Friday, August 5, 2011

We're Home!!!!

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Warning...this is a picture heavy post but it is the easiest (and quickest) way to share with my family and friends!!!
You are getting me LIVE here today!  Did anyone miss me, or should I say, did anyone notice I was gone....hehe!  We've been on vacation but I worked really hard before leaving to make sure no one would notice I wasn't here!  I hope everyone has a had a wonderful last two weeks!  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments!  I'm still working my way through most of them!  I came home to 611 emails in my blog email account and another 160 in my regular account...YIKES!  That is going to take me some time to sort through!  I'm sorry but I don't know that I will get out to visiting everyone right away, but I will make my rounds as soon as possible!  Thanks again for all your support!  I have so many exciting things coming up, so be sure to stop back and say hi again! 
So, some of you saw that yesterday was Middle E's birthday!  Thank you for all the wishes!  She was so happy to hear them!  They are all growing too fast!  I didn't even realize it when I scheduled that post awhile back that I used Oldest E's project!  I should have shown you pics of Middle E on her special day.  Well, here are a few pics of our trip starting with her super fun birthday celebrations yesterday, then back to the rest of our vacation!

This was Middle E waking up to her birthday present sitting on the end of the hotel bed!  She got a box full of scraping stuff and was completely thrilled with it!  She also LOVED her cupcake card!

Can you tell where we went for her special day?  It's the Zoo!!!  She calls herself "Monkey Baby" (she is the child that is always standing at your feet saying "hold me" hence the nickname) and she was thrilled to walk in and see her friends first!  

Yesterday was also Abigal's 1st Birthday.  She is the Zoo's baby giraffe and one of the zoo keepers even stopped Ella today to wish her a happy birthday!  She gave her a giraffe necklace and told her since it is also her special day, she could call the baby giraffe "Abby"!  She sang about Abby all day!

Honestly, we could have walked in the front doors and bought her this bubble gun and she would have been perfectly happy about the day!  It is always the small things that make these little ones day!

Here are all 3 of my little Es looking so sweet together at the Zoo!  When we are going somewhere busy, I dress them all the same so they are easy to spot in a crowd if they wonder off!

They loved their butterfly face paintings! 

Even Baby E had a blast at the zoo!  She learned to say "ZOOOOO"!

Here is where we spent the rest of our vacation!  Like those buckets?  I could have been taking orders for them on the beach!  Everyone loved them!  

The girls LOVED the ocean!  We were out on the beach by 9:00 everyday and spent most of our time there! 

Oldest E is into posing these days which is perfect for my scrapbooks!

Another one of her showing off for the camera!  I had to get one with this amazing background!

Middle E wanted to buy a hermit crab with her Birthday $!

She also bought one for her sister!  They have been having so much fun with them!  We even took them to the zoo (we stowed them away under the stroller because I was afraid they would not make it in the hot car)!

More beach pictures!!

Daddy enjoying the sand too!

This is what happens when your kids have too much ice cream/treats at the beach and then it rains...hehe!  I'm happy they were having fun despite the bad weather that day!

This is the one and only picture of Mommy on the trip (besides the picture that cost $15 at the zoo )!  I'm glad I turned the camera around once and took my own picture of me and Baby E, otherwise no one would have even known Mommy was there!  Isn't that how it always works?

Happy 4th Birthday my dear sweet girl!!!!

I can't wait to get these pictures and the other 300 + scrapbooked!  Hopefully I'll have them done by next years vacation!  A BIG THANK YOU to Chris at Scrap Pickul for suggesting all the great places to visit on our trip!  We all had a wonderful time!  Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Looks like a fun trip.


June Houck said...

Happy 4th birthday, Ella! All 3 of your girls have the most adorable faces…I would be kissing those cheeks ALL day. I love Ellas beautiful curls; gorgeous! I dress my two alike for the very same reason, and fortunately they love being dressed alike or at least similarly :)

I am so happy you all had a fabulous family vacation. Glad you are back in blogland!

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the vacation with all of us!

Robin said...

So precious. I am glad you had a good vacation, and are all back home safe and sound. It looked like everyone was having fun!!


Karen said...

all your pictures made me smile thank you

JulieK said...

OMG! How much fun did you all have!?! You're like the Best Parents ever!!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us..I so love to see pics of families laughing and having fun! Your girls are gorgeous!

Angie said...

A photo of you, quite a surprise! Thanks for sharing all your pics!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing! Your little ones are adorable. :)


Unknown said...

Thanks for including us in your vacation fun through your pictures. You girls are just beautiful! I am so glad you had a good fun vacation. Hugs, Pam at

Arlene said...

Happy 4th birthday to your adorable little girl! Looks like she had a blast...great pictures!

Glora said...

That is awesome. I scheduled a bunch of posts while I was on vacation too and I don't think anyone knew I was gone either. Your family is beautiful and I'm glad you had a great vacation. Hugs- Glora

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wowie you guys did have fun. Yes Amber I realized you were busy even though I saw posts on your blog as you are usually so prompt to drop by. These photos are so lovely... How do you feel now that you are back to daily routine?

janner said...

You had an amazing trip. What a beautiful family. I can't wait to see your scrapbooking projects.

Cely said...

This looks like it was soooo much fun! Your girls are so stinkin adorable!

JoAnn V. ( said...

How fun! Your daughters are so adorable! :)

:: Samantha KT :: said...

What a great vacation! Your daughters are so cute! (I wish I had curls like your middle 'E'!)