Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Weekend at Nana and Pawpaw's

Where to begin? Grantham and I had decided to visit my parents in Georgia one last time before Grantham's new baby brother is born (an 8 hour drive with a three year old is not very fun when you are more than 6 months pregnant). We had a blast! The night we arrived Auntie Kara and Uncle Josh's church had a fall festival that we got to participate in. Auntie Kara and I got to have a scrapbooking night at Archiver's (my favorite scrapbooking store) while Nana and Pawpaw watched Grantham. Then the next day Mom and I went shopping in Atlanta for maternity clothes, since this baby and Grantham will be exactly 3 1/2 years apart everything I own is winter and with the 100 average temp in Mississippi already in June I knew I would need new maternity clothes (not that I am complaining I love to shop:) ). Sunday we went to church and hung around the house with Uncle Josh and Auntie Kara. Then on Tuesday we decided to go Strawberry picking. A past time that Grantham and I both love but have had no luck finding a patch in Mississippi, so we were thrilled to go with Nana and Pawpaw. Needless to say we REALLY enjoyed our time in Georgia and are so glad we made the long trip!

Strawberry picking:
Nana and Grantham enjoying the fruits of their labor
Grantham, me and Pawpaw searching for red strawberries
Grantham eating more than he is picking A fun and successful day :)

Learning about cars from Uncle Josh

An inflatable baseball game at the church fall festival (Grantham is proving to be a lefty both in his batting and kicking)
Talking Auntie Kara's ear off (always the center of attention)
Once again the center of attention

I don't know if you can see this picture very well but this is Grantham beating his Uncle Josh in an inflatable obstacle course (they were both flying through the course)

A lot of special time with Pawpaw

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Kendrick/Cruiz Wedding

The main reason for our visit to Chicago was for Grantham to be in Melinda's wedding (John's cousin). There were many mishaps along the way including a four hour plane delay making us arrive in Chicago around midnight instead of seven, a four hour drive to the wedding rehersal (30 minutes away)because traffic and the weather was so bad in downtown Chicago, never getting to bed before 11pm ect. But overall Grantham did a wonderful job during the wedding and had a blast dancing at the reception that night. Also John's whole family was able to make it, which is a huge treat since they live all over the world:)Getting ready for the wedding All the Pulcini grandchildrenThe entire crew
The reception afterwards:

Dancing the night away with Papa (who has now become Daddy for some unknown reason)Trying to lead Cousin KristenPepaw and Grantham laughing about a fan?pooped after a very long weekend and night of dancing!!!!!!!!!!

A visit to Chicago (Auntie Katy and Uncle Chip's)

We had a fast and furious trip to Chicago so that Grantham could be in John's cousin's wedding. We were so excited because we were going to get to stay with my brother and his wife (Auntie Katy and Uncle Chip). They have a little puppy Callbe who was the highlight of Grantham's trip. We wish we could have spent more time with them but thoroughly enjoyed the time we had and hope to visit again! Here are a few pictures:
Grantham would have spent all day everyday chasing Callbe. A boy and his dog (okay borrowed dog but I think John likes this arrangement best:) )
A trip to the museum with Auntie Katy. Grantham's favorite part was a high school band that was playing in the lobby when you entered.

On the steps of the museum

Auntie Katy and Uncle Chip - Thanks for letting us invade your home!!!!