Thursday, September 30, 2010

Disney With Grammy

Last week my mom went down to the Magic Kingdom with me and the girls. We had an absolute blast! Charlotte adores her Grammy and asked about going to Disney World with her for days before we left. Here are some pictures from our day.

The sky-writing we saw from the parking lot

Mom and the girls seeing Mickey & Minnie. This is becoming my favorite part of the parks. Charlotte loves seeing them!

Reason #128 why Grammy is cooler than Mommy: She crawls into tiny spaces to play

Meeting the princesses

Naomi sharing her cantaloupe with Grammy

Charlotte having a blast with her Grammy on Dumbo

Some of the construction going on at the back of the park. This will eventually have an area for some more of the princesses. I believe it will include a "Be Our Guest" restaurant from Beauty & the Beast (which comes out again next week, by the way!), a ride from The Little Mermaid, and something for Princess Aurora, but I can't remember what exactly.


Pirate Goofy

Reason #376 why Grammy is cooler than Mommy: Grammy plays in the water

Cooling off

Charlotte seeing Mickey & Minnie in the parade

At the end of the day, finishing off her cantaloupe

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rollins Weddings

Many moons ago we went to some fantastic weddings to celebrate new additions to the Rollins family. Because I slack and don't blog often, I'm just now getting around to uploading the pictures. Better late than never... And the quality of the pictures are horrible because I was holding a squirming baby while taking most of them.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel and Vanessa Rollins

We traveled up to Nashville to see Nathaniel and Vanessa get married. It was such a beautiful ceremony! We enjoyed seeing several aunts and uncles and lots of cousins.

Uncle Tim and Aunt Cindy


James (This is the best shot I could get of him? Seriously need to work on my photog skills!)

Alex. He's a handsome little guy and by that smile, I'm going to guess he knows it :)


Nick & Hannah



All of them are members of the Tim & Cindy Rollins clan. (Their oldest, Tim and his family, could not be there because of his service in the military.) "Be fruitful and multiply!"

Naomi showing off in the parking lot of the church

Alex dancing with Charlotte. She hardly left the dance floor all night!

Naomi and Kristina (another Rollins cousin)

At the end of August we traveled up to Chicago to see the wedding of Jamie and Nate in her parent's back yard. It was a beautiful and very special ceremony. They were actually married a week before at Nate's parent's home so that his mom could be there to see them get married. She was battling pancreatic cancer and couldn't make the trip from her home in Indiana to Chicago. Thanks to Skype, though, she was able to see the second ceremony as well. She wasn't able to be there to celebrate the wedding with the rest of the family, but she is now part of the eternal celebration in Heaven. Praise the Lord!

The only picture I got of the bride and groom. I'm going to use the squirmy baby excuse again.

Naomi enjoying a snuggle with Uncle Bennie

Naomi flirting with Uncle John, who I'm pretty sure she thought was her Pop.

After the ceremony and a nap back at the hotel, we headed into downtown Chicago for a couple hours.

Orange and blue sunset. God is definitely a Gator fan.

How we set up the hotel room so the TV wouldn't bother Naomi while she slept

Naomi, on her first flight, doing a little light reading. She got a little fussy on one of the legs of the trip, but overall was a great traveler. (Because we'd have to pay for a ticket for Charlotte, she stayed back home with her Grammy and Grampy and had an absolute blast! This trip was the longest I had been away from her so I was more than anxious to have my big girl in my arms again!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gator Football 2010

We celebrated the first Gator game of the season with Dusty & Arin, Chad & Amber, and all the kids here at our house. The game was a little stressful, but we won and had a great time with the family.

Daddy and his girls!

Naomi, making a very important call

Charlotte, modeling the tutu I made her

Hanging out

Charlotte and Ella, dressing up and getting glam

Appropriate outdoor attire

The dads took the kids out back to catch some fish

Charlotte looked, but absolutely would not touch the fish!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Disney - Part II

Jared and Naomi showing off and looking cute

Charlotte couldn't fight the nap off any longer.

This little moment melted my heart. Daddy fixing his little girl's hair :) I guarantee the only reason he did this is because he knew I made those little ears for the girls and was hoping they'd wear them throughout the day. Such a wonderful father and husband!

This is the sky as we were leaving. I don't know if it was a spotlight thingamajig (according to spell-check, "thingamajig" is a word! Who knew?!) or clouds, but how neat does that sky look!

We bought weekday passes so we can get into all four of their parks Monday - Friday, with the exception of some block-out dates. The block-out dates are the times that school is out, so during the summer, two weeks at Christmas, and two weeks during the spring. It's so crowded during those times that we likely wouldn't go then anyway. I'm quite excited about it! I'm trying to decide when our next trip should be. Jared says he needs more than a week to recover. He's a Disney light-weight like that :)