Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Brady's Birthday, Pool, Lake Martin, and A Park: Our Weekend

Brian has been really busy with his school stuff and since we only brought 1 computer with...that means no blog updates from me! Soo that's why it's Tuesday night and you're just getting our little weekend recap.  
I'm going to start on Thursday though. Which was a special little guy's 4th birthday.

I tried to make it as special as possible since we aren't "home".

I filled the kids messy room with balloons too and it was hilarious to see his reaction in the morning.

I asked him what he wanted for breakfast, cupcakes or pancakes. And he of course picked cupcakes (smart man!).

We opened a few gifts and then spent the morning playing with them.

Lunch was McDonald's (Brady's choice. Such a healthy, healthy day).

And then some park time.

Brady got a huge package in the mail that he had to carry himself because he's big now, he's 4, duh.

This wasn't on Brady's birthday, but I had to preface the other pictures. See, Brady has found love in the fields of Maxwell AFB.  We were at field day for Brian and Brady started playing with this sweet girl, Sierra, who's daddy is in Brian's flight. They played together for hours and then held hands wherever they went. They played together everyday after that before they went to Texas to go visit family. And a certain sister (cough, cough, Layla) was not a fan of their relationship.  

Thursday night we had a flight dinner and we had a pizza party with some birthday cake for Brady. My diet (nonexistent the last month and a half) thrown out the window for the day.

Sierra and Brady were sitting next to each other getting ready for Brady's cake and Layla literally squeezed her way in between them. "Oh hey guys! Sweet party here. Thanks for inviting me. Oh there's cake! Oh Brady,  you're just my favorite!"

Look how smug she looks here.

"Happy Birthday Brady!"


And Brady's new Twins hat. That he looks about 14 in.

Friday Brian got out early from work so we headed to the apartment pool.

The water was freezing but it was 85 degrees out so it was a pretty great pool day.

Taking a very important snack break. Of course. Pretty sure we just had a relaxed Friday night.

Saturday morning we drove to Lake Martin. I knew nothing about it but apparently it's a big destination in Alabama. A lot of our friends here suggested we go to it so we drove the hour and it was a ton of fun! "Look ma, sticks!" And of course she is carrying a bag of crackers. 

We met up with friends there and had a good 'ol morning on the lake. Sharing snacks with her bud.

And Prince Brady got pushed around on a floaty.

After spending the morning on the west part of the lake we drove 40 minutes to join our other friends on the east side. They were staying at the Maxwell area and it was pretty nice.

Our friends also rented paddleboards so we had fun taking those out.

And Layla had fun playing in the sand

Me and Alma

And more snacks.
I even got brave enough to try the paddleboard for the first time.

It was actually a lot of fun! The lake was really calm so it was easier than I thought it would be.

Attempt at a family pic

More fun playing in the sand

They shipped sand in from Destin so it was super nice

We left the lake around 6 and they hard core konked out the second we got in the car.

And of course were wide awake when we got back to Montgomery.  Soo we had a movie night with popcorn followed by a good night of sleep.

Sunday morning we headed to our favorite park here

Played on a baseball field before some storms rolled in,

And took an after dinner walk!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We've been having some interesting storms here. Last night we were woken at 2 am with a tornado warning. There's supposed to be more storms headed our way but hopefully we'll be able to get some sleep tonight! 


Laynah said...

What a perfect birthday! I looove that you offered cupcakes for breakfast! He is my kind of guy for picking cupcakes haha

Jen said...

You guys are such a fun family! I love it!

Melody T. said...

We love paddleboarding! I was nervous to try it the first time but ended up loving it! I anticipate my 3 year old wanting cupcakes for breakfast on her 4th birthday also. Live it up while you're young right?!?!

Jenn said...

Omg Layla breaking up the love-fest!! TOO FUNNY! I love that girl. And her snacks. The girl has priorities and stable blood sugar levels are right up there at the top. Ya can't fault someone for being so health-conscious. ;)

I've never been to Lake Martin either, but you're right, it's a huge deal to a lot of folks in that area. I grew up closer to the Gulf, so I think it's obvious why I prefer white sand beaches and clear water compared to mud and brown water. ;) But at this point, I'd pretty much take anything!

Glad y'all had a fun and busy weekend!!

Becky Dougherty said...

I'm glad Brady had such a great birthday! Looks like you guys are finding lots of fun things to do in Alabama!! :) I really love Layla cutting in between Brady and his "girlfriend" for the cake! haha TOO funny! Hope those storms pass by you all without too much trouble!

Shannon said...

Looks like B had a GREAT 4th birthday, and boy am I jealous of the weather you're having!

Hana R said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little man! I love the cake!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Looks like a great weekend!! I love paddle boarding!

Janelle Vannice said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!! I would love to try paddle boarding... I saw some people doing it last summer and would LOVE to try!

The Chick Nest said...

Happy Birthday Brady Buddy!!! Looks like you had a fun day and birthday weekend! XO! :)

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