Today there was a festival at one of the parks Mommy, Daddy, and I like to go to, so we had a fun time seeing all the extra things that were there. There were some craft vendors and a few historical reenacters. We spent a few minutes in the museum that had artifacts from the early settlers of Hagerstown. And then we found something really fun!
A petting zoo! My very first petting zoo! A nice soft sheep. A baby cow. A couple of goats.
A few ducks!
And two ponies. And I got to ride one! My very first pony ride!!
Me and Mommy, we are cool!
After my very fun pony ride, I got my face painted!
I got a purple bear! And I did really well letting that nice girl paint my face, because it tickled, but I didn't squirm at all!
Our trip to the park was extra fun today! Then it was time to head home for lunch and a nap. When I got up, I had a fun new experience. I got to ride my trike beyond the driveway! I went on a tour of the neighborhood! It was really fun to actually be able to ride my trike more than just 30 ft at a time. I had a little trouble with the incline on one of the streets, but it was still really fun. Hopefully I can stretch my wings, I mean my legs a few more times before it gets too cold, because riding my trike is really fun!
Tonight I got to help make cookies with Mommy! Chocolate chip cookies! My favorite! I love to help pour and dump and stir!
I'm getting pretty good with a spatula.
And when Mommy turned her back to get out a cookie sheet, I snuck my very first taste of cookie dough! Mommy turned back around to see me grinning from ear to ear, and I told her I ate it! She laughed at me, because apparently lots of people in my family like to eat cookie dough! I snuck another bite later, and then Mommy told me I couldn't have any more, at least until they were baked!
On Monday, we went to see our friends, the Emersons! I was really excited to see Ava, and Mommy and Daddy had a good time with Ava's parents. (Apparently they spent a lot of time together before Ava and I got here, and now we are a good excuse to get together when we can!)
Ava has this really fun bounce house, so we got to jump and bounce for a while! It also has a slide, which is always a good thing to me!
Ava's basement is a big play room, so we went down there to play too. Since Ava's parents are track and cross country coaches, they have been teaching Ava to run hurdles and she taught me!
(The blankets were the hurdles and we jumped over them as we ran from one end of the room to the other!)
We played with a lot of other fun toys, and then it was time for lunch! After a little more time to play, Ava and I were both pretty tired, so it was time for us to get on the road and head for home. I had a really fun weekend with family and friends, but it is nice to sleep in my own bed again!
Sunday was Pirate day! Daddy's team had their first games, so we were dressed to support them! I got a new shirt, a football, and a pom-pom from Nana and Papa for the occasion!
I missed most of the game due to my nap, but the Pirates won a hard fought game and Daddy was happy. That meant we got to go get a special treat! A new doughnut shop just opened up in Chapel Hill, not too far from Nana and Papa's house, so we went to get doughnuts! I had never had a KrispyKreme doughnut, but I was excited to try one. After all, a doughnut is a doughnut in my book!
Yes, September is a little late for my two year pictures. But better late than never. Besides, it was my fault that I didn't have them taken back in July. See, when Mommy and Daddy went to the beach, Nana took me to get my pictures taken. I, however, was not in the mood, and put up a huge crying fit. So, this was the first time we were back, and I was much more cooperative! (Mommy hasn't found a place close by in Hagerstown that has as good a deal as the place we like near Nana's house!)
So, here is the cuteness!
Being a North Carolina girl, a few "beach" type pictures are a must!
And check out how much my hair has grown! Go back and see what it looked like a year ago!
This one to remember how old I was!
Letting a little of my wild side show!
And having some fun! Gee, why didn't I do this well last time?
Wow, this is fun! Look at meeeeeeeeeeee!
See, I can be sweet and cute too!
And even sweeter.
With bright eyes and a big grin!
I really am the sweetest thing, ever. Just ask Daddy!
We went to Nana and Papa's house for Labor Day weekend! I was so excited to see everyone and play with Ru-Ru (Nana's dog Rudy)! I got to sleep in a big bed, because I'm a big girl now, and I remembered all of Nana's toys, and went straight to them as soon as I had my breakfast on Saturday!
After a little play time, all of us girls (Mommy, Nana, Aunt Lindsay, Aunt Anna, and I) went on a little outing (more on that in the next post)! We came back for lunch and a nap, and then it was time to head outside and get wet!
Yes, even though it wasn't as warm as I would have liked it, Nana's pool was calling my name! I had a lot of fun using the big cups to water the grass all around the pool.
Aunt Anna got a little too close, so I watered her leg too!
The cold water finally won, and I was done. But Uncle Boo carried me inside, so that was fun!
Then it was time to get dressed so that we could go to a special place, the race track! I got to go to my very first race! I watched the cars go round and round in circles. The cars were pretty loud, so I got to wear my ear muffs, but I could still hear them go voomvoomvoom!
Me and Nana clapping at the end of one of the races!
It was a long, but very fun day. Daddy will always remember the first race he took me too!
Today was a very special day! My friend Lexi spent the day with me, the whole day! Lexi's mommy works with Daddy, and Lexi's sitter had a funeral to go to, so she came to play with me! We have a lot of fun playing together, even though she is older than me (she just turned 4). Mommy took us to the park, and we had a lot of fun on the slides! It was fun chasing each other!
We also raced down the slides!
We played on the rocker/animal thingies.
I really liked the motorcycle one!
We also played on the swings and the merry-go-round!
When we got back home, Mommy filled up my little pool so we could go swimming after nap time, but we were impatient and wanted to get in right away. We did, even though the water was a little cold. We still had fun!
Lexi was showing me how to dump water on my head! Then I tried it!
She did it again, and then...
... she started dumping water on MY head!
So, just like when Daddy does it at bath time, I grabbed a bucket and was trying to catch the water as it came off my head!
Mommy got some cool actions shots of the water!
After about 45 minutes, we were getting cold, and hungry, so we went inside for lunch and a quick nap for me. We played inside for a little while, then decided to try the pool again, and the sand box too!
Here we are, all wrapped up and trying to dry!
Then we had to get dressed, because it was time for Lexi to go home. She didn't really want to leave, and I didn't want her too, because we had a lot of fun! I hope she can come back to play really soon!