Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DJ B in the House!

Today Toni and I went shopping and bought Bailey something she truly could not live without--an adorable skater girl hat. She wore it around the house tonight and loved it! She kept in on while she watched and danced to Yo Gabba Gabba before she went to bed. I know that she knows when she looks super cute because she gets this look on her face, like watch what I do!

Here she's striking a pose to the music on her show.

DJ Lance Rock needs to watch his back because DJ Bailey is gearing up to take over his job on the show!

He's Real!

If we could read Bailey's mind, I'm sure she would have been thinking, "He's real! Elmo is really alive and a lot bigger than he looks on Sesame Street."

We went to Sea World last week for a few hours in the afternoon. Our first stop: Sesame Street's Bay of Play to see Elmo and Big Bird. As soon as we saw them, she was so excited! She kept reaching out and trying to grab them and would then look at me with the biggest smile on her face. It was funny because a lot of the other kids around her were squirming trying to escape and run away, but not Bailey. We came back to see Elmo again on our way out of Sea World. There was a huge group of kids that were taking a picture with Elmos, but Bailey didn't let that get in her way. She first tried to climb the fence to go get him and then she just ran up to Elmo and gave him a big hug! It was really the cutest thing I'd ever seen.

All she wanted to do with Big Bird was grab his beak, so she did.

We did go see some fish, sharks, polar bears, and penguins while we were there too. Bailey did love seeing all of the the other animals. She licked a lot of the glass clean for Sea World, so that was a bonus.
She laughed a lot in the penguin exhibit. I kept telling her to do happy feet, so she was stomping her feet the entire time. Not that she's ever seen the movie Happy Feet, but that's what I alway say when she does that.

I love this picture because you can see her reflection in the glass. I'm not sure she always knew what she was looking at through the glass, but she sure did love it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Michigan: The Final Installment

So here's the rest of our trip to Michigan, told by pictures and short blurbs:

Sunday we went to Kim and Jesse's amazing house and had a family BBQ. All of the little kid cousins ran around the front room to burn off their food. They did stand still for a moment so I could take a picture.

Here are the two cousins--Bailey and Mallory only two days apart.

Bailey loved to eat Aunt Harriet's sparkly necklace.

Here's Bailey with Gram and Pop and a group shot.

We did quite a bit of driving, and this is what Bailey thinks about riding in a car seat for that long:

On Monday, we explored the town of Rochester. We visited Aunt Nancy at Cold Stone; I believe it was Bailey's favorite part of the trip. She mixed her own ice cream and Aunt Nancy let her eat as much as she wanted and run around the store like a crazy sugar baby!

After the ice cream, we went to a park to let Bailey burn off some of her energy. She really liked sticking her face and hands through the holes of the tunnel.

It was a great trip to finally be able to see where everyone lives and experience Michigan as a family. I especially appreciated the great weather that they ordered just for us. Our flight back was much easier than the flight there--thank goodnes!! Thanks for all of the fun and we will be back again some day to do some more exploring.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Please Say it Ain't So!!

I don't even want to write this becuase it means it's actually going to happen, but it's August already! I have officially decided that August is the worst month of the year for one awful reason: school starts :(

I really do like August, at least the first 18 days of it before I have to go back to school on the 19th. I know I won't get much pity because I have been off since the end of June, but maybe feel sorry for Bailey (because she can't hang out with her totally cool mom all day long) and Doby (because he soon will spend most of his day just sitting on his chair waiting for anyone to come play).

So I'm going to live my last almost two weeks of summer to the fullest--beach, books (maybe), more swimming lessons, scrapbooking, movies, making my quilt (that I intended to do back in July), shopping, more beach, family, fun, and just being a little lazy if I want to. Notice I'm not adding on there thoroughly cleaning my house to get ready for the year because that is definitely good summer fun. If I don't post for a while, it's not only because something won't let me upload pics to my blog (sorry about the pic-less post), but also because I'm busy having fun or being depressed.

Long live summer!!