Memorial weekend..wow..it sure came earlier this year than I had first thought! With Makayla's birthday being the 24th..I honestly hadn't looked at the calendar to see when the long weekend was going to be this year. I was getting my hair cut one day and the lady mentioned that the following weekend was memorial weekend..I was like what? Seriously?? Usually I'm right on top of all this stuff, but apparently not this go around! Guess w/the party planning..all else had sneaked by me!
Anywho..we did manage to get out and do a few things for the weekend. We went to White Sulpher Springs, WV (home of the famous Greenbrier resort) saturday to a small festival. And I do mean small. Apparently (no offense to anyone reading) people in that area get a big kick out of grown men pretending to be WWF 'wrestlers'. I thought it was pretty funny/weird/strangest thing I'd ever seen honestly! Not my cup of tea for sure. But..all wasn't lost. Of all the places to be (a good 2 hours from where we live)..I ran into an old classmate!!! I hadn't seen her in YEARS and it was a nice suprise amidst the other craziness going on around us! Wish I had gotten a picture is my only regret! I did, however, get a nice shot of me and baby girl while we were waiting for daddy.
Oh and I managed to get a passing shot of the Greenbrier's entrance....sorry its not too good..I was actually DRIVING while taking a picture. Probably not a great idea..but I didn't wreck! LOL!
We stopped by a place in Lewisburg for something to eat. I had been wanting to try this place for years..and we finally managed to find it and try it out! Jim's Drive-In..boy was it good too! If your ever in the area..give it a try..especially the deep fried dill pickles! Yum!
On the way back towards Beckley..we stopped by a favorite place of ours to take pictures..Grandview Park. We go there several times a year..its just a hop outside Beckley..so not a far drive at all. Since it was a pretty day and Makayla had on a SUPER cute outfit..I had to make the best of some excellent photo opportunies!
For her birthday, she received a baby pool from my mom and dad, among many other great gifts! So we tried it out over the weekend as well. Along with her new bathing suit (also from mom and dad). She didn't seem to like to sit in it..but outside of it, leaned over, while splashing her hands in the water. I'm thinking she might like a water table. Saw one at Big Lots for only $20..so it might be a purchase we may be making before summer's end! Here she is in all her swimming glory....
(it didn't stay this way for long..)
(more like it!)
(I couldn't resist a butt shot!)
On a total other note..my roses were featured on our local news channel after I took my little blogging break!! I was pretty thrilled!
Well..I think thats a long enough post for one day to get you caught up! Stay tuned for the next one..it'll be all about Makayla's first birthday!