What a weekend! We were on the go constantly, and we had so much fun! Scott and I have slowed our pace of life since Sienna arrived. Now that Sienna is older and able to interact more, we thought we'd try to do some fun family activities this weekend. We had a blast!
As usual, I was off work Friday, so Sienna and I had our mommy-daughter hang-out day. We had fun playing with our neighbor and just hanging out. Scott joined us later that afternoon, and we had a great night with our baby girl!
On Saturday, the three of us went on a morning walk, and then we spent the afternoon at the zoo! Sienna loved watching all the kids and people just as much (or maybe more) than looking at the animals. She loved the birds best... probably because they are bright colored, move around more than all the other animals, and make noises that keep her attention. She also loved hearing the sea lions bark. She was content just sitting in her stroller, watching everything around her, and sucking her ice. (Sienna has a mesh feeder that we put ice cubes in for her to suck. She went through a HUGE cup of ice that day. She was staying hydrated, cooled and numbed to her teething pain.) At the end of the day, we experience a close-up elephant encounter. We were about 20 feet from this gigantic elephant. Sienna just starred at the elephant. I would give a thousand bucks to know what she was thinking!
Watching the gorilla with daddy
Loving the birds!
That night, Chris & Alicia came over for dinner & drinks. They brought Preston, and he and Sienna just sat and played together on the floor. They were so cute together. Sienna kept trying to steal Preston's paci from his mouth, even though she had her own paci in her mouth. Hilarious!
Sunday morning, we took Sienna to breakfast at Panera in her pj's. She looked so cute sitting out on the patio with us sporting her pink & green frog pajamas. :) After her morning nap (which was over 2 hours... unusual!), we went to lunch and then to the park. We had to strip her down to her diaper because it was so humid at the park. We also learned that Sienna's face turns red when she is hot, which is just like me! Sorry, sugar! :) We only lasted about 30 minutes at the park before we headed home to the air conditioning. After nap, went to the pool with Nana & PaPa. Sienna LOVED the pool. We started her out sitting in the zero entry where she splashed and played with her toys. We moved her a little deeper, and she just splashed even harder. Then we moved her to where she was about waist deep, and she started jumping and shrieking with laughter. Seriously - I was not helping her jump at all, she was just springing up & down like Tigger. So, so, so cute. She loved the water and is quite the water dog, as we say in my family. She's going to be TONS of fun in the pool this summer.
Hanging out with daddy after the pool & showing off her tanned cheeks!
Monday morning, we were up bright and early (Sienna's normal wake time these days is around 6 AM). We spent the night at my parents, so my dad & Scott went back on the boat to fish, and my mom, Sienna and I walked to the park. After her morning nap, we went back to the pool for more fun. Again, she loved it. Afterwards, Sienna took her first boat ride on PaPa's boat. The trip started out a little rough because we put on her life jacket, which she absolutely despised! I can't blame her, though. She couldn't even sit down in the life jacket because it was so bulky. She was so uncomfortable. Once we took her out of the life jacket, she enjoyed herself. :) We drove home from the boat dock (I thought she'd fall asleep in car, but instead she just talked the whole way home), and it was nap time. I put her down for nap, and 20 minutes later, she was still rolling around up in bed playing and talking. I went in to tell her to go to bed; 10 minutes later she was still playing. So I went in her room (she was on hands and knees playing around in bed), 'spanked' (a very light tap...) her bottom, rolled her over onto her back, and in my sternest mommy voice said, "Sienna, it's night-night time. Go to sleep." She gave me the most surprised look. I promptly left the room before I busted out laughing. It was so cute. We didn't hear another peep out of her; she went right to sleep. Glad that worked... this time!
That night we met up with Daniel & Gretchen for a cook-out and more pool time. Their kids are so good to play with Sienna... it is fun watching them interact and 'grow-up' together. What a great way to end the holiday weekend! Thanks for all the sacrifices our men & women in the armed forces made (and are making) to keep our country safe and protect our liberties.