Sunday, August 16, 2009

Uncle Kevin and Aunt Carol's

We had such a great weekend. Brian, Ellie, and myself drove to Kentucky to visit my brother and his wife. We left Reid with my parents for the first part of the weekend, then they handed him off to my in laws for the second part of the weekend. Everyone had so much fun (Reid was in his glory and was probably NEVER told "no" the entire time we were away) and Ellie loved having Uncle Kevin and Aunt Carol all to herself. It was a much needed trip for us all.
My brother and his wife. Love them so much!
The first night we were there we went to a great Hibachi restaurant and this was our chef. Fun times!
Ellie felt like she was swimming in their big tub! She also was so excited for the Barbie mermaid doll that was awaiting her at Uncle Kevin and Aunt Carol's house. She never put it down the entire weekend.
Ellie with Kev and Carol in the caves we visited. Very fun. And, yes, we did see bats.

Brian, Ellie, and myself in the caves.

Ok, I wish I could seriously show you all how big this spider was in relation to something else. It gives me shivers just thinking about this guy again. Brian found this spider on a tree as we were waiting for the cave tour. Ellie was just amazed by it. Mommy.....not so much.

This is more up my alley. Ellie found this butterfly as we were coming out from the cave.

I love this picture. Ellie holding Uncle Kevin's hand as we were in a park. Ellie loves spending time with family.

Looking at lily pads. They were really big and Ellie was again, loving her one on one time with her uncle.

She spotted a dragonfly in the water and wanted me to take this picture for Grandma Carol who loves them.

Ellie wanted to take this lily pad home with her. So, we made a deal to get ice cream instead of take this from the pond. She was happy with the trade off.

Our time went fast in Kentucky, and we loved every minute of our trip. Thank you Uncle Kevin and Aunt Carol (and the grandparents for taking such good care of Reid). Love you all so much. Back to Ohio it is for now.......but hopefully another trip out will be sooner than later.


Kelly Rogers said...

What a fun trip! It's nice that you are so close with your brother. I love spending time with my brother and he is a great uncle to Gavin, too. :o)

That spider looks scary! I am such a wimp when it comes to creepy crawlers!

Joy Howse said...

In that one post you hit on Dale and I's favorite food: Hibachi style cooking and Dale's biggest fear: spiders, and that one was a douse! and my fear: bats... YUCK!!! Think you covered all the bases. :)

I love Ellie's sweet smile, you can tell she is in heaven with so much love around her.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?