Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

The first part of our day was a little crummy.  Mommy has a terrible cold, and Natalie was running a low-grade temp.  But, after a looonnngg afternoon nap for both of us, we were ready to go to a holiday cook-out at Papa's house.

This little one was in a better mood and ready to socialize.  She loves being outside, and was enjoying the breeze and watching the bigger kids play.

There were bubbles and miniature golf...and the adults sat and watched and laughed and enjoyed.

Papa provided hours of entertainment by rigging up a box behind the tractor.  So fun!

Then it was time for Mark to drive, and take Natalie along for the ride. :)

Finally, Grace learned to drive!  She felt SO big, and had a blast pulling the smaller kids around the yard.

 Getting some coaching from her daddy....

 I've been calling her "toothless wonder".  She is so gorgeous!
Check out these long legs!
She even pulled her daddy around in the box -- we were cracking up!  Do you ever feel like your family is WAY more fun than anyone else's family?  I always have so much fun with my family....I feel a sense of pride about it, and wonder if other people feel the same way about their families....

Natalie was pretty relaxed all evening, and enjoyed lots of snuggles and kisses, and even a little snooze in the fading sunshine.

(Love these sweet toes!)

Whew!  That was a lot of pictures!  There were so many great ones, I had a hard time choosing just a few for the post.  Pictures tell a thousand words....and I hope that someday I look back and these and smile and laugh and remember how much fun we had today. 
Hope YOU had a fabulous holiday weekend, too!


  1. Love all the pics. So fun. I feel the same way about my family...I'd say we're blessed. :)

  2. Every picture reminded more and more of your family...they are so fun!! Grace is growing up so fast and looks like a mini Jenny. Karen would probably kill me for saying that. Family fun is the best kind!!