Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stone Mountain Camping Day 2 8/28/2011

A happy Brooke on Daddy's shoulder's in front of Stone Mountain!
The lady that plays the "bell concerts" at the Carillion.

The Carillon tower is just speakers the lady told us, the bells are actually under the sidewalk that you walk on to go to the tower. We had no idea, and probably most people don't .

The Carillon Tower established 1965.

Sister's at the lady's organ, she played "It's a Small World" as we walked away.

The plaque about the history of the Carillon Tower.

Brooke & Lindsay in front of Stone Mountain.

Mike tried several attemps to get each of them to smile at the same time!

He finally gave up!

Mike found this spot at the camp site and he told the girls' he found an abandoned "fairy house"!!

Too cute! They loved it!!!

Camping at Stone Mountain 8/26-8/28

UNCLE Paul carries Brooke to the train depot.

Dad, Mom, Aunt Agatha, Uncle Paul and Brooke on the train. The girls' wanted to ride on the train first thing.

Brooke in Uncle Paul's lap and mom smiling behind.

Lindsay giving me "the look" because she does not want to smile, she was in a mood. Boy she has that look down!

Scenery from the train.

Lindsay trying not to smile!

Trying not to fall asleep on the train. We were up past midnight the last night!

Daddy's girl!!

Brooke crashes on the train in Uncle Paul's arms.

Lindsay flattens out s penny at the top of Stone Mountain.

Brooke shows off her flattened penny.

A very happy Brooke, enjoys that she got 2 pennies.

Lindsay poses with the wild Daisey's on top of Stone Mountain.

The Daisy Festival should be coming soon.

Mom & Dad Happy 81st Birthday Dad!!!

The marker for the top of Stone Mountain.

Lindsay loves being at the very TOP of the Mountain!!

Lindsay in a MUCH better MOOD! Dancing on top of the world!

Singing on TOP of the World!!

Skipping on top of the WORLD!

I call this Lindsay's Flamingo impression!

Brooke and Lindsay digging for rocks.

Brooke tries to pick up some stones.

Lindsay running on top of Stone Mountain.

Skipping over the rocks! Oh, to have that energy and BALANCE again!!

A photo of the famous relief on Stone Mountain as we were going up the Sky Lift.

We had a great time camping out and celebrating Mike's dads' 81st birthday, the girls had a great time with their cousins' Derek and Adam, Adam had to leave to go to a birthday party for a friend this day. They also went to do some mini golf and some sky hike time since our girls' are too little for the sky hike, much to their dismay!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I was Queen of the Murph 8/19/2011

This is the incredible BONZO cake that they serve at Murphy's and is my nephew Michael Dubois' favorite dessert ever!!

Mike and I got to go to Murphy's in Virginia Highland's last week where we each recieved a free entree. Because I was the Queen of Murphy's for a week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

8/19/2011 Dress Up Day At Lindsay's School

Brooke sleeping this morning in an odd position!

Lindsay in her Bon Jovi outfit before school!

Smiling very big to try and show off the gap in between her teeth.

Lindsay at her desk! Love my Bon Jovi shirt and how much it stands out!

Lindsay with her teacher Ms. Chee-How.

Lindsay and Sheiyanne!

Lindsay with her BFF at school Meleigha (Meleigha's m0mmy is my co-room mom!)

Picture of some of her class lined up as they get ready to go into their classroom!

Love all the "Rockstar's"!!!!

I took photos of all the kid's that dressed up, check out how they pose for me! I love the little boys spikey mohawk. Someone worked hard on his hair this morning. Lindsay didn't understand why I wanted to try to make her hair "BIG"! 80's big!

L-R: Sheiyanne, Meleigha, Josieah, Lindsay.
I think a majority of the school went with "rock star" instead of "celebrity". I just can't wait to see what the fundraiser is!

Mike and I have a date night tonight and we are going to Murphy's in the Virginia Highland's.


I have been looking forward to this for weeks! Mike and I are going to go shop the All For Kid's 1/2 price sale tomorrow at Mt. Paran. I have a 75.00 credit to shop for more of Lindsay's winter wardrobe!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here is Lindsay trying on my Bon Jovi shirt the night before school's dress up day. We will have to pin up the shirt better in the morning!
Lindsay lost her tooth in "after care at Discovery Point" she actually ended up pulling it out herself. We were pretty shocked that she did that. The daycare had the tooth necklaces for her to put it on until she got picked up. Lindsay was so funny at bed time normally she keeps a hodge podge of stuff under her pillow (most likely so Brookie won't get her hands on it), so she felt the need to clean house under her pillow for the tooth fairy. Then she decided that she wanted to KEEP her first lost tooth, yet STILL get PAID! Daddy and Mommy were not going for that deal at all. We told her maybe another time she looses a tooth IF she has time to write the T.F. a letter. She wasn't all that happy with us and that answer and we promptly reminded her that she had to get up a little earlier tomorrow so Mommy can create her into a female Jon Bon Jovi, teased hair and all as tomorrow is dress up as your favorite celebrity or rock star day at school. They are having their first assembly tomorrow about their first fund raising project. Watch out everyone, we are going to be looking for interested buyers soon!!!

Oh and SHOUT OUT to my niece Mary on her 30th BIRTHDAY!!
We love & Miss you!!
Chris, Mike, Lindsay and Brooke!!