Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bon Voyage Cook-out

This past Saturday, we planned a small cook-out with the Hermans and the Cherrys.  The Cherrys are moving to Wilmington and we wanted to get the gang together one last time....so sad, we hate to see them go.  We know this won't be the last time we see them but it's still sad.  Emerson and Will played on the same soccer team this past fall (yes, still haven't written that blog) and Bob and Stuart are just great people and so fun to hang out with.  Oh yes, and then there's Charlotte, her killer blue eyes are always fun to photograph and Emerson has been obsessed with her since she was born!!!  We had everyone come over at 5:00 for some water fun (we bought a slip 'n slide at Target that day) and then we ate around 6:00.  One of Amy's grad school classmates and her family also joined in the fun and dinner festivities.   It was a perfect evening to say good-bye to great friends.  We will miss you Cherry family, but we know we'll see you for football season this fall and hopefully we can make it down to Wilmington.
The Herman girls checkin' out the baby pool
Emerson wasn't so sure about the slip 'n slide
Ivie, on the other hand, LOVED it and had no fear!!!
Even Danny tried it a few times!!
Emerson was more interested in playing with "Baby Charlotte".  
Ivie was intense on the slip 'n slide....I love some of her facial expressions!!!
Sweet "Baby Charlotte" just taking it all in!!
Will wasn't interested in the slip 'n slide AT ALL....I love this picture, he's ALL boy!!
Love this shot!!!
Ivie and Danny...Slipping and Sliding!!
Emerson left Danny hanging on this one and let him go down by himself!!
I think Emerson and Will were more excited about the swing set!!
After dinner and a lot of playtime, Ivie came over for a sleepover with Emerson.  It was already late, so I let them watch one show and then put them to sleep.  I only had to go back in Emerson's room one time.  Ivie uses a nightlight and I put it next to Emerson's bed.  Emerson, on the other hand, does not use a nightlight and usually sleeps in an all dark room.  The nightlight was casting shadows on the ceiling and they were scaring Emerson.  So I had one child scared of the nightlight and one child scared without it.  We compromised and moved it to a different location in the room where less shadows were cast....the world was right again!!!  I didn't hear a peep back out of the girls and they were sound asleep by 9:30.  They did wake up a bit early, but luckily Emerson took a 3 1/2 hour nap that I had to wake her up from on Sunday!!!  Emerson loves Ivie and it's always a treat have her come over for a sleepover.  

1 comment:

  1. You're going to have to put all these pics on a flash drive for me. You know, so I can steal them and do a blog post on them, too!!!!!