Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Brooklyn and Keith's Birthday

And I ask honestly, isn't this the cutest baby girl? Not that I'm biased or anything. :)

We had the best time on Sunday when we all got together to celebrate Keith's birthday. The plan was to have dinner at a mexican restaurant in a nearby 'burb and we got there about 2 hours early in order to walk around and visit the little shops. Unknown to us, it was Thomas the Tank Engine day and there were lots of events for littles. The main thing was the train that goes through town had a front to it so that it looked like Thomas. For a brief moment we considered taking the 25 minute ride, but although Miss B would be free the rest of us would pay $18 each for a ticket. Perhaps someday, but she's only 20 months old and doesn't even know who Thomas is!

So instead we walked around and looked at the train exhibits, then saw a man with little bitty ponies all in a circle to ride. I didn't even hesitate, put Miss B on a pony and told Keith to pay the nice man. Not sure she was thrilled, but it was still fun.

After a bit we decided it was time for dinner. Loni teased me because I ordered a guacamole appetizer just because Brooklyn loves it. But the hot sauce was way too spicey for her and she kept watching us dip our chips, so what was a grandma to do???

After dinner we came back to our house to spend more time together and so Keith could open his gifts. Brooklyn had fun with the new little toy at our house.

And one of the best parts of the evening was when B and I went into the backyard. She's at an age where she seems to enjoy doing whatever grandma is doing. We both sat in a chair and she got so excited by the birds and the airplanes. God bless the Dallas area and all our planes, it was almost like a video game for her.

At one time I sat at the picnic table in our backyard and she climbed up on the seat next to me. She looked at my hands and she folded hers to match mine. Then she looked up at me and grinned. It truly melted my grandma heart. :)


Debby said...

Totally ok to be biased! But she is adorable!

Renna said...

There's nothing like an adoring little 'fan' to make us want to be the best that we can be, as they strive to be just like us.

You are blessed, blessed, blessed!