Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the wild week before the beach

The Saturday evening of Anna Kate's 1st birthday party was a third b'day party for Jenna. These two birthdays set standards high. At Jenna's birthday it was all things prince and princess. Each kid made a personalized crown and Cinderella herself made an appearance.

Miss "Lashes" Jenna (the birthday girl)The rest of the pictures are of the other kids from small group and one big kid.
Allison with her petite princess crown.
Abby (mommy pictured above)
My Love
J and J with Tucker and Ada
Happy 3rd Birthday Jenna girl. We had a fabulous time at your princess filled party!

Next up was a short road trip to Nashvegas to see Brent and Becca. Brent has embarked on a new venture consisting of stand up comedy. He has been taking a class in stand up while in Nashville and we came up for the finale. We already knew Brent's ability to be funny, but it was awesome to see him up on stage and in action. Supposedly speaking in public trumps death when in comes to peoples fears. I would be even more fearful of having to make people laugh up on stage, but Brent did awesome and had us in tears of laughter.

The headliner for the night was Tommy Johnagin. He was H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. We even walked away with one of his CDs. We appreciated his, like Brent, no cussing policy.

After the show we headed to the much talked about Melting Pot with B&B, Casey and Brad. It was incredibly delicious. As a chocolate fean I was in love. We are supposedly getting one here in Chattanooga. So excited.

The night in Nashville led to Ada's first sleep over with Uncle Mark, Aunt Jennifer, Preston and Peyton Carli. Ada went to church with them and stayed in Aunt Jennifer's class while she taught the middle school youth. That night Ada slept in Peyton Carli's room and did not want to go to sleep because she instead wanted to sit up and look around at all the pretty pink hello kitty decor in Peyton's room. We arrived back at 2am, woke her up and took her back home to snuggle in her own bed.

Friday morning was our first walk with the UTC babes. We went to this great park that Melissa recommended over in Collegedale. Pictures is Nolan, Emma and Ada. Owen just arrived a week ago (yippee!)so he will be joining the crew soon!

Saturday was wild and crazy. Starting with a photo session you can see here and then off to Reed's new house to check it out and see if we could help out a little bit. Your house is incredible. You guys have worked your tails off. We can't wait to see the finished product. During our attempts to lend a hand Reed and Ada took a ride with Granna who said they talked and talked and finally fell asleep. We all thought they had continued to nap in the driveway, but when we went to check, this is what we found:

That evening was another photo session pictured here. Jimmy, Ada and I were about to head home to pack up to leave for the beach the next day when we got a call from Mimi saying that my sister Suzi and her son Roman had come in town early and wanted us to come downtown and play.

Roman loves "the hill" in Renaissance Park. He slide down both bare bottom and with cardboard.

Ada wanted to crawl down the hill the entire time. I suppose she chose this direction with gravity working in her favor.

A yummy meal at Greenlife Grocery, capped off with their delicious gelato, made for great fuel to go home and pack after a long-jam-packed-fun-filled-day.


Summer said...

Love the update and all the photos!

Becca and Brent said...

gosh i'm tired just reading your post! what a great post. thanks for the shout out for brent - we are so honored that you guys made the trip for the night's performance. thank you jennifer for keeping ada luv.

miss you guys.

Tammy said...

y'all seem to have the greatest road trips! Fun!!

Amy said...

Whew! Your week was insane... good thing you got some rest at the beach! Way to go Brent! I am sure he is great at stand up. Hope to see him one day! Chris wants him to be on The Last Comic Standing! Roman is so cute!