Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last day in D C. ZOO!

We had a really great time at the zoo. We saw 4 new baby lion cubs. The Panda bear eating bambo.

Then an exhausting ride home on the metro.

Finally a really nice dinner at Famous Dave's for Donna's and Nolan's birthdays!

Holocaust Memorial Museum & Natural History Museum

Hank and Nolan went to the Holocaust Museum, both were moved by the history there. They both said they could have stayed for hours. They were there for 3hrs.

After that, they had lunch and walked to the Natural History Museum, but weren't to impressed with that!

My camera was accidentally dropped.....oops
There was one picture of the many shoes of the Jewish people that walked into the gas chamber.
All the shoes, says it all, doesn't it?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Touring the State Capital and more.....

We rode the Metro down to Union Square and met up with Brian and Katherine. Hank had arranged a tour of the State Capital. Standing in the Rotunda where Presidents had laid in state, was an awesome experience for Nolan. We walked over to the Library of Congress and saw book from Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and more. What History!

Then Hank and Nolan went to the SPY Museum, while Katherine and I toured the National Portrait Galley to mostly see the Presidents Portraits. Cool. Then we took a very long hike to a very nice Mexican restaurant for dinner. Exhausted, we catch the metro home to return another day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday in Washington

Today we went on a hike along the Potomac River, then Hank and Nolan caught a ferry and rode over to Virginia and back again to Maryland. We enjoyed a nice picnic, then went blueberry picking.

Boy were those berries great!

Dean comes to Washington

Nolan, Hank and Dean had a blast with go-carts. Then they went to Air & Space museum. The had fun looking at all the planes, including the Enola Gay. While they were there, an Air France A-380 air bus flew into the airport. That was awesome.

Later in the evening, we all ate a terrific dinner at Katherine's house, then played Skip-Bo. Nolan loves this game.

Washington, DC. tour

Katherine is such a great tour guide. We saw so much today. White house, Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington memorial.

Vietnam wall, Koran, WWI, WWII, American History.

Washington, DC

This is the first trip our grandson Nolan. He decided to be co-pilot and took over Lillie's chair to help navigate and of course, play on the computer.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Digs!

It so nice to have children let us come live with them! We were greeted by a mean dog...that preceded to lick me to death. I can't wait to put the boat in and try out the fishing on the Hiawassee River.

Great Father's Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Friday, June 17, 2011

Excitement in our life!

You want to know what we have been doing all week, Doctor's appointments, yuck.

We have a couple more next week and we are finally done. Happy Father's Day-Daddys!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Afternoon with the grandsons

Yes, we are worn out! We ran errands, we played VB at the pool, we played Wii....we played skip-bo, and last we played at the park for a short time only in 100 degree weather. Did it wear them out? NOPE, just us ,.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Discovery Museum

Today Aiden, Gabe and I went to the children discovery museum. We had a great time and had to top it off with a McDonalds, of course!

Gabe painting

Gabe did some bubble painting this morning, now it off to the Discovery Museum!

Time to depart Georgia and head to Tennessee

We had to go by Bobbie's so Gabe and Grammie could say good-bye. Then, we headed to Tennessee. When we arrived, it was really HOT so we pulled out the Wii and had a little fun until we could go swimming.

Kids reunited

Tuesday I had both Ansley and Gabe for the afternoon so we decided to go Ic skating, brrrrr. They both seemed to have a great time, especially Gabe.

Monday in Atlanta

Ansley and I went to Atlanta to visit with my Mom. Where has the time gone?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tooth Fairy

I wonder what the going rate is these days for lost teeth?? I guess the tooth fairy will be visiting us tonight. We lost a tooth at breakfast.

Sunday with Ansley

Today we went to Church early at the First Baptist Church of Cumming. Ansley had a great time. Then she and I went to see Kung Fu Panda, followed by a nap (lol). Then we played some afternoon games and a nice evening stroll along the lake banks.

Saturday Evening

Ansley, Hank and me went over to John and Elana's house for dinner. It was fantastic, btw. Charlie and Ansley played checkers and chess. The rest of us played with Ralph and watched the drag races, great evening.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ansley and Grammie making jewelry

Ansley made a bracelet for Chrissa today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Visiting with Rebecca and family

Tonight we had dinner with Rebecca, Jim, Ansley and Gabe. Great BBQ pork btw...after dinner we played a few card games, then went outside to play a few games out there including Grammie jumping on the trampoline.

Thanks for a wonderful evening Guys!

Last Day Fishing in Hilton Head

I think my brother created a monster! Hank is hooked on fishing and now wants to head back east to Florida, SC., or N. C. oh my goodness for the winter.

We will take this one step at a time, maybe rent and try it out first.