Monday, May 17, 2010

Dallas World Aquarium

When I was in Dallas, I visited the Dallas World Aquarium. If in Dallas, I would highly recommend visiting if you are trying to figure out what to do with some extra time. Here's the website:

Friday, May 14, 2010

While I'm away

This is what Clarence and Rowan are doing while I'm in Dallas. PARTAY! hehe. Just kidding. But he does look like he's having fun, doesn't he? Also, thanks for watering my flowers, guys!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chattanooga (on the way to Merlefest)

On Wednesday we stopped in Chattanooga on our way up to North Carolina. We decided to break up the trip around Rowan's nap/bedtime. So he took his nap on the way to Chattanooga, and we left at his bedtime and drove for another few hours.

The first thing we did was walk across the pedestrian bridge. We were trying to tire Rowan, but we ended up tiring ourselves quite a bit.

Here's Rowan looking out over the river.

What's he pointing at? The boat!

On the other side of the river these guys were playing polo on their bikes. Rowan was pretty interested in all that.

And here the toddler temper is coming out. Not so pretty, eh?

The Festival

We didn't spend as much time at the festival as we have in years past. But we still got to see some pretty good shows. Here are Clarence and Rowan on the bus on the way to the festival. Rowan LOVED the bus. He would get so excited every time we'd start walking to the bus stop shouting, "BUS! BUS!" And one night after two of the buses died, and we had to wait at the festival for 45 minutes, he kept the crowd entertained by getting really excited about all the buses that were coming and going. He was one of the only ones in a good mood about the whole thing (except Clarence and me - we were enjoying watching him). ;)

Part of the band Wylie and Wild West -
Here's Wylie - Wylie's claim to fame? The "Yahoooo" at the end of Yahoo commercials. That's right.

Here is Great Big Sea. They're from Newfoundland, and they sing traditional Newfoundland songs and some new songs of their own. They put on a really good show too! Lead singer is really funny.

Here's Cadillac Sky on the cabin stage- one of my favorites from this year.

Rowan with a mouthfull of Goldfish.

Can you spot Pop pop and Rowan?

They have the Little Pickers area for kids. Very cute. Lots of activities. I'm sure as Rowan gets older this will be one of his favorite spots.

I've been spotted..

Daddy tickling Rowan's feet trying to get the sand off.

Here was Rowan's favorite activity. Painting.

Here's where we start to get off course....

He's quite the artist! :)
Poor thing. We had to finally drag him away.

Here's Bearfoot from Alaska -

Who's that guy in the white sports coat? Steve Martin! And he was good...and hilarious. Is it me, or is he looking straight at the camera?

Now the guy from the Steep Canyon Rangers is looking straight at the camera.

Mother's Day present from Rowan

I thought this was really cute. They made them at daycare, so I supposed it's really daycare's present to me:) But it is cute and cheery on my desk.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Merlefest Fun with Family

Hi Family. We had so much fun at Merlefest. I'll have to break up the trip into a few different posts.

We actually spent quite a bit of time at the campsite this year since I was supposed to take it easy, and boy did I! Clarence, Rowan, and I spent a whole day relaxing and just playing around.

Here is Rowan making coffee. The first day we were there, Clarence decided to make coffee on the hood of the car because he was concerned about it falling over on Rowan. Later in the trip Rowan decided he wanted to make coffee too, so he grabbed the pot and kept trying to put it on the hood. Man, if you ever need to entertain a toddler, try a percolator (preferably not in use;). Rowan played with that thing for hours.

Nap time. Pop pop, Clarence, and Rowan all sound asleep....
Here's our campsite (and me). We camp in style. We also have two tents here. Thanks, Amy and Ed for letting us borrow yours!! It was much more spacious.

Rowan's holding the hair dryer and brush that Aunt Jean let him take home. He loved to play with Aunt Jean. He just played and played when we visited their RV. She was so sweet and bought him stickers and glow sticks and he had a ball playing with those at night during the festival.

Grammy took him on a walk here.