Monday, July 5, 2010

Visiting Grandparents and Camping

Playing in the river in the Smoky Mountains.

Our tent. We stayed one night which was fine with me (I forgot the pillows).

If you look closely in the center, you can see a snake that was in the river.

The kids love finding frogs in the yard.

Totem poles at Stanley Park in Vancouver with my mom.

A baby skunk in Stanley Park. We also saw a racoon very close up.

Playing at Stanley Park.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Kindergarten Graduation!

Smokies Baseball Game. Costas' injured finger is in view.

Library Festival. We met SuperWhy!

Watering the flowers.

Proud of his block tower.

Hiking in the Smokey Mountains.

Picking strawberries at a hydrofarm.

Hydrofarms are eco-friendly and don't use any soil.

The Dinosaur Walk Museum.

Tired after all the fun we have been having.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Children's Museum

Went to the children's museum in Chattanooga. It was tons of fun. Also, a couple of pictures from our latest snow. Since Costa has been back to school, there have been 4 snow days and 2 shortened days.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

December pictures

The snowy pictures are from November; our first and only snow this far. The other pictures are Christmas pictures.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local tourist

We pretended to be tourists this week and went to Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg. County residents got into Dollywood for only $5 and the aquarium was free with a can of food. Since we are new here, I still feel like a tourist. Dollywood was fun with a great Polar Express 4-D experience. The aquarium was nice with one of those glass tunnels with the sharks and fish swimming above and around you. I hope this will be an annual trip.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009


"Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear." This is what Costa wanted to say, but thankfully he just said "Trick-or-treat." It was raining, pouring at times. We had an umbrella, so it ended up being fine. The kids had about 80 pieces of candy each. Taeo would get to a house and just say, "Candy, candy, ..." It worked, he got candy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


We went pumpkin picking in the freezing cold and also did a little corn maze. Spent $19 for 2 pumpkins - not happy. I should have left without pumpkins.

Fall here is beautiful. Similar to NH but later in the year. The kids love playing in the leaves. We also have fun trying to catch falling leaves.

We carved our jack-o-lanterns. Taeo didn't like touching the goopy stuff, but he loved the final effect. We toasted pumpkin seeds too.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

JC Penney pics

I am top of things and had Actaeos' two-year pictures taken.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weird bug

I found this bug crawling up the back of my couch. It was about 2 inches long. I have found its friends in my kitchen sink and crawling in the hallway. I like bugs but this too much for me. Maybe it is a kind of centipede. If you know, tell me.