Saturday, July 14, 2007

Big D

Last Sunday, the girls and I set off on a little road trip to Dallas. I would like to tell you that traveling five hours with a three year old and one year old was a breeze, but that would not be true. By the time that huge lone star was looming in the distance at the Texas/Oklahoma border, Arden was about to lose it. I knew she was hungry, but there was no way I was stopping when we were so close. Since I couldn't reach her, I resorted to throwing goldfish crackers at her. It seemed like a good idea at the time, until we stopped and I saw the proof, all over the backseat, of what a bad shot I am.

We had a great visit with my aunt and uncle, Grandad Tracy and Mimi and Aunt Ashley. Here are some highlights from the week...

Arden mastered the art of climbing stairs. Fantastic. Really.
Claire played dress-up with really big earrings and bangle bracelets. Earrings are now the newest addition to her list of "things to do when she gets a little bigger."

Swimming everyday with Grandad Tracy. By the end of the week, Claire had become brave enough to swim all the way across the pool. And Arden discovered that she prefers to be out of the water, because you can't really run in the pool.

Playing at the Wiggly Play Center. So much fun for kids, yet so migraine inducing for adults.

Feeding the ducks at the pond by Grandad and Mimi's house. Claire really loved this. When we first got there, she marched right up to the ducks and said, "Ducks! I need your attention!" Wonder where she's heard that?

Riding the carousel with Mimi.

Taking Claire for her first pedicure/manicure. She picked out her own outfit for the occasion, right down to the accessories.

Other highlights include seeing our old friends from Small Group (I miss you guys!), going to the Dallas Aquarium (fun, but would definitely pass on it next time), Claire's sleep-over at Aunt Ashley's, and just lots of visiting.
Claire didn't want to come home and is already asking when we can go back. Just as soon as the memory of that car trip fades, honey.


Cortney said...

Looks and sounds like you and the girls had a great time! I loved the "outfit" that Claire picked out--so fashionable! Can't wait to hear more about the trip, especially the cracker throwing--that's great! Talk to you soon; I missed you, girl!!!

Dana said...

I just wanted to thank you so much for enduring the long, long car trip to visit with us. We had such a great time, and enjoyed every minute with the you and the girls!!