I hope you are all doing well! We have had a busy couple of weeks….let’s get right to the pictures!
This was at Cole’s 9 month old (even though he was already 10 months) appointment. He is now on the charts at only in the 83% for weight (24.1 lbs.)! WOO HOO!
On 8/3 we headed over to the dam so Connor could throw rocks again
And Connor was THRILLED that Harper came to join him in his rock throwing
On 8/4 we had an incident at our house. We were trying to dry out the basement, which had flooded for the second time in a month, and lit a fire in the wood-burning stove down there and it didn’t work out so well. All was fine, but we sure were grateful to have these guys come to our rescue
On 8/5, it was Promotion Sunday at church and Connor moved into the big 3 year old class in Sunday School! He was so excited!
Later that day we had a Children’s Ministry Fair! This is Connor and his buddy, Abigail
On 8/9, Jo-Jo and Granddaddy had a birthday party for Connor at their house!
This is to show you all the curly-q’s that Cole has in his hair! I just LOVE it!
On 8/11 we headed back to the dam so Connor could…throw more rocks You guessed it!
Later that evening, Adriel, Aaron and I ran the Christopher Todd Richardson Memorial 10K on the VA Creeper Trail in Abingdon. It was so much fun! I trained hard and finished the race in 56 minutes 35 seconds. My last 10 K was an hour and one minute so this was a huge improvement! This was 6.2 miles, for those of you who were wondering Our big 16 mile race is coming up in less than 2 weeks! Oh and I placed 3rd in my age group and got an AWESOME mug that was made locally
Crossing the finish line…action shot!
Happy 3rd birthday to my biggest boy, Connor! This is the cake I made for him with his favorite red jelly beans and a dinosaur, hand drawn by me Oh and don’t mind the backwards 3 candle….YIKES!
We made his favorite dinner, steak, man n chz, and broccoli!
This is Connor as a newborn in August 2009 and now as a 3 year old in August 2012!
On 8/13 we gave Connor his special bike and headed off to his special birthday vacation at The Breaks in Virginia!
What, you ask, is there to do at the Breaks?! Well, first we hiked…
And hiked some more…
And hiked a little more…
Oh…and then we hiked…
But then, after we got tired of that…we…well, who am I trying to kid…tired of HIKING?!
We are addicted to hiking…alas…we hiked some more…
And showed the boys some BEAUTIFUL views…is it just me, or does Cole look a little bit scared here?!
“We’re on top of the world!”
The views of the “Grand Canyon of the South” were breathtaking!
Oh, and when we weren’t hiking…we stayed in a lovely cottage on the edge of the forest. Deer were at our back door every morning and evening!
On 8/14, Connor and Cole had a delicious breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes at the lodge! They loved that!
These pancakes required the removal of the shirt even!
After breakfast we hit one of the many playgrounds in the park!
Oh…and did I mention that we hiked a little while we were there?
And…not only did they have a pool…but they have a brand new water park…right there in the PARK! The boys…and Jason and I…LOVED it!
Of course, Mom is so worried about packing everyone else’s stuff that she forgot her own bathing suit. I asked if there was anywhere nearby that I could buy one and they told me to check out the Dollar General in Haysi (about half an hour away)….so, as you can see…I compromised
And…we even had ice cream!
After a morning of swimming, the boys were pooped! We headed back to our cottage for some naps and then…Yep…you guessed it…and did I mention that he even hiked by HIMSELF?! WHOA!
And…his very favorite part of the whole trip…throwing rocks in the lake!
Lucky for us, it was raining the next morning, when we had to leave. It made it not so hard to leave. We had such a great time and can’t wait to go back. We’re planning a trip there for Labor Day!
And…on 8/18, we headed over to Papaw’s house and had ANOTHER birthday celebration! WOW!
Umm…it was a really cool dinosaur cake, before my little T-Rex got a hold of it…