The last 6 weeks have been very busy - thus the lack of posts. My husband got back from an overseas trip and was sick for two weeks during which time we also went on a trip to Tennessee to meet my family and have some fun. Kelly was still fevering at times so he would be good one day and down for the count the next. We did manage to squeeze in some fun in between. Here are some highlights:
The first day there Kelly was in bed all day recovering from the eight hour drive the previous day, so I took Jonah down the street to the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. Here he is next to statue of the tallest man ever documented. David & Goliath?
Tuesday afternoon we all went to the Ripley's Aquarium in downtown Gatlinburg. Everyone really enjoyed it, even Elisabeth.
Wednesday, we went up in the skylift to Ober Gatlinburg and went ice skating. It was mine and Jonah's first time. Jonah had a hard time staying on his feet. We also saw a mommy bear and two cubs in a tree from the skylift.
This day was also my mom's 55th birthday. So we ate an ice cream cake and took pictures of her being silly. Happy Birthday Mom! It's good to have a mom who doesn't always act her age nor look it.
Thursday, we took the windy road out to Cades Cove.
And of course it was fun watching the kids and grandparents connect.
Also, there was a big black bear that would visit the dumpster fairly regularly. One night we were getting ready to bring the kids and a pizza into the hotel from the car when the door we had been using was obstructed so we had to get in the front door quick before the bear came for our pizza. It was very exciting!
This is Elisabeth and I at a stop near the Clingman's Dome turnoff in Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the drive home.