Monthly Archives: July 2009

Vacation!!! (part 1) :)

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OK, so after a LONG wait, I’m finally getting around to getting these shot up!  We really did have a great time in Charleston – however, going on vacation with two kids under the age of 3 wasn’t much of a ‘vacation’ – by the popular sense of the word.  We like to say, rather, that it was quality family time. :)

It's amazing how much you have to pack to take two little ones with you on vacation - next time, we'll leave the girls at home to make more room for their stuff! :)

It's amazing how much you have to pack to take two little ones with you on vacation - next time, we'll leave the girls at home to make more room for their stuff! :)

Chloe was determined that she was a pirate and that there was a treasure somewhere in that hole!

Chloe was determined that she was a pirate and that there was a treasure somewhere in that hole!

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We spent our first dinner (and our second, now that I think about it!) eating in the hallway of our hotel while the girls were sleeping in the room we paid all that money for!! :)

We spent our first dinner (and our second, now that I think about it!) eating in the hallway of our hotel while the girls were sleeping in the room we paid all that money for!! :)

Chloe loved looking out the rooftop terrace of our hotel at the nearby river.  I actually spent an afternoon scrapbooking up here - that, my lady friends, is ultimate relaxation. :)

Chloe loved looking out the rooftop terrace of our hotel at the nearby river. I actually spent an afternoon scrapbooking up here - that, my lady friends, is ultimate relaxation. :)

We spent quite a bit of time at the Children's Museum with Chloe - here she was dressing up like a pirate.

We spent quite a bit of time at the Children's Museum with Chloe - here she was catching fish!

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This was in the 'water room' - there were so many cool water things to do in this room, and they provided these cool little aprons to wear so the kids wouldn't get their clothes wet.  A mother's dream . . . aaaaaaaahhhhhh. :)

This was in the 'water room' - there were so many cool water things to do in this room, and they provided these cool little aprons to wear so the kids wouldn't get their clothes wet. A mother's dream . . . aaaaaaaahhhhhh. :)

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4th of July with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra!

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Thanks to my friend, Rachel, for the heads-up about this one!  We all went to Heritage Park’s Ampitheatre in Simpsonville Saturday night to enjoy several hours of awesome music performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra!  Of course, Chloe loved every instrument – her favorites being the violins (aka “Baby cellos”), flutes, drums, trumpets, and the piano.

The flag was gorgeous behind the orchestra!

The flag was gorgeous behind the orchestra!

The concert mistress let Chloe count her strings before the concert.  She wanted to let her hold the violin, but I was NOT about to let her. :)

The concert mistress let Chloe count her strings before the concert. She wanted to let her hold the violin, but I was NOT about to let her. :)

This is Chloe with her hand over her 'heart' during the National Anthem.

This is Chloe with her hand over her 'heart' during the National Anthem.

Kami was happy just chillin' and listenin' to the music.

Kami was happy just chillin' and listenin' to the music.

Chloe and Emma are best buddies - they had such a great time playing all over the ampitheatre.

Chloe and Emma are best buddies – they had such a great time playing all over the ampitheatre.

Chris and Chase made sure the girls had a great time.

Chris and Chase made sure the girls had a great time.

The one person I hope I can spend every 4th of July with. :)

The one person I hope I can spend every 4th of July with. :)