Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All Aboard!!

This past weekend we met the Scott's to go see Thomas the Train at the Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera. We had never been there before and it was really neat! Sawyer is really into trains these days so this was a great age to take him. There were lots of activites for the kids to do before the train ride. There was a petting zoo, bubble station, and a bouncy house. The train ride was about 20 minutes which for his age was great. We weren't prepared to ride backwards back to the station so we got a good laugh out of that!! Thanks Honey and Papa D for taking us to see Thomas!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sawyer's 2nd Birthday Party

We celebrated Sawyer's 2nd Birthday at the local Hoover Fire Station that happens to have a great playground and pavilion attached to it. We were blessed with beautiful weather and he had a great time celebrating with all of his friends and family. The kids played for a while on the playground and then the Fire Station Lieutenant gave us an up close look at the big ladder truck and the kids even got to climb in and explore. It made for some great photo ops!

I love this picture!!

He got to eat his favorite food of the moment, pizza!

Can't believe he is 2!

The red icing kinda got out of hand so we striped him down to his shirt and fireman boots which he would sleep in if we let him.

He loved his new scooter and Keith and I got him!

Note to self, take family pictures before the party.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

We had so much fun celebrating my favorite holiday this year! We went to three Easter Egg Hunts and attended our Church's awesome Easter Service on Sunday followed by two family visits in one day. Whew, we are still trying to catch up on rest. Not to mention that we had Sawyer's 2nd Birthday Party too. Another post on that to come later!

Last weekend we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at Sawyer's Preschool. It was complete with a bouncy house, Egg Hunt, face paint (which he wouldn't sit still long enough to do), and some good food.

The next afternoon we went to the Egg Hunt at Shades Crest Baptist. They had train rides, balloon animals, and another Egg Hunt.

Riding the train with Mimi

He loved this playhouse! Wish we had a yard big enough to have one of our own.

While we were getting in the car to leave for Church, Keith yelled inside for me to hurry and grab my camera. Turns out, our neighbors had the Easter Bunny at their house! I was just saying the day before that we never got to get his picture taken with the Easter Bunny but now we did!

After Church, we headed to my parents house where we cooked out steaks and had yet another Egg Hunt but this time it was with cousins!

Mimi got each of the kiddos TV trays and other goodies. Sawyer's was Thomas the Train, it is so cute and perfect for him since he eats breakfast watching cartoons most mornings. She even had them wrapped so nice like she did when I grew up.

Next, we headed to the Scott's for more family time and for Keith to watch the Masters. Go Bubba! Sawyer had fun playing golf and throwing the ball to Kaylee. He is obsessed with that dog and she is so sweet to her. Dick cooked some delicious hamburgers for everyone. We loved being outside most of the beautiful day!

Gotta love the Mickey Mouse band aids on Sawyer's knee. Typical little boy!

Sawyer and Honey

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Break and a Birthday

Spring Break isn't just for school age kids, its for preschoolers too! So, since Sawyer's MDO was closed the week of Spring Break we decided to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather with a trip to the Lake for a few days followed by a long weekend in Destin.

Playing with a water gun for the first time.

The Scott's got a new kayak and they were a hit! Keith and Kenzie went on several long rides around the slu and surrounding areas. Too bad Big Mama couldn't join in on the fun!

One afternoon we packed a picnic lunch and anchored on an island for some water time. Keith and Sawyer enjoyed skipping rocks. The water was cold but there was no stopping Sawyer from getting in.

He also loved swimming on the steps with Honey. He is not afraid of the water at all which is very scary as a parent!

That Thursday, we went down to Blue Mountain Beach which is just outside of Destin. And let me just say that it will definitely spoil you. Not a lot of traffic, no high rise condos, natural sand dunes, and amazing restaurants. It is also just a 10 minute car ride to Baytown Wharf and all the other activities in Destin. We went with another family, the Choat's. Will was Keith's Fraternity Brother and I went to High School with Morgan. They have a precious little boy, Carter, who just turned 2. To top it off, Morgan is pregnant too so we have a lot in common with this family! As soon as we got there on Thursday afternoon we went to the heated pool which was like a giant bath tub. The boys had a blast!

Friday morning the guys played golf so we took the boys back to the pool for a couple of hours. When we went in for lunch, I was putting something in the oven for Sawyer to eat but he fell asleep sitting straight up on the couch and slept for 3 hours! He was wiped. That night, which was my Birthday, we went to Louis Louis for dinner. It is a restaurant that is owned by the Red Bar so we wanted to check it out. It was sooo good! Imagine having the same menu as Red Bar (I got the Chicken of course), no wait to eat, not loud, and a clean bathroom. It did help that we went to dinner at 6:00 since we had small kids. After dinner, we went to Baytown Wharf for some fun. Sawyer rode the carousel and ate the biggest Popsicle he had ever seen! It was a great way to celebrate my 29th Birthday.

Saturday morning we started out with breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Grayton Beach. It disappoint either and the boys were happily entertained with the Ipad! The rest of the day was spent on the beach. Sawyer wasn't a big fan of the sand at first and it took him a minute to warm up to it. Since I had nap duty on Friday, it was Keith's turn so I got a solid 2-3 hours of precious, uninterrupted beach time by.my.self. It was amazing! That doesn't happen too often these days so I enjoyed every minute of it. That night we ate a local place for sushi and steak. It was a great way to end such a fun trip. It was so sad to leave but only got us excited for our beach trip in May with the Scott's. We are trying to get all of our trips in now because once Sissy gets here I have a feeling we won't be going many places!

There were 4 pools at the place! It was so nice.