Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We had several tables set up, but the dinning room was my favorite. Nannie, Papa, Adam, and I sat outside. This was our last Thanksgiving sitting on the patio enjoying the warm sun and palm trees.
Michelle, myself, and Jayme posed for a picture while Hunter tried to be apart of the experience.
Nannie helping out in the kitchen.

Everyone visiting and enjoying the game...Joe, sitting on the couch, was a little upset with the outcome of the game, but what can I say. GO TITANS!

Family Photo

The last 4 years, Adam and I have hosted the Annual Boyd Thanksgiving. Our home is open to all of our friends who do not travel home for the holidays. Usually we have between 12 and 16 people. This year we had the most ever...24 people! Everyone brought something to enjoy. I am so lucky to have such a great group of friends here in Southwest Florida. We are going to miss them all.

Nannie was a huge help and Hunter was perfect. The day was wonderful and Herky the Turkey turned out yummy. (Hunter named the turkey this year.) Thanksgiving was the end of Nannie and Papa's trip, but I was so thankful they were able to join us for this wonderful day.

Golfing at Olde Florida

Nannie had one request on this see Olde Florida, Adam's home course. Papa and Daddy enjoyed 9 holes while we rested. Then we joined them for the last 9 and rode around. Hunter is getting better at holding the club and understanding the least putting the ball in the hole. However, Nannie and myself need a little lesson on etiquette with golf carts. I was driving in a cart behind Adam and Papa. I was following them pretty closely. Hunter loves to go up and down the little mounds on the golf course and so I decided to vear off a little and continue to go over the mounds. We were going up the biggest mound and looking forward to going down the other side. When we reached the top of the mound Nannie and I discovered that the mound ended in a very deep sand trap. Thankfully we landed in the trap without tipping over, but it was a scare for all of us. If only there was a camera to see our reactions. Our screams where rather loud also. Thankfully, there were no members around, but I think the Mexican workers got a good laugh out of our little "oopsie".

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beach Time

Hunter loves the beach! Tonight we decided to head out to the beach for a quick little trip. The weather was rather chilly and the water was cold. However, Hunter and Nannie didn't seem to mind...seeing as Hunter AND Nannie fell in. It was a little humorous. Papa enjoyed sitting on the beautiful beach. We are going to miss the beaches here in Naples.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun at the Park

Making Discoveries
How much fun!

Spinning around is fun, but too much might not be as much fun. Below is the picture of while she is enjoying this toy, but the above picture she is having difficulty getting out of it.

Let's diggit'.

This morning we loaded up and went to the dentist. We can't deprive Nannie of dr's offices while she is here. If she is away from them to long she starts to have withdrawals...just kidding.

Hunter needed to have his teethe looked at. Everything turned out great. We then went and did a little shopping. After that we attempted the zoo, but decided that going on a quick trip in the park would be just as much fun and FREE.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Papa and Nannie Arrive

Tonight Papa and Nannie arrived. They are in until Thursday night. Hunter had fun just playing and visiting with them. It is nice to have family in town. I'm not sure who had more fun, Papa, Nannie, or Hunter.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

In Space

Last night we experienced something not many get to experience in a life time. Adam, Hunter, and I were watching the shuttle take off from Cape Canaveral, FL, on TV. Adam suggested we go out in the backyard and see if we can watch it from there. I totally thought it was a silly idea, but played along. We have NO tall trees around our house and you can see for miles because of the flat land. 10 seconds after blastoff we saw a bright flame from behind a cloud. It looked like the sun coming out from behind a cloud at night. It was the shuttle. It was amazing! Hunter and I watched it as it went into space for about 3 minutes. Once it exited our atmosphere, the flame disappeared. SOOOO COOL! One more thing to add to my list of "Things I Experienced in Florida".

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hunter's Birthday Party

The crew enjoying a nice night out on the patio.
Haley helps Hunter unwrap his gift.

Samantha, Haley, and Hunter enjoy dinner outside on the patio.

Agota, Hunter's nanny, was able to stop by for a moment.
This past Saturday we had Hunter's birthday party. I love planning events and having friends over. Hunter had a blast with everyone that was here. The evening unfolded as follows:
1. Play a little outside.
2. Eat dinner with friends
3. Play a little more
4. Sing "Happy Birthday"
5. Eat cupcakes
6. Unwrap gifts
7. Play a little more.
The kids had a blast! Haley is Dominique's daughter and his best friend. Dominique is a family friend and watches Hunter a few days a week. We are truly going to miss them both.

The theme of the party was "A Few of My Favorite Things". Hunter loves playdough, balloons, bubbles, drawing, and playing outside. Saturday night we sent each friend home with a little of each of these experiences. I hope they enjoyed Hunter's favorite things as much as he does.

Hunter is loving life and having fun every minute. Most people call being 2 the "Terrible Twos". I have to agree with my mom and say that it is the "Terrific Twos". Having so much fun with Hunter on the weekends makes the week so much harder.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday!

My very own vacuum!
Happy Birthday to you!

I want another slice please.

Today was Hunter's 2nd Birthday. I can't believe that it has been 2 years. This time 2 years ago I was going in to have a c-section. He was born at 8:22pm. I have been reliving the events of that day today. My mom asked me today if I have ever written those days events down. "NO" is the answer to that question. It was a very rough day that had a great outcome. All I care to cherish about that day was the outcome which I love everyday.
Today we woke up at 6:30am. Hunter was with Agota, our nanny, last night so I'm not sure how many laps they did around the house, but he slept in this morning ;) Very happy about that one. We spent the morning opening presents and having fun with Adam at home. (He doesn't take many mornings off work.) We then loaded up and went to church followed by a trip to Adam's golf course. After finding a few 'gators in the ponds we went to lunch and then headed home for a nap. Because we don't get the Titans on TV, Adam watched the game with his buddies and came home later with a birthday cake. We have spent the rest of the evening enjoying being together. I love being home with my 2 men.