It was Nora's turn for a show in Little Rock, so Mammers, Nora, and I went to Disney on Ice on Sunday afternoon. Nora doesn't know much about Princesses, she likes Minnie Mouse and she usually watches what her brother watches which is Batman, Backyardigans, etc. so this was her indoctrination.
She saw lots of pretty Princesses yesterday though and she was pretty memorized for a while. She got tired at the end, but so did we.
It was a fantastic show with impressive skating and air tricks and even fireworks. It was a fun girly day to be with Nora! Mammers stayed up late on Saturday night making Nora a pretty pink and purple satin cape and a tutu and hair bow to match. It was so cute that everywhere she went people oohed and awed and I'm pretty sure Nora felt like a Princess herself, which she is! We also saw another little girl princess, Lilly and her mommy, Randi. So fun to see them!
David Franklin is playing ball! He is on Hall and Koppel's Cardinals team.
DFB's first baseball game was a success and just about exactly what you would think, with twirls and yawns in the out field, gloves on the head and some good hits and he got to run the bases each time!
He had a good time, and liked it and that's what it's all about! He liked his uniform and being with his friends best of all... oh and the snacks and frozen yogurt afterwards!
One of the sidelines' favorite moments was when DF saw Nora and ran off the field for a hug and would come back and talk to her through the fence. She idolizes him so it was hard for her not to be on the field or in the dug out with "bubby too!" The love they have for each other is something that I cherish and I hope they do too, well into their adulthood. It's a gift to share your childhood and life with siblings.
I'm one proud mommy, but not because of any ball or what they might do with it, but because of who these kiddos are on the inside and both of their big hearts.
Yesterday we went to War Memorial Stadium for Robbie Vaught's birthday party. It was such a cute and fun party and cake and ice cream was in the locker room. David Franklin thought it was very cool to be a the "real" field where the Razorbacks play. We will always remember Robbie's birthday because Franklin and I got married on his first birthday! Yes, today our 7 year anniversary and we have been so blessed in the 7 years. Grateful!!
We met some buddies today at Garvan Gardens for a playdate. They tromped all over that place, and all through the flowers even though we begged them to stay on the path! :)
It was time to go when Nora started losing her clothes one article at a time. First sweater, then boots, then socks and I stopped her just barely without a fit at her dress. What can I say, she loves to be free and she just might be a flower child!
David Franklin thought we were really at the Zoo when we saw this gorgeous peacock!
Nora looked precious in her bubble dress and would twirl happily if you told her so. David Franklin was especially dapper in his trousers and suspenders that were his Grandpa's from 60ish years ago. No one can wear suspenders like the Bass men!
What an Easter Sunday! We woke up bright and early to see what the Easter Bunny brought. He left lots of chocolate candy, some small toys and pjs! Then we were off to early church, the Country Club for lunch with Mammers, the Basses and Vaughts, then back to our house for an egg hunt, cupcakes and a piñata. We ended the day at Barnetts for lamb cake. It was a full and happy day.
I am Amanda and I love being a wife and mother. I have the family of my dreams! Motherhood is the most fulfilling, exhausting, rewarding, difficult, fun, and important calling on my life right now. Franklin and I have been married for over 9 years and I am lucky I get to live life with such a great husband and father. We are the proud parents of David Franklin, Nora and Isaac. We have a puppy, Maple, who has added lots of energy to the house! ;) We love to travel, spend lots of time with family and friends and really appreciate all of our blessings in life! This blog is an online journal, scrapbook/ baby book for our growing, busy, wild, little family. If you are looking for grammatically correct, politically correct, stimulating information on current events, I am sorry I can't provide that for you here, but I can tell you what my children are up to and how they are growing on a semi-regular basis. That is in between changing diapers, kissing boo boos, and pouring the chocolate milk!
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