Monday, October 31, 2016

Fall Vacation: Part 4 (NC State Fair)

This is my last post about our fall vacation and my mom's visit! On October 13, our family (along with Grandma Judy) had a great time at the NC State Fair, which is one of our favorite annual events. We enjoyed visiting the exhibits and riding the rides. After we ran out of ride tickets, we ate a funnel cake and deep fried pecan pie before we headed home. We look forward to going to the fair again next year!

Savannah on the trampoline:

Savannah and Hadley were all smiles on this ride:

Grandma Judy and Hadley

Savannah got her face painted

Hadley and Tal

One of our favorite annual traditions is to have Savannah and Hadley weighed at the State Fair:

Savannah (7) weighed 62.7 lbs:

Hadley (2) weighed 29.7 lbs:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall Vacation: Part 3 (Pullen Park)

Our family enjoyed having Grandma Judy stay with us from October 10-14! On October 14, Grandma Judy and I took Savannah and Hadley to a local park. We spent about 3 hours playing on the playgrounds, as well as riding the kiddie boats and carousel.  At the park, we joined our friend Linda and her grandson Tyson. It was a fun, affordable, and family-friendly way to spend the day with friends and eat a picnic lunch!

Savannah on the tire swing

We have been to Pullen Park many times, and this is the first time Savannah climbed to the top of the "spider web:"

Savannah was so brave!

Kiddie Boats

Hadley loved riding the see-saw with Grandma Judy!

Linda and Tyson


Savannah, Tyson, and Hadley

Grandma's 100th Birthday Party (in Oct 2015)

My Grandma Rowell celebrated her 101st birthday last week! Last year, in October 2015, Savannah, Hadley, and I flew to Illinois to celebrate my Grandma's 100th birthday. We enjoyed seeing family and friends and celebrating Grandma's milestone birthday.  (This post is for my mom who has patiently waited a year for me to post the rest of my pictures from Grandma's birthday weekend.)

Hadley's (1) first airplane ride! 

Hadley (1), Grandma (100), and Savannah (6)

A local bank wished Grandma a Happy 100th Birthday on their marquee:

Guest Book at Grandma's party

Up until a few years ago, Grandma loved to sew and make crafts. 
She kept a collection of buttons for her projects:

Grandpa and Grandma

Grandpa and Grandma with Grandma's mom, dad, brother, and sister:

Grandpa and Grandma with four of their children. 
My mom, who was baby #5, wasn't born yet when this picture was taken:

Below is a picture of our family at Grandma's 100th birthday party. 
Only two family members were missing!

Savannah and Hadley met their cousins for the first time:
Hannah, Sarah, Abby, and Allie

Savannah and her cousin Hannah

Four Generations:
The girls and I with my mom and Grandma:

Savannah and Hadley

My Aunt Joy (my mom's sister) created these hand-written timelines for each decade of Grandma's life. Each timeline includes important world events and inventions, as well as family photos and what was happening in Grandma's life during that time:

Grandma Judy and Hadley