Thursday, August 4, 2011

Emma's American Girl Trip

Because we got to spend a trip with Hannah, we thought it only fair that Emma got a special trip as well. Our destination this time?........The American Girl doll store in Atlanta. You can't imagine two more opposite trips! But this one was certainly perfect for Emma -- filled with dolls, clothes and every kind of girly thing you can think of!

Emma poses with the AG doll of the year.

Emma's doll, Emily, receives a make-over complete with new hair-do. (And no I am not kidding!)

Emma's personal shopper, Ms. Kay, shows her around the store.

After shopping we dined next door at the AG cafe.

Emma poses with Emily and her new doll, Rebecca. Yes, even the dolls get special treatment - and their own seats - at the cafe.

My "peanut" and me

More DC Tourist Highlights

Cooling our feet in the pool at the WWII Memorial

Paul & Hannah waiting for the bus at Arlington

View overlooking Arlington from Robert E. Lee's house.

Tomb of the Unknown

Iwo Jima Memorial

The Capital

Library of Congress

Inside Library of Congress

July 4th in DC

Leave it to Paul to find us a hotel with this view for the 4th. We were able to sit and enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of our room. Not bad!

DC Family Time

Fabulous dinner with fabulous company!

Delicious authentic pizza lunch at one of the Diconi's favorite spots.

Uncle Paul enjoying some Wii time with the boys. ("Lovely" picture of Hannah included).

Pool time with Andrea and boys


Ben, Hannah, & Patrick

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DC Tourist Stuff

Washington Monument

Museum of American History

National Archives

White House

We finally made it to DC! And quite by accident, our first stop was a last minute hotel stay only one block from the White House. Pretty cool!

After seeing the White House, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a restaurant across the street from the hotel. The lobster mac & cheese was awesome!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jake's Birthday

To celebrate Jake's 4th birthday, we headed to our favorite pizza place.....Mellow Mushroom!

Emma & Jake laughing it up

Downtown Franklin

After dinner, we then headed to our favorite dessert place downtown......Sweet Cece's. It's a frozen yogurt bar that has a wall FILLED with every topping you could ever want. Heaven on earth!! Emma gets busy making her choices.

Jakes instructs Paul on what to put in his cup!

Wilson crew stuffing their faces!


My "baby" boy!