Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This week, in reading about the history of Houston, I heard tell of a historic section in downtown that was supposed to be pretty cool. With that as our goal we set out for Houston and another Saturday 'O Fun. We started out by heading to REI to see if we could find a water bottle holder for Tyler's bike and maybe another shirt or two for him (and to just explore because it's a pretty fun store!). After walking away from there emptyhanded but content nonetheless, we made the short trip to the Galleria to walk and escape the heat. While there we visited our favorite Borders and bought an exercise DVD (lets hope I use this one) and Boston's debut album. We also wandered aimlessly and "enjoyed" the crowds; it was so busy this weekend! As we meandered, Tyler tried to get Addilyn to throw a dime in the fountain from the second story. As you can tell, she didn't quite get it to the fountain but she seemed to enjoy the throw all the same.
When we were sufficiently cool, we set out for downtown and Old Market Square. During the car ride, Addilyn fell asleep and upon ariving, Tyler (the stud) was actually able to transfer her to her stroller without walking her. Here he smiles at the conquest.Houston has a light rail that runs through downtown. Here is a very fun fountain area that it runs directly through. Cool, huh?!
Tyler was checking out how the fountains worked.
As you can tell from my flushed face, it was still a bit warm at 6:00 in the evening, but we enjoyed our stroll through downtown anyway.
After our stroll we headed to dinner to take advantage of the gift certificate Tyler won on Friday. Tyler noticed his Chili's gift certificate was also good Macaroni Grill (which we adore). Good eye, Tyler, good eye!
These last four pictures are just fun pictures that were taken throughout the week. This first one displays "Addilyn, the Drooly." Addilyn is working on her third molar and has been drooling like crazy in the process.
Giant baby. Ahhh!!
This is "Addilyn, the Destroyinator." Here she is doing what she loves best and destroying something (namely ripping the paper covering off the powdered milk box).
Anyway, that's about it for our week. Join us next time as we review this coming weekend and Brian & Cheryl's visit (they get here on Thursday evening). It should be fun!
Monday, July 21, 2008
After we were sufficiently cool, we headed back out and on to the beach. We had never swam in this section of Galveston (we normally go out of town toward a residential section where you can drive your car right out on the beach) so it was an all-around new experience. It was a little busier but was also a little cleaner than our usual spot . This is a picture of the three of us after our swim as we were getting ready to head back. (If you look closely you'll see Addilyn enjoying a stolen swig of one of our slushes.)
Pushing our bikes (riding was completely out of the question) through the sand was pretty difficult so kudos to Tyler for getting both his bike and the trailer back up the hill to the Seawall without incident (I was certainly impressed). Tyler spent the entire afternoon without his shirt and was rewarded with a nasty burn on his back. While he still won't peel or anything, he certainly has been uncomfortable for the last couple of nights.
On our way back to the car, Addilyn really seemed to enjoy the ride (we're not sure how we could have forgotten to give her the keys to play with on the first ride but it really did make all the difference on the way back). Toward the end of our ride, she conked out. This is a video of Tyler trying to awaken her so we could pack up and leave.
After an eventful day on Saturday, we were looking forward to a relaxing Sunday. After church (and our first time helping them pack up after the service), the 3 of us enjoyed an incredibly lazy afternoon with naps all around. With no small group in the evening we took the opportunity to go play disc golf and take a walk with Addilyn. She really seemed to like having the run of the park.
Here is a picture of Daddy entertaining Addilyn before bed with her puppet friend.
This is a video of Addilyn playing with her puppet friend.
Well, I guess that's about it for us. We'll talk to you all again real soon.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
If you're stuck thinking, "Man alive I can't believe how awesome those last two weeks were for the Johnson's. I bet they're glad they moved to Houston." You'd be right for the most part, but check out our pre-moving plans for the two weeks after July 4th. Oh wait you probably can't, cause from what I hear, half of the people who read this are on a vacation.
I apologize for that last paragraph. I had to stop for a drink refreshment and diaper change and my slightly bitter father just had to get his blurb in. So that about wraps (or if you read this with rhythm, raps) it up for me.
Until next time,
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I'm teaching her to drum on her stomach
Now for the drum-off
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Addilyn has had a busy week. Mostly she's been polishing her walking skills. She's getting pretty good and with the exception of distraction and changes of terrain, she gets along quite well. When she's not be toddling around, she's been sleeping or crying. For all this fussiness she's pushed through 2 new teeth already this week, one of them a molar. That should get you all caught up.
Now for the pictures:
Here is Addilyn modelling her Daddy's shirt. So graceful and lovely.
She drummed with spoons on the table at Buca's. It was really quite entertaining and made our relatively short wait for food even shorter. Tyler caught this artist shot during one of her "interludes of racket."
Again Addilyn models, this time a lovely new hairstyle. While we still haven't cut it, she is finally allowing me to style it a bit (if I'm quick). This is our latest attempt and it reminds me a lot of Boo from the movie Monsters, Inc.
And this shot is just cute.
And in keeping with a winning format, here are a couple of videos for your amusement. The first is Addilyn as she "shakes her thing." Again Addilyn shows us that some Johnsons can dance (apparently just not Tyler or me). The second illustrates Addilyn's improving walking skills. I call it, "Walking with Sock."