Monday, October 13, 2008

Elle, Kara, James and Tennessee

I spent the first week of October visiting Kara and her sweet family in Tennessee! I had originally hoped to find a decent priced flight between $300-$400, but Shelley clued me in to a promotion where I got a ticket for $150! Yippee - so I bought two! I am going out again in December with Shelley and Noah.

Here is my cute family in Tennessee.

Elle is pulling her funny face!

While we were there we went to the kids museum in Memphis. It was awesome! We took Elle to the Dental Office where she learned all that her daddy is learning in dental school.

She learned how to put teeth in.

She is now professionally qualified to be a dental hygenist!

Her favorite part of the museum was the three year old sized Kroeger's Supermarket.

She had a blast picking out her own food and loading up her very own cart.

It looks so good it's hard to believe it's all plastic.

We had a hard time getting her out of the supermarket without the groceries. She thought she could take them home.

Grammy took her on a Police-Motorcycle ride.

This picture captures the real essence of why Kara wanted to buy this house.
We went to Huey's for lunch.

There's a hole-in-the-wall in downtown Memphis called 'The Barbeque Shop'. Mmm good barbeque! It is tradition that everyone blows a toothpick through their straw to poke it in the ceiling. There are a bagillion toothpicks up there. I got mine in first try!
I made some fun memories with the kids while I was there. Elle had her choice to sleep with Grammy on the blow up matress, or in her own bed. Guess what she chose! (I had fun snuggling with her.)
On one of our long drives I was sitting in the back seat with her. I started dozing off. Every time my eyes would close she would yell out "Grandma!" until I would open them. She didn't care if I was playing with her or not - she just didn't want my eyes to close.
We went to the Memphis Zoo one day (you can see pictures on Kara's blog).
I'm excited to go back in December.


Shelley said...

Oh Yay! I am so excited to go in December too! :) I miss Kara and Elle! :( We all need to live close someday,...Boise? ;)

Nicolette said...

Penny, I am so proud of you and your blogging! The Children's museum looks like a blast! My favorite picture is Elle's cheesy face :)

Shawnee said...

So glad you've joined the Holiday Hostess Flirty Apron Swap!

Aunty Em said...

Hey Penny! I didn't know you blogged (I just found out that I do too)! I am so happy to see you here & at the gym. You have got the cutest grandkids & it doesn't look like you're having any fun at all with them. I love this blog layout. I look forward to reading more from you....& seeing you at the gym.

Kara said...

See mom someone already commented on your blog layout! I hope you like it. We can't wait to see you in a couple of days.

Camille Pixton Ashcraft said...

You are becoming quite the blogger. I like your new layout. Don't you dare let that husband of yours take any of the fabric to DI. I have a beautiful quilt Grandma made in my front room.

The Miles Family said...

I just woke up from a nap and had a dream about you. I think it is because it has been bothering me that I haven't sent a message yet. I just read Shelley's blog. Yay! Your family is sure growing. It must be so fun to see your children become parents!
P.S. Your kitchen is gorgeous!!