Thursday, August 8, 2013

Splash Pad Fun with Nana!

This morning we met my mom at Birkdale for some splash pad/Qdoba/Gymboree fun! And yes... I did have a queso burrito... well the parts that Liam didn't devour first! The kids prefer this splash pad because it's bigger than Blakeney's but smaller and less crowded than Stallings. As usual, the camera was in tow!

Ready, set, run!
Parker LOVED how high the water went!
Avery was mostly excited to chase birds and butterflies!
Little man isn't a huge fan of splashing water but he is a fan of snacks and stranger's attention so he worked the fenced in area for snacks and people to babble to.
Excuse the scratch... during a meltdown yesterday he mauled his handsome face :/
Parker ran back and forth through the water. I'm so proud of how far he's come! 2 years ago, he wouldn't touch this splash pad!

Avery enjoyed the water once Parker started having fun in it.

But was much more concerned that the birds she was chasing flew "up." One of life's many injustices, Avie girl!
The kids got their fill of nana hugs, some yummy Qdoba and Liam scored some precious new threads from Gymboree courtesy of a very generous nana! Overall, it was an excellent morning minus a slight Gymboree meltdown by the youngest 2. Thankfully, within minutes of being in the car, Avery and Liam passed out and Parker enjoyed his choice of movie on the drive home. I went through the Starbucks drive thru and got myself a coffee and Parker a cake pop since he was the only one awake. I enjoy treating him sometimes to special treats. I think quality time and gifts are how he most feels loved. Me? Do my dishes, vacuum or iron my clothes without me asking please?! My how my love language has changed after two three kids!

Thanks for spending the day with us, nana!


  1. How fun! Wish we had cool stuff like this. Also? Parker kinda looks Asian in the second picture. I didn't even recognize him at first! :)

    1. Haha! He and my mom both have a tendency to look Asian when they squinch their faces a certain way. Haha