Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tickets For 4 Adults and 9 Kids, Please!

We had the MARVELOUS opportunity of going to Dollywood with the W family.  Even with schools being out and thunderstorms, we managed to have a BLAST!

The boys did a good bit of roller coastering & the big kids spent a chunk of time on a ropes course.  I got NO pics of these two events.  But without further ado...

Clyde and Pierce cutting up on the tram...

Pierce caught a frog hopping through the bakery courtyard.

Lucy and Lilly on Lumberjack Lift.  (say it fivetimesfast)

Teva and I on Lumberjack Lift...

Amy and Iris on Lumberjack Lift...

Would you believe, we didn't plan this?

Little girl hatchlings

Iris and Land sharing a poncho.  He's holding her elbow so she doesn't fall!! 

Lu and Meg giggling in their poncho

Lucy and the gemstones she mined.  She did this in lieu of of receiving a gift from the tooth-fairy for the tooth she lost in Sevierville.

Iris ponders all the pretty, shiny things and what she could do with them.

Ada joins her.

Clyde loves to admire the arrowheads.  I was very proud.  He only bought one.

Lilly dipping her candle.  Lucy blows it dry for her ;)

Meg smiles with her candle in between dips.

Lucy holds Teva while waiting in line for the Veggie Tales Coaster.

Waiting for it to start!!!

I think Land really liked the pigs :)

Ada and Teva didn't really want to leave the pigs.

Land on the ducks..

Teva and Ada on the bumblebees...

Amy and Teva ready to take off in their flying elephant...

And Stephen took my favorite pic!  Thrilled faces on the Shooting Star :)...

Friday, May 25, 2012

We Play

This is what happens when Mom and I take Lucy, Clyde, Iris, Felicity, Lissie, Leonora Leonore, and Octavia to the playground....

Iris "rock" climbs.

Felicity gets a zipline ride from her Mom and Great-Grandma.

Clyde swings.

Iris teaches Leonora Leonore to "rock" climb.

Lucy pushes Felicity and Lissie on the swings.

 Clyde climbs.

 Iris tries to swing across monkey rings that are way to high for her and surprises herself :)

Lucy coaches Felicity and Lissie as they climb.

Clyde leaps large tires in a single bound.

Iris swings with Leonora Leonore and Octavia.

Lucy swings with NeNa.

Clyde jumps.  And jumps.  Because nothing outlasts the energizer bunny.

 Yeah...we kinda rock the dolls and the jumping beans around here.

Colonial Class Heap o' Pics

Lucy attended a very unique class taught by a wonderful lady from our church.  This year it was based on the Colonial time period.  Lu screamed when she got the invitation.  She picked out pattern & fabric, I sewed her dress, and she LIVED for Tuesdays!!  Iris repeatedly let me know that "Colonial dresses are soooo pretty *sigh*" and she was surprised with one the morning of the tea room field trip.  And she tagged along for some "class" events :)

I saved up most of my pics thinking I'd just pick a few at the end of the year for one big post.  I really should have spread it out.  Too late now.  If you don't just ADORE my kids, stop HERE!


Christmas Tea Time with the girls

Twelfth Night Ball

Hoop & Stick

They each made handcrafted Valentine's for one another!


Knitting grass in their free time ;)

Field trip to Tea Room

 Iris was allowed to participate in yard games at the end of class periods.

At the Tavern Dinner, Lucy sits with a Colonial Clyde. 

Lucy Graduates and receives her embroidered fan bag...

and a hat, Miss Edyne made for her.