Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gatlinburg 2014

We have started an annual trip with our sweet friends on Veteran's Day weekend to Gatlinburg. This year we left after Jason got off work on Thursday and arrived in Gatlinburg late Thursday night. Then on Friday morning we woke up and joined our friends, The Pody's, for breakfast while we waited on our friends, The Steven's to arrive.
 Breakfast at Davy Crockett's
 A little morning walk around town
After our friends arrived we grabbed lunch and headed to the indoor waterpark.
 Enjoying the lazy river
 Sliding with the grizzly bears
 Perfect play area for the little bits :)
 Daddy and Caleb doing a little waterpark relaxing
After the waterpark we were all very tired, so we went back to the room for a nap. Our little man was so tired that he stayed asleep even after we put him in the stroller and headed to dinner ( this NEVER happens)! 
 Getting a GOOD nap
On Saturday morning we woke up and ate a small breakfast at the hotel and headed off to Cades Cove for the day.
 I am assuming we didn't get our way about something in this pic
 Coming up with a plan
The plan was to run in circles. I think they would run in circles for hours!
 These two are both standing's a miracle
 So much energy
 Crazy Hair
 Loving exploring God's AMAZING creation
 Mommy's boy
The Whole Gang
 Our little helper guided us the rest of the way as we ended our trip at Cades Cove.
After Cades Cove it was off to the Old Mill for a BIG lunch!
 Enjoying the Corn Fritters
We ended the day with a trip to the arcade with some snacks as we walked around town.
 "I look like Scotty!"
 Enjoying some popcorn with my little man
The next morning we headed to Log Cabin for breakfast and then attempted a trip to the outlet mall. The outlets were PACKED and our little shopper wasn't loving shopping so our trip was very quick.
Helping daddy find some shoes
After the outlets we headed to the Aquarium for more fun.
 Checking out the fish
 "Look, I see something."
Crawling through the tunnel to visit the penguins
After we finished our visit to the aquarium we grabbed a little lunch, a small photo op at the hotel, and then to the room for a nap.
 This sled was too much fun to look up and smile
A rocking chair just his size :)
After naptime we met for dinner and ended our last night walking around town and snacking of course :)
 We had a wonderful vacation with our little family and our sweet friends!!
The next morning leaving day. We woke up early and hit the road.
Unfortunately, all vacations must come to and :(
Already looking forward to next year! We can't wait!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Halloween and more Fall Fun

We've had a super fun and super busy fall. Our little family loves all things fall: Pumpkin patches, pumpkin carvings, Fall Festivals and Halloween!
 Little pumpkin dressed and ready for Mrs. Kay's house
 It's Pumpkin carving time. Caleb got his little toolbox and was ready to help.
 Instead of helping we ended up having a golf ball thrown in the middle of the "pumpkin guts."
 The finished pumpkin
Uncle Chris and Aunt Jill had a fun night with little man taking him to their church's fall festival.
 Uncle Chris and Caleb getting some candy
 Trying to find his way out of the obstacle course
 Fireman- minus the jacket, because the kid can't stand to wear jackets
On Halloween Mrs. Kay and all her little kiddos have a Halloween party. Caleb and I prepared snacks and goodies for the party. He was a big helper this year getting the snacks ready.
 Boo Mix
 Eyeball Cookies
 The Whole Gang getting ready to party
 Getting all hyped up on sweets :)
 I love that he is eating a sucker and that piece of Pizza is still on his plate.
 Just a little photo opportunity after the Halloween party
Halloween night we enjoyed soup and chili with my family and some of our sweet friends. Then we tried out the whole trick-or-treating thing. After a major windstorm, three kids 3 and under, and a few "minor" catastrophes we became pretty good at the whole trick-or-treating thing :).
 Our mermaid, fisherman and fireman
 Caleb: "Cutest fireman around"
 After a wrestling match in the driveway we had a cute little fireman who actually wore his fireman jacket.
 After a few houses they were finally getting the hang of it
Best Friends :)
What a fun week with our friends and family!