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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring Fling & Such....

Once upon a time, Gage and Daddy went camping for the weekend, and Darnin came for a quick visit! Yay!

At the same time, the neighborhood Spring Fling was happening. There were vendors, pony rides, food, bounce houses....fun times.

Eliette first wanted to ride the ponies.



After that, it was onto the little petting zoo...





Then she discovered the bounce house.
Quite possibly her first bounce house experience.... I can't remember. I know this: THIS was the moment she discovered she LOVED the bounce house!



Sweet, happy girl!

...and then it was time to go....
That, of course, didn't happen. Rather, Sister led us down a path straight to the playground....


Darnin couldn't resist, and why would she want to?
They had a blast, and I just stood back and took pictures and watched.

:)

What happened in our day after that?
A little shopping, but not much.... Darnin was reminded that day about how hard it is to shop with a toddler---when the toddler clearly doesn't want to shop!

So----we headed over to a local restaurant for dinner, and had fun with that....


Then we let E run around and play downtown for a bit.... Then we headed to Braum's for dessert....then we headed home.
:)

All the while, I got these camping pics from the guys:
Happy boys....

Back at the Casa de Lainey-Paney, someone was playing the poor-pitiful-me card....

She was tired but knew that lotion, diaper, and jammies were right around the corner.

Oh, it was just a great day.
It ended with me putting the baby to bed, and then staying up late to watch a movie with mom. {Well, I did.... Darnin fell asleep. Guess my toddler wore her out. wink*wink}








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Easter Egg Hunt at the Church, 2015

Eliette was lucky enough to attend the Easter Egg Hunt at the church this year. Gage had a soccer game. He was given the option of joining us after soccer, but they had big plans to go camping that day, so he didn't make it up to the church.

Eliette was ready though!
Who wasn't ready?
THIS mom. At picture time, my camera read some wonky message on the screen that I'd never read before. What!? What!? Don't fail me now!
Luckily, a friend came to the rescue and took lots of pics for me.
...I just haven't seen them yet because I'm sure she's forgotten, we both got busy, and here it is in the weeee hours of the morning when I'm thinking about it, and I won't remind her now because that would just be rude.... But I digress....

Cell phone pics are all I have, and I'm lucky to have those. I had to delete all kinds of stuff (which I probably should have cleaned out a long time ago) just to have room for more photos....

So, when the hunt was started for her age group, she wasn't really sure what to do. Initially, she'd pick up the eggs, and then put them back where she found them. 




With encouragement and guidance, she got it... and although Brother wasn't there, Eliette found a way to have minions. Brother's friends will do!
The unstated, "here, you hold it" was heard loud and clear, and W answered obediently. Sweet boys W&C (brothers)!

At the petting zoo area:




Then there was E.B. himself.
Eliette wasn't sure....but she finally shook his hand.
Eliette's favorite part of the event were the pony rides. Her excitement started when she got to wear a helmet. "Hat. Hat. Hat. Hat? Hat." {Love her!}

Now, there are no pictures of this because I was holding on to her. She was ALL SMILES! Loved, loved, loved it. It was her first pony ride ever.
"Po-eeeee. Po-eeeee."
Somehow when she says it, the "n" is silent.

Back at home....



Oh, it was a great morning.
Now, if I only had those pony pics!



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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Zoo Trips with Friends.


Oh, how we love the Dallas Zoo!

One day while Brother was in school, Eliette and I met up with some friends at Starbucks, and followed each other to the zoo.... The zoo trip started with a carousel ride.

Shortly thereafter, Sister let me know that strollers are so.last.year, and she would only be traveling by wagon. {That meant that mommy was pushing a stroller full of bags while E rode in the wagon with S.}

Other pics from the zoo....
Here's J man in the Jeep:
 Oh, the giraffes were E's favorite!




At some point we stopped for lunch.
I think that was actually before the giraffes.... It wasn't long after that before we went to the store to get our souvenirs. E chose a lovely stuffed giraffe. J & S both got bubble guns, I believe. Then we all headed over to the kids area. Oh, the kids area!It's always a blast.















These next pics were taken by a friend, and I fear this is a preview of the teen years....


 Hahahaha....so funny. She cracks me up. But, at some point in there, Eliette cut her little foot.
:(
First Aid was just right there by the kids area, so they hooked us up with a bandaid and we were on our way. We quickly changed into dry clothes, and hit the carousel one.last.time on our way out.
:)






This girl was very.very.very tired.

She was awake for the stroller ride to the car.
She was awake as we were getting out of the zoo parking lot.
She was asleep before we entered the service road out of the zoo parking lot.
Sweet girl....

It was a GREAT day, and we can't wait to do it again!
....and she's hoping to get her own chariot wagon for her birthday.
:)




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