A couple of days ago, you actually started scooting along on your back. You moved right on off your mat and today almost went under the sofa...glad you've got a big head :) You'd pretty much rather be anywhere but your tummy. You've thrown yourself over so violently, that you've scared yourself and made yourself cry.
Ok...so Sunday evening came and Mia and I drove towards the CIRCUS! I was soooo excited. Mia was mildly excited. Here comes the sucker part 2...as we were walking up, there was the 'come get your Program, Program, Program' chick. She said, 'with the purchase of a $14 program, it's your ticket to the preshow fun on the floor...meet the clowns, get up and personal with an elephant....' Well, I wanted us to have the full circus experience. One $14 program, please. We got in, and they were letting EVERYONE down there, program or not. Sucker, just stamp it on my forehead already!
We did have super fab seats in the FIRST row, all close and no one blocking the tots line of sight. I think Mia was more into her pretzel than meeting the sparkly lady or checking out the clowns or elephants :) Right when the show started, a clown ran up to us and gave us necklaces that had a 'back stage pass' sort of feel. For some reason we were Circus Celebrities! Ahhhh the $80 a ticket thang. Cool. We were close and got a necklace. Nope, that was NOT all. During the first half of the show, when the motorcycles dared to ride in a steel cage, we were escorted on the circus floor and on a tram thing and we were suddenly IN the circus. I was FLOORED and THRILLED. I think Mia just thought that this was everyone's circus experience :) A motorcycle dude gave me a high five...Yes, I am 10 years old! It was an amazing experience that I'll remember forever.
We returned to our seats to watch contortionist, tigers, elephants, clowns....Greatest Show on Earth, indeed! It was a super fabulous first date with my daughter. We experienced it together...mother and daughter..no baby, just us.
C & R having a blast in the little pool
Mia the photographer...NEED to upload her shots! Photo of Miss M taken by her lil bro C
Bonus shot: Nap time
It was a lovely birthday party, but it ended up pretty much a baby love fest. Darlene and Richard were up from San Antonio...Darlene has a way with babies. Janice and Warren were down from Lubbock...to say that Janice is in LOVE with Lily would be a HUGE understatement! Gwen and Mia both played 'Mama' to their baby dolls...and well, everyone loved on baby Lily.
I'm in love with this shot that Daryl took!
such a treat to hang with Uncle Warren
Mia literally pulling Lily's leg!
poor Lily...poor Gwen! there...all better
:) Mia playing Mama 'I need to swaddle my baby so she'll be safe, warm and happy' Darlene does love her pictures :) The 286 cake!
'cake does NOT hurt my tummy'
My Mia is under there somewhere!
everybody needs an Unca Joe!
Nana & her girls...'riding their horses'
Mia teaching someone about Hook 'em Horns
Lily has found her hand and not letting it out of her sight
suckin on Aunt Janice's finger....hope it's hunger and not teething!
glass of wine, llama on foot and bunny eared Pawpaw...what else do you need?