November 6, 2009

Long Overdue

In July Koryn and I headed to Coeur d' Alene, ID for a reunion with my mom's side of the family. It was very different traveling with Koryn by myself this time. We spent almost an entire day on planes to get there. That was interesting to say the least :) Once we arrived we had a very busy, but fun week.

Here's all the siblings together.

We were able to get together with most of the aunts, uncles and cousins

My mom enjoyed being able to spen a week with both of her grandbabies.

Koryn really enjoyed getting to see her cousin for the first time. They had a great time together!

We spent a day playing at the beach at Lake Coeur d' Alene. Koryn wasn't too fond of the pebble sand, but enjoyed the water.

We spent another day at Silverwood (local amusement park) and had pictures taken of the babies. How cute is this!?

Koryn is getting bigger everyday. She now pulls up on everything and can walk if we hold her hands. As of this last weekend, she now has 11 teeth! She decided she would get all 4 1-year old molars in the same day. The funny thing was I had no idea she was teething until she bit my finger and I felt the teeth. haha! She also just turned 1 (pictures to come this weekend). We took a trip down to Myrtle Beach, SC for a few days the week before her birthday. It was way to short and so much fun.

We spent some time walking around the outlet mall and the outdoor mall called "Broadway at the Beach" One of Koryn's favorite things to do was to feed the fish. I was afraid she would try to eat the fish food, but she picked up pretty quickly how to pick up the food and drop it in the water. She would pick the food up 1 piece at a time and then hang her arm over the edge and open her hand or twist her fingers until it fell out. It was so cute to watch!

We spent 1/2 a day down at the beach. We would have like to have stayed longer, but it was getting pretty windy. Koryn didn't seem to mind though and started crying when she realized we were leaving.

Dad built a sandcastle and Koryn helped destroy it.

She also loved walking on the beach and would watch the waves as they came up and went over her feet.

We also visited the Ripley's Aquarium. Koryn loves anything to do with animals and this was no exception. She loved it!

She thought this touch tank for the stingrays was pretty cool.

She LOVED this touch tank. As much as she loves animals, she loves water even more.

She splashed so much that she scared all the horseshoe crabs away from her area. haha! When Justin decided she was done splashing both him and Koryn were pretty wet!

So cute!

This one is a little blurry, but one of my favorite pictures from the aquarium.

We took Koryn to a pumkin patch this year. She was not too sure about it at first, but once she saw Justin and I touching the pumpkins she was fine with it.

Here's just a preview, but to see the rest of the pictures click here.

We also took pictures of Koryn in her Halloween costume. She was the cutest fairy princess if you ask me. :) Again, click here to see the rest.

Due to bad weather, Koryn's only trick-or-treating this year was at the mall. We met up with a family from church. It was crowded and crazy, but we had a great time!

Enjoy until next time!