Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mayborn Museum

Saturday morning before Mom, Dad, and Abby headed back to Alabama, we took Abby and Hallie to The Mayborn Museum on Baylor's campus. We had never been, but had heard great things about it. It was a fantastic museum for all ages! Abby and Hallie really enjoyed all the hands-on activities the museum provided, and the adults enjoyed watching them play! There was also a natural history section to the museum that Jonathan and Dad visited while the girls went to the gift shop--we were ready for lunch by this point! HA! We did walk through the cave portion of the natural history and that was pretty interesting. I didn't get any pictures of it, though. After the museum, we ate lunch at Cracker Barrel, made a stop by Sam's for everyone's essentials and then said our good-byes in the parking lot. I was pretty sad because both Abby and Hallie were asleep, but just as Mom and Dad were backing out of their parking space, Hallie woke up! So they pulled back in and got to say good-bye. We were sad to see them go, but can't wait for their next visit. Mom says they're definitely flying next time! :o)

Thanks for visiting us, Nonna and Pop! We enjoyed having ya'll here so much and miss you like crazy! Kelly and Jessica, thanks for letting Abby come! She and Hallie had a ball! We miss her and can't believe how big she is getting! She is so precious!

Hallie was very interested in this iguana, but would
not go near it without someone closeby.

Abby and Hallie loved this transportation portion
of the museum! There was a firetruck, too! Hallie
climbed right up into the school bus and began
driving! Too cute!

This was Mrs. Moen's Neighborhood. There were
little streets and shops--it was like a little town.
There were all these little cars and a ton of kids
in there, so I didn't get many pictures.
Hallie is definitely a good cop! :o)

Hallie's favorite spot--the bubbles. Or
"bubaaaahs" (whispered softly) as Hallie
calls them!

I think this was everyone's favorite! A giant piano!

My mom and dad--Nonna and Pop!

The girls were asleep at this point of our good-byes.

Enjoying time with the fam

Last night was our last night with the fam...they're leaving this morning. Mom and I went shopping yesterday and found the cutest shirt for Hallie that I just had to have. It has a child-like drawing of Mary Poppins and is the absolute cutest!! It's a little too big still, but she will definitely grow into it! :o)

We ate at Fudrucker's last night--a kid's favorite. After getting some prizes (a squishy ball for Hallie and a silver "bling" necklace for Abby), driving a sports car (Kelly and out!), and riding a horse we went to Baskin Robbins to end the night with some ice cream!

Abby's Photo Shoot

Before our zoo outing, Hallie decided she needed to take a nap. She crawled up in my lap and proceeded to go to sleep. Sweet thing! So, while Hallie was napping, I decided to take a few snaps of my beautiful niece, Abby. She enjoyed it being "all about her"! :o) Here are a few of the many I took.

Fun at the Zoo with Abby and Hallie-Lou!

We enjoyed a (hot) afternoon at the Cameron Park Zoo. Abby and Hallie enjoyed seeing all the animals! Abby and Hallie both walked a while and rode a while. It was a fun afternoon for everyone!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Too much fun!

My (Kendra) parents arrived with our niece, Abby, in the wee hours Tuesday morning (1:30 am!). The fun with cousins began around 8:30 yesterday morning. Hallie has absolutely loved playing with Abby! Hallie used to be my shadow...but until Abby goes back home, I believe Hallie will be Abby's shadow! Hallie follows Abby everywhere and tries to do everything she does. It is absolutely precious!

Yesterday we had Hallie's 15 month check up--she's a healthy little girl who is growing like a weed! She's going through a little separation/stranger anxiety, so this visit was not fun at all. She did not enjoy the doctor poking at her one bit! Thankfully the visit didn't last too long. Afterward, we had Chick-fil-A, so that cheered her up! She and Abby played and played on the little playground. All that playing called for a nap (for both girls!). :o) We ate dinner with Jonathan's parents last night and ended the day the best way possible--at Baskin Robbins!

Today our plans are to go to the zoo...but the girls have been playing so hard this morning, Hallie pooped out before everyone even got dressed. So, the zoo will be an afternoon trip.

Hallie loves trying on shoes!

Sweet Abby

Abby pushing Hallie in Hal's backpack stroller.

Too cute!

These shoes are just a little too big.

Fun at the Zoo with Abby and Hallie-Lou!

We enjoyed a (hot) afternoon at the Cameron Park Zoo. Abby and Hallie enjoyed seeing all the animals! Abby and Hallie both walked a while and rode a while. It was a fun afternoon for everyone!