Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fun Weekend

I truly love my weekends.  This weekend was an exceptional one, as always.  I say as always because I would love just sitting around doing absolutely nothing--I'm easy to please when it comes to some free time. 

Saturday was jam packed--field hockey practice in the morning.  It was fun to see all my field hockey girls again.  It was also good because it prevented me from lounging around all morning in my pjs.  After practice, I came home and got ready for the day.  Our plan was to go to the Encinitas Street Fair.  We got ready and loaded up to go.  The loading up part didn't go so smoothly because Bailey was really tired and super-duper grumpy.  She was so bad that she had to do several time-outs and ended up having to sit in her bed in her dark room for a while.  I think she really enjoyed the bed/dark room part and would have fallen asleep, but I was determined to get out and going.

Once we got Bailey, Doby, and the new wagon (purchased at the baby swap meet last weekend for a steal) in the car, we were off...only to drive around for an hour and a half to get there and look for parking.  Up side--Bailey slept for about 45 minutes.  Down side--we had to drive around for 1 1/2 hours to go to a street fair that was like any other street fair.  I had just about given up hope, when we made one last loop and found a family leaving.  It took them a long time to pack up so we made a major traffic jam, complete with cars honking and people getting out of their cars.  Our parking spot secured, we got out and loaded up the wagon. 

I knew that the wagon filled with Bailey, Doby, and my bag was going to be cute, but I  didn't know that it would cause stress.  Bailey didn't want to share the wagon space with Doby, so she kept trying to push him away.  At one point, she didn't even want his tail hair touching her leg--geesh!  It gave me  a slight glimpse of life with more than one kid.  Doby didn't really want to sit in the wagon at all.  He tried to escape any time that we slowed our pace.  Then, of course, my big, fat bag took up a lot of space so Doby had to lay on top of my bag.  Our whole entourage was so big, that we also took up a majority of the walking space which also stressed me out.  Now I love a good street fair, but this was a little bit too much for me to handle.  It got even better when Bailey was eating and Doby was staring her down with her corn dog.  She kept yelling, "NO, no Doby!"  just because he was staring at her.

After about an hour when Bailey was sitting on Brian's shoulders and I was walking Doby, I decided that we had had enough street fair for one day.  The funny thing was, was that I know I really shouldn't have stressed out about anything because it's just a street fair.  As we were leaving, a random old guy asked if he could take a picture of our loaded wagon.  I said sure, but afterwards kept rethinking my answer.  Brian and I decided that he was a famous photographer and Bailey's pic will show up on the cover of Time magazine--yeah right.  So after weirdo took his pictures, I decided to break out my camera too.  I snapped a couple of shots and called it a day.
Here's our motley crew!

After a very brief nap, we went to our friends Becky and Ammon's house for a housewarming BBQ.  It was lots of fun and yummy food.  Bailey loved just being around all of the other kids--even though she's kind of a bully when it comes to sharing the big car.
Today was a great Sunday because Bailey actually took a nap.  The past two Sundays she has been napless before church and she's been a monster!  It was a great day at church and then mi familia came over for dinner.  We had a fiesta and then delicioso dessert.  We found a way for Bailey to eat strawberries--cover them in chocolate and the girl will eat them for days.

Bailey has been having more of an opinion about everything these days.  One thing that she likes to do is get dressed and sometimes this is what she wants to wear:

This is her tutu shirt, hockey shorts is what she calls them, her rain boots, and an extra pair of shoes ready to go at any moment.   So far we haven't had to go out in public like this; I can still control what she wears each day, but when we play in her room she gets to pick.
This is Bailey pretending to be sad in a time out; she's quite the drama queen.  I got a new camera, so I like to take pictures all the time.  I try to be real good and creative. I think they all turn out awesome, but that's because the camera is amazing not my picture taking skills.   I like them all! 

Bliss and I met up one day at the Wild Animal Park.  We went to see millions of butterflies, but the highlight ended up being the rhino statue on the way out.

P.S.  My sister Keri's engagement pics are in!  Take a look here to see a bunch of their pictures.  My sister Sam's brother-in-law, Cortney, is a photographer and takes amazing pictures.  Don't Keri and CJ look so cute?

3 comments:

Lissy said...

It's funny how we stress out about stuff when we should just be enjoying it - and then when we look back at our pictures and remember we just think: Wasn't that fun!? - Stress forgotten. :) Your pictures look great! I especially love the one of Bailey pouting in her PJ's. Classic. She is going to be a fashionista too, I see! So cute!

kerimaemiller said...

i love this lil baby!! i am excited for you guys to come up!! thanks for the shout out to cj and i's pics!!

Bliss & Gary said...

I LOVE Bailey's cute green dress!! We need to hang out and continue our Thursday night get-togethers