We had a great weekend. Mat, Rees and I went up to Columbus for the weekend to visit my best friend from high school and her new baby, which by the way is absolutely perfect! She is too gorgeous for words. After our visit we headed out for some late dinner and then went back to our GREAT hotel! Rees had a ball playing in their bathtub ... weird that's the least enjoyable part for me when I stay in a hotel but it was by far his favorite! The next morning we all got up early and headed to the zoo! By like 10 am it was 90 degrees it was unbearably hot. Rees had a great time and Mat and I did too minus the drenching wet outfits we were wearing, Mat had it worse than I did he had to carry Rees on his shoulders most of the day lol! Good thing mom's not strong enough for that :)
In the hotel opening the $4 bottle of water after he was warned not to.
Our little elephant! What is it with my boy and funny hats?!?
I LOVE summer. We swam most of the day today. Rees is lovin' the .99 swimmies (orange ones that go on your arms) He can swim so well with those he just paddles all over the pool without a problem! then we came home and he took a nap and my sister and I watched a mediocre movie, Remember Me with Robert Pattinson (Edward from Twilight) and then we went out and swam some more well Rees did in his little pool I finished Eclipse! Yep I actually finished a book. I am super proud of that because within my 30 years on this Earth I have NEVER finished a book. I hate to read, but if anything could motivate me to read it is Twilight. I know I sound ridiculous but I don't even care those movies ** and books live up to all the hype. I can't wait until the movie comes out next week!!!
So I got some cute snaps this week and I wanted to share a couple of my little guy...time is passing by so quickly he is so big aghhhhh!
I am loving summer! We barely come inside these days between the big blow up pool in the back yard, Rees' mud pie station and the book Eclipse we stay really busy. Yes I am reading a book. I am a tad embarrassed to admit it but I support team Edward all the way LOL!!! Who ever thought that vampires and werewolves could be so entertaining. Anyways... the computer has been more of a job to me than fun these days since I much prefer being outdoors but I did manage to go through the other 1/2 of my 500+ photos from vacation and here is another collage of our wonderful vacation (which by the way I am needing wanting another one already)
This was really neat.
Inside the Wonderworks museum they had a big bubble factory.
As soon as we arrived at our cabin Rees started this hilarious thing about being quite because there were bears outside (off of the wrap around porch) and it was really funny. But then the whole vacation kinda revolved around his bear fascination. So we found this cool place called Bear Country and they had everything related to bears including a live bear walk through.
This was part of the bear exhibit. I'm sure it was against all rules to be
climbing the fence over top of the bears, but according to Pap's it's all okay :)
Wonderworks. This place had so many interactive things to do.
He even got to walk on the moon.
Warning: NO BEARS WERE HURT DURING OUR VACATION! but not due to lack of effort!
I am happy to report a month after our vacation that Rees is just as much in love with his raccoon hat today as he was on vacation. He wore it tonight!
So my sister and I have started a home party business called The Bead Trunk. I am obsessed with beads and our inventory reflects it! These beads will fit all popular bracelets such as Pandora or Troll or if you don't have a bracelet started yet we sell all the hardware that hold beads too. We have bracelets, necklaces, key chains ear rings and tons more. The beads are incredibly beautiful and extremely affordable. I started a Facebook page for our beads so if you are interested check it out HERE.
If you want to earn FREE stuff book a party today! June is full we're booking for July now.
It has been so long since I have blogged. I have so much to share that I don't think I can get all of it into one post so I think I'll make this a series. Over Memorial Day weekend we took Mat, myself, Rees and Mat's mom and dad to Pigeon Forge for a long weekend getaway. We stayed in this cabin
I can't tell you how much fun we had. Rees was an angel during travel and he LOVED the cabin which was perfect for us. It had 3 levels. The first floor had an adorable fully stocked kitchen and a great living room along with a game room, which Rees had a wonderful time in. The lower level had an indoor pool and a deck with a hot tub on it. Then the upper level had two bedrooms with bathrooms in each. Not to mention a wrap around porch that we bear hunted from each evening. Rees was really into that LOL! The cabin was only a mile away from Pigeon Forge so we didn't have a long drive which was really nice. Our first day there we went to Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg. I had been there before and really enjoyed it as a matter of fact I dug this old picture of Mat and I from 6 years ago up and it was the exact same spot that we took our family photo 6 years later!
I can't tell you how much fun we had. Rees was an angel during travel and he LOVED the cabin which as perfect for us. It had 3 levels. The first floor had an adorable fully stocked kitchen and a great living room along with a game room, which Rees had a wonderful time in. The lower level had an indoor pool and a deck with a hot tub on it. Then the upper level had two bedrooms with bathrooms in each. Not to mention a wrap around porch that we bear hunted from each evening. Rees was really into that LOL! The cabin was only a mile away from Pigeon Forge so we didn't have a long drive which was really nice. Our first day there we went to Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg. I had been there before and really enjoyed it as a matter of fact I dug this old picture of Mat and I from 6 years ago up and it was the exact same spot that we took our family photo 6 years later!
Rees really enjoyed the aquarium. He liked the sharks more than anything else so we had to chase them around the aquarium. If your ever in the area I highly recommend the aquarium it's hours of fun for the kids and is entertaining for adults too!
Then we found a place in the parking lot of Tony Romas Restaurant to ride camels and Nan took Rees for a spin!
We visted the Dixie Stampede and Rees' mouth was open the whole time. That was by far his favorite thing we did. He was in amazement of the show. It was a great time, but if you ever visit don't forget to take your own silverware! they think it's funny to make you eat with your fingers.
Back to the cabin. It was a lot of fun to have a place to call home away from home. Rees would wake up every morning and head outside to hunt. This particular morning it was a squirrel him and Paps spotted.See the "bullet" in the air. He was pumped about hunting the whole trip and he tried to convince all of us that there were bears off the porch (which could have been possible, but we really didn't see any) Rees + his raccoon hat = the cutest hunter ever!
Here are some other photos of our wonderful vacation.
This pool was in the bottom of our cabin! It was great, although no one got in it :(
I'll end with this cute little fella' that we met at Ripleys Aquarium. I have a lot more to share but I think I'll finish the rest up tomorrow!
First and foremost I am a mother to my little man who is three years old and wife to my dear hubby of 9 years. I'm always crazy busy and that's how I like it! I don't like to be bored (I'm really not even sure what that is) because I always have something going. I have a new found passion for photography that I am actively pursuing and I'm a knowledge junkie so I surf the internet all the time! Hopefully I can share some interesting things along the way and provide you with a few laughs here and there.