Sunday, October 28, 2007

Meadow's Fall in Tennessee

Meadow has been having fun here this fall. She has gotten to do and see lots of things in East Tennessee.  Here are some of the fall things she's gotten to do.


 Meadow enjoying a hayride with some of her new friends
Meadow inside the bouncy house at a local Harvest Festival.
She even got to try her hand at a big sized bean bag toss.
Of course, getting candy for prizes is always the best part.
Here is Meadow trying the Plinko game.
And she got to color some pictures too.

I think Meadow had a good time, don't you? She is only here for a few more days...what else can we do together?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Meadow visits Knoxville

We took Meadow downtown to show her some of the sights. First off we stopped at Fort Dickerson where one of the battles of the Civil War was fought.

Then we went to the University of Tennessee where Meadow had her picture taken next to the stadium where the UT Volunteers play football. Go Vols!

Of course, since it was a beautiful day, we went to the World's Fair Park and visited the Sunsphere.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Meadow at the pond

Here are a couple of pictures of Meadow as she enjoys the pond near where we live.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Meadow in the Mountains

On Saturday, we took Meadow around to show her some East Tennessee sights. First off, though, we had to stop at Home Depot Kid's Workshop.  October is fire safety month, so this month the children were building a fire truck.

Meadow helping with the construction!
This hammer is awfully big!

Then we took her to the Smoky Mountains where we stopped to try to get a view of the mountains. It's hard to get a nice picture of the mountains when you're already in them! 

Welcome to the Smokies!

Then, of course, we had to go to Dollywood. It is Harvest Celebration time at Dollywood, so Meadow got to learn lots of things about how things were made in the olden days.

Meadow welcoming people to Dollywood
Watching the bees make honey.
Learning how meals were cooked along the open prairie.
Watching and learning about weaving.
Meadow even got to make her own jump rope (or lasso) to bring home.

Meadow certainly enjoyed her visit to Dollywood, but her favorite part was visiting with this horse who had been helping grind sugar cane to make sorghum.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Traveling Meadow

Traveling Meadow (GT#6) has arrived for her visit with us. She's originally from Colorado and has been to New Hampshire, Virginia and New York so far on her travels. I believe her next host after us is taking her to the United Kingdom. What fun!

Meadow meets all the girls who live with AGR in Tennessee

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new girls and tired after her long trip from NY, Meadow decided to rest for the afternoon.

Curling up to relax and read, Meadow dozed a bit in Josefina's bed.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Addy & Adele Rose

I found a lot of Addy things on eBay that I wanted to get for my Addy. The lot also came with another Addy. I figured we'd just sell her and keep her things. But NOOOO!!! This new Addy that arrived in this lot was a 1993 original issue Addy!! We just had to keep her. Here's a comparison picture of our Addys faces:

 Our beautiful 1993 Addy has her hair in the original braid and has softer, more pliable vinyl unlike the newer Addy. She is just gorgeous. (Addy never photographs as well as she looks!)

So we've decided we needed to keep both Addys. And to minimize the confusion, we've made the 1996 Addy into a modern American Girl.

Meet Adele Rose our new Haitian American Girl of Today.