Friday, June 16, 2017


Just some cute kids hanging out on the porch with their stuffed animals.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Splash Adventure

We got a season pass to Splash Adventure thanks to Mimi this year.

Matching shoes.

Luke really only goes for the ice cream.

Gwynn wanted to try out the roller coaster since she was tall enough this summer.

Ready for the coaster.

Not many 5 year olds get on roller coasters this big. She's quite brave.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Trip to see Grandma and Pop

We went to Tuscaloosa (like we often do in the summer) but this time we tried a new shaved ice place.

Gwynn showing off some "toys".

Sitting between Grandma and Pop.

Pop caught a ground hog and let the kids check it out before releasing it.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fun Day!

Today was a fun day that started with painting on the porch.

Luke made a T Rex and raptor.

Gwynn made a house.

Gwynn doesn't look sure that she's allowed to get this much candy.

Luke, on the other hand, doesn't care.

Measuring things.

At Veteran's Park for a movie.

As usual, Luke didn't make it all the way through.

Neither did Gwynn.

VBS at Prince of Peace

The kids went to Vacation Bible School at Prince of Peace once we got back from Philadelphia. Since we drove straight through they didn't miss the first day like we originally thought.

Pre-VBS picture.

Luke wasn't feeling the morning picture this time.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Grace!

Singing her song on the last day.


Post VBS popsicles!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Final days in PA!

Playing at Aunt CarolAnn and Uncle Jack's house with cousins!

Towards the end of the trip Luke developed a nasty cough and high fever. As we got him to the hospital he started to shiver and shake...thankfully we had a beach towel in the car. He was pitiful.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was wonderful. They diagnosed him with croup and we were in and out in no time. He got some steroids and we were on our way...

Gwynn showing off her new tattoo.

Luke was pretty tired. He slept most of the morning and afternoon when we got back to the house.

We don't know where Gwynn gets her love of bugs.

Water ice! Sure wish we had something like this in was delicious!

Highlight of the day...having a SURPRISE PARTY for Aunt Barbara! She was shocked!

We went to Mass on Sunday before heading out. The kids were so excited about being able to walk to church from Aunt Barbara's house. 

Luke is ready to hit the road.

Candy makes road trips more fun.

We had the best time visiting family in PA and can't wait to go back again soon!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Heading to Philly!

We stayed an hour outside of Philadelphia, so we decided to make a trip into to town to see what there was to do.

Luke was both tired and oddly cold (foreshadowing what's to come...).


There it is.

Mommy wanted to try the (tourist trap) cheesesteaks.

She got one of each.

Gwynn trying one.


Wandering around the area.

Trying some gelato.

Daddy took a wrong turn and we ended up in New Jersey somehow.

At the Franklin Institute. Really neat place.

Apparently no one knows what a penny looks like from memory.

Mommy next to an over-sized heart. 


Gwynn and Daddy racing (Daddy won).

Not much of a vertical out of Gwynn.

Getting tired.

Luke got his second wind when he saw Legos at the King of Prussia mall. It took us about 30 minutes just to find the Lego store...we had to stop at every map along the way. This was definitely the biggest mall we've ever been to! 

She made her own Lego person.

The kids got to make their own Lego people and then bring them home.

We had a fun day in Philly!