Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving - Normandy

As mentioned before we headed to Normandy for the Thanksgiving weekend. It was very sobering being on the beaches and seeing footage of the battles that took place there. We have a lot to be thankful for.

The beach near Arromanches. You can still see where the Mulberry Harbor and the bridge they made to send supplies to the troops were.

One of the German artillery bunkers.

The American Cemetary at Omaha Beach.

Walking Omaha Beach. I explained to Chase the significance. Obviously he doesn't understand but one day I think it will be neat for him to look back on the pictures to see he was there.

He just got a coat from grandma and grandpa for an early Christmas gift. He was a little unstable walking and he kept falling and getting sand everywhere. He eventually got the hang of it.
Point Du Hoc

There were a lot of bomb craters still there.

At one restaurant they didn't have a high chair, just a booster seat so we stole grandpa's belt. It worked great!

We were so excited to finally get our chocolate crepes. They weren't as good as the ones in Paris. We all actually liked the chocolate croissants better and stopped on the bakery on our way out of town. I was laughing when in the car Brad wanted his croissant and Mountain Dew!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Special Visitors

We are so excited to have Grandpa and Grandpa here for a week. We have been busy so here is a quick glimpse of the first couple days. Hopefully tomorrow we can relax a little because we are headed to Normandy for Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has a great Turkey Day!

London Eye

Trafalgar Square

Buckingham Palace

Stopping to play in the leaves!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This was taken earlier this week. I would say he is walking (and falling) about 75% of the time. I went to the store this afternoon and was letting him walk around and realized I need to start working on "Come to mommy." Two times of getting out of line to go grab him for him to scream in my hands made that evident. Sorry for my super long yeeeeaaaahhhh in the video. Very annoying!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Gameday and Guy Fawkes Day

Sorry for the delay in posting. Our internet has been really slow. I attempted to upload pictures on Sunday but it was taking forever. Anyways last week was Guy Fawkes Day in the UK so we celebrated on Saturday. I had to wikipedia Guy Fawkes so feel free to as well :) Some friends from church invited us over on Saturday night for bonfire and fireworks.

Chase was getting tired so he didn't last long.
Watching the bonfire with dada.
He liked the sparkler though - he was too tired and cold to stay for the fireworks.

Under all of our coats we were wearing purple! We followed gamecast at our friends house and were so excited that KSU beat KU!! Go Wildcats!
In other exciting news Chase finally decided that he wanted to walk. On Sunday on his 16 month bday he could stand up by himself and walk 15+ steps. He still crawls a lot don't get me wrong but he can walk! I'll try to post a video soon!

Sunday, November 01, 2009


We took Chase to a kids party yesterday. This was on our way there....he was one tired little tiger! You probably think I don't let him nap. I do but he normally wakes up by pooping then won't go back to bed. It is so frustrating!

There was a cardboard box maze there that he loved! When 4 and 5 year olds would go in I was listen for crying but he never did and before long he would come out and go back in again!

Forget trying to get 3 one year olds to look at the camera. They were too interested in each other's costumes!

Ready to GO!