Friday, December 28, 2012

Georgia Aquarium

Our next leg of the trip was to Atlanta, GA to visit the Georgia Aquarium. Maddie was able to see some beluga whales up close and I got to see some otters, my favorite!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last day at the beach house.

We had a great time in Tybee. Such a great little piece of Georgia coastline. We will for sure be back, but next time we will rent some beach cruisers and maybe grill out more too. :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Tybee Lighthouse and Crab Shack

While we were on Tybee Island we went to the Tybee Island Lighthouse. We were able to climb all 175 steps to the top and peer over out over the coast. It was beautiful, breathtaking, and really (uncomfortably) high up. Our favorite place to eat was The Crab Shack. So yummy, and family friendly. My favorite part was watching the fisherman gut the fish and feed scraps to the kitties. So cute. The girls loved the "all you can eat" cracker bowl and Brandon and I devoured the delicious seafood. Already looking forward to another trip back.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Vacation Part 1: Tybee Island

We headed to Tybee Island, GA for a few days and stayed in the "Bead Cottage". It was wonderful, and just two blocks from the ocean. The munchkins spent most of their time out on the back porch and played. It was great to just get away as a family and relax.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Like Father Like Son

Brandon got in this morning. It's great having the family back together, and super sweet watching my two favorite fellas bond. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Today was our Ward Christmas Breakfast and Pageant. Maddie was an angel, speaking lines and everything! She was beyond excited to be up on stage. The children sang a few songs as well. It was a great kickoff for the Holidays.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Maddie's First ER Visit

I got the dreaded call from Maddie's school nurse, Maddie was hurt on the playground and needed to go to the hospital. Yikes! Poor girl was playing at recess and fell on the stairs. She didn't cry too much, but when the blood started to take over her face and shirt that's when the panic set in. She's was all cleaned up when I came to get her and we headed to the Children's ER. Four long long long hours later Maddie's head wound was cleaned up and glued shut. She was bored and annoyed more than anything with how long it took. She kept saying, "I sucked it in!" "You mean sucked it up?" I said. "No, I say suck it in." She's awesome.

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Heart

This morning Maddie told me that she wished she could have more one on one time with me, but she understood that the babies need me most. Then she gave me a big hug and said, "But you're still my Mommy." She has a heart of gold.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Afternoon in the Park

The munchkins weren't cooperating with naptime yesterday so we headed to the park. I have a system to get all three kiddos out of the car in an order that prevents them from taking off, getting hurt, etc. First I strap Drew into the Bjorn, then it's time to get the girls out. I had Drew ready to go and as soon as Allie stood up from her carseat she said, "Pee Pee!", the diaper didn't do it's job and the poor girl that soaked her pants, and carseat. Luckily it was seventy and sunny, and hey, the park is the park and these kiddos needed to get their energy out. So, we unloaded and played for about an hour. It was great, and Pantless Allie put smiles on everyone's face she came in contact with. Bedtime came early, and it was heaven.