the rain passed through. I'm so thankful for Southwest direct flights-the prices and one hour flights have been too good to be true!
Lovin' the longer hair for pigtails-YAY! She is looking so much more like a big girl.
Micah getting to drive GiGi's corvette and loving it!
Miss Priss seeing Lion King 3D
Enjoying some precious time with my nieces as we babysat them for a few hours...
...Jordan was a good little helper ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Preschool Starts Back

Oh yes, the day finally arrived for school to start back and Micah couldn't wait! We visited his school a few days ago to meet his new teacher and see his classroom, and he was excited to be a "Dolphin" this year. I'm honestly shocked at how quickly the summer flew by. I really enjoyed having my munchkins at home all day and although I'll now enjoy some one-on-one time with Jbird, we will miss our crazy brother. It's hard to believe that he is already 3. Some days I wish I could freeze time...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Old Friends (and New)

Besides seeing family, one of my favorite things about going back to Louisville is seeing my life-long friends. I sure miss them! This particular visit I was able to spend quality time with several of them, which was wonderful. I neglected to get pictures of us, but I did manage to snap a few of one of my best friend's kids playing with mine! Hopefully they will get to know each other as they grow up :)  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

UK Football, Mascots, and Bball Players

While in Louisville, my parents decided to take Micah to his first UK football game (he went at 6 months old, but that doesn't count). It was a daytime game, so we briefly tailgated where he got to meet these guys:
Overall, he did extremely well considering the length of football games. He enjoyed watching the game and cheering the CATS on, dancing to all music, and trying to find the mascots. Before the game, my Mom had told Micah that he was going to meet the Wildcat that day...slight mistake :) Therefore, during the game, Micah was really confused as to why the Wildcat never came near him. He looked intently through his binoculars keeping his eye on the Cat in hopes that it would come his way. Well, that never happened.
At halftime we took Micah on a search to find the Wildcat, but instead ran into a bunch of UK basketball players. I may or may not have used Micah as an excuse to get a few pictures ;)

Doron Lamb (my personal fav)
and Terrance Jones
Once we walked away Micah asked, "Why are they so mad?" Haha. I guess he even picked up on the players annoyance of picture taking.

Towards the end of the 4th quarter, my Mom took charge and walked Micah around the stadium to where the Wildcat was located. We walked in and there was two front seats open that we quickly plopped down in. The Wildcat search was on.

Watching and patiently waiting...
At last!!!!
One happy camper and a promise fulfilled. Thanks Mom :)
On the way home sporting his new Kentucky jersey that Poppi bought him.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Random Run-in and Zoo Visit

Right after our Florida trip, Paul headed overseas to Europe. We flew to Kentucky to spend the week with my family while he was gone. One day my Mom and I took the kids to Chick-fil-a for lunch and we randomly ran into these sweet faces:
Too funny. Anna and I had already made plans to meet up at the zoo later that week, but we totally weren't expecting to see them on this day. It was such a great surprise for all of us. We love you Akin's!!

Like I said, later that week we took our four munchkins to the Louisville zoo and had a blast. There was never a dull moment, that's for sure. 
This massive gorilla walked right up to the window and scared Jordan to death! Can't blame her.