Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gabe's trip to the Richmond Zoo

On Monday, Michael flew into the Richmond airport, so Gabe and I decided to go to the Zoo while we waited for Daddy's flight to come in.  The Zoo was actually pretty cool, but it was over 90 degrees outside and we were both cooking!  We didn't stay too long, but we had fun while we were there.  Gabe's favorite part was feeding the giraffe, who was VERY friendly!  He also liked the flamingo's, the monkey's and the cows.  Mommy liked getting back into the car with the AC on full blast.  

PS... We're SO GLAD when Daddy comes home!!   Glad as we can be!!  :)

Feeding the giraffe
Up close and personal!
Pointing to the cow.  Moo!
The monkeys!  (There are monkeys behind us too!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gabe & Aubrey in the pool

Today Aubrey came over to play with Gabe in the rainbow pool.  They had a great time together and we got some cute pictures of them.  The kissing pictures are great practice for when they get married someday!  :D

Kissy kissy!
Cutest picture ever!
Gabe dumping water on Aubrey
This one makes me laugh every time, so I had to share.  I love their goofy faces!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Adventures in the Rainbow Pool

There are few things Gabe loves more than playing in the water.  Here he is playing in his new Rainbow Pool.  Just like the public pool, it took him a minute to warm up to the idea of getting in the water.  But once he did, he had a BLAST, and even dumped water on his head.  

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July!

Today we celebrated the 4th of July with Michael's tasty homemade fajitas, and fireworks on our sidewalk.   We eased into it gently with sparklers, which Gabe was terrified of at first.  He warmed up to them within a few minutes, and even held a few of them until they got sparks on his hands and scared him again.  Then he snuggled up on my lap while daddy pulled double duty lighting fireworks and taking pictures.  It was a great night.

A Happy Birthday to my sister Lisa!  She turns 21 today!  

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Harris Fam-damily comes to Virginia!

We recently enjoyed having the entire Harris Fam-damily in town for vacation.  This was Scott's first trip to VA, but the rest of the family had been here before.  We took them mountain biking down Jordan Run (an old fire road that runs from the top of the mountain to the bottom... a very FAST and fun ride!).  We also went to the swimming pool with Gabe and ate at The Hotdog Stand (a Buena Vista MUST!).  Everyone's favorite was Panther Falls, which is where this mish-mash of pictures comes from.  It has 2 large rocks you jump off of into the river.  Everyone had a blast, and Gabe spent most of the time throwing rocks into the river.  Dad Harris spent most of his time behind the video camera.  :)

Daddy and Gabe
Mommy, Gabe and Grandma
Grandma playing in the water with Gabe
Danny jumping in
Scott, after the plunge
Lisa was happy she jumped
Katie waiting her turn to jump in
Grandpa watching Gabe throw rocks in the river
The classic Dad Harris - always behind the video camera!