Sunday, August 31, 2008

Julie's first trip to the lake!

Last weekend we went to visit my family and we spent Saturday afternoon at the lake. It was Julie's first trip to the lake and we think she liked it. She wasn't totally crazy about the boat ride but seemed to enjoy riding on her Papaw's lap while he drove the boat. She loved playing in the rocks on the shore of a little island where we stopped to play for a little while. We met up with April, Robin and Chris and she liked walking around on Chris and Robin's party barge. We all swam for a while and had a good time. Julie fell asleep on my lap on the boat ride back to the car. I guess we wore her out! It was a great afternoon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wagon Friends

We got this little wagon for Julie not too long ago and she loves being pulled around the house in it. She also loves to pull her little Winnie the Pooh friends around in it too. I thought it was really cute when she decided that she wanted to ride along with her friends instead of pull them around.

In case you were wondering, that smile in the third picture is the one we get when we ask Julie to say "cheese", only she says "cheezzzzzzzzzz". Super cute.

Weekend in Benton

Ben had an AIGA leadership retreat last weekend in Heber Springs, AR so Julie and I headed to Benton to visit my family for the weekend. My aunt and uncle came up to visit from TX for the weekend too so it was an extra special visit. Julie and I went to the Discovery Museum in downtown Little Rock with my sister and brother-in-law on Friday afternoon and had a lot of fun. A good friend of mine from high school, Jennifer, works there and I got to see her and catch up a bit while Julie played with Aunt Robin and Uncle Chris. It was so good to see her again and I really hope to get together with her and her husband again soon. While we were in town we got to go to one of April and Robin's softball games but we didn't stay long at all because it was so hot out. Julie did get to play on the playground at the park while we were there though and we almost couldn't get her off of it to leave. We went to the Clinton Library on Saturday afternoon and out to eat that night. Ben came to pick us up Sunday morning and Julie was so happy to see her daddy again. We headed back to Memphis Sunday afternoon. This week has been a bit slower, but Julie needed the rest after her super fun week with both sets of grandparents.

Grama and Grampa J Visit

Ben's parents came down for a visit from Canada last week and we had a great time. Julie loved having her Grama and Grampa J around to play with. We did a lot of fun stuff while they were here. We went to the Children's Museum, Zoo, Mud Island Riverpark, rode the trolley downtown and went out to several places to eat. We also played in the yard with the sprinkler and Julie's little pool and ate ice cream a lot. While they were here Ben's brother and his wife, Dan and Taylor, came over for a visit before driving up to Springfield, MO to visit with Paul, Amy, Claire and Ethan. We were so glad that they got to make the long trip down to visit us. Come back soon Grama J and Grampa J!!

Julie loves to share

These pictures are from a couple weeks ago. We got ice cream from Baskin Robbins and brought it home to eat. We let Julie eat her own at the coffee table and Tate quickly became interested in what she was doing. He sat and watched her for a couple of minutes before she offered him a bite. And then the ice cream eating process became dip spoon in ice cream, let Tate lick spoon, then finish off whatever he didn't get off of the spoon. Of course it didn't take long for Fraidy to see what was going on and jump in on the ice cream action. Julie just loves her kitties!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008