We arrived at the hotel. Ruthanne drove from Philly down to our house on Thursday and spent the night. We headed out together on Friday morning.
Karaline playing peekaboo with Isabelle (Karly back there digging through candy)
Karly playing itsy bitsy spider with Devon. My big girls adored all these babies.
Andrew?? Lenny Kravitz?? Ohhh it has to be Andrew with that sweet smile!
Our 3 tutu princesses all ready for our first Guatoberfest Meet & Greet
Holler if you hate having to sit and have your picture taken!
Kemry it isn't nice to stick your tongue out at your new friends. :) This was Jenny, Carrie's (Grace's mommy) sister
Kemry went right to Chris Merrill (Becky's hubby & Elena & Garrett's daddy). She is normally fairly reserved so I was shocked. Then she wouldn't come back to me! Elena is the sweetest little thing. She had lots of loves for Kemry!
Kemry and Isabelle turning the meeting hall into a playground
Hi Alex, it's nice to meet you! Alex is a perfect example of one of those babies that is a DOLL online but even MOOOORE of a doll in person!
Back in our room getting ready for bed.
Some morning playtime
Then off to the CNN building for some lunch and a little bit of shopping. We got to meet even more friends here like Kristy & Keith with their 3 little Ks. I really wish we had gotten to spend more time with them because they're a great family! We sat with Carrie, Jenny, and Grace. It was nice to hang out with them some more.
Isabelle fell in love with this doggie at the CNN building and wasn't giving it back for anything. :) She was so cute cuddling with it.
Then we went for some ice cream..YUUUUMY! Cake mix ice creams ROCKS!!! Kemry agrees!
Back to the hotel for naps, only Kemry wasn't having any part of that. We were kind of "stuck" back in our room because Andrew was a very good boy and sleeping good in the front room. We just took the opportunity to do some pictures.
Andrew whatcha doin'???
Babies are all awake and fed now it's PARTY TIME!
Andrew is providing the music
Kemry's taking the party to a whole new level.
Bath time!!! Devon can you give me a boost? Mommy isn't getting me in this tub fast enough.
a bath full of babies....TOTALLY CUTE babies
Then we went outside for some more fun with our Guatoberfest friends!
We're great cheerleaders because we do everything in sync
Oh Alex I remember you from last night! How nice of you to come find me again!
Sophia my mommy talks about how beautiful you are but now that I have you in front of me, I am awe struck!
Here are some of our "summer sisters" (we were in a group that all started our adoptions in the summer of 06). Kemry & I, Grace & Carrie, (Karaline in the K shirt is my big girl but wanted to get in the picture hee hee), Devon & Tara, Sofie, Bryce, & Marcy, Andrew & Ruthanne, and Isabelle & Nikki
Grace I looove juice. Can I have a sip??
My big girls, Karly and Karaline, in Olympic Park.
Kemry and Andrew, are you guys ready????
Here we are as we're saying goodbye. What special memories we made this weekend and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Loading up the van.....Kollin, Karson, and Dad, we're coming HOME!
We can't wait for next year!!!!!!!!
Guatoberfest was a BLAST!!!! Thank you so much Kerry & Julia for organizing it and allowing us to all get together in celebration of our adoptions!