Monday, August 2, 2010

The weekend.

It's Monday. Which means that another great weekend has come and gone. As I upload all of the photos from the weekend, I cannot help but giggle at what fun my little monkey had exploring the children's museum, splashing and making waves in the pool, and experiencing some new firsts!

On Friday, Ashley called to see if Liam and I would like to join them for a late afternoon trip to the Children's Museum. Ummm... sure! Even though Liam is only 6 months and there will be practically nothing for him to do, sure! Boy was I wrong. There are TONS for 6 months old to do at the museum, and the best part is that they get in free until they are one! They stare at themselves in the mirrors...
Play with friends, toys, balls, books... you name it! And not to worry moms... these ladies are constantly coming by to disinfect everything and scoop up toys to wash and replace them with clean ones.
We even sat near the older kiddos play spot to watch our friend Noah do big boy things like slide down slides, make mega light-up box pictures, climb through tunnels, and watch cars zoom down plastic tracks. Oh to be able to join in on all the big kid fun!

We gathered in the storybook area for a much needed bottle stop! Noah showed off his reading skills while Liam ate a few pages! Little Bella, who was 2 days older than Liam, did an inch-worm crawling show that was also super impressive!
Later that night, we traveled to Cypress to help celebrate the Griffing's birthdays. Happy Birthday Rob and Cynthia!
It is the one time of the year that Bill gets to relive the glory days of Corsicana Tiger football. They talk about game match-ups as if it hasn't been ten years since those feet have seen football cleats. Lots and lots of fun memories. I know they cannot wait for Liam to hit the field!
Liam was entertained by the many critters of the house including fish, Buck and especially the ever so soft and friendly Ice!
Liam loved Ice!
On Saturday, while Ashley attended a wedding shower, we took the boys over to Bill's grandmother's house for an evening swim. The boys cheered on Bill as he leaped into the water with a canon ball splash!
Liam relaxed in his new float with his cool dude shades and bucket hat, while Noah tested out the shark water wings and bag full of nerf balls!
There was a little game of chicken.
Bill, Liam, Ben and Noah
And some fist pounding!
Pound It!
All in all, it was 2 1/2 hours of pure fun in the sun. And when the littles were nice and wrinkled, we wrapped them up in their towels and let them play with their pruned toes.
After a dry diaper and fresh change of clothes, Liam found himself sound asleep to the vibrations of the car ride home.
To wrap up the weekend and get ready for daddy's big birthday week, we went shopping for a few goodies on Sunday. Liam rode in the cart for the first time and enjoyed his new, non-obstructed view and ability to reach for items to dump into the cart!
As for bedtime, we attempted to put Liam to bed the way that Dr. Thaller suggested. Fully awake. No bottle. We turned on his mobile and left that sweet smiling face in his crib as we said our goodnights, kissed his forehead and turned off the lights. I fully expected to return shortly after to soothe little tears and rock him back to sleep with "You've got a Friend" and "Goodnight." But instead, after brushing my teeth and climbing into bed, I held the monitor up to discover a snoring little angel.
And I am not going to lie, I was a tiny bit sad. Don't you want to listen to all the songs I practiced just for you? Don't you NEED your mommy? And then at 4am, he did.


  1. Great pics girly! That little guy is growing like a weed!

    Blogger is being ugly and not letting me us my WP creds to sign in...

  2. Let me guess...who had a tiny smile on your face at 4.