Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Surprise Visit

This past Saturday night we had quite the surprise! My brother Parke and his wife Janelle and boys, Daryl and Travis showed up at our door! We really appreciated them coming, knowing it is not easy to leave a dairy farm for a couple days! We had a fun weekend with them, but like all fun things, it got over too fast!

(this was taken at the zoo)

Any visitor we have gets bombarded with books!

Sunday evening, we went on a drive and to a state park

"Do not feed the Alligators"

Watching for an alligator

We were not disappointed!

It came surprisingly close! I was afraid it thought little Rissa looked like a tasty snack!

Monday we went to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. It was pretty warm, but we had Fun!

Learning how to "milk a cow" with Uncle Parke
We thought it probably made him feel right at home (:


The kids enjoyed riding the Carousel before we left the zoo

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Last weekend we celebrated 6 years of marriage!
We went to Lake Murray in Columbia for the day. We thought there was a swimming area, but we could not find one, so the girls played on a playground instead.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Enjoying Life

The girls got to meet 'Strawberry Shortcake' at the library
Rissa was supposed to be on the picture, but she was very un-sure of this thing with a huge head!

Who needs a jungle gym to climb on when they have Daddy?

My 'new helper'

A favorite way to pass time, listening to 'Adventures in Odyssey'

SMILE Jenny!

I cannot believe Amber is five. We started a little schooling again, since it is sometimes too hot to be outside

Rissa got mad whenever her toy would get off into the grass

Friday, July 10, 2009

Trip to Pa-Part 2

Enjoy the rest of our trip pictures!

Rissa was curious about stones, she is not used to them

Happy 5th Birthday, Amber

The girls made a cake for my birthday

Happy 30th Birthday

My brother's David and Chad have birthday's all in the same week as mine

The girls were hoping to get some soft ice cream while in Pa, something we do not have here

Amber and Freddy

Jenny and Alannah

Cousin Fun!

The girls had not seen cousin's Daryl and Travis since January, they had fun together too

A concert held by: 'The Heisey Cousins'

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Visit to Pa- part 1

We had a great time in Pa! I got piles of pictures, so I decided to break them up into two postings. Enjoy!!

Amber and Jenny spent Tuesday at Grandpa Heisey's ( before the rest of us came on Wednesday)
They had fun experiencing farm life

Amber riding in Grandpa's dump truck

Jenny riding in Grandpa's truck

Saturday morning Grandpa took Amber and Jenny fishing
They came back with 43 fish!

Jenny was not sure at first

Rissa likes Grandpa's dog, 'Pepper'

Rissa warmed up to everyone real quick