Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break in Arkansas

I found my camera cord, so I finally was able to upload my pictures! This is a late post about our trip to Arkansas for Spring Break. Jason's sister Julie, and my amazing friend and second sister, moved there with her family from Virginia. We are so glad they are closer! It only took 6 hours to get there...much better than a 19 hour drive to VA! Jason couldn't get off work, so it was just me and the kids on a fun road trip through OK and AR. They did great in the car for that long.
The first night we took the kids (6!) to Chuck E. Cheese. Gosh, going on a weekday is so much better than the weekends! Not many people there, so it made it so easy to keep up with everyone. I love this picture of Sammi and Carter. They are only 1 year apart and are best buds.

Playing outside...the weather was amazing the whole time we were there! I didn't pack well, as I brought mainly cold weather clothes. They played outside so much and had a blast together.

Easton, who is 4, is ALL boy. There isn't a ball from any sport that kid can't master.

Beautiful Noel is 2 and is the family princess. She is only seen without a bow on her head when she is sleeping. Seriously. I did get a picture of her without one at the park, but I promised Julie not to publish it. :)

Joshua and Easton love to play together, but they love to fight over toys too. Their temperament is the exact same. So Julie gave Easton some alone time and had Joshua and Noel play with puzzles for awhile. It was really the first time they both played together! It was amazing to see how different he was around Noel. Much more calm!

Everyone tackling Carter.

My precious, handsome, gentle Aiden. He is 6 and the sweetest boy I know!

Love this picture of Julie hugging Carter.

Sammi showing Noel how to log roll down the hill. Noel came up and imitated Sammi doing it, even covering her eyes. It was precious!

Can't you just hear them saying "cheeeeeese!!"?

The morning we left to go home, I wanted to sight see on the way back, so we stopped in Devil's Den State Park. It was in the mountains and you had to drive up and down a really, really windy road. I love just pulling off the road and stopping at places to see. It was really pretty and ended up being a semi-cold day. The trees and mountains were gorgeous!
This is Joshua's first official picture! I was a nervous wreck that he would drop the camera, but he did a great job!
My favorite of them...

We had such a great time seeing them and can't wait to go again soon!


Angie said...

I LOVE the pic of the kids facing away from the camera! So cute :)

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I just happy to see you find your camera cord and get some posts up. Looks like a fun trip!!


Jodi said...

I am SOOOOOOOO jealous of your trip! Wish we could have been there too!!! :) :) :) I am so glad you had just a great time.....

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Hope you have a wonderful Easter!