Monday, July 12, 2010

Hot Springs

My mom and dad planned a mini vacation to Hot Springs for our summer vacation. This is the 2nd year we stayed at my dad's friends lake house. It was so relaxing!!! Cody had already planned to run in a half marathon in Montana the same weekend so he was not able to come. He was definitely missed;)

Reed had a blast!!! He was so full of energy and loved all of the attention! Lollie and Big Daddy came and stayed for a few days as well. We had a wonderful time just relaxing and hanging out!

My sister and brother-in-law recently moved to Hot Springs and were actually still in the process of moving this past weekend. We got to see their beautiful new home and spend family time together. Reed and Isabella had so much fun playing together! I am definitely sad about them leaving Fayetteville but excited for the great opportunities ahead for her family. I have a feeling they are going to be very happy.

On Friday, my sister was off work so we shopped since the weather was bad. Saturday, we went to her neighborhood pool during Reed's nap. I actually got to lay out....very RARE these days. It was nice until it started raining:( We celebrated my dad's birthday later on that night at Outback of my dad's fav's. It was definitely an experience to say the child was WILD! I will have to say it was definitely past his bedtime though.

We did not have the best weather this year so we decided not to rent a boat. We still managed to have a wonderful time just being together as a family! We are so very blessed with such a wonderful family! Thanks Nana, Pops, Lollie, and Big Daddy for all of your help! It was greatly appreciated!

Let me explain this picture. My dad hooked himself while fishing with Isabella's Cinderella fishing pole....Too funny!

My son is a social butterfly for sure! He never meets a stranger. One of the guys next door let him wear his straw hat. I think he thought Reed was pretty cute;)

Reed and Lollie hanging out together!

Reed enjoyed goofing off with his Uncle Chase!

These next four pictures are all very similar. Reed is somewhat obsessed with Barney. My mom introduced him to U-tube videos on her Iphone...he will watch it forever!!

Reed loves to catch fish from his puzzle. His little fishing pole has a magnet attached. He can actually catch every single one of them! It is pretty impressive to watch my little fisherman in action.

And he loves to fish with Pops too! We must get him a new fishing pole fast!

All he really needs is a water hose to have fun! He will play for hours!!!

Isabella helping Reed put a bandaid on his boo boo!


  1. I LOOOOVE Hot Springs!

  2. AnonymousJuly 14, 2010

    Mom said......
    Oh Joni, thank you so much for taking the time to post pictures and comments of our special time together in Hot Springs. You help to keep our wonderful memories alive. Reed has definitely captured our hearts with his charming personality and smile. Seeing him and Isabella interact makes me even more aware of our blessings. The love that Isabella and Reed show each other is mirrored by the love you and Lindsay have for each other. I continue to treasure our family time. Thanks for helping to make it special.

  3. Those pics of Reed in that hat are priceless. Glad you guys had a good time!!!