Monday, July 12, 2010

Aquarium, T-Ball, and Bubbles

This weekend, Mommy and Daniel went to stay with Gigi and Poppy for a few days. On Friday, we were off the the Aquarium in New Orleans. Daniel was so excited that it was all he could talk about for days! He would say, "We are going to see fish and sharks and sea turtles!" On the way there, we passed a Lucky Dog vendor...I was so excited because I have never seen one in person, much less eaten one, so I had to snap a picture.

Daniel was immediately mesmerized by all the different fish he saw in the aquarium. He would just watch and stare while saying, "Look at this! Look at that!"

Gigi and Daniel had a great time exploring the Aquarium together.

After leaving the Aquarium, we stopped for a few minutes on the Riverwalk so Daniel could gaze out over the Mississippi.

After our long day, it was time to head back to Gigi's house for some much needed R&R. Daniel slept while Mommy and Gigi went to Hobby Lobby...can't get much better than that! After getting some ribbon to make bows and a new Cricut blade, we headed to Wal-Mart in search of potty training pants for Daniel...more to come on this adventure later!
On Saturday, Daniel was itching to get outside and play in the backyard...something he doesn't get to indulge in often at home due to our living in an apartment and lack of fence. Anyway, he wanted to play baseball. When Daniel plays baseball, it ends up being more like golf, so Gigi got him a T-ball set. This worked out much better! He is getting pretty good! He even fields his own balls!!

When the sprinklers came on to water the grass, Daniel decided he wanted to put on his bathing suit....even though Mommy knows he won't get wet. He has major issues with getting water in his face or on his head...but he loves being around the water. He just runs around it instead of through it! After that got old, Daniel moved on to the bubble gun. That is one of his favorite toys!

One thing I forgot to get pictures of was the "train tracks" Daniel and Gigi drew on the front porch with chalk. When he saw that the tracks he drew last time had been washed away, Daniel told Gigi, "Get the green and yellow (Crayola) box." Man, that boy has a memory like an elephant!! He even remembered right where she kept it! Poppy made Daniel's favorite meal for dinner...spaghetti and meatballs. He ate it up and then proceeded to ask for some brown cookies (Oreos)! All in all, it was a wonderful weekend, and we were sad to leave. I know Daniel is looking forward to his extended stay in October when Olivia arrives. We love you Gigi and Poppy!
On another note, Daniel loves his cousin Halle so much that he just had to climb in the Pack-n-Play with her!

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