Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cousins, Cows & Kittens

First of all, Happy Birthday to my dear husband!! Thank for being such an amazing husband and father, and thanks for allowing us to spend your special day with my family.

We had our annual family picnic today at my cousin's farm. It's great to get together with my family, but I also love watching the kids roam around the farm and take in every inch of it. There was never a dull moment. They played with kittens, got up close and personal with cattle, took numerous golf cart rides, flew kites, played soccer and much more. They even got to meet an eight-year old cousin that lives in Florida. They had so much fun. I had a really hard time selecting which photos to post, so I put together a few collages.

The afternoon started out with kittens...

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Then on to kites... Even Joe got to hold one.

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Then on to cows... My brother helped brave Lucy pet one, while my girls preferred to keep a safe distance.

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And all day these two being silly...

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And then my brother chauffering the kids on the golf cart...083108 Pullins Picnic 5

Awww.... how sweet. Big sister Lucy kisses baby brother, Joe and Joe with his Mommy (my sister-in-law, Shelly).

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I think these two were attached with velcro today. Mia was Lucy's shadow and never left her side. This is my favorite photo of them from today. I know I'm biased, but aren't they just precious? Can you tell they are two years apart?


Thanks again, honey. I know you spent half your birthday trying to get kites up in the air and helping the kids keep them there, but they will remember their sweet daddy and uncle.

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Wow! What a fun day!! Thanks to my cousin, Cathy, and her family for hosting us at their home!


Michelle said...

Hi Michelle!

That looks like such a fun picnic!!

Mia and Lucy are SOOO cute can tell that they just love being together!

Happy birthday to your hubby!!!

Hope you have a great week....

a Tonggu Momma said...

You can see the special bond Mia and Lucy share together, even through photographs.

Leslie said...

I hope you had a Wonderful Bithday Nolan. How could you not!!!!!

I can't believe how big Joe has gotten. He seems to be adjusted very well. Too cute.

I also love the picture of Lucy and Mia on the golf cart. What great memories you captured yesterday. Makes me so excited about my camera!!!! I hope I'll be as good of a photographer as you Michelle one day. Okay, when me and my friends head your way one day, we are going talk your ear off about adoptions, digi scrapbooking, and then have some Rebel Were going to need a long weekend aren't we????

kris said...

That looks like a perfect day! Great pics, as always!

Oatsvall Team said...

happy bday to HUBBY ... and what fabulous pictures of family ... i just love all those smiling faces...

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday...what a fun day!! Cousins are the BEST!!!

Felicia said...

What a great family gathering. The pictures are all so good. The pics of the girls and their cousins...just too cute.

Heather said...

Oh my golly, looks like an amazing day! Happy birthday to your sweet husband:)

Have a blessed week!!


Joe and Jane said...

What a fabulous time! I still remember my farm visits as a kid (especially the kitties and cows) and I'm sure Leila and Mia will remember it fondly always as well!

Chris and Deb said...

Belated Happy, Happy birthday to your husband! Your picnic looks like so much just love farms....and the kitties are so adorable! Have a great week!

missy said...

What a fabulous day for your hubby to spend his birthday!!! I LOVE all of your photos, particularly the ones with the kids and the kittens...I just kept saying, Awwww!

I also LOVED the picture of Lucy and Mia in the golf cart. What love bugs!

Becki party of 5 said...

Looks like such a fun day. I love all the kids, they are so adorable! But yes, I especially love the one of Lucy and Mia, too. So sweet.

Anonymous said...

HAppy Birthday to your guy! Every great day must begin with kittens and children :).

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

What a great weekend you had!
There are some darling images! I just LOL with some of them! Mia and Lucy are just two peas!
Ladybug hugs,

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...


Your photos are amazing. I love seeing family photos, there is something so pure about seeing all the kids together. It is heart warming.

Happy Birthday to you husband, the party looks fantastic!



Amie said...

Too much fun!!! And adorable pics!

Hey- Nominated you for a bloggy award. Stop by for details.


Shawnstribe said...

Happy Birthday and what wonderful photos: )

~~ said...

Oh how precious! Especially of big sister smooching baby brother... love it.

Marla said...

What a fun get together. All the kids are so darn cute. Happy Birthday to the man in your life. It sounds like you have an amazing husband also.

Sharon said...

Such a sweet post! I had to come over becasue I loved the shot of the girls in the blue dance dresses1!!

mommy24treasures said...

oh this looks like a super fun day!!! The kittys and the cows are my favs!

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a fun day!! Did you end up bringing a kitten home? Looks like everyone had such a wonderful time. And happy birthday to your hub!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great place to have a family picnic!

The kids look like they had such a good time!

What great photos...and Happy Birthday to your husband!


Patty said...

Happy Birthday Nolan! What great memories! My fondest memories are growing up on a farm.

Annette said...

What a fun day! Happy b-day to your hubby.

Shawnstribe said...

oh wow,X X will be three on the 29th, when is Mia's Birthday?

sara said...

Does anyone else want to move to the farm after this post?? Cos & kittens & kites, oh my!! Looks like a fun way to spend the day!!

Sandy Toes said...

What a beautfiul blog!!!! Your pictures are wonderful and the girls are so cute! I love to see sisters so close! It's a gift to have a special friendship with a sibling!

Thank you for sharing!
-Sandy Toes

Rebecca said...

I LOVE LOVE the picture of Mia & Lucy!! That is my favorite too.

Your guy looks too young to be 45. :)


Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

I wanted to post that the header on your blog looks amazing. Good job my friend!

Shawnstribe said...

The 14th is my eldest daughter'sNaomi's birthday :)
I can't wait to celebrate