Life Is Just So Daily

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fun at Susan's. :)

{HOW BEHIND am I at blogging???}

There was some light reading....(about 1/2 a book...) followed by some jumping....and then a trip to the playground....

 The highlight reel:
Not pictured: our attempt at taking this crew to the playground in the wagon and stroller. I wanted to try the wagon. Eliette was excited, and then VERY excited about her new-found skills and independence. "Oh look, I can just wiggle out of these wagon straps and climb out and run up to the front doors of strangers. Nobody can stop me! {insert evil laugh}"
We turned around, strapped E in the stroller, and went home to get the car.
Good times.

Labels: ,

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 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}

Labels: , , ,

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!

Labels: , ,