Sunday, March 30, 2008

Purple Cow

Memaw Bettie is in town and today we had planned to go to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs but had to cancel because of the lovely rainy weather. So, instead we drove to West Little Rock and ate lunch at The Purple Cow, which is known for their purple milkshakes. I swear, this isn't made up. Robbie and I used to eat here quite a bit when we were dating and I hadn't been in a couple of years so I was super excited. It's very family-friendly and the food/milkshakes are delicious! Edmond loved looking at the all of the people flowing in and out especially since the majority of them were under 5 years old! What a nice way to pass the time on a rainy Sunday. Afterwards we took Bettie by Riverside Acura (where Robbie works) to show her around and then headed back to Conway.

"Chutes and Ladders"

Saturday we went to Landon Baker's 4th birthday party. We got to tour the Conway Fire Station!! I had more fun than Edmond did (as you can see in the picture below); I hadn't toured a fire station since I was little bitty (gee, can't remember that far back)! Anyway,,we had a good time seeing all of the fire station "stuff" and then eating cake and ice cream...I took more pictures but they were too dark to post...shux!

Edmond's not too keen on the fire hat but we sure loved it! Great photo op!
The Baker Family minus the newest addition, Brendan,,,he was asleep in the corner somewhere! Sorry buddy, didn't mean to leave you out!
The Birthday Boy!! Cool t-shirt isn't it??!! You didn't plan that did you Christi?? ;)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hoppy Easter

We spent Edmond's First Easter in Cherokee Village at my parent's home. We went to church w/ them Sunday morning and then mom cooked Easter lunch. The day couldn't be complete without an Easter Egg Hunt, which was fun even though it was a little chilly and windy. I think Edmond had a good time even though he wasn't completely sure what the fuss was all about. View the slideshow below and you can see how much fun we had!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More from Camden's Birthday...

Papoose Park
It was always a big deal to climb these falls when we were kids. I think at one point there were signs up that said "No Climbing" but what did everyone do; climbed them, of course. Random boy (in the yellow shirt) at the bottom--don't know who he is.??
too much excitement=tuckered out
2 other "special guests" were at the party too
Busted! Caught you chewing on your shoe,,,that soft leather is just too much to resist!

Camden's Birthday Party

Kendall took Grandaddy on a tour of the playground! He says, "Look how BIG I am!!"
Edmond watched everyone from the stroller all bundled up...
Jason cooked out hamburgers and hot dogs while Judy (Jamie's mom) helped.
Birthday Boy!! Jamie made 2 cakes so people could choose which flavor they liked; strawberry or chocolate.

Even Spider Man came to the party!!

Camden (my nephew) turned 5 March 12th and we went home last weekend to celebrate his birthday at Papoose Park (a park in Cherokee Village). It was a little cooler than everyone expected but we had a good time, especially Camden! Happy Birthday, Camden!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

"What a PRETTY complexion"...

Okay,,,,so my son has an ORANGE nose. Orange is the NEW RED, haven't you heard?? Eat your heart out, Rudolph! Apparently he's taking in too many orange-colored foods (sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peaches, mango, etc.), the child won't eat green unless it's concealed by an orange color! Of course, it's not as noticeable to me since I'm with him every waking minute but I'm finally developing a complex about it, so I've started cutting back on the orange goods--thanks for the advice Dr. J. Sorry, son!

I don't know why it's never dawned on me when people say how "dark complected" he is or what a nice "tint" his skin has.....good grief!! Spell it out for me people!! YIKES!! :0

**Let me guess,,,now you're gonna zone in on the nose from here on out......we'll get it back to normal one of these days.
Busted,,,pulling up while in his crib...we'll see if he chews on those rails (rod iron)!
Check out that tooth! No, it's not slobber; okay slobber and a's a sharp dude too! He's had it for about a month but I can't ever get a good shot of it, he's pretty "closed-mouth" about it.

More pics from Gran's...

More pictures from our past trip to Gran's; still more to come---there are some great pictures on my parent's camera. We were at my mom's when the snow hit both times,,,they got considerably more than Conway. It was so pretty, especially since the woods surround their house. I was so excited "Boo" got to experience a "full" snow!!

Grandaddy and Edmond--they just stood on the back deck since we didn't pack snow attire. He wasn't too impressed; we were more excited than he was.
Playing peek-a-boo through the stairway rails (Gran is in the background).
Kendall was pulling the yo-yo around like a puppy when he became distracted by the fire...
Big Buds,,,the cousins playing nicely at Kendall's house...notice the white shirt and dark socks on Edmond.....his Risky Business outfit!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Welcome Baby Brendan!

Brendan Baker arrived Wed., Feb. 28 weighing in at 8lbs; 8oz's. Congrats Christi, Damian & Landon!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to see the little guy in person!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Goofin' off at Gran's

We've been at Gran's for a few days and obviously snapping pictures is protocol. Here are a few shots we captured during our visit. We are due back in Conway either tomorrow or Thurs. It's been fun!!

Edmond showing us his "fake cough" impression...anytime he hears someone cough or even sneeze he feels the need to join em'!
Lil' Robbie,,,notice the Empire Strikes Back sleeping bag he's laying on (my brothers had identical ones and my mom held onto them) wonder how much they'd go for on EBAY?? :)
Our Baby Bear,,,just got finished w/ his bath and now Gran will take him and sit in front of the fireplace so he can stay good and toasty before lotion and pj's (our bath time ritual at Gran's).
Patiently awaiting the next bite... Trying out the new's like a booster seat and it screws onto the table (from underneath)--the screws don't actually puncture the wood. Pretty cool,,he really seems to like it and it's portable as well. I got this for traveling to grandparent's homes and other places. Thanks Dr. J for the idea!