Saturday, March 12, 2011

“Croquet, Anyone?”

054 The weather was gorgeous today, so we met some friends at a park and played croquet.  The Memphis Croquet Club has two courts at the park, and we played on one while they played on the other.033


And, of course, no day at the park is complete without playing on the slide.062

And Daddy and Claire had fun playing airplane.011

It was a little windy today.  At one point, Claire’s ball blew off the back of the court, down the hill and across the pond.  Here are some pics of Steve retrieving it.  It was hilarious!  Every time Steve would get close to the ball, it would float just out of his reach.  These pictures are posted in sequential order.

The ball stayed in this position until just before Steve got close enough to pick it up.018

Just as he gets there (after running all the way around the pond), it moves out from the shoreline just a little… 020

Then a little more…022

Then downstream a little…023

Then closer to the shore…024

Then Steve found a stick!025

At last!027

Our hero!  (All of the other park patrons were cheering him on as well!)029

And, for your viewing pleasure, a few pics of Claire.047




We had a great time at the park today!  What a gorgeous day!

And for those of you who are not members of Facebook, perhaps you have not heard, but Claire went poo in the loo this morning!  What a big girl!

We decorated for Easter this morning.  When we got home from the park, Claire kept dancing with her bunny.  (Her bunny is flying an airplane.)  Here’s a video.  (And she thinks it’s sneezing, but it’s really saying “Whoo!” not “a-choo!”  Too cute!)  Enjoy!

And last night, my little cookie baked me a cake.  We let her stir up the batter.  She’s quite the messy cook!006


009Hope you’re having a great weekend!


Matt and Randi McComber said...

Loved the pics of the ball retrieval.

MiMi and PopPop said...

What a great post! Loved the pics! Missing the girl (and you guys, too, of course)!