Wednesday, September 28, 2011


The Little Lady loves her little wading pool at home. But it's little, I had no idea how she'd react to a big pool.

We started out in the kiddie pool, essentially a big version of her little pool at home. She LOVED it!!! She giggled the entire time she was in it.

After a quick (3.2 second) rest on her beach towel...

...and a stolen sip of soda out of Grandma's cup...

She was ready to try the big pool.
She loved it just as much!

I see some swimming lessons in someone's future.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ewwwwww, look good!

Tonight when I brought the Little Lady home from Grandma's, she decided to make her tank top into a skirt. She ran around like this all evening.

She then decided the Easter hat in the toy box completed the look.

I grabbed the camera and snapped a few pictures. She came over and was curious so I showed her one of the pictures on the camera screen. Her response: "Ewwwwww, look good." Yes, I kid you not!

One of her favorite things to do is to spin around until she's dizzy and falls down. She incorporated it into her Dancing With The Stars act tonight.

Yeh, we laugh a lot in our house!

Our Little Disney Diva

These pictures from our dinner one evening at Planet Hollywood totally crack me up!

This next one is my favorite...LOVE it! I'm thinking she's thinking she's pretty gorgeous!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dirty Girl

This weekend I did something awesome! With a group of my best girlfriends, I did the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Calhan. It was seriously one of the most fun things I've ever done!

The race proceeds benefited breast cancer research, awareness and education. Keeping with the theme, our team name was the "Training Bra..ds" (training broads...get it?!?).

Here we are before the race all pretty in our team "uniforms."

Me and Katie

Me and Annie

The race was held at Rocky Mountain Roosters, just north of Calhan. (Seriously cool that this national event made its way to Calhan!) Here we are in a few pre-race poses!

The 5K course had 11 obstacles (climbing a hay stack, crawling through tunnels, wall climb, tire weave, etc.)...and a little mud!!!

The "Training Bra..ds" at the top of the second to last obstacle, the cargo net.

Me and Anne diving into the last obstacle, the mud pit!

Our team was a group of dynamic ladies and we fully embraced the mud!!!

An AMAZING day with AMAZING ladies! I can't wait until next year!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Safari Time

Animal Kingdom used to be my least favorite Disney World Park, but I really enjoyed it this year. Maybe I enjoyed it more because Tressie really seemed to enjoy it.

Upon entering the park we met Lilo and Stitch.

As with the other characters, she loved them. Hugs all around!

Then it was safari time!

We got to see a lot of animals really close up.
{Don't miss the cute little baby elephant!}

The Little Lady really enjoyed the safari. She was able to get her eye on most of the animals; we heard lots of "oh" and "ah" with finger pointing.

One of the other highlights of Animal Kingdom for the Little Lady was Dinoland, complete with a huge "boneyard" playground.

And what trip to Dinoland would be complete without a ride on a flying dinosaur?!?
{Love my Mom and I's expression and wave!}

We had a great day in Animal Kingdom!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Little Princess

The Little Lady had two opportunities to spend time with the princesses. On the first morning, right after she met Mickey and Minnie, we went next door to meet Cinderella, Belle and Aurora.

She was a little unsure of Cinderella at first, but quickly warmed up.

Belle was for sure her favorite princess. Tressie ran right up to her with open arms! It's funny how much more she liked Belle. Belle did call her by name (her name was embroidered on her dress) so maybe that had something to do with it? Or maybe it's just Belle's fabulous yellow dress?!?

Here she is meeting Aurora, or more commonly known to some as Sleeping Beauty.

Tressie also got to have dinner with the princesses one night. Belle was the hostess, here she is greeting the Little Lady.

Tressie liked Aurora more this time around.

I think she's commenting on her crown and how she wants one!

I just had to include this picture. It must be what they teach the princesses at princess school to do to get the little ones to look at the camera. We have a picture of Cinderella doing the exact same thing.

You can't see Tressie's shoes in this particular picture, but she has very sparkley silver shoes on. Cinderella is commenting on her sparkley "slippers."

I think Tressie blew each one of the princesses a kiss. They of course loved that!

Here Snow White and Tressie are talking hair bows.

I'm kinda getting the "man, your smile is cheesy" vibe from Tressie here...

And with Ariel, the Little Mermaid...where's my bop, I'm officially over it!

Maybe our Little Lady makes a better Viking than a princess?!?

{Our dinner was in Norway in Epcot and when I went to round up Tressie and her Dad and Grandpa for dinner, that's what I found.}