Monday, July 25, 2011

Sweet Summertime!

  Sweet Summertime means...

Yummy ice from sonic...

splashing in "daddy's bucka"...

fun in the sun with "Maa-Maa Kaye"...

all over happiness...

helping mow on "daddy's ride"...

joy rides in the wheel-barrow...

gettin' good and dirty with out a care in the world...

playing in the sprinklers...

drinkin' from the sprinklers...

lookin' cute while doing it...

helping fill up the new pool...

pretending to be a fire fighter in this heat...

sportin' pretty new pig-tails...

enjoying the good ol' summer treat, watermelon...

staying cool with mommy...
and hangin' out with the cool kids in the pool...

...and most of all, Sweet Memories! Now that's what I call the lazy days of summer!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Jody had a great Father's Day this year!  Last year on Father's Day, I was in the hospital a week after my gallbladder surgery with complications, and had to have another procedure done that day.  My wonderful husband was right by my side, and missed his first Father's Day.  We got home that night and he saw Brailyn for about 2 minutes. :(  This year, we had a nice, calm, relaxing day at home!  We went down to my parents house hat weekend, and were supposed to stay through Sunday, but I decided to surprise Jody and come home for the big Father's Day celebration at our church.  He was absolutely surprised, and very happy too! Brailyn got her daddy a big picture of her riding on the tractor with him to hang up in his office, and she got him some WWII  DVDs.  I think he liked both presents, I have a feeling of which one he liked more though!

I feel so blessed to have him as my husband and friend.  I feel even more blessed to get to share a beautiful little child with him!  He is such a great daddy, and I love watching him with Brailyn!  I can't wait to see him as Brailyn grows, and his love grows more and more for her!  Brailyn is truly blessed to have such a wonderful daddy!  We love you sweetheart, and hank God everyday for the wonderful Godly man He has blessed us with!

We also thank God for my wonderful daddy, Brailyn's Pop-up!  I wouldn't be where I am or who I m today if it wasn't for him!  We love you!

And I have a wonderful father-in law, Brailyn's Papa Dale!  I am so thankful that he helped shape my husband into the great man he is today!  We love you too!

Jody, Brailyn, my brother, my sister, and their families all petting the cow my grandaddy was bottlefeeding at the time!  It was a very gentle calf, I think he may have been a little overwhelmed, but he was very calm!

My daddy opening his presents!

Jody's table at the Ftaher's Day celebration at church!

Helping daddy show off his presents!

Daddy and his little girl!

Just a cute pic of Brailyn that day!  She is such a ham!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's Potty Time!

Brailyn pee-peed in the potty last night!  YAY!  We have been sitting her up there every now and then.  Last night Jody was going to give her her bath so I could get some things done.  He got her stripped down and put her on the potty.  Then he started hollering.  I ran in there and we both started going nuts!  She got so excited!  Every time I put her on the potty she looks at the toilet paper and holds up one finger and says "one coth."  She gets so excited when I give her one piece, so tonight for using the potty she got TWO pieces!  If that is the treat she wants for sitting on the potty, that is just fine with me!  Same me some money on M&Ms!  HA!  We may still have a long road ahead of us, but this was an exciting first step!  Now she is going to hate me for this, but here is a picture of the beautiful potty girl with her TWO pieces of tp:

Isn't she a doll!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vacation to Waxahachie, TX! Woo-Hoo!

We went our first official family vacation to Waxahachie, TX, on June 1-4.  We had a blast!  Jody's best friend from high school was getting married and Jody was a groomsman.  We decided that it would be fun to go down a little early and just spend a few days making fun memories.  Boy, did we ever!  On the way down, we stopped at Bass Pro to do a little shopping and let Brailyn stretch her legs.  Jody and I both like the store, and Brailyn had a blast watching the turtles swim around in the humongous waterfall!  I think the scariest, craziest, funniest, and most memorable part of the trip was the traffic through Dallas!  We might have been stressed, but we laughed our heads off through it!  That's a whole lot better than screaming at each other I would say!  Josh, the groom, came to see us when we got there.  He was busy that night, but wanted to visit for a minute.  Brailyn loves him!  When he left, Brailyn looked out the window, threw her hands up by her face and said "Where 'Goshy' go?"  It was the sweetest thing.  She proceeded to wake up every morning, and from every nap, asking that same question.  She even muttered it during the wedding! One fun experience was bath time.  We got there and I checked out the bathroom, to find that there was no bathtub, just a huge walk-in shower!  How was that going to work?!?  Brailyn loved it!  She never got fully under the water, but she squaeled and played in it.  It was a battle to get her out!  I also rocked her in the computer chair!  It was a life saver! Just saying!

We headed to the Ft. Worth Zoo the next day and that was a lot of fun!  It was hot, but we had a blast!  Brailyn's favorite part was the monkeys.  She got so excited watching them play!  However, we barely dragged her away from the rhinos at first.  She also loved the amphibian/reptile exhibit!  We ran straight up to the glass while daddy stayed safely in the middle of the room!  Love you honey! :)  It was pretty warm that day, but we had a good time.

All the animals were a little lethargic that day, but we still had fun watching them!

The rhino we couldn't drag Brailyn away from!

"Let's go over there daddy!  We don't have time for picture breaks!"

Isn't he cute!  I couldn't quit thinking of Timon!

He was a little intimidating!

The monkeys were chasing each other!  She got so excited!

That's my sweet girl!

Kudos!  They were so pretty!

"I still don't have time for this mommy!"

These were crazy!

Ick! But so cool!

Eating lunch like a big girl!  They had little picnic areas.  It was nice because you could bring your own lunch!

Relaxing in the shade!  I wanted to join him!

Pretty pink flamingo!

Zebras!  They were gorgeous!

A very old elephant!


The next day we headed to Arlington to see the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and the Ranger Stadium.  Brailyn was not having a good day.  She cried through breakfast, and all the way to Arlington.  "Dot Dog" and Minnie didn't even help.  We bought tickets to tour the Cowboys' stadium(Jody's absolute dream), but we quickly got our money back and headed back to the hotel to get a good nap!  We all three did!

So close, but so far away! 

 Brailyn had a blast at the rehearsal dinner that night, but at rehearsal she did not like her daddy walking past her, and down the aisle!  She didn't like it during the wedding either, but it was nothing a little snack wouldn't fix!  The wedding was beautiful, and so was the reception.  We had to leave a little early because it was outside and very hot.  Brailyn was absolutely miserable!  We had a great time though, and we are so happy for Josh and Rachel!  We are already talking abut our next vacation, and some traditions we want to start down the road!  I can't wait!

Love this picture!  Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Josh Brown!

Rachel, Josh, and Jody!

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