Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The River Market

Presley and I went to the River Market yesterday. We went to the Museum of Discovery first. As soon as we walked in we headed to the play area for 6 and under. There is this sound of snoring, and Presley looks up SCREAMS and takes off in the opposite direction running for her life. I catch her, and she is shaking! There is a sleeping dragon above the gate to the play area, and Presley was terrified. I tell her it is okay and we keep going, but we can still hear the snoring dragon. She didn't calm down until we left to go to another area in the museum!
They have Wiggle Worm Discoveries for toddlers at 10:00 on Tuesdays, and there were tons of kiddos there. Ms. Nicole read a book about transportation, showed us a dove, and then we made airplanes and colored them. Presley was coloring hers and she asked me to write her name on it (which I thought was cute), then she said, "Will you write daddy right here?" So sweet.

We played until 11:30 when my mom came and met us for lunch. We walked down to Bill's Street. They have really great burgers, but skip the fries and get a side salad. After lunch, we went to the Witt Stephens Nature Center. It was really pretty, and they have free admission. We enjoyed looking at the fish and the alligators.
My mom had to go back to work, so Presley and I went back to the museum to play. There were lots of kids in the play area by this time, and Presley was getting very protective of the toys that she was playing with. (Some boy, that must have been 5, kept running up to her and trying to steal her broom!) I decided that we should leave before she smacked someone with the broom! We got to the Police Station right when the trolley stopped, so we hopped on. I thought it was a nice break, but Presley was ready to get off within 5 minutes.

When we got off, we went into the River Market and visited the Brown Sugar bakery. We picked up a couple of cupcakes and sat down to enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tattoos, Art, and a Car Wash

Sunday afternoon Nick wanted to wash the cars, so I ran to the store to pick up a new sponge and I grabbed a few things to keep Presley entertained. Presley was really excited about her poster and the new paint. I love when Presley gets words mixed up or combines words that are similar.  I read her a book that I loved when I was little called The Jolly Postman, and she kept asking Nick if he was the "posterman".

I also bought some temporary tattoos, and Presley had lots of fun applying them to Nick and I. That was not what I had intended, but I was glad that I figured out that we could apply them to the posterboard!

When Nick finished washing our cars, I guess Presley was feeling left out.  She pushed her little car over to him and asked him if he would wash her car. Then she pointed to all of the things she needed him to wash- the door, the roof, the headlights, etc. She also informed him that she was out of gas. I can't even make this stuff up. She cracks us up.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Princess for a Day

On my birthday, Presley decided that she should be a princess for the day. She is my princess everyday, so I didn't mind sharing my day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Birthday Cake

Presley fixed me a birthday cake a few days ago. Apparently it was really tasty because she couldn't keep her hands off of it!
Mommy fixed the problem. Ha!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Middle of Nowhere...

That is where we live. Other people think that they live in the middle-of-nowhere, but I have proof that we do. DA is a town in the middle of fields. In any direction that you go, this is what you will find.
Yep. Soybeans, corn, rice, and more soybeans. Every now and then, you may see some milo. WooHoo! I must admit that I think the rice levees are cool. Once I asked a student how they know where to put the levees and the gates. This induced a very rowdy argument in my class about farming methods. Ugh. I'll Google it next time.

Here is a pic of Presley while we were driving through the fields trying to get back to the middle-of-nowhere. We have to stop by Sonic and get mommy a vanilla Diet Coke every time we get back to civilization. (Civilization means that there is a Sonic and a Wal-Mart in case you didn't know.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Remember these cute tiny bunnies Presley got for Easter? Cute, right?

They are definitely rabbits now. Huge rabbits. Big Wascally Wabbits. They eat more than Presley. They are picky eaters too. They like to pick out all of the dried fruits and veggies from their food and knock the hay pellets on the ground. Then they get their dove friends to eat up the pellets on the ground, but I caught them today! I picked up the pellets and put them back in their cage. Ha! It reminded me of eating all the marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms and my mom making me eat the cereal.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fourth

We had a great weekend visiting family and enjoying some lake time.  I hope that you and yours had a great Independence Day too!

Friday we headed to Sheridan to visit Nana Pam and Papa D. We swam, grilled out, and enjoyed great company.

We left Saturday morning and met my fam at Lake DeGray. Will brought a couple of his friends, and we all had a great day playing at the lake. We stayed out all day.  When we got back to Bryant, Presley was already asleep.  We picked up pizza, ate, and went to sleep!
Sunday we woke up, relaxed, ate lunch, and headed back to the lake.  Will and his friends decided not to go because they weren't feeling too great (they were being pansies). We packed up the grill, hot dogs, and headed back to DeGray. We took it easy- just swam and cruised. We found a nice sandy/ muddy/ rocky spot to pull up to and grill.  My dad grilled bratwurst and hot dogs and we had a great summer meal! After dinner, we went and claimed our spot near the island where the fireworks were launched.  We had great seats, and we helped some kids by towing in their broken down party barge after the fireworks.  I could not believe how many boats were on the lake! It was amazing! We didn't get back to Bryant until 12:30 this morning. We woke up early and headed back to DA. Presley, Nick and I all had long naps this afternoon! It felt good to be in my own bed, but I do miss the lake!