Friday, July 15, 2011

bradshaws + johns = fun

I wanted to post some of the pictures from my family's visit last weekend. As I mentioned in my earlier post, we spent Friday night together down in Market Square! It is one of our favorite places ever in Knoxville. There is just so much to do, and I can't fail to mention that we love several restaurants down there. My mom insists on going nearly every time she is in town, and we are always happy to oblige. So, this night together, we loaded up the van and my parents' car and headed that way.

The Girls (minus me and Stella)

The boys (plus Nora and Stella)

While Emily and Hillary checked out a few of the shops, Nora and Liam played in the fountains.  Liam always starts out a bit skittish, but if Nora helps him out, he quickly warms up to the idea of getting soaked by the water.

After playing awhile in the water, we were ready for supper.  We decided to eat at one of our favorite places Cafe 4.  We enjoyed quite a feast...everyone ordering something different and sharing with each other.

Emily-- our city girl.

Patiently waiting for her supper.

Our silly boy--always trying to make others laugh!
After our dinner, Stella decided she wanted some supper of her own:

So we took the opportunity to play and get a few family photos:

Such a handsome little man.

Tree hugger

Hillary and Stella being silly.

All of the girls:

Being silly--even Stella participated.

We later wandered over to Mast General Store where a few of us couldn't help but act crazily:

On Saturday, we conquered Dollywood, but I didn't bring my camera.  But, on Sunday, I actually remembered to grab my camera on our way out of the door to church.  I managed to capture a few pictures, but I did NOT get any of Stella in her beautiful new dress that Nana bought her.  Nor did I manage to get a family picture of all of us on that special day.  Nora and Liam posed a bit for me in their new outfits, but you can imagine how difficult it is to capture a perfect picture with those two!

Finally, I did manage one shot of Stella as Aunt DeDe held her after church:

We had such a great weekend together as a family!  Can't wait till we are all together again.

1 comment:

joy said...

you are so brave to be getting out so much so soon after Stella is born...but then again its almost easier and how about #3? Is it just another one? i mean like not in an i don't care about her way, but in a im already doing this with two others kind of way? so curious how the effects of #3 will be for our little family..guess we will see soon.