Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
My friend Melanie came up for brunch on Saturday morning with 1-year-old Henry and it was wonderful. We hadn't seen each other since February, and that is way too long. We got to hang out and hold each other's babies over coffee and really good food. Below is a picture of Henry and Shelby in the midst of their second fight. They both wanted the toy and were too intent on getting it to cooperate with the camera. The first fight occurred when they were only about a month old and Shelby smacked him in the face. Let's hope their arguments aren't going to be a tradition, because I'd like to see a lot more of Henry and his parents.
Saturday night, Grant watched Shelby and Riley (thank you to my awesome bro-in-law) while Chris, Kate and I met our other cousin Courtenay for dinner and margaritas at Nuevo Laredo. We were probably not as funny as we thought we were, but I don't think I have ever laughed so much in my life.
Sending love and thanks to Chris, Kate, Melanie and Courtenay for making my weekend great!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The rest of the Kinnaird clan traveled from Texas last week for Matt and Ashlee's wedding. On Sunday afternoon, we took them on a tour of our property (now that the driveway is finally complete). This picture of all the Kinnaird men was taken from the top of the driveway which can now be accessed by other vehicles besides the Kubota. We're hoping to entice the Texas Kinnairds into purchasing property that adjoins ours. We just can't bear the thought of them needlessly suffering in the sweltering Texas summer heat. Also, my father-in-law has started a family blog that will document our progress with the land. Check it out if you are interested: www.kinnairdsfolly.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I have been looking forward to my children playing and enjoying each other's company. Harding adores Shelby and has tried to engage her in play since we brought her home from the hospital. She just hasn't been into it at all. This afternoon, I got a glimpse of them starting to interact and it was adorable, so I grabbed the flip camera and was able to capture the moment.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
We went to my Aunt Dearing's Memorial Daze campout over Memorial Day weekend and had the best time. The Gillilands came with us and our children entertained themselves for the most part, allowing the adults to have fun and relax as well. We were also able to check out Stephen and Cambridge's tailgate market in Richmond while we were there, which blew us away. The farmers tailgate markets in Asheville are tiny compared to Richmond's South of the James market. If you are in Richmond on a Saturday, check out the Common Ground booth and say hello to my brother. :) We also were able to extend the long weekend and go to the Chesapeake Bay for one night.
Harding and Derek specialized in waking everyone up at 7 a.m.
Shelby and Aubrey being their usual cute selves.
Stephen being a salesman:We had a hard time pulling the kids away from this booth at the market.
Dr. Grant attempts to get Shelby to smile for their picture: Shelby has pretty much been sick the entire month of June. There was a terrifying 5 day period during the first half of the month when she did not eat a thing and drank very little--this was very perplexing to the speech therapist we see for feeding and scared Trip and me to death. I finally called Dr. Love (our wonderful pediatrician who I can't say enough good things about), and he said, "Bring her in, I bet she has hand foot and mouth virus". Sure enough, when he shined the light in her mouth, there were sores in the back which had probably been causing Shelby a whole lot of pain. I have never been so glad for my daughter to be sick. Since then, Shelby has been reinfected with H/F/M and also gotten a cold. She is on the mend right now, and I hope it sticks for awhile. Luckily, Harding has managed to stay healthy.
The kids and I took a road trip with my parents to Zanesville, Ohio for my friend Kelly's beautiful wedding at Dillon State Park. The drive through TN, WV, and southern Ohio was exceptionally beautiful--especially the WV turnpike. We stayed at a cabin at the state park and had a great time catching up with the Anderson family over the course of the weekend. At the wedding reception, Harding became obsessed with dancing with the bride and stalked Kelly all over the room. Luckily, she was willing to humor him several times. At one point, Harding actually cut in when Kelly was dancing with another kid.
This would have been a great picture if Shelby had cooperated: Harding didn't want to take a break from dancing for a picture:
Cutting a rug with the bride:
Here are a couple more photos: