Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Weekend

Last weekend we had a staycation in Grapevine to celebrate Mike's birthday.  We had so much fun! For some reason my camera was a little blurry so I didn't get near the pics  I wanted, but here a few. 

We started the day at the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth.  It was such a beautiful day, we just had to be outside.  

Madie discovering the sounds of different birds

 Little Ms. Independent

 Feeding the fish at the Japanese gardens.  This was definitely our favorite activity.

We had a room at the Bass Pro Embassy and Madie was in heaven!  She opened every drawer, ran around like a crazy person and even went down to happy hour.

That night we met our friends Brian, Carrie and baby Payton for dinner to celebrate Mike's birthday. I guess we were so nervous about getting through an entire dinner on a Saturday night at Outback with two babies I completely forgot to take pictures!  The girls did famously.  Not one issue!

 Here she is before breakfast the next morning.
 Before we went home we went to visit the fish at Bass Pro.  We inadvertently fed them too!  One of Madie's favorite bracelets fell into the tank and the fish went after like crazy!  We may need to patent a new lure.  Ha! Madie just kept saying "uh oh!"
This weekend was so great! We had a great time celebrating Mike, and Madie discovered a love for hotels!  Happy Happy Birthday to a great husband and daddy! 

On a completely different note, I have started feeling baby M2 quite a bit.  Seems to be an active one too!  We find out boy or girl next week and cannot wait!! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

Madie and I headed west for the long weekend to visit MiMi and Granddaddy.  We had such a good time and I am not sure Madie was ready to leave! 

Saturday morning Granddaddy took us to the zoo.  Madie LOVED the flamingos. Must be the pink.

 Catching a breeze with Granddaddy
 We bought crackers to feed the giraffe but he wasn't hungry so we used them  to feed the fish instead.  Madie did such a good job throwing it out to them!

 When we got home, Madie put on a few accessories and played some games.  She kept making this HYSTERICAL surprise face when Minnie would pop up but for some reason my camera was blurry.  :(  And MiMi threatened me with my life if I posted a few.  See I do mind sometimes.
 Madie discovered my old jewelry drawer in my room and said "AHHHH!".  She put on everything her little arm could hold.  Here she is checking herself out in the mirror. 
 Sunday morning we headed out to Cross Cut to visit the horses. Jake couldn't wait to say hi!

 Watching Granddaddy take out the feed
 Petting the sweetest one of the bunch, Rooster.

 Madie got pictures with all the horses except for crazy Baccacita Jewel.  She just wasn't having it.  Here is Madie trying out the saddle.  Looks like a cowgirl to me!
 And just like a true Texas girl, after we got home from the country she got all dolled up and headed out shopping! Ha!  MiMi let her wear all her jewelry to the mall. 
Madie had such a great time in Abilene and even started saying "Grandad" this weekend!  She cheered on the Aggies in honor of Uncle Chad and Case and had ample opportunities to do her touchdown arms.  Kelly, Chad and Cooper were at the game and Kelly sent MiMi a picture of Cooper - Madie kept kissing it. SO funny!  Great long weekend and now back to reality!