Summer Vacation 2005
Well I shall to type a bit with the pics and see what I can remember of our vacation. Our first stop
was Orlando Florida to visit Matt's side of the family. On the drive from the airport to their house AJ
got his first wish Taco Bell, which he got many times throughout our stay. We stayed with uncle Jeff,
Aunt Carla and cousin Sydney. Seemed we were on the go the whole time. The kids got to enjoy Epcot,
the Science center, Gatorland, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Downtown Disney and just being to play outside
in a real yard. Which is something that will be greatly missed. Oh and can't forget shopping at Wal-Mart or
Toys R Us and I turned another year older
Atticus with his Grandma Toni his cousin Sydney
Jeff, Matt, Chris Abby and Jack
Aiden, Abby, Sydney, AJ and Atticus at Gatorland
Yes those are real gators, well the ones Abby and AJ are on.
Sydney, Aiden and AJ got their faces painted, Abby choose to get a tattoo that I didn't get a good pic of.
At Downtown Disney by Lego Land, The dog and family, robot and dino are all made of legos
Me and my boys on my bday at Rainforest Cafe Aiden with Buzz Matt and Aiden
Onward to Wisconsin we went to visit my side of the family. While there we did quite a few things as you will see below. We had Atticus's
Baptized, went to the zoo in Madison, House on the Rock, the Rock country Fair and Storybook Gardens and Wildlife in the Dells (the kids
wanted the water parks but with two little ones, it will have to wait). Matt and the two older ones also made the side trip to DC to visit some
friends, though with the lost luggage issue they didn't see many. After Matt left we went with my sister and her kids to Kansas to visit more family
and then came home by way of St. Louis to stop in and see Zayne. Whom AJ loved playing PS2 with. It was great to see them and wish we lived
closer to see more of them. AJ also loved being there because he got to duel with his Yugi cards with Shaun and Brennen. Aiden learned
to ride his first bike, which he loved. It was nice having a yard to play in and sidewalks to ride their bikes on, they will miss it. Atticus
learned to roll over and sit for a little bit by himself.
Father Kevin, Atticus, Lisa, Matt, Sandy and Jeff The Taylor Family Ashley and Atticus
At the zoo
Feeding goats at the zoo AJ with his beloved Penguins
House on the Rock
Abby turned 13!!!! The cake we had at the get together in KS, to celebrate July bdays.
Abby at her entire name.
Great Grandma, Katrina, Aiden, AJ, Grandpa John, Atticus, Abby and Ashley
The Arch in St. Louis, we hadn't really planned to see it, we were going just to see Zayne but
how could we be so close and not.
This pic AJ took, I love that he got the shadow in it.
Katrina, AJ, Zayne, Abby, Ashley, Atticus, Aiden The 5 of us that went up in the Arch.
At Storybook Gardens
The old lady who lived a shoe she had so many kids she didn't know what to do, but I know she didn't try to get them all in a pic.
Trina, Nic, Auty, Abby, Ashley, Atticus, AJ, Aiden, Alexia, Nate
AJ in the little house. All accept Atticus were in it at once. Nate and Aiden
At the Rock County Fair
I think the Rock county fair would be one of the kids favorites, we had been to a county fair since Aiden was a baby so it has been a couple of years. We went 3 days, first day was for wrist band day and the kids rode the rides from 12:00-10pm. We went with Ashley, Katrina and Shaun and then meet up with some more friends, so they had plenty of friends to ride with. Aiden I guess didn't no one his age in the group but he didn't seem to mind. He did do the bumper cars with AJ a few times and then this thing called "The Fly" where you lay down and they harness you in and then it takes you flying around. If I had let him go on it earlier instead of the last ride he would have done it over and over I think. He did do the slides over and over. They had a few different ones, the one in the pics,. one where you sit on a potato sack and one that has an obstacle course before the slide. I stood by them for a good 30m a few times while he went down, down and down again. We went the second day to see Bill Engval, he was hilarious. The third day was to see Charlie Daniels and walk through the tents and animal barns. I think the highlight there was milking a goat, which they got a blue ribbon for. I however have no pics.
They all won a can of vegetables!!
They had a corn box to play in. Since Aiden can't make snow angels in made a corn angel!! The slide he loved!!
Aiden loved having camera wars with Grandma Susie. The Fairies Abby made. Aiden riding his bike.
Business is the way to travel, if you have to be on a plane for a day