Monday, July 21, 2014

Tennessee, Summer 2014, Part 2

Here's Part 2 of the Tennessee vacation photos, living up to my blog's tagline of "Now with 100% more baby!"

Christopher loved his grandparents' house.


He spent a good amount of time in the wading pool.

Grandma made sure to assist him.

That yellow ball became his favorite toy, possibly ever.

Yes, I take photos of food... even homecooked meals!  But I had to remember what that potato looked like.  Yum!

Chris really enjoyed having maple bars for the first time.

Awww... time to go out and about.

Dinner one night was at the Boathouse, on the Tennessee River.

(that's the river)

I'm a fan of oysters, though I rank alone among my family members.

Maybe one day this little tyke can be my oyster shucking partner.

Time for another adventure - to Ruby Falls, just down the mountain from the grandparents'.

It's been a few years since I've gone, so I forgot about the long cave leading up to the waterfall.  Chris enjoyed spending time with his paternal grandpa.

Ooooooo, ahhhhhhh...

Time for a man adventure, to the Chattanooga Lookouts game.

My brother-in-law convinced us to test our speed.

I actually had the fastest time... but considering how slow it was, I'm not sharing.  Tommy John surgery is in my near future, however.

Unfortunately for us Giants fans, the Lookouts are a Dodgers AA affiliate.  Blech.

And how!

View from our seats, which faced directly into the sun for the majority of the game.

Multiple runners scoring for the Lookouts.

I let this guy (gal?) hang out on my palm.

Fireworks afterward, in the lead up to July 4th.

Christopher woke up on his 1st birthday to a present in bed (well, our bed).

He didn't seem too enthused with the birthday bow tie, however.

Cool birthday cake!

Party time...

Christopher seemed a little confused by what was going on... "Why am I wearing this hat?  What are you putting in front of me?"

He took a piece of frosting off of the cake...

...but it turns out he's not a frosting fan.

The cake itself was a bigger hit.

I can't believe I have a 1 year old.

And my father-in-law probably can't believe he has a 1 year old grandson!

One of the rare photos of me on this trip (and yes, it's a selfie... d'oh).

Part 3, featuring the Atlanta Braves, Chickamauga, and the quirkiest museum in the South, coming up next.

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