Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
We all got a little silly:
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Two full Mexican Train games (one of which Ryan played!):
Learning to knit from Aunt Gus:
And the nap:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Four generations of Beatty men:
Jillian getting some loving from Miss Barbara:
Monday, November 23, 2009
And because we were going past Charlotte to Pinehurst for the first few days, we decided to do the drive out in two days.
And when we looked at the map for a halfway point, we remembered some good friends who lived northeast of Atlanta, just off of our route. They graciously said, "Sure, come on over on a Sunday night and spend some time with us!"
And we are SO GLAD they did. We hadn't seen Suzanne, Cameron, or Garrett since May of 2004, so they had not even met Ryan. They welcomed us into their wonderful, cozy (it had been rainy and cold the whole drive) home. Suzanne's parents, long-time family friends of Scott's family, came up and joined us for dinner. And Ryan, well, he disappeared into the basement with the boys and was not heard from for a few hours. They did come upstairs to show us this:
Suzanne with Jillian:
Me and the kids before the start of the second leg of the drive:
Suzanne, her older brother, Brian, and younger sister Abby, grew up going on trips with Scott's family. Now that we all have kids, I see some second (or is it third?) generation trips in our future!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We practiced a little this summer, but never got all the parts together. Riding was okay, but stopping wasn't going too well. I got the idea a few weeks ago that maybe this could be Ryan's gift to Scott for his birthday. So Ryan, Jillian and I went to Shelby Farms a few times after school to practice. The first trip he learned to stop, but was having trouble steering. This time he got it (although he still needs help getting started)!
The coolest part for me, the part I was most proud of him for (like when he was reading last night) was that he did not get frustrated today! He did not give up!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I'm giving Mama a really hard time with photo shoots these days. Even with my big brother's help. First, she tries to distract me with some other object that she really doesn't want in the picture.
Then, she tries to sneak that sign in. Hey! Isn't that the same sign I tried to eat last month?
Mmm. Still tastes good!
I could use it as a hat!
You don't really want a picture of me, do you Mommy?
OK, how about this?
Enough of that, let me tell you what I have been up to. I weigh 16 lbs 14 ozs and do not want to lay down on that scale anymore!