Monday, October 10, 2011

Chuck E Cheese

So I wasn't going to be the mom whose child always wants to go to Chuck E Cheese but as I am learning....I am going to eat every thing I have ever said when it comes to children! This was our first time to go with our cousins. Parker had a blast and wants to now go all the time. Here are the pictures:

Parker and Abby (my cousin)

Parker with Aunt Carol

Landon, Parker, Tenley and Kendall...cousins

Abby handing out tokens...


We took a trip to Birmingham this summer to visit my sister. Mom went with us and we went to the Zoo on probably the hottest day this summer. The zoo there is great though! You can get really close to the animals (maybe not the animals most natural environment but great for us). They have some different animals than the Nashville Zoo.....we will go back for sure but not in July! Here are some pictures of us sweating!

Oh they had this really fun water play area and Parker loved it!

Pretty cute Giraffe!

And the real one.

You can't see it but there was a HUGE Gorilla in this area.

The rinos!

The train ride---It was on real train tracks and went through and around the zoo--a little different from the new one here. You can see how red Parker's cheeks are---she was getting overheated!

The Kangaroos--we got to go into their cage!

Swimming Lessons

We put Parker in swimming lessons this summer. We were in a class with several friends and their little ones. There were 4 kiddos total in the class and the first two days Parker was by far the worst! She cried and wouldn't let go of my neck. However, by the end, she was better--at least not crying for the entire 30 minute class. After the week of classes we began going to the YMCA and she became pretty fearless in the water. It is so amazing to watch how much and how fast kids change. Below are some pictures that my mom took when she came to observe our lessons :)

With friends Beth, Elliot and Logan.

Listening intently :)

Before swimming least she was happy and looked cute before the first lesson but that smile WAS NOT there when we got home!

At the YMCA doing what she does best....snacks and juice!