Sunday, April 28, 2013

ONEderful ONE!

We had a "ONEderful" day celebrating Hadley's birthday.  We started the day with a number one blueberry pancake, singing happy birthday, and blowing out a candle.  Hadley LOVED the birthday song.  She would just smile and giggle every time we sang to her.  It was so sweet.  She certainly doesn't mind being the center of attention! :) 
Next up was present time.  She was actually quite interested in opening her presents.  She especially liked her new baby and car.  So fun!


Next, we headed to the park for a little outdoor playtime.  Unfortunately, it started to rain a little so our time was cut short.  

Then it was time for some more playing, lunch, and ICE CREAM at Chick-fil-a!
She thinks she is one of the big kids and just follows them around in the play area.

She liked the ice cream, but was more interested in the spoon. 

Taking a little wagon ride before nap


After nap, we went to the puppy store to visit the puppies.

And to ride our favorite fire truck

I tried all day to get a good one year picture, but Little Miss was not having it.  I finally had to give up on the bow.  Ha!

Happy 1st Birthday Hadley Claire!  We love you!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pre Birthday fun

The weekend before Hadley's first birthday, we headed to Houston for some pre-birthday fun!  First up, the children's museum!!!  Chad and I were so impressed with all the activities at this museum.  The kids had an absolute blast! Such a fun day!

The second we walked in the door Hadley was off.  She never stopped the whole time we were there. 

This was Cooper's favorite part!
They had an amazing outdoor/water exploration area.  It was such a nice day out!

There was a whole city that was set up for the kids.  It was amazing. 
This was my favorite part.  It was a package store complete with a fully functional scale, packages, cash register, and delivery truck with GPS. 

The grocery store

This was a restaurant.  The kids could prepare the food and serve the parents.  So cute!

The whole 2nd floor was a toddler exploration area.  They had tons of things just Hadley's size. 

Of course, all she wanted to do was drive this truck. Ha!  The joys of having a big brother!
Next up, we had some hotel fun.  The kids had ALOT of fun on the beds.  :)

And watching the swans

After a good night's rest (yes, everyone slept! YAY!)  we headed to the Houston Zoo.  It was a great zoo, and another beautiful day.  Hadley loved the aquariums.  She just kept squealing with delight.  Precious!

She loved these little ground squirrels too.  They were so fast and funny.
 We even got to see the zoo keepers bathing the elephants.  Pretty interesting.

 Hadley had her first carousel ride!  She stayed on that animal about 5 seconds, then we went to the bench! Ha!

 By the end of the day, we were all tired!  What a fun weekend celebrating with our almost one year old!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrating Madie

On Sunday, we made a whirlwind trip to Southlake to celebrate sweet Madie's 3rd birthday at Gymboree!  We decided to drive there and back in the same day since hotel stays aren't all that fun in this season of life. ;)  Cooper and Hadley had a blast and sure loved spending time with their cousins.
The birthday girl!


These sweet cousins thought they were just like the big kids and never stopped!  Hadley loved climbing on everything!

The rainbow rope...Hadley thought the limbo would be more fun. Ha!

Riding on a whale

Cooper and Madie showing off their moves

Cake time!
We had such a fun time!  Thanks for having us Madie!  Happy Birthday!