Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Picnic

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to "make memories". I'd rather have a new experience with friends or family instead of going shopping for new things or being given a gift. I'd been thinking for awhile that I'd like to go "do something" instead of stay around the house this past weekend. We mulled around lots of things - including a couple of options that required spending too much money - and decided on going to a park that's only about 30 minutes away from our house - and free! Our friends Jordan and Jenny and their daughter Addison joined us for the adventure. Well, I don't know that you can count lunch in the park as an "adventure", but with a 3 month old and a 4 month old in tow, just about any outing is an adventure!

We packed a quick picnic lunch and headed to the park. Here's all of us spread out with our accompanying baby paraphanalia. It's amazing how much stuff an 11 lb baby requires!

Chuck and Jordan are such great daddys!

This is a cloth and plastic flower that our friend Erin gave us to put on Salem's car seat for her to look at. If you look VERY closely (to the left of the eye on the left hand side), you can see a tiny bug. We all found it quite humorous that the bug was actively trying to such out nectar from this flower - something that was not going to happen no matter how valiant of an effort it gave!

Here's a cute close-up of Jenny with Addison. Such a cute little chunk of a baby. Salem is chunking up too, although it'll be awhile before she catches up with Addison!

Our happy family. Salem enjoyed the front carrier we borrowed from baby Addison for a few minutes to try it out.

Me and my little "pumpkin pie"

Chuck and his little "pumpkin seed" (get it? she's little...)

After our lunch outing, we went back to Jordan and Jenny's house for a cookout. While the boys were cooking, Jenny and I entertained (or were entertained by?!) our little ones. Addison was trying to teach Salem how to do a baby pushup during their "tummy time". Rolling over is in the near future for these little cuties!

Our little girl is growing so quickly! She likes to either be sitting up or "standing" with help of course. She definitely likes to know what's going on around her and she's getting quite the personality!

I think I finally figured out how to post videos! Here's one of Addison and Salem boxing. These two daddys really do love their baby girls...fun times!


Jessica said...

O.k. this video was hysterical because I don't know which of your puppies it is but they were very concerned over the fight! LOL that is great.

kydbean said...

I love it!