Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just the three of us ...

We had the opportunity last week to have a special date with Catherine Ellis - all three of us! David had been out of town for work for a few days and came home a little early one afternoon so we took advantage of some special time with our girl and headed to McWane Center to meet The Backyardigins! Catherine Ellis loves the Backyardigins - LOVES them. They sing, dance and have great imaginations - what more could an almost 2 year old ask for, right?

And she loves McWane Center - one of her favorite places to frequent in Birmingham. The Backyardigins were in town at McWane for Spring Break so he headed out to meet them. When we got there Catherine Ellis was SO excited - we had to wait in line and she waved, blew kisses and at times became very impatient because she was ready to see the Backs ...

We only had to wait about 30 minutes - not bad at all - here we are waiting:

Waving to the Backyardigins

Waiting patiently with lots of other little people

And what do you know? As soon as it was finally our turn to meet the Backs .... um hum, you guessed it ....


She looks at her Daddy and says "I don't like them" ....

Project Backyardigins = Fail. Haha - she is still not a fan of people/things she doesn't know ... poor Santa Claus and poor Backyardigins - maybe next year!

But, have no fear - Catherine Ellis LOVES the Science Center and quickly recovered - we went 90 to nothing for about 2 hours until Mommy and Daddy ran out of energy. Here are a few of our favorite things from our recent trip - our most favorite was that Daddy got to go with us!

Trying to catch a digital butterfly ...

Super excited about petting string ray and baby hammerheads

Checking out all the different species of fish


Putting Daddy to work ...

Helping Daddy ...

Align LeftWorking with air and velocity ...

Fun with water - one of our favorites!


Daddy's face in the fun wall ...

Pushing Daddy's face back in ....

Catherine Ellis's face ... so much fun!

When it was time to go Catherine Ellis was not ready of course - but we'll be back again soon. We wanted to cap a great afternoon off with one of our favorites - that's right .... 'eat chips Mama' AKA Mexican! So we headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant and ended the day with lots of yummy cheese, chips and quality family time. As we continue to prepare for sweet baby girl #2 to join us we hope we have a few more of these sweet days with just CE .... not that we aren't excited about the arrival of baby sister .... but just embracing a joyful, wonderful and precious 2 years with our first born!

Feeding Daddy some chips

Cheese!!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment