Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Day at the River

Last weekend my youngest sister came home from Tuscaloosa for a short break. I took the kids and drove down to Montgomery to spend some time with mom and Hollister. We decided since the weather was perfect, we would go downtown, have lunch and spend the day at the river. We ate lunch at Chris' (a famous hot dog joint) and then headed over to the river. In the last couple of years, the riverfront has been remodeled and is a great place to take kids. They have a small water pad that overlooks the river and the train tracks (Edward's favorite since he seems to be obsessed with trains lately). It was a little cool to be playing in the water, but Brooke and Edward seemed to enjoy it. Edward loved seeing the train and watching the boats.

Watching the boats with Aunt Hollister

Brooke and Edward


Friday, August 14, 2009

Biscuits Game

Several weeks ago (the Saturday after Thomas' surgery) we decided we had been cooped up long enough and wanted to get out and do something fun. We had always heard that the Biscuits games were a lot of fun. We invited Thomas' parents to join us. We loaded up and headed to Montgomery. Our first stop was Dreamland. We enjoyed a nice BBQ dinner and then headed across the street to the game. We bought lawn seats because we felt that would be more suitable for Edward since he has difficulty sitting still! We took plenty of chairs, a blanket and lots of trucks! Thomas was still on crutches so he didn't have the pleasure of chasing Edward around the stadium. Pot (Thomas' dad) took Edward to see the train that ran behind the stadium. I believe this is where his love of trains developed. After the game, there was a fireworks show. This was Edward's first time seeing fireworks and I believed he was amazed.

Edward and Pot

Edward and Nana Clay

Edward and Daddy

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How do you say...

...banana? First, please excuse the laundry in the background. I took a little break to read a book to Edward. In this book is a picture of a banana. We get so tickled to hear Edward say "banana" that we had to record it. Enjoy!!!!

First day of 7th grade!!

Monday was Brooke's first day of 7th grade! She loved it!! Last year she decided that she wanted to be in the band this year as her exploratory (I think that is the same as a Fine Art). She was assigned the Clarinet and our house is already filled with the sounds noises of a beginner Clarinet player! This is her second and last year in Middle School. It is going to be a fun experience.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Atlanta Trip

Thursday a week ago I decided I would put on my big girl panties and take Brooke and Edward to visit Thomas' Aunt and Uncle in Atlanta. I say "big girl panties" because I despise Atlanta traffic. It makes me a nervous wreck. Brooke and I packed up the car Thursday morning and we headed out of town after we picked Edward up from Children's Day Out. Things went fairly well. We got into some rain, construction and a wreck that turned a two hour trip into one that was a little over 3 hours. Once we got to our destination, we took the afternoon to relax. In the backyard of Thomas' aunt and uncle, there is a train track. The train ran about every 20 minutes or so. Edward was in heaven!! Every time he heard the train, he would stop what he was doing and run to the window! Once the rain stopped, Aunt Virginia took us to a local playground to let Edward play. He loved the wide open space to run in.

On Friday, we headed out to the Atlanta Zoo. There was a chance of rain but we were hoping we would miss it. We packed a picnic lunch and plenty of ponchos. We tried to enjoy the zoo as much as possible. We did get caught in a downpour and had to rush through seeing all the animals. The rain let up for a little bit and we headed to the car to get our lunch. After our lunch in Grant Park, we headed downtown to Centennial Park. Aunt Virginia told us about a waterpad there and she felt like Edward would love it. It was a really nice way to cool off!

Saturday morning, we packed up and headed home. We really missed Daddy!! It was a fun trip and Brooke's last hoorah before school started back.

Splashing in the rain

Lunch at Grant Park

Centennial Park

Aunt Virginia, Brooke and Edward

Cooking with the Corbitts

Last Sunday we headed to Union Springs to cookout with my brother-in-law and new sister-in-law. We had not seen their new house so we loaded up the kids, picked up Thomas' youngest brother and his wife and headed to Bullock County. The weather was terrible and we were supposed to cookout. We enjoyed visiting and Edward enjoyed playing with the dog, playing in the rain and loving on Aunt Andrea. Here are a few pictures from our time with Clay and Megan.

Brothers (Clay, John and Thomas)

Edward loving on Aunt Andrea

Andrea (due with Baby Ally in early September) and Clay (well....too much beer!)