Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aunt Candice's Reception

June 23, 2012

On the 4th day of the wedding extravaganza, the Bullards hosted a reception celebrating Candice and Josh's wedding.  Elsie and Matty got right back into playing with each other, this time at the drink station!

They had so much fun playing with the water in the tubs!

Check out the video of these two playing and singing along!

Of course then Elsie was soaked.  A rest in the sun just wasn't quite enough to dry her off.

Time for an outfit change while this dress from G-GMa dries out!

Jack had Duncan duty most of the weekend.  They were very happy to be playing peek-a-boo with Daddy's sunglasses!


Yummy sunglasses!

 Aunt Candice and Uncle Josh cut their cake...

...and then fed it to each other!

Elsie challenged Aunt Becky to a twirly dress competition.  

Elsie was very disappointed that Aunt Becky's dress didn't really twirl up.

 Whee!  Swings from Aunt Becky and Eddie!

And then some tickles!

A quick smooch for Mommy and Daddy after Mommy's fabulous Matron of Honor speach!

Elsie hanging with Mackenzie, Maria, and Mulberry.

And the last dance of the night was for Mommy and Daddy.  We danced to our wedding song, "Annie's Song," on the same spot we did almost 10 years earlier!

Aunt Candice's Wedding at Buehler's Idlewild Inn

June 20-21, 2012

Aunt Candice's 4-day wedding extravaganza started off at Buehler's Idlewild Inn in the Poconos.  The girls kicked off the celebration by relaxing in the 100-year old swing...and promptly breaking the chains!  Everyone was OK, we had a good laugh, and the swing was fixed by the next day!

We kicked off the next morning with a delicious breakfast and a girls' walk.  Go Team Bride!

Elsie and Mommy enjoyed exploring in the forest.  Although we spend a lot of time outside, we don't often get into the woods.  Elsie learned about moss and navigating through the undergrowth.

A great picture of Elsie walking back down the path to the Inn.  A big difference from her ride on my shoulders up the hill!

After the hike, we hit the lake.  Aunt Kate, Mommy, and Elsie enjoyed the pedal boat.

And then Elsie got another ride with Papa Pete in the canoe.

We cooled off in the pool for a while, waiting for the boys to return from their hot golf outing.  The Phippses were very lucky - we slept in the only air conditioned room in the cabin.  It can be great travelling with the little ones!

 Then it was wedding ceremony time!

Aunt Kate took some fantastic photos of our little Duncan while the girls finished getting ready.

Such a handsome boy!

Uncle Pete was the officiant, and Elsie loved that his tie matched her flower girl dress.

Aunt Kate tried real hard, but Duncan was not in the mood to take a picture with Elsie!

Elsie and Matty were the flower girls.  Since Elsie was the experienced member of this duo, she helped get Matty down the aisle.  These two were so cute all weekend!!

Our precious Duncan!

G-Gma and Papa!

The Bullard siblings!

Elsie and Matty got a ride in the wagon after the ceremony and had so much fun!

Wrapping the ribbons around the handle.

Aunt Candice and Uncle Josh

Our family!

J-Ma and Papa Pete

Aunt Kate and Uncle Pete

So after the ceremony and dinner, we hung out near the pool.  Elsie and Matty decided to play on the hammock.  I think this thing actually occupied them for 30 minutes...and provided all of us some fun entertainment, as well!!

A great video of the girls!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

EA Summer Camp fun!

June 15, 2012

Duncan has been doing lots of fun things at EA this summer!  There is sports class with balls!

He gets to garden outside.  Duncan is being so gentle to the plants in this picture!

Painting inside.

And then, of course, eating the paint!!  Yum!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Duncan is a climbing pro!

 June 15, 2012

 I am really impressed with Duncan's ability to climb up our little climber.  It is a really big step to the top of this thing, and Duncan handles it like a pro.

And then he hops right down like it is no big deal!

Check out Duncan in action!

Elmhurst Carnival

June 9, 2012

We went to the Elmhurst Carnival in June with the Gaetos.  It was very hot that day, but we all had fun!

I was so proud of Elsie!  After a rough start on the tea cups (Elsie was not a fan), she was brave enough to get on this little roller coaster. 

Elsie held on real tight the whole time!

Ava and Elsie enjoyed the pink elephant...

  ...and the green one!

We enjoyed a funnel cake and lemonade, and then came back to our place.  Two sweaty girls!