Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our Escape to the Smoky Mountains

Last week Brian, Lydia and I took a mid week vacation to a little cabin in the Smoky Mountains. It was an awesome get away after a crazy summer. We pretty much chilled in our cabin with a few short outings between Lydia's naps. Vacationing with a baby changes things up a bit, to say the least :) Our cabin had a great porch swing, pool table, and cozy sofas, so while Lydia slept, Brian and I had some great chill time but also plenty to do. It was so sweet to see Brian showing Lydia the ropes of the mountains....his second home! Watching her see and experience new things is so much fun. The mountain storms left the ground too soggy for hiking, so being the good sport he his, Brian took us to the Sugarlands Visitors Center instead. He took Lydia through the animal exhibit and told her all about bears, snakes, and other critters.....eek. I'll stick to horses and dogs, thank you. Lydia must have had fun since there were plenty of squeals and claps to go around. We managed to make the drive there and back with only 2 short melt downs from the back seat, so I would consider that a very successful vacation!
Fun times playing pool

Family shot before our trip into town for dinner

Mama and her happy girl!

Great mid clap and squeal shot :) This swing is tons of fun!!

Riding on Daddy's shoulders to the animal exhibit

Daddy and his girl

I love my sweet kisses!

Exploring the Nantahala Outdoor Center
The big tub in our cabin made for some fun bath time :)

Talking to the cartoon

We even got to spend an afternoon visiting Ellen and Jackson!