Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sydney's Desert Adventures

For the past few days, we have been in Phoenix, enjoying the Toppers, the beautiful weather, and more. Sydney has gotten to do several special things since she's been here.

Unfortunately, she watched the Toppers fall a little short in their Sweet 16 matchup with UCLA. After cutting the game to just 4 points with a few minutes left, we ended up losing by 10.

We stopped for a family photo in front of one of the famous landmarks in downtown Scottsdale.

Sydney also got to take a trolley ride for the first time in Scottsdale.

Today, we visited the Desert Botanical Garden, and got to see lots of neat cacti, and many other desert exclusive plants and flowers.

At the botanical garden, Sydney really enjoyed the watching all the butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit. One of them even landed on her shoe :)

We head for home tomorrow morning! Hopefully we'll get to enjoy some warm weather in Kentucky soon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10 months old!

Today, Sydney Grace turns 10 months old :)

During the past month, Sydney has been learning lots of new things. She likes to play peekaboo, clap, and she waves to just about every person (or other thing) that she sees. She's also added two more teeth in the last month. Her list of "words" now includes Dada, Nana, Baba, Bubba, Dawg, Yhea, Uhoh. She is still in the crawling stage, and likes to explore everywhere. She loves it when I chase after her, and can move pretty fast herself. She's still into singing and "dances" on cue to certain songs that we sing like "Have you Ever Seen A Lassie..." She's pulling up a lot more, especially to the tv in the family room. In the past few days, Sydney has also started throwing things...cheerios, balls, other small toys. Her favorite toys right now are Curious George, books, musical table, and balls that go with her walker.

Monday, March 24, 2008

To the Sweet 16!

A win over San Diego on Easter Sunday means a trip to the Sweet 16 in Phoenix! Our present----UCLA :)

Celebrating the win with Mommy!

Sydney and Daddy waiting at the Bowling Green airport as one of several hundred last night to welcome the Toppers home!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sydney's First Easter

Our first Easter photo as a family of 3

There aren't many times you'll catch this family in blue and white, but we did enjoy wearing our matching Easter attire :)

Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter from our Bunny :)

While some of Sydney's teeth are clearly visible in this recent shot, I have been forgetting to note on the blog that she has gained two more in the past couple weeks. The official count now stands at 6.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sydney loves dancing (with the Toppers)

Today, Sydney watched her Toppers win in the first round and advance in the NCAA tournament in an exciting game with #14 Drake.

Ready and watching with Big Red :)

And here's how the game ended...

Toppers advance to play on San Diego on Sunday! Yhea Sydney, Yhea Toppers!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sydney's Spring Break Trip

Early Monday morning, we returned from a week long trip to Orlando for Spring Break. It was a very special trip since both sets of Sydney Grace's grandparents also got to go with us! Sydney spent her time this week at Sea World with Shamu and friends, swimming at our pool, and other fun times just hanging out with her family. She also flew for the first time on this trip and did very well.

She met Shamu with Mommy and Daddy

She got to ride on Papaw's shoulders

A big theme on the trip (and more and more for the past month or so) was ducks, people, Shamu, flowers (no joke!)

She watched, waved, and clapped for Shamu in two different shows.

Sydney spent a lot of time in the warm and sunny weather in her bathing suit :)

She also had fun "swimming" with us in the pool.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A snow 10 years in the making!

Sydney's first "real" snowfall came last night into this morning. We measured four inches at our house, and this was the first time since 1998 that Bowling Green has received that much snow! We bundled her in her snowsuit this afternoon so that she could enjoy the snow for a few minutes before it disappears.

Making a "snow angel" inside the house. Actually, it might have been more that she couldn't move any other way in her snowsuit :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter :)

When I was growing up, my two favorite tv shows were without a doubt Sesame Street and The Price is Right-Bob Barker...enough said. Although "Drew" is the new "Bob," Sydney really enjoys watching the game show, and cheering on the contestants as well. Watch her below :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

9 Month Pictures

Sydney's 9 month pictures got rained out on Friday, but today was a beautiful day to go! Daddy had to work and missed going with us for the first time, so I want to post a few for him (and anyone else who wants to see them)! We'll add a couple more in the next few days, because Gabrielle is going to be getting a special Easter "prop" soon, and we'll go back for a quick visit then.