Friday, July 25, 2008

Grave Digger

The Auto-Rama is coming to town and one of the trucks was parked at a local store until showtime. Jerret's dad took JJ down to see the truck and boy was he impressed. everyone is always saying how big he is, but he looks so tiny compared to that tire!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Reunion and The Tourist Trap

We had a great time at the CWA reunion in North Carolina last weekend. It was so great to meet our Kyrgyz bloggie friends - Gen, Andrea, Shea, Jamie, and Esther. We also got to reunite with the Estes family who we have not seen since we traveled to Kyrgyzstan to pick up our little ones. Here is a pic of their son Ben and JJ giving each other a high five.

This is a pic of JJ and AP who were in the Tokmok orphanage together. JJ knocked her down shortly after the hug.
And this is one of our favorite little girls, Aliya. Her family traveled with us on our journey to Kyrgyzstan.

After the CWA picnic, we took my nephews to Gatlinsburg, TN for a little vacation. So many people told me it was a tourist trap and I had no idea what that actually meant until we were there. We had fun anyway though. The boys seemed to enjoy themselves. Here is a pic of the boys and I in the garage before we left on our trek.

JJ loved having the big boys around. He wanted to be one of them so bad. The boys were taking their suitcases into the hotel and JJ had to do what they were doing, so he began pulling his backpack behind him. The handle on his pack is broken though so it was hilarious to watch him pull his broken-handled bag everywhere he went.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

JJ's Pool

I haven't downloaded our pics from the 4th yet, but here are some pics of JJ doing his favorite summertime activity - swimming. He will miss swim lessons this weekend b/c we will be out of town for the CWA reunion, but our hotel has a pool, so we will work with him there. The kid is getting WAY too brave. He was jumping off of the diving board the other day!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Puddle Hoppin

We had a crazy busy 4th of July weekend, but it was super nice to have the time off. JJ stayed at his grandparent's house while Jerret and I went to a party Thursday night. We've had quite a bit of rain lately and he found some water in the yard.