Sunday, December 21, 2008

We had the best time last weekend with the Stewart family! We all took off to Pigeon Forge on Friday for a day of shopping. That night we crashed at a cabin in Gattlinburg. The next morning we all managed to get ourselves up and ready for an extremely cold day at Dollywood. I have to brag on all three kids. They were all very well behaved. Ellie and Lexy rode every ride for which they were tall enough. We were looking forward to the parade of lights that started at 7:30pm; however, the three girls were exhausted so we will have to do that another time. Sunday morning was crazy trying to get up, pack, get dressed for church, and check out. We did manage to get to church before the sermon was over!!

After lunch and more shopping, we traveled to Bryson City, NC for the Polar Express train ride. Last year we went during the daytime and were very disappointed. After talking to Rebecca and hearing how great of a time they had at night last year, I decided to try for a night ride. I have no regrets! It was completely different. They turned the lights off in the train and you could really enjoy the Christmas lights throughout the ride. The girls loved it!! As busy as we stayed, we still were not ready to go home Sunday night. Lexy even wanted to go back to the cabin. We have decided to make the Stewart/Dotson Christmas weekend an annual event.

Sorry, my pictures are backwards! This is Santa on the Polar Express train ride. All the kids got a bell.

Lexy's favorite part of the movie is the handing out of hot chocolate. She was singing right along with the song!

We are so thankful daddy works hard for us girls!

This was taken when the train first pulled up. Another thing we didn't get to see last year. Lexy flipped out when she figured out what was coming.

This was Lexy's favorite ride! She is still talking about the "tea cup ride with Adam, Mary Katherine and Ellie. Adam went fast. I liked it."

She is a Santa fan this year!

Prego did get to ride some rides.

Lil' lunch at Dollywood.

Ok, this is my absolute favorite picture of the whole trip! Look at Katelynn's big blue eyes. She is such a trooper.

Only two reindeer on the carousel and Lexy had to ride one.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's a Girl!

A few weeks ago, a friend from college offered to scan me and see how the baby was doing. She works at a high risk ob office with the very best equipment in town. She scanned the baby from head to toes. When she turned the 4D image on Lexy went crazy! She was so excited to see a real baby in my belly. When she scanned down to see if it was a girl or boy, it was the most obvious looking girl ever. Jaime and I both started laughing! Poor Russell would have loved a boy. Instead he is blessed with another healthy little girl. Now, Lexy likes to play this joke on people and tell them it is a boy. Crazy girl!