|Fun in the sun. June 2011|
|Take me out to the ball game!|
|Enjoying Naples as a family. July 2011|
Summer was so much fun! We traveled to Lake Cumberland and took our first family vacation to Florida. Nathan spent lots of time splashing in whatever water he could find. Whether it was his splash table, the baby pool, or the beach, wherever there was water, Nathan would jump right in! When we weren't in the water, we were taking in Red's games and having fun with friends.
Nathan was baptized in August at St. Al's on the Ohio. It was a wonderful day for us. St. Al's is the church I was baptized in, and the church my dad attended as a child. This old, beautiful church held just our family and friends for the occasion. The priest asked the children to come up and watch over Nathan. Even the German Homoelle's -Dieter and Marlies were able to make it. Nathan looked quite "spiffy" in his little white outfit (There aren't many options for older children's outfits!) My mom gave him my dad's old wooden rosary to hold. Our ornery little guy looked angelic-just for a minute :)
|Holy Baptism- August 2011|
October is our favorite month. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with our first trip away from Nathan for the night-and he did just fine for Mimi and Papa. I love the fall, and I especially LOVE Halloween. I couldn't wait to have Nathan here for our annual Homoelle Halloween Party that we always have for our neices and nephews. I had the perfect plan-a visit from Brian at coolcrittersoutreach.com. He brought a few creepy critters and we had a blast.
|A creepy Halloween party guest. October 2011|
Thanksgiving came quickly in November. We traveled to Lexington to Uncle Tom's and Aunt Patti's. Nathan ate lots of turkey, but especially liked Aunt Patti's wicked pumpkin cheesecake. We counted our blessings.
|Our little monkey. Halloween 2011|