Saturday, May 9, 2009

Trip to Mobile

If you like pictures of Bailey (and why wouldn't you) this post is for you b/c it is full of them. We made the trek to Mobile, AL, for a weekend in April to see Cassie, Justin, Harrison, and the newest member of the family, Lucy. This was also our last opportunity to see them in Mobile as they will be packing up and moving to Morganton, WV, soon for the start of Justin's orthopoedic surgery residency!

Bailey enjoyed playing with and wearing Harrison's Mardi Gras beads.

Bailey crawling inside a long colorful tube of Harrison's. She and Harrison loved crawling in toward each other from either side.

The two cousins following bathtime.

Not many people know this, but whenever the moon is full Harrison morphs into a bat and flies around flashing people. Here, Cassie falls victim.

Bailey putting her shoes on all by herself and giving me an "I don't need your help, Daddy" look.

So, its not quite Summer yet, but that didn't stop us from filling the swimming pool with warm water from the bathtub so the big kids play for awhile.

Harrison having a little "flavored" water straight from the pool.

Papa taking some video of the kids playing in the pool. Mel is holding Lucy in the chair.

Bailey staying busy filling cups up with pool water. Maybe she was mixing up some more drinks for Harrison.

Bailey climbing to the top of the pool slide while Mel has a mild heart attack.

One, two, three, GO!!!

This is the look I got immediately following Bailey's slide into the water. What you didn't see was her losing her balance as she entered the water and going straight under. I've never seen her get to her feet as quickly as she did this time. No tears, though, and she even tried the slide once or twice more without any encouragement from us.

Bailey and Harrison practicing for the next big Olympic sport...the two person, co-ed luge.

This and the following pictures were taken at a local playground we visited for a bit Saturday evening. Bailey and Harrison loved running through the corridors, up the stairs, and sliding down the twisty slide.

This was a kind-of suspension bridge for little kids. It was a black mat suspended a few inches from a platform below so that is swayed and bounced as kids ran across it. Big fun for Bailey and Harrison except when bigger kids came flying through.

As you can see, I'm not enjoying myself or anything. I'm simply trying to keep up with Bailey.

Harrison going down the twisty slide.

Bailey going down the twisty slide.

Harrison again.

Bailey and Grammy atop the playground structure.

Bailey putting on the brakes mid-slide so she can play...


Running with a full head of steam toward the twisty slide for probably the 30th time.

Here she goes again with her adoring fans waiting at the bottom.

Harrison was quick to follow.

Bailey negotiating the tight corridors on the way up to the twisty slide.

Even Grammy got in on the action.

Harrison cruising down the slide.

Bailey showing a little style as she slides on her side.

Here I am helping Bailey and Harrison hold baby Lucy. This is the first time Bailey has held another baby and it just doesn't seem right that she's already old enough to do so.

1 comment:

Justin and Cassie Daigre said...

The bat picture of Harrison is hilarious! We had such a great time with you all! We love the videos of Bailey dancing. I laughed so hard when I saw all her moves!