Saturday, February 22, 2014
Toward the end of my pregnancy, the Bell family had a big get together in Kansas City as part of Randy's Christmas present. Since this was the only weekend in the foreseeable future (and by that I mean pre-baby) that I did not have to work or anything, I decided to stay home and take a much needed break. But it's always a little weird to have the house to myself for that long. Anyway, Quentin and Brady joined the fun and Brady had a blast with his cousins, as always! He got to have a slumber party with Rex, who apparently fell off the bed :)
They all went to some type of kid-fun museum/play/exhibit. I am not sure on the details since I missed out on the fun, but this picture is a favorite of mine...can anyone guess why? The OCD in me is also annoyed at it because of the low quality of some of the x-rays and the incorrectly hung chest x-ray.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Brady had his 3rd birthday on Saturday. We didn't have a huge celebration, but Grandma Bell came for the weekend and then Cassie and her girls ended up joining us and the Moore clan for pizza, presents, and cupcakes. Brady got spoiled with plenty of stuff, but I think Grandma Bell wins the prize for favorite present. She got him a nice, noisy police car...woohoo!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Well this is only 2 months late, but I didn't forget completely! We did celebrate Christmas of course! And not once, not twice, but three times (as usual). First we did our Christmas in Willard with the Bells. It was a fun weekend and Brady loved the motorcycles he got! He also got to see his first movie in theaters! We took all the kiddos to see Frozen and it was pretty cute. He did really well and watched the whole thing. He like to laugh and repeat the funny parts and he just covered his ears when it got too loud for him. I'm sure the shared popcorn and treats helped keep his attention a little too. We definitely got our money's worth of popcorn :)Next was just our little family's Christmas. We did our traditional Christmas Eve visit to the magic tree. This year was FREEZING cold so we didn't stay much longer than it took to take our picture (and prove we were there). This year there were bells on a few of the branches and Brady had fun with that.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Quentin received a gift certificate to a travel agency from his work shortly after he started. Since I was pregnant, neither of us wanted to use any vacation time so we could save it for the baby so we decided to just do a weekend getaway at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. It's a little indoor waterpark and we knew Brady would love it! We were right, although that may be a bit of an understatement. We went to play right after we got there and he did not want to leave to go to bed (which isn't a huge shock since he fights bedtime anyway). Then we went back right after breakfast in the morning and stayed until about 4:30. It was a long day for us, but I think Brady could have stayed forever. There were really only two slides he could go down because they won't let you hold him on your lap to go down the bigger ones, but he did it all by himself and loved every minute. He did not love the giant bucket that dumped every few minutes and made a huge sound, so we pretty much just hung out in the kiddie part, which worked for me since I was pregnant and not allowed to ride the other slides anyway.
Afterwards we ate at Arthur Bryant's and headed home. I thought Brady would surely fall asleep on the way home since we swam right through nap, but boy was I wrong. He was so wound up! But it was a fun little trip (made even more fun by the fact we really only had to pay for gas, thanks to the generosity of the docs at Missouri Vein Care!)