Monday, March 31, 2014

Picnic Lunch

And some digging for worms
And some rolling around in the grass.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Goings on in the backyard today

Remote control truck driving 
Sitting and watching 
And even a little fence jumping

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lunch & Dinner

Today we had a lunch date at Misty & LJ's house.  Keelin will be one next week & she is about to take off walking any minute.  Shockley, Jill and Evie were also there.  There was lots of playing!
A little wrestling...
And quite a bit of chewing.
Late this afternoon Will, Ashley, Maddie and Emma Kate came to our house to catch up & have dinner.  
Bailee & EK at dinner...
The "big kids" having Oreos.
And here I said, "say COOKIES!!"
This picture is from the only 5 minutes these kids were still from the 4 hours they spent together.  They all had so much fun!
I made Granny's strawberry salad for the first time last night.  I took it to our lunch date and then we had it for dessert at our house after dinner.  It was a big hit!
And finally, a couple of collages with the pics from above...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Green beans!

Bailee had her first green beans at lunch today.  I cooked a frozen bag from Nana & P-Pa's garden.
Mashed up, watery green beans don't look very appetizing.  She was still willing to give them a try.
I think she was very confused when they didn't taste like carrots.
But she kept right on going!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brynn and Daddy Date Night

Tonight was a very special night for Brynn and myself.  We went on a date to a Nashville Predators game.   Often, it is hard to spend time with just her, so it is great to get some one on one time with Brynn. I took her to a game earlier this year, and she has mentioned how much fun she had.  She has asked to go back several times.   It was time for another one.

We had to rush out of the house and get downtown quickly to beat the incoming rain tonight.  Brynn talked the entire ride as we looked for popcorn trees and the city.

This is us in our seat.  Brynn sat in my lap.  The first game this year, we had seats on the glass.  This was not the case tonight. Our seat was in the 3rd row from the top of the arena.  Here was our view.

It was a very exciting game and Brynn does a pretty good job of watching.  She did a lot of clapping and yelling.  We had a great talk about the Preds jersey and the big predhead hanging from the ceiling,

I think Brynn wants to go to games because she associates them with nachos.  I like sitting in the concourse talking to her while eating them.  We sat behind the intermission reporter waiting for our chance to be on TV.  Momma, Brooks, Bailee, P-Pa and Nana, Pa and Granny all tuned in for our appearance.

Momma took this picture of us on TV.  We waved and blew kisses.

Waving to the people on the lower level before returning to our seat.  

We started to get silly and play during the 2nd period.  Brynn tried to make silly faces at the camera.  She can be so funny!

We left during the 2nd intermission because Brynn was getting sleepy.  It was already 9 (her bedtime).  The rain was pretty heavy, but I covered her in my poncho and kept her dry until we got to the truck.  She was not happy about the poncho and wouldn't be photographed in it! Ha!!!! She quickly got over it though.

I asked if I could take her picture and she said yes. She was very tired and fell asleep on the way home. When I tried to take a picture of her to send to momma, I got a SURPRISE DADDY!!!!!!!

We then laughed and goofed off the rest of the ride home.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect night with the best girl  ever!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Today it snowed

Spring started a couple of days ago but today it snowed off and on all day.  We are all ready for it to be warm and stay that way!
Brynn and Bailee did some snuggling, playing, tv watching, and nose picking this morning before B&B went to preschool.
Our neighbors also had 3 deer in their backyard this morning & we all enjoyed watching them.
And this afternoon we made Bailee some baby food.  I steamed the carrots, Parker ran them through the food mill, and B&B helped me mix them to the perfect texture.  Me & Brynn then added them to an ice cube tray.  When we are ready to feed her we can thaw a cube or two at a time.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Things from today

Brooks & Brynn managed to get Brooks's mattress off his bed and down the hallway by themselves.  
Bailee played iPad with her Dad.
Brooks drew pictures for Bailee.
And Bailee chewed her toes.
Brynn also started calling Bradford Pears "popcorn trees" because they are in bloom.  How cute is that?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dallas Children's Aquarium

After playing in the park, we went to the Children's Aquarium of Dallas.  This is a great place for kids because all the exhibits are on their eye level.  It is located in an area called Fair Park which houses the Cotton Bowl among other things.  

The first stop allowed you to touch and feel some shells and organisms. Brooks quickly learned that feel doesn't mean lifting an urchin out of the water!!

Somebody help me!!!!!

Brynn was mesmerized by the jelly fish.

Cheese Momma!! Take our picture!

Watching sharks never gets old :)

Yep, another albino! Who knew?

They enjoyed watching the stingrays, but were not to keen on feeding them.

I am pretty sure he said "Hi, Turtle".

Everyone had an awesome time at the aquarium!  We got to see all sorts of neat fish and other things!

Everyone was tired after such a fun time at the park and aquarium.  Brynn asked for a ride on my shoulders, and there was no way I was going to say make her walk.