Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Dream Came True (6 years ago, today!)











I used to say this was the best day of my life. It still is! But now thanks to my amazing husband and daughter, I’m happy to say I have TWO best days of my life. I truly am blessed and I’m so thankful. Happy anniversary, Jonathan!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm scared...

Blogger has seriously been freaking out of me the last day or home, I tried signing on and it pretended that I didn't exist. Thankfully, I could still load posts from my Live Writer and view the blog, just not through my dashboard. Then I was able to using Internet Explorer, just not Firefox like normal...

Now I'm at work and its allowing me to sign in, but I can't post a comment without signing in again and it's playing the same damn game of not recognizing me! I'm really getting nervous that my posts are going to go away forever as is the blog itself. Eek! Let me know if you notice anything weird about my page anytime so I can keep checking it as I find a way to back things up and keep posts safe. So sad! Boo to you, blogger. Boo!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wow! Could this day be any nicer? (Better not get used to it)

Since this could very well be the last perfect day of the before summer (weather-wise), so we made sure to take full advantage of the morning sun! Off to the Coppell Kids’ Country Playgroud we went!


Running into the playground. We couldn’t get inside fast enough!


I’ve mentioned before how much I love this park, but seriously, its awesome. There’s pretty much not a single weak spot in the structure where I’m worried she’ll fall out (like most playgrounds…when you have an adventurous one like me, you fear the open walls of the play structure!)…

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Eventually she spied the “whees” (aka swing), so playtime was all over at that point. Bring on the swing!

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She’s way into doing stuff on her own these days (the tricycle, walking without Mommy’s hand, swinging without a push), and she’s started saying the most hilarious things. Check out her quote in this video:

After a while on the “whee” we headed to the sandbox to get a feel for the sand before we head to the beach next month. I didn’t get any pics because the introduction didn’t go well…have I mentioned that B hates having dirty ANYTHING? Hmm…gonna have to bring Jonathan in as reinforcements for that. Please offer any suggestions for getting her comfortable with sand before beachtime!

Following the sandbox failure, we scampered over to the duck pond to feed some “quah quahs”. Much more running was involved! First, running after a pesky squirrel:


Then running through the field on our way to the water. Mommy: “Bridget, where are the ducks??”


We saw this beautiful crane as well as a majestic blue heron. Teachable moments!

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Finally we found an adorable family of ducks who weren’t too keen on B at first. She chased them right into the water :)


But stopped for just a moment to ask me to “listen” to some interesting duck sounds:


Yep, these bad boys were right on our tails! By now I’ve learned how to shoo away some aggressive geese and wasn’t afraid for one moment of these two. Stay away from my duckling, crazies!!!


She’s starting to get the idea of tossing bread into the water, but with even the slightest breeze like we had today, her’s never quite make it in so Mommy took charge on the tossing. These little ones loved the treats!



Of course, time for more running on the way back to the car (its time to get nervous about sunscreen application, that’s for sure!):


But even the most energetic of runners gets pooped eventually! Taking a moment to soak up some sun. I have so much fun making the most of every second with my little best friend…she’s the tops!


Introducing: Our family’s new baby, Arnie!

Well, its not technically OUR family…he belongs to Grammy and Pop…but he’s pretty much Bridget’s newest cousin :). Here he is!

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Isn’t he just the cutest thing since this???:


(I know, its so hard to believe Penny used to look like this!)

Back to Arnie (full name: Arnold Palmer Williams…Dad loves him so golf). Bridget was so excited to meet him and got tickled as soon as she saw him in his little puppy kennel…


Finally Grammy helps him out so she can have her first chance to love on Arnie:


Then it was time to play outside together!!! (Well, play for Bridget but run and hide for Arnie!)

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“Arr-Ruff, where are you??” (her new favorite phrase!)


Love him!!!


They’re going to be the best of friends and I love it so much!


Arnie was thankful for a break once Bridget discovered Grammy’s new bird bath she got for Mother’s Day:


Then Pop came home! This was his first time to meet Arnie since he’d been out of town for work :)


We had so much fun meeting Arnie that we came back to Grammy and Pop’s again the other day to spend some more time together:


She loved playing with some of his new toys…


And even wanted to take a few for herself :)


He loved her sparkly skirt, too!

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Man, was someone ever tired after all that fun puppy playing!

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Recent iPhone Photo Love :)

Playing with the neighbor’s hamster (who’s name I can never remmeber! I always think its Scabbers…geez), while we dogsit for Joey. She loves seeing him!

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Playing with Dane, Momma Stef and almost-ready-to-arrive Baby Brock!

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Waiting by the front door for Grammy to come over!

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Balloons in the car = fun for B and peace for Mommy!

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Someone LOVES their ghetto plastic baby pool:

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Having a blast on the Clifford ride at Willow Bend…makes it a whole lot harder to stay in the play area with these nearby and newly discovered!

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Our last day of Spring Kindermusik:

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Playing with sweet Arnie at Grammy and Pop’s house:

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Bring so tuckered out in the car, Mommy didn’t even realize she went to sleep! My precious angel :)

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