October 2, 2011

Happy birthday to me!

I celebrated another amazing birthday yesterday! It was the perfect day that involved sleeping in, hanging out with my boys, my brother coming into town, taking a nap, and a delicious dinner at Cheesecake Factory. Liam can't eat a Cheesecake Factory because of his peanut allergy, so a sweet friend volunteered to watch him while we went out to an adult dinner with my bestie, Skye, and some of her family. We took a couple of pics before we left. I love how precious Liam looks in this first pic. Seriously...look at those rosy cheeks. And those eyes. And those lips. Does it get any cuter?!?!
I just love my little family! (Even in their Sooner gear!)
I'm looking forward to another great year!!! I think it's going to be a fun one!!!!!

Fair Fun

We have spent our fair share of time at fairs lately. We've gone to the Cleveland County Fair twice and to the Oklahoma State Fair twice. All four times we had a blast!

We had never gone to the Cleveland County Fair, and I was so surprised at how big it was! They had every farm animal imaginable for us to hold or pet. I loved the rabbits and the chicks the most! And I may have asked David if I could take home one of the piglets. ;)

After we petted several animals, Liam wanted to ride in the barrels. He's always soooo serious when he goes on any kind of ride!
He absolutely loved the fire truck and didn't want to get out of it when it was time to go.
And now for the reason we made our first trip to the Cleveland County Fair.....Liam entered a bug collection with his daycare. He was sooooooo proud of his bug collection and his ribbon!
I don't do bugs. I actually tell my students that if they bring a bug near me they will lose recess for the rest of the year. Haha! Thanks to Daddy, Uncle Bryan, Nana, and Papa, Liam ended up with plenty of bugs. He even had enough to share with some of his friends!
Here is a pic of the entire Sparkle Kids entry. I just love that Liam's sitter does these kinds of things with the kiddos. It's a lot of extra work for her, but so appreciated by the parents!
I took a personal day to go to the Oklahoma State Fair with Liam's daycare to see Toy Story 3 on ice. Liam was so excited!
He was super surprised to see Mickey and his friends there!

He loves Slinky Dog!

And his current obsession is with getting the bad guy, Zurg.

I think this was his favorite part of the entire show.
After watching Toy Story 3, we ventured out into the fair. Liam had so much fun playing with his friends and I loved seeing him interact with them! He was able to "plant" seeds.
He got to "pick" potatoes.
And, he got to pet some more animals. This bunny was so soft!
We went back to the Oklahoma State Fair on Saturday with my mom and dad. For some reason, the pictures from that day have gone missing from my computer. :( But, we had a blast and ate some YUMMY fair food!!!!!

A couple of funnies for us to remember...

Every morning as we're leaving the house, Liam tries to get as many toys in the car with us as I will let him. Last week we had gone through all of the normal "I need Buzz with me", "Please can I have my blankey?", "Mommy, I need my blocks, please?" After saying no to all of those sweet requests, Liam began rubbing his eye and said, "My eye has an ouchie. I neeeeeed an iPad." Haha!

Every morning Liam requests a b-nana (banana) and milk. Last week before a visit from Nana and Papa, Liam sat in our bed eating his banana and said, "I'm eating a b-nana. B-nana and Papa!" He then laughed hysterically at his own joke.

During Nana and Papa's visit, Liam was struggling a bit with his...ahem.....bowel movements. After sitting on the potty and finally having a bowel movement, he said, "Ahhhhhhhh....I have diaper rash!"

Man....this boy cracks me up!

September 3, 2011

Trip to Stilly

Last weekend Aunt Layna, Uncle Bryan and Grandma Dye came to visit. They stayed with Liam on Friday while David and I were at work and I know he had so much fun playing with them! On Saturday the big kids headed to Stillwater for a going away party while Liam stayed home with Grandma. Here are some pics of the four of us before heading to Eskimo Joe's.

The going away party was bittersweet. Sweet because we got to spend time with some great friends. Bitter because it was the last time we saw Ryan, David's best friend for years, before he moved. I guess we'll have to plan a trip to the Big Easy to visit him soon!!!!

Last trip to the Kiddie Park

A couple of weekends ago Liam and I made a trip to Bartlesville just to go to the Kiddie Park one last time before it closed for the winter. We were so excited that our cousins, Jaxson and Lukas wanted to meet us there! Their mama, Kristin, and I have been close since we were pretty young. We used to spend weeks together during the summer and now we get to see our babies play together!
This was the first time Liam rode the boats. I was always nervous that he would stand up during the ride since there aren't any straps. Sure enough, he tried to stand up, but sat down as soon as we told him to.
Jaxson was the perfect riding buddy for Liam on the ferris wheel!

The cars and tractors were a hit with Liam and Lukas. Jaxson thought they were a bit boring.

After riding for a while, we decided it was time for a cold treat. Liam LOVED his ice cream! There was so much that I had to finish it off for him. :)
Thank you Kristin, Rick, Jaxson, and Lukas for going to the Kiddie Park with us. We had SO much fun!!!!!

Disney World Day 5: Park Hopper Day

I don't have a single picture of our last day at Disney. Not one. We decided that since it was our last day and we wanted to get as much done as possible, that we wouldn't worry about pictures. Here are the highlights from our final day....

-We started out at The Magic Kingdom. We rode Peter Pan twice...awesome ride! We rode the Buzz Lightyear ride over, and over, and over again, until the line got too long. And, of course, we rode the train one last time.

-After lunch, we headed to Epcot to finish going through the countries. I found some amazing shortbread cookies in England. Yumm-O! We got caught in a downpour.

-We had dinner at Planet Hollywood. Great food!

Our trip was ah-mazing! Other than one MAJOR meltdown, Liam was an angel. (Even on the 21 hour car trip to and from Orlando.) The house we stayed in was beautiful. The food was great. The rides were a blast. The shows were incredible. I could really go on and on about how great our trip was!!!

Disney World Day 4: Hollywood Studios

Universal Studios was the park that we almost skipped and I'm so glad we didn't. Liam got to meet some of his most favorite Disney characters while we were there. We also watched the Disney Jr. show, which had characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny....two of his favorites!

I think this was probably the highlight of the trip for Liam.....

Disney World Day 3: Animal Kingdom

Our day at Animal Kingdom was most definitely my favorite day of the trip!

The safari was my favorite ride.

The Lion King show was hands down my favorite part of our Disney experience! I had chills throughout the entire show!

This might be my favorite picture from the trip......

Liam was so excited to show Pluto his Baby Pluto!

Lots of favorites from our day at Animal Kingdom....no wonder it was my favorite day at Disney!