Scott and I had a grown up day yesterday. Mawmaw kept Gracie - they picked flowers and tomatoes and made a cake. We went to Whole Foods, World Market, Petsmart, Freebird's and the mall for a while. Today the whole family went to the Forth Worth children's museum. It was a lot of fun. Very open with bright colors. Aunt Katie came in from her camp job and Gracie was all about Aunt Katie.
I had found Gracie a superman t-shirt because Scott had one. Turns out Scott had 2 and one of them fit me, so we matched today. Also turns out that Saturday is Superman's birthday and the museum was having a special event. Several staff members told us about that. The whole place was really nice. Many of the staff interacted well with the public. I was very impressed.
This is a huge macrame doll that was standing in the hallway
This is the colorful entrance to the Mexican toy exhibit. That was very interesting.
Gracie insisted Katie and I wear these sombreros for a while.
Gracie and I haven't been up to much. We go swimming at my parents or to storytimes and such. This week is our traveling vacation time. We went to Austin this weekend for my LWML convention. I was busy with the convention and Scott had to entertain Gracie while I was gone. They went to feed ducks and to the Children's Museum in Austin. She enjoyed it. Scott- not so much. I very much enjoyed my convention. I love my ladies, and I got a lot of good ideas for my society.
Now we are at my inlaws in Arlington. Last night Gracie and her cousin Eileen had a great time playing together. Gracie is really bossy, but they still play really well together.
Today we went to see Curious George at the dinner movie theater. It was an interesting concept- eating real food while watching a movie. Then we went to Eileen and her mommy to Borders to spend some money on books, then Gracie and daddy went ice skating. Mawmaw and I watched. I'll try to post more pictures later. She was able to ride the carousel there too. Now she is swimming naked in a kiddie pool on the porch. What a hoot!
Today we went to Houston for my 3-month post op appointment. Mom decided to go with us and we made a day of it. I had to give blood, which was an ordeal. I'm a hard stick and the lady needed like 7 vials of blood. Needless to say, it was a process. And I'll be sporting some bruises for a few days. Gracie, always friendly, made a new friend at LabCorp. She shared her colors and her gum with a little girl also there with her family.
We went to eat at Freebird's - my favorite place ever. Gracie was so good everywhere we went today. She ate "2 pairs of rice" and no beans. Stubborn, that girl. There's no convincing her or talking her into some protein. There was a slight meltdown when she discovered I got her water instead of sprite, but she had some later.
After we ate, we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the butterflies and dinosaur bones. TomTom did a good job of getting us around Houston. We also went to Ikea. That put us coming back smack in the middle of rush hour traffic. My mother complimented my driving. That was almost the best part of the day.
But the best part was finding out that my sister is having a GIANT baby - the ultrasound puts him at almost 10 lbs. Needless to say, there is a c-section in her future. Hopefully it will be before we leave for vacation. I can't wait to see him and hold him! Here's to giant babies. :)
The first week of summer vacation is almost over. Wednesday we took my mother to the hospital for day surgery. Gracie went with us and was so good. We went to "Dumpin' Donuts" for breakfast after dropping mom off. Gracie had the "best donut she's ever eaten." I brought my computer so that she could watch a movie that we brought. Fortunately mother's surgery went well and they didn't find anything bad.
The other night Scott left out the back door then came back in the front door saying "Your daughter needs to get off of her dresser and stop playing with the blinds in her room." Yeah, my daughter.
Today we went to storytime at the Beaumont library, which was fun. We'll probably be going there again. We also went to the PA library summer program kick off. Gracie had popcorn and a snocone. We had to leave early to go get Scott from work, but we enjoyed what we were there for.
Today we're going to Houston for my dr appt. The plan is to go the the museum afterward to see the butterflies, then lunch at Freebird's then Ikea. Mom is going with us. Should be fun!
We're starting off the new summer! So far we've been swimming and shopping and been to the library. We've been working on "projects" - crafts with glue and foam stickers and paints. I'll post some pics of them later. Gracie worked on hers, I worked on water and carbon dioxide for next year.
Gracie's recital was at the end of last month. It was a process. She and I danced in a mother-daughter dance and there was one on her own and one for just the mothers. We practiced a lot. Scott's parents came in and my parents were able to be at the recital to see her dance. She did so well! We were so proud. She knew all the dances and the songs.