We're Back

After spending 11 hours in the Atlanta airport with these two crazies we made it to Tennessee for a summer visit!

Sharon, Me and Owen watching Coopers game

Mabel and Jonah watching the game
Thursday and Friday we were able to go to Coopers baseball games. It was fun to watch. The kids had a great time. Owen decided he wants to try it out this fall.

Jonah showing his new nails

Sydni taking care of the boys
I was a little worried about Sydni because she was the only girl there with 4 boys. I was wrong. She entertained those boys all week. There were manicures, pedicures and make-up for everyone. Cooper had his toes painted a lovely shade of pink which was alright until we went out to the water park and he had to take off his shoes!

On Sunday afternoon I took the kids for a walk. At the top of the street we found a field of goats. The kids were thrilled. Luckily the girl who lived at the farm with the goats was out and told the kids they could pet them. She told them the names of the goats and which ones were nice and which ones to watch out for. They loved it.

Owen got butted a little by one of them through the fence!

The kids picked grass to feed to them through the fence.

The girl told the kids the goats would chew their hands because they liked the salt on their skin. Annabelle loved to chew on them. They found one named Dorothy who was the youngest and really sweet.

We did a lot of shopping. More than I've done in a while. Sharon took us to downtown Knoxville on Monday. We started out at the General Store. The kids had a blast. Owen and Bryson found red cowboy hats and stick horses and road around the store calling each other "partner". I'm sure all the employees were sad to see us leave!

A little cafe had hoola hoops for the kids to play with.

The Sun Sphere

Us at the top of the Sun Sphere. It over looks the Tennessee River and The University of Tennessee.

Bryson, Jonah, Sydni and Owen at the water fountains at the Worlds Fair Park

Cooper, Jonah, Mabel, Bryson, Owen, Sydni

The Knoxville Zoo.
They have a beautiful Zoo. This was Owen's favorite day. We spent the whole day at the zoo. We packed a picnic and bought a few souvenirs.

These are pictures of the kids holding Giant Hissing Cockroaches from Madagascar. The girl said they are very sweet and make great pets! (and she was serious)

After the zoo we went for ice cream. Sydni decided to get a little banana split!

Cooper, Sydni, Owen and Jonah

Bryson, Owen, Me, Sharon, Mable, Todd, Cooper and Jonah.
Sydni grabbed my camera and took some pictures at dinner one night. I'm glad she did because this is the only picture I have of all of us.


j&k lovell said...

I am happy you had a good time, but I am even happier you are home so I am not so lonely.

Shannon said...

I loved the pic of the banana split that looks just like to bowl I'd like this very minute. Good job Syd!!

Reese Gang said...

It looks like you guys had fun. That banana split looks sooooo good! There is no way I could hold a cockroach. Props to the kids!

My3Sons said...

Hey guys! We are glad you made it home safely (and in record time!). We miss you like crazy and can't wait to see you again soon. Take care and keep in touch!