Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fall 2013 - Sightseeing with Silas

 We really enjoyed the time Silas was able to spend with us - in fact, we (and the church people) decided we wouldn't mind keeping him :) I had a Dr. appointment while he was here, so we took him along with us...He took this picture of Anna in the van - and a bunch of others! Hopefully he'll post more sometime, but here are some of the ones with us in them.
 Aaron and the girls sometimes go to the park while I'm in the dr. office - they brought bread to feed the ducks, but a flock of pigeons came too -
 Silas caught one of them -
 Aaron pushing the girls on swings at the playground -
 The Parthenon replica -
 Aaron, Esther, Anna, and Uncle Silas
 Then we parked downtown and went for a walk -
 This is Bicentennial Park - We didn't even know it existed, but it's pretty interesting and since we didn't have time to see everything, hope to go back someday.
 Reading about our state -
 Walking on a huge map of TN -
 We decided to go up to the capitol building - Many, many steps! I guess it's the highest hill in the city. Silas helped carry Anna when I got too tired -
 Aaron taking a turn with Anna -
 There were several different places to take pictures at different heights -
 We walked around the building and saw what there was to see -
 Such as this statue of Sgt. York -
 The front of the capitol building - we decided to stay and take the tour and it was well worth it!
 Silas above the city -
 Inside the building -
 The House of Representatives -
 These last two were the only ones I took -
The girls quickly found a cubbyhole to hang out in behind this statue (which we had to explain was not an idol!). They almost fell asleep during the tour, but the rest of us learned a lot of neat things!

OK - this is the last fall 2013 post - I believe there are 9 in all, so if you go all the was back to the corn maze pictures, before the Hermitage ones, before the birthday've seen them all!

The new baby is due Dec. 30 and I just had a check up today - everything seems to be measuring right, the heartbeat is good, but no signs of it being anytime soon. Thankfully - I have quite a list of things to get done before it's Christmas cards...although I think I'll try to pack for the hospital soon, just in case!

It got up around 70 degrees yesterday, but it's supposed to be cold and freezing rain this weekend, so we'll see - we have a lot of things going on this week, so hopefully the bad weather will skip us. We'll actually be here for Christmas this year - it'll be the first on in MN I've ever missed, but am looking forward to a relatively quiet month before the new baby arrives...

If you remember, please keep us in your prayers!


Jennifer Where the Green Grass Grows said...

Enjoyed all the update post :) Lots of great pictures. Glad to hear you all are doing well!!

Amos and Rebekah said...

Always enjoy seeing pics of our nieces and you all! Thanks for the update! :)