Friday, April 1, 2011


We made it back into town today after 2 nights in Dallas. It was a lot of fun, but can be a challenge with a 3 and 4 year old. They did great overall and it is so fun that we can now take them on trips and see their enjoyment in what they are doing. Jake and Landry Grace pretty much stayed in the wave pool at GWL. They loved jumping the waves and Jake just floated out in the middle of the wave pool with no fear(but did have a life jacket on). I am hopeful that they will love the ocean this summer. In years past we have gone to the beach and stayed at the pool. And that was fine!

Landry Grace doing her dancing! She is a hoot in "real life" with all of her hopping up and down.
Posing for a brief moment.
A stranger took this shot and I thought it was great! It had a shadow on it so I just turned it to black and white. Problem solved.
We thought Landry Grace would L-O-V-E American Girl since she loves her Bitty Baby so much....but we were W-R-O-N-G! It could have been the fact that she was on a 15 minute nap that day and we went at 5:15 in the evening. She really was not into the dolls or outfits. I was not going to push her getting an outfit for baby if she didn't want to, I know there are many years ahead.
Before we went in. And guess who was waaaaay more into the dolls: Jake Tyler. He was thrilled that the waiter brought him over a doll to sit with during dinner. Mom and I couldn't stop giggling. And no, I have no worries in the world about this. LG is just as interested in pirates and such when Jake is playing with them. Oh but we had some good laughs.
I didn't plan to buy a stroller but she was set on it. So I gave in and got her the stroller. It has not left her side and she has taken it everywhere we've gone in the past 24 hours.
I caught this last night as they were in a discussion on how to share their yogurt. My children can fight like cats and dogs, but man they truly are best friends. I love to see them connect in different ways and levels. Sure it's been a tough road and will continue to be, but I love that they have each other. I pray so hard that they will be the very best of friends throughout their lifetime.
GiGi just got back from Chicago. Here they are sporting their new shirts she bought for them. Thanks GiGi!

Matt has been gone since last Friday on a business trip to Las Vegas. All three of us have missed him greatly and are glad that he is almost home. We have a full day tomorrow with soccer, Tech's Spring Game, and track meet. Have a great weekend!


Lora said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

How fun! I can't wait to take Claudia to the American Girl store one day. =) So sweet that Jake and Landry Grace are so sweet with one another.

The Dugdale Family said...

So cute! I am dying to take Georgia to the American Girl store too....maybe this summer

Virginia said...

Love all the fun stuff y'all do!

Melody said...

These are great pics! I love that place. Would love to go back in the fall! I LOVE the black & white one. Miss yall! Please come visit soon. We need to catch up!!! Have a good weekend.