Friday, March 13, 2009

Big Cedar, Chopped Hair, Duct tape

Phillip and I were completely blessed last week to get to go to Big Cedar Lodge for two nights. Some friends from church could not go, so we got their cabin all to ourselves!! It was amazing, so nice, and wonderful to get away in such great weather.

The girls are reading their new BOZ books on the way down to Branson.

As soon as we got to our cabin the girls were off and running, exploring every new room and drawer.

Sweet Canon was content to just sit and watch them run around. He was SUCH a good baby the whole time. We took THREE pack and plays. The girl's got their own room, Canon slept in the main living/kitchen area, and Phillip and I had a really nice master suite. Perfect.

This is the Kitchen. They had a huge shower with 4 shower heads, and a whirlpool bathtub, both of which the girls spent hours in.

At Bass Pro down at The Landing, looking at fish.

Avery's hair curled up so cute! Must have been the humidity.

Avery petting the horses.

Atley petting the horse. They were so cute, waving and saying "hi" to the horses every time we drove by the stables. Such simple things make them so happy. I love it!

Swimming in the indoor pool. They don't look that happy but I promise they were having fun :)

First time in the pool for Canon!

One ready, one to go.

We had a great time!

Avery and Atley got hair cuts on Sunday and sweet Avery's doesn't look much different. But her curls sure are cute~!

Atley's hair before....

And after! We got it chopped.

She looks precious and her hair is much easier to manage now. What a cutie!

Lastly, we are having quite the time getting Avery to keep her clothes on in her bed at night. Many times we will go in to check on her and she is completely naked. Or she will cry in the night because she peed, and was naked, so we have to change her sheets, clothes, diaper and all. sweet, smart husband duct taped her pj's on last night. He wrote her name on it and called it her name tag. Of course Atley wanted one too, so they went to bed with duct tape wrapped around them and woke up this morning completely clothed! Way to go honey, don't you just love duct tape?
and who spells duct tape, duck tape?


The Ruth Review said...
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The Ruth Review said...

well i messed up on my first comment, but here's my second! Atley's hair looks so cute cut that short! Canon looks so big in his swimming shorts, very handsome! and Averys duck taping cracked me up when your mom told me! What a fun adventurous family! Cant wait to see you guys! =)

the berres said...

loved the new pictures. love them! our boys are getting so big! love you.

the broomes said...

Shelly: That is SO crazy that Avery starting taking her clothes off in bed because Anna Bell just starting doing the same thing!!! We resorted to tape as well...once she went poo in her bed and decided to have her own little finger painting session! It was so gross...! And Atley's hair looks adorable! AB has the same haircut! --So basically: I think that my little A is your girls' long lost triplet...:)

Julianne said...

Guys, that duct tape story will live on forever, probably being retold every year at the Thanksgiving table. All just part of your family's "lore".

Love all the pictures. I am so glad you are posting them!! :)

The Buster Bunch said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. I'm so glad you got to get away, just the FIVE of you! Love Atley's hair. Can't wait to see it in person really soon! Love you!

the Schusters said...

Duct tape fixes everything! Canon looks so cute in the trunks... They look like a perfect fit!

Dale . Val . Cruz said...

oh my gosh, only a dad of three young kids would think of using duct tape. whatever you have to do to get the job done!

The Baker's said...

I was hoping to see a picture of the duct tape jammies! Too funny!
I love Canon's trunks! Where did you get them? Chase will need some for the beach in June!

Nat Pat said...

that's so great! i love that both of them had to have the duct tape name tag! :)