Sunday, November 22, 2009

Smokey Mountains Day 3 of Vacation

On Sunday, our final day of vacation, we went into downtown Gatlinburg and did some shopping, ate at the Pancake Pantry, and Chase played another putt-putt course with his Daddy, Uncle Tim and Uncle Billy. It was a cool little course and it was like being in a rain forest. He was so upset when he had to return the pudder and golf ball. We then went to Dollywood again that afternoon, and Chase rode the beautiful carosel again and this time he rode an awesome reindeer. This was the most gorgeous carosel that I've ever seen! We then went to kiddie land and Chase and his Daddy rode some flying elephants, he loved that too! He does not seem to be scared of anything!! We then went to Santa's Workshop at Dollywood and Chase sat in Santa Claus's lap and also Mrs. Claus's lap, I was so very proud that he sat there for awhile and was not scared, he even listened to what Santa had to say! We then went to the musical show, Babes in was a great show and one of the singers, Goldielocks, came out in the audience and put her arm around Chase and sang to him, he just smiled!! We had another fun time today and made many memories to cherish for a lifetime!! We had a fabulous vacation with everyone!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Smokey Mountain Vacation 2009

We began Chase's first vacation trip to the mountains on Friday morning, November
20th...we did not arrive until 2:30am in the wee hours of the morning. Chase slept a lot of the trip but it was a long drive, 7 hours!! We got up late that morning, and then went to play mini-golf at Ripley's Davey Crockett putt-putt course. It was so cute with all the mountain scenes, bears, water, etc.....Chase loves to golf and he even got another pink ball which is his favorite. The story behind the pink ball is like this...Randy has golfed for many years with his brother, Tim and friend, Buddy. Whoever is the losing player, must putt the following game with the pink ball! Chase came home with the pink golf ball the first time he played with his Daddy. Back to to details of our vacation.....We then drove through Cade's Cove and it was so awesome!!! We were able to see many deer and we actually never saw a black bear. We saw a huge buck and we were able to get pretty close to him...WOW...Saturday was so busy for us....we packed so much into our second day on vacation. We started out going to the Aquarium and Chase loved it, the saw lots of fish, and a lot of sharks!!! We then walked to the Sky Lift and he got the biggest kick out of this. It made me so nervous to have him on the lift but Randy assured me he'd be okay and he was fine......he loved it going up so high!!!! We then left and went to Ober Gaitlinburg, a ski resort though the slopes were closed. We then went to Dollywood and has a blast!!! It was Christmas in the Smokies at Dollywood and we got there late in the evening and they allow you to come back the next day too with the same ticket!! We saw an awesome night time parade twice, and the rode the Dollywood Express which was truly a treat!! We rode the choo-choo train at night....Chase's first train ride....he fell asleeo about half way into the ride through the ride. We then went out to eat and arrived back at the cabin about 10pm...we were all exhausted and especially our little man Chase. He had done so well today without a name and we truly had a fabulous time so far!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fun Weekend visiting with Haylie and Nenean too!

Chase had such a fun weekend and stayed with his "Nenean" on Saturday while I went Christmas shopping! He always has fun at her house...he played with her dollhouse and actually fell asleep on top of it, and later terrorized her dogs with his drill! Kim picked Chase up from Jonean's house about 5pm and then he went home with his big "Sissy" and Haylie!!! He loves staying with Haylie, when I told him that morning that he was going to stay with Haylie, he jumped up in the air and yelled..."Yay!" He went with them that night to some friends house to watch football and they played outside on a playground with several other kids while the adults watched the football game. Kim tried to get him to eat a roasted marshmellow but he did not like it!!
Chase has really been whining alot while at home with us and he did not cry any at all while at Kim's house, he was really good....amazing! I'm glad he had such a really good time this weekend. After I experienced such a frightening moment at work on Friday with the shooting at Berry Hill Place, it really did me some good to have some me time. Though, Friday night after the event, all I wanted to do was snuggle in bed with my sweet baby boy all night!!! That really made me feel the best.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Curious George Halloween 2009

Chase was the cutest monkey I've ever seen on Halloween, he loves Curious George and his costume was so perfect for him! We had a blast the entire Halloween weekend. We started out at Truck or Treat at First Baptist Church with all the kids and grandkids on Friday night, the night before Halloween. Chase loved collecting all the candy but the highlights of the night was the "go fishing" game and being able to get inside the real fire truck with Alexis. We then went back to the house and all the little ones stayed with me while the bigger kids went to the Haunted Alley. We then all had a late night pizza dinner and Chase stayed up until almost 10pm playing with Haylie, Carlynn and Alexis. We then went to Thelma Baptist Church on Halloween night to their Harvest Festival and Chase played all kind of neat games with Haylie. They had about 25 or more games for little ring, golf game, toilet toss, corn maze, etc...We then took Chase to Montgomery to go "trick or treating" door to door in Dalraida with his Uncle Tim and Aunt Becky. He loved that too, and caught on really quickly. When he saw a house with lights on, he would say.."there's one...there's one!" We saw Santa Claus while "trick or treating" too. What an awesome costume for Halloween! This Halloween was so much fun, thanks too my little man!!!!! I know he loved it all!!