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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Emma's 2nd birthday weekend!!

Sometimes it is hard to believe we have a two year old. Sometimes it is even harder to believe we almost have an 8 year old, but that is for a different blog in about 3 months. :>) Emma had her 2 year birthday party this past weekend and it was great. She had family come over, as well as many of the kids from her day care at Mrs. Debbie's and Skye, Carys and Cailyn came over as well. It was alot of fun, and Emma had a princess party which I think was quite appropriate. I will just put some pictures up here, as the party kind of speaks for itself, as the kids all played, and then had cupcakes and ice cream, and then opened presents. It was maybe 2 - 2 1/2 hours of crazy fun for the kids. I think everyone had a good time. Then we went out to McCalls for dinner afterwards. Here is some pictures of the festivities.

This is Emma right after her nap on the day of her party... This is the setup with cupcakes, plates and balloons for the princess party...
Steven helping his sister with the put the kiss on the frog game...

Mommy about to help Emma blow out her candles...

Emma loves her princess blanket that grandma made for her...Emma dressed up in her princess outfit that she got at the party...

Emma and Daddy enjoying a yummy birthday dinner at McCalls...

Emma also had a great time at her cousin Tommy's birthday the following day at Aunt Emily and Uncle Jody's house. There were lots of folks there as well, and lots to do and eat. She had a blast there too. He turned one this weekend. There are a picture or two of the kids from the party at their house...

Steven with his sugary drink, seeing if he can play some more Nintendo Wii...

Emma chewing on her present she got from Aunt Grace at Tommy's party. It must have been yummy. That about wraps up the birthday blog. It was another great year for our little wee-wye, and we look forward to the birthday of our big bubby wee-wye and getting to see them grow up WAY too fast before our very eyes. Thanks to all who came to the party this weekend, and those who did not, we missed you alot. I'll be back soon when there is more to say!! Later.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

OBX was lots of fun

We took a trip down to the Outer Banks a few weeks ago (I know, time has flown) and I just wanted to let everone in on our trip. Amy, myself and the kids went, as well as her parents, my parents, sisters, and niece, and her sister, husband, and our nephew. It was really a good time. We stopped on the way down there at a wildlife preserve so the kids could stretch and pee, and I snapped a picture of Amy and the kids by the sign there. After we left there, we headed down to the OBX. We met my folks at The Ships Wheel, which is the best breakfast resterant at the beach. If you are ever down there, you have to go.

We not only ate there that first day, we ate there all 4 days we were at the beach. The omlets are to die for. then we checked in to the room and Amy let Emma get a nap while I scratched my itch at the thrift stores with Steven. The first night we went and ate at Millers Steak and Seafood which was great too. All the places we ate were pretty good. The only one I would pass on next time would be Western Sizzlin. It was ok, but you can eat at a place like that anywhere, and Emma ended up getting the pukes the next day and we think it may have been from that. he was so pitiful. Amy took first shift with her for about 5 hours, and I took second shift for the next 3. After about 8 hrs of being sick on Sat, she was ready to go to the beach and tore it up at dinner that night. I got a few pictures of the beach activities.
I also went down to the beach every morning except Sunday and took some pictures of the Sunrise. I got to the beach about quarter to 6, and it is a peaceful kind of feeling let me tell you. There is no one there really at that time of day, and just hearing the waves is relaxing.
I told Amy that if we ever won any lotto money, we would have to have a place there on the beach. I grew up vacationing there, and it is nice in the morning, I can tell you that. If you can't relax there, you need to take some meds... (lol) We also went to the Jolly Roger Resterant one night, and their food is really good too. They had some cool pirate statues that Steven and I had our pictures done in front of. He kept asking that night when we would up until we did.
We also did some miniture golfing. Amy's dad and I tied for first, but everyone else did really well too. Steven gets better each time we go, and Emma tried the first hole and the last, but in between, was happy to walk around and have a ring pop. All in all I would say it was a great trip. It was over far to soon, but it was good to get home. Amy is back to work now, so the vacation is really over. It was great to have her around all the time even if it was only for two weeks. I will leave you with a sunset photo. Birthday blog soon!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Vacation blog coming

I know it has been a while again since my last good blog, but this will be a quick blog about my day golf trip to VA, and tomorrow and Wed nights, I will blog about our vacation to the beach, and Emma's birthday this past weekend. It has just been so crazy. I went to VA about a week ago for the day and played golf with Chuck's dad at FT Eustis Military base. I left the house at 3:15 am that morning, got to the base at 7:10, teed off at 8am, and was done at noon. I then went by the 7-11, (yeah) went by Chucks, hit a few thrifts, and get a wonderful whataburger. I then headed home, and after 15 miles of creeping down interstate 95 around Halifax due to repaving, I was home at 8:10 and in time to help get the kiddo's to bed. Then to work the next day. I will think twice before doing that again in one day. It is rough. I will keave a few photo's of my trip to VA, and back the next few days for other blogs with more photo's. Take care!!

This is one of the par 5's on the front 9 over water

Me swinging away on a par 3 on the back side...

The long second shot on 18...

I'll be back soon with the other blogs. Gotta get some sleep... :>)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Vacation countdown 3,2,1

This is a tired blog, but it should not be as it has been like 2 weeks plus since I have entered anything. We have just been really busy, but it has been nice the past few days because I had a 4 day weekend, and Amy started her 2 week vacation last Friday. I only have a 3 day week this coming week, then we have another 4 day weekend, but this time to the OUTER BANKS!! I can't wait! The following week, I am taking a day during the week to go to VA to play a round of golf. It will be nice to get somewhat of a break, and especially to have Amy home for the better part of 2 and a 1/2 weeks. It really sucks when she has to work. Anywhoozer, I will go over a few things we have done recently.

We did some fun stuff the weekend of the fourth. First we had Doug and Trish come over on Friday, the actual fourth. We had a parade that went up to our pool thru the neighborhood. When all the kids got there, they had popcicles waiting for all the kids. It was nice.
We also had a picture of us taken together at the pool.

After the festivities at the pool, we cooked out and then shot off a few fireworks. Amy then took Steven up the road to see some "real" fireworks, and then home again for the neighbors fireworks show. Steven finally went down at 10:20pm. I think the kids had a good day.

Saturday, we went to Morrisville to Emily and Jody's house. We went to the pool, I took my token trip to look around at Goodwill, and we had chicken smoked on the grill with mac and cheese, and lots of other fixins. Here are a few of those pictures. I think all in all, the kids had a great weekend as did we. Sunday was a chill out day or so it seemed. We went to Lowes to get a new front porch light. The one we had was beyond crappy. It was one that had the 3 little candle size bulbs and they would burn out every week. The plastic in the sockets had dry rotted and the bulbs would hardly stay in. I took the old one down, (after shutting off the power of course) and rewired the new one that now works perfectly. It feels good to do your own stuff around the house. Amy did some stuff in the yard, and we did a quick store trip for a few items we were short on. I am back to work in the morning, so I will get going. We will be on vacation soon, so I will be back after we return with more news and definitely more pictures of the little "wee wies" on vacation. Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!