Thursday, August 13, 2009


Remember trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house as a kid? Hopefully you were lucky enough that, at least when you were very young, their house was in a way enchanted. Chickie and Zoodle loved their time at Grandma and Grandpa's this week.

Grandma and Grandpa have a magic fountain.


Spending time with Grandpa is the best!


Even GiGi the chihuahua, who is skittish around kids, let Chickie get to know her.


Chickie also bonded with these enchanted animals.


Zoodle entertained us all with his magic trick--putting his binky all the way in his mouth.


Cuddles from Grandma would make any kid smile!


Zoodle put his time to good use by apprenticing with the master barbeque-er.


Nothing beats a hug between siblings!


Our first visit to a lake was a big hit.



Finlly, we wrapped up the trip with a long day of travel...and Chickie tried her hand as an amateur photographer.


(We may need to teach her a little about photo composition.)

I discovered that while the grandparents' house is a magical place, home is too. It's nice to be back.


Strange Mamma said...

What a wonderful time. Zoodle is suddenly looking much older! I love how completely ecstatic he seems to be about everything. Way to go, Chickie! you're never too young to start exercising those photo skills.

Call Me Cate said...

Such great photos! It looks like you had an awesome time. Or at least the kids did! That picture of Zoodle at the lake is made of happy. And I think Chickie's photo does a fine job of capturing what it's like to all ride together in the backseat.

Tia said...

So glad you had a nice visit!

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time :o)

You need to post pictures of yourself when you were Chickie's age because she looks JUST like you in these pictures!!

Anna said...

great pictures, glad you had a fun time with family!

Kerry said...

Your kids are adorable! These are great pictures. How did Zoodle do on the flight? We're planning to fly with our one-year old soon and I'm crossing my fingers that she's in a "I'll nap the whole way" mood that day!

Sam said...

I smiled all the way through them.


Cathy said...

what precious pics!

Laurel said...


Michelle Brunner said...

You guys look like you had a fantastic time! Love the pictures!

Joyce said...

Love the pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

stacief said...

Glad you had a fun visit! This pictures are great!

2cats said...

Memories were made. It was a special time I am sure.
But yes home can be magical, especially your own bed. It seems to be the ultimate of arriving home to sleep in your own bed.

LEstes65 said...

Soooooo happy you're back. The boys kept looking for your kids at church. It's just not church to them without Zoodle there! And the nursery was sorely empty without the two of them.

Our Scoop said...

Great pics! Looks like a gorgeous neighborhood/area!! Love the huggy picture :) Glad you are back...even though I don't live close to you or anything!

Fannyfanackapan said...

Welcome Back. Great pics of the trip. The kids look like they had a great time! Chihuahua didn't look too sure though!

Barga said...

did he put a worm in that fountain?

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. But, nothing feels better than getting home, does it? Welcome back!