Monday, August 19, 2013

More May Happenings!

As you have probably noticed,
we have stayed VERY busy since we have been home...
so much so, 
that I cannot sit down long enough to get
to these posts much!

So to recap,
in the first 2 weeks of May we:

Hunted Wabbits
Picked Strawberries
Celebrated Mother's Day 
Two Birthdays!

The rest of May was a little more quiet
a visit with the Budweiser Clydesdales
a 80th Birthday Tea Party
Sleepin wif da fishes
Memorial Day.

The Clydesdales!

I grew up loving these beautiful horses.
I remember vividly,
the first time I ever saw them.
It was in a greek restaurant in 
Columbia, SC 
where we would go when I was a child,
called Zorbas.
I remember one of the owner's was called
"Jimmy, the Greek"
And the last time I went to this restaurant
was probalby 25+ years ago
(bleh! Am I really old enough to say that!?!?!)
I remember seeing a replica of the 
Budweiser Clydesdales 
in the restaurant,
on display.

I loved visiting the Clydesdales at 
Sea World San Antonio
when it was still sponsored by

And my hubs knew how much I loved these horses...
when he told me that they were coming 
to our new little town!!!

I am still not sure how we got them here,
but we did!
of course,
I didn't have my good camera with me!!

So these pitiful ones are all I got.

They ride in a better vehicle than I do!
They also travel with their own food AND water!
They were board at a local stable
(imagine the stable owner's excitement!!!).
Then they headed to Seymour Johnson AFB 
the next day!
(It doesn't take much to get me excited)

The Tea Party

While we were still in Texas,
my mom & aunt started planning my
grandmother's 80th birthday party.
They decided to do a Tea Party.
Complete with hats!
I wasn't sure how I could help
all the way from Texas
and knew I wasn't going to be
able to come up for it...
we moved!!
I was so excited and 
wanted to help in any way!

So Friday night,
two days before the party,
I loaded the beast
with the two littles
and we headed to Raleigh to 
pick up
my mom
my younger sis
my little neice!

The beast was loaded to the gills.
Three women
three children 
(4, 2 & 7 mo)
take a LOT of stuff
for a weekend trip!!
My dad got the honor of helping us load.

Yes - it appears we packed in 
garbage bags!
I have NO idea what was in there.

Then I rearranged the carseats to have my littles
sit in the back
and my sis and her little sit in the middle row.

But Mr. T was thoroughly confused 
as to what exactly was in his spot
was tickled with the fact that 
he just didn't fit right.

Our baby sis drove down 
and met us!

We spent most of the weekend 

Then Sunday morning
more cooking
more finalizing
finally at 1pm
the party.

(Did I mention it was a 4+ hour drive for me?)

After the party was finally over and cleaned up from,
we loaded up and headed back to Raleigh.

The littlest Miss
got sick on the way home.
It was scary...
and it was raining on top that.
So it was a pretty stressful ride.
We got back to Raleigh, 
unloaded half the cargo
(people too)
then jumped back on the road
for the hour plus trip 
Through the rain,
in the dark.

But we made it!

I don't have any pictures of that trip,
because I was too busy cooking and cleaning 
but I had a ball!!!
And you will just have to take my word that 
my mom & aunt 
did a great job!!

Sleepin Wif Da Fishes

While the littles and I were attending a tea party...
daddy and the older boys 
went on an overnight
with our new scout group...
to the aquarium!
How cool is that??

They had a ball!!
And daddy took way more
pictures than I did
at the Tea Party.

Here are a few of the better ones:

Before they got to the aquarium,
Daddy took them for dinner.
Apparently Jackson had
fish and chips
(before the aquarium...that's just not right, is it?)
and it appears,
in this picture,
he had a beer too!

I have no words for this picture:

This is about the size of the group that went...
how often do you get
a whole aquarium to yourselves??

All tucked in and ready for bed.
Daddy's flash caught some of the fish eyes in the background.
Not sure what I would think of sleeping
next to a shark tank...

They had a great time!

Memorial Day

I honestly have NO
recollection of Memorial Day!
I have NO idea what we did.

I can only imagine that we stayed
home for the first weekend
since we moved back
and actually unpacked!

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