Monday, February 16, 2009

Visiting Family & Winnie Walking...

This past weekend we visited Tom's sister Jennifer & her boys in South Carolina and had a blast!! We had a rocky start, or should I say rocking night as Winnie didn't want to sleep on Friday night. We were up off/on most of the evening as she would stand up in the pack 'n play looking at us crying....so after shhhh'ing her for awhile we would lay her in bed with us...and awhile later she would be up again....argh!!

Morning came too quick and not sure where we found the energy but we were off to "EdVenture" in Columbia, a kids museum. This museum ROCKS and now that Winnie is walking it was super fun to watch her interact with all the things to do and see. Oh, yes she is officially walking (mastering it last weekend) and is loving her new freedom (videos at bottom). Her favorite thing was the mini-Piggly Wiggly supermarket where she could push her cart and pick whatever she wanted to buy. Unfortunately though, we didn't let her go in right away as we thought it was mostly older kids playing, and when we finally realized she should play too she only had a few minutes (oops!). Definitely going to get out her boxed good and set-up a mini-store in our bonus room now!! She also loved the Curious George room and all the big vehicles around the museum...fire truck, VW bug, tractor, etc and got to ride on them all. She didn't know what to think of the big Ed that sat in the front of the museum...he was HUGE and you could see inside of him (around the back)...great for older kids though! Saturday evening Jennifer made an awesome Valentine's dinner and then we gave the kiddos a bath. It was Winnie's first time taking a bath with her older cousins, and we could tell from her smiles and laughter that she enjoyed every minute! These will be great pics when these kids get older!! While we were visiting Tom did some handyman work around the house for his sister (she had a list of things) and he loved being able to serve them...of course until he had water spraying all over himself. He was trying to fix the leak in her bathroom sink, and while tightening a piece it came off and water went everywhere. Luckily he was able to hold his finger over the pipe until his sister ran around the house trying to find the main water line, it was pretty comical to hear Tom give her ideas of where it could be!

Pics from our weekend...


Winnie on the move... Can't get over how fast she has picked up walking and standing up!!

video

4 comments:

The Indiana Joneses said...

I love the pics. They're all getting so big! I can't wait to embarrass them someday with the bathtub pic LOL. Glad to hear the trip went well!

Amy said...

SO CUTE! What a great weekend - you guys are lucky you have official cousins for Winnie to play with!! She'll definitely grow up with lots of memories with them. LOVE the video of her walking - was wondering when you were going to post that! She is on the MOVE! Can't wait to see you guys next week so our kiddos can play!

The Jones' said...

Emily - Oh yes, we will have fun with the bath pics, they will hate us for sure!!

Amy - YES, we are so excited to see the kiddos play together too! Maybe Samuel can teach Winnie a few words!!

Amy said...

haha...and Samuel will be motivated to take more steps!