December 26, 2008

The Grandparents are Here!

The Grandparents are here!
We’ve been having a great time with my (Sharon) parents. We’ve hung out a lot at home, but have gone out a couple of times.
Here’s some pics…
Granddaddy, Isaac, and RonaldAbout to get on a boat in a mall… a canal runs right through it!

Grandddaddy and Isaac eating breakfast
My mom helped me clean out our backyard (it’s still not finished yet…we want to put some grass down and maybe plant a couple of pretty plants)

Here’s before,
Here’s after the before, but not after-after… we made a spot to burn stuff. People here burn their trash sometimes, but its never in the same place…so I figured if I made a place for burning maybe it would encourage burning in that spot…who knows!

And here is Isaac before opening his presents on Christmas morning. We don’t really have any of him actually opening them because, well, he’s 10 months old and doesn’t really understand it yet….but he loved his new toys once we opened them for him!Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

December 07, 2008

Christmas 2008 Family Pics

We took some pics together as a family to mark our first year as a family of 3! We still have more to take of Isaac and of course some with Granddaddy and Grandmama when they get here... but we thought we'd share a few.

December 01, 2008

3rd Annual Highland's Thanksgiving

We went to the Highlands for the third time for Thanksgiving. Twice is fun, but 3 times makes it an official tradition in our book. We did a lot of the same things we always do...enjoy cool weather, waterfalls, food, butterfly gardens, flowers, tea, and just the quiet relaxing atmosphere of the Highlands. This time an American family came with us who had never been there it was fun letting them take-in the Highlands.

The waterfall on the mountain road...

Kumars Restaurant... They know us there. "Auntie" (I don't know her name, but she's like the lady-shop-owner) took Isaac for a few minutes and when he came back he had a gigantic chocolate bar. So funny! (no, he didn't eat any)
At Kumars, our friend had a butterfly land on his head...On Thanksgiving Day of course there was turkey...Isaac DID eat some of that...
...and Dr. Pepper...a truly American holiday!
We made gingerbread cookies...
...but this was about the only football Cowboys or Lions...just a cute little boy.
We held a snake (and other various creepy creatures) at the Butterfly Gardens...
and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of the tea plantation.
What a great Thanksgiving!!