Monday, June 11, 2012

Hula Hoops and Parachutes

This one may be lengthy!

If you have been following me for very long you know how much I treasure my visits with my daughter, Carrie aka Solar Powered and her family. The joy has doubled in the last month with the birth of Mr B.  Last week I paid a visit to their home in NW Arkansas.  We planned this visit to coincide with the first Monday of the month for the activities held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. (more about the museum later, it deserves it's own post)

Lila has become quite the museum lover, thanks to the variety of activities planned for children.  She and I took the guided preschool tour while Mom walked baby around the grounds (no stopping for him)
The theme was "Circles".  All of the art and exhibits were filled with circles and the children listened with such excitement and then pointed out the circles.  It was a very impressive tour and Lila loved it, IF she could have touched them all.  That girl needs to  touch!

After the tour, we headed outdoors for the fun......
First stop, Hula Hoops!!

Looks to Nanny for instruction.....LOL 

 OK Lila, I'll spin it for you and you just wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!

She had so much fun trying and I have no doubt she will master the hula hoop soon! Yes, I found one this week and cannot wait to give it to her!

 Next stop, Parachute Drop!

After the beach balls were all in the center they took a handle and the fun began!

Up and down, up and was a workout. Once we went under the parachute and made a tent. Well, I didn't stay under for long....too hot for me!

The real thrill of this came when we walked away and Lila said, "now Nanny that was fun"!

 As I said it really was a hot day. Mom and baby had had enough so we headed home to cool off.
 Mr B was more than happy to get out of the hot stroller, shed his clothes do some stretching under the ceiling fan!

A nice long feeding,  back to sleep....Life is Good!

I miss them already!


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Nanny!! I'm sending you a BIG {{hug}}! Oh, I can't get over how Lila has grown!! And, Little Mr. B!! He is such a handsome young man!! {sigh} visits are always too short!! Thanks for the updates! They are living dolls. blessings ~ tanna

Betsy Brock said...

But it wasn't long ENOUGH! haha...really! So sweet. The museum sounds wonderful...what a great little tour for the kiddos. Lila looks adorable. Mr. B really does look hot in that first photo! lol!

Jill said...

I would miss them too...they are adorable!

Deb said...

oh Lila looks adorable with those curls...and those boots...too precious...they new little one is precious...give him lots of hugs and kisses from Texas...

Marguerite said...

Great pics and it looks like you had a lovely visit with the grands! Lila sure is growing and is so cute and Mr. B. is just adorable!

gigihawaii said...

What adorable children! And so cuddly and lovable! Glad you all had a good time.

Amanda said...

Speaking from the other side of things, I second that the visits are never long enough. Good-byes are so hard, but the time together is so sweet! Love your photos and tales of good times. Hope you already have your next visit planned. :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh I need a nap like that. :) blessings, marlene

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I thought you had a new grandbaby ---and just figured that I had missed that post.. But--I thought they lived in Texas. Is that another set of kids/grands????? Can't keep up with your family!!!!! ha

What a neat museum... Love all of the 'circles' --and Lila is such a pretty little girl. I'm sure she enjoyed that visit.

The baby is precious... I know you did hate to leave them.

elle dee photography said...

oh what fun! miss all of you!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so glad you were able to see your daughter and grandchildren again and spend such a fun day at the museum with Lila. She is such a bright little girl, and Mr. B is growing so beautifully!
I know how hard it is to go back home and have to leave the little ones behind...sigh.

Solar Powered said...

I'm with Amanda, it's hard on this end too. It was soo much fun. Can't wait till next week and I will have a blog of good times had at Camp Nanny!

Gypsy Heart said...

So, so precious! I know you miss them. The heat and humidity around here are so oppressive. Starting a typical Texas summer! :)