Friday, August 27, 2010

Easter Celebrations

The day started like this:Sweet, they are sharing...until they discovered it could rock... Then we headed to Grammie's for a lot of this:We ended the day with a big feast in which Haven consumed the most food.My children have now both done more Easter egg hunts than I was ever allowed to do. Am I losing my religion?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nashville Predators

If you don't know already, Eric and I are really big sports fans. We anticipate raising a little crew of super athletes. Given this, we were thankful to receive some tickets to a local Predator's game. Elijah performed up to family standards when he found the machine which repaves the ice the most fascinating part of the game. He did get to practice his hockey skills. Haven enjoyed Wynona's performance, but wondered why she was out past her bedtime. Last time she was at the Bridgestone Arena, things (lights/music/beer/noise) were a little more exciting. Elijah's favorite part of the day was walking down Broadway and seeing all the big drums and instruments through the windows of the honky-tonks. He loved to spot the instruments, comment on them, and watch the musicians. Haven would clap when she heard the music. So, the night life it is, I suppose~:-o We had a fun stroll across the Shelby Street Bridge. Elijah's favorite thing on the bridge was the drainage holes. We stopped at almost every one. If you need us to come cheer on your favorite team, we will totally be there...but we'll be scoping out the nearby attractions in hopes of an early breakaway.

Haven Turns One!

To celebrate Haven's big day, I cooked her favorite meal...or we went to Chick-fil-A. Being the prepared Mom I am, I forgot both Haven's sippy cup and her bib. Not to worry, there were three other adults with me, so my children DID get food.

Haven celebrated turning one by - out of necessity - learning to drink from a straw.

Eric got stuck in the learn-to-drink-from-a-straw teaching mode...

Next we hit Crockett Park.

Mombo got really adventurous; we attributed her energy spurt to the ice cream.

(This is why I put bows in her hair. She will thank me someday.)

Can you see her little face (underneath the mohawk)? She loved the slide!

Haven's favorite activity at this playground involves wood chips. That's what keeps us coming back.
This too:

We ended the day with another homecooked meal...our very favorite strawberry lemonade cupcakes from the Cupcake Collection.

I have several videos taken during the birthday cupcake event, but they all had spoiler background noises (Elijah: "I can't do it!" {crying}. Ab: "Watch out. Hot, hot!" {Bella screaming}). So just know that Haven at least was a very happy birthday girl. Maybe she was the only child with a cupcake?
We love you sweet Baby Girl!