Monday, April 22, 2013

Special Time

This past week, I had some special "alone" time with Landry. Collier went to Gigi's (Micah's parents) for 4 nights, and he had plenty of one-on-one time himself! The plan started out at just 2 nights, and then turned to 3 because there was something fun going on that he would really enjoy, and then it turned into 4 nights because Micah's parents were coming up to NWA the next day anyway. I really missed that sweet boy, and Landry asked to go pick him up several times. BUT, we had a blast too. Landry is growing and changing so much every day, and it is fun to totally focus on her for a little while. 

Landry and I went with my mom up to Branson to meet my grandparents for a few days. Landry and Grandpa are best buddies, and she loved having he and my grandmother all to herself. 
Here are lots of pictures from our little adventure...

Grandpa uses a walker sometimes, and Landry loves to hitch a ride. She climbs up there any chance she gets. We hardly used the stroller! 

We went to the Dixie Stampede while we were there. It was one of my favorite shows when I was younger, and it is still so much fun! The food was yummy, and I loved watching Landry soak up all the excitement from the show. 

Lots of the staff were "princesses," and Landry was excited! 
They announced her birthday over the loud-speaker, but we weren't there early enough to hear it. :)

Landry sat on Grandpa's lap almost the whole time and waved that flag like a crazy person! She loved eating the corn-on-the cob and drinking her soup out of the mug. If you haven't been before, there is no use your hands for everything! 

We got back to the condo that night, and my Grandmother spoiled Landry a little more. After a long day of shopping and going, a girl needs a good foot soak. Landry asked for one the next night too...she thought it was pretty cool. :)

Besides shopping and spending some quality time together, another highlight of our trip was visiting the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks. This place is AWESOME! 
The college students run everything, and they actually grow almost everything they use in their restaurant on campus. 
The waiters are students, the cooks are students...everything. 
We had a 30 minute wait before we could be seated, so we switched things up and got dessert first. 
They have dairy cows where they get the milk that they make into homemade ice-cream. They had lots of flavors, and everything we sampled was really great! 

We got seated, and Picasso and her side-kick had a big time coloring. 

Landry got in the 'kuzzi-pool" the second night instead of a foot soak, and she seemed okay with that. 

And, just in case you were feeling sorry for us leaving Collier behind....
I'm pretty positive he had a lot more fun with Gigi and Papa-D than he would have had shopping and being lugged around everywhere with us! 
Collier is crazy about being outside, and Gigi's farm is the perfect place for that boy to be.
Dirt, mud, good was pure bliss! 

Gigi is a Master Gardner, and her group was opening a new Children's Garden this weekend. Collier got to go to the grand opening and plant some of his own plants! 

How sweet is this face? 

Collier loves to "wee" (aka: swing), and he did a lot of that while he was there. 

Collier with Beemer. Love that serious little face! 
Landry thought every white horse in the Dixie Stampede was Beemer, and she would get so excited!

Packing peanuts anyone? 

Both of the kids had a great few days and some extra attention that they both needed. 
I love getting to spend one-on-one time with my kiddos every once in a while, and it is fun for the grandparents to have them alone too. Their personalities change when they are by themselves! 

Landry also had her friend, Grace, over for their first slumber party on Saturday night. They did great and slept all night together in Landry's bed.  It was nice for Collier not to be here bugging them, and they really played great together. I am looking forward to many precious memories with these little friends! 
Landry kept calling it a "slum" party, and that just kept me laughing! 
Grace's mama and I were both a little nervous about how they would do since this was a first, but I am so happy that it worked out! 

A tea party dinner...

Tons of giggles and snuggles...

And then they drug each other to church the next morning....

These 3 year olds are big stuff! 

1 comment:

  1. thanks for having us today! we had so much fun!

    your grandparents are so sweet and love those little blue shoes landry is sportin with the mj dress :)