Friday, July 3, 2009

SC Trip

We went down to Shaw to visit my friend Tamara and her girls one last time before they pack up and move to Italy!!   They are just about finished with a one year remote tour, which had their husband/Daddy in Korea.  Pretty soon they'll all be reunited for a big European adventure!  Since our visit their orders have been changed to England- very stressful for them, but still a cool place to go!

We took Macy with us, and she was much better behaved than Maddox!!  I don't know what got into her, but Mdx was a royal pain in the rear for a large portion of the trip.  She was not eating what was fixed, she woke up multiple times a night, she was HITTING, and just generally being whiny and not pleasant to be around...especially compared to Tam's girls.  Since we've been home and gotten back into our routine she has returned to her normal sweet self-THANK GOODNESS!  

We got there on a Tuesday, and later on in the afternoon we walked to the Baskin Robbins at the BX for dollar scoop Tuesday.  It was in the mid/high 90s the whole trip, which is why Maddox's face is so red!  **These pictures and videos were taken with my new camera.**
We moved this little table into the dining room so all the girls could eat together.  On the left is Aaralyn, her sister Daylynn, and Mdx.
Tam and the girls eating breakfast.
She LOVED swinging on the swing at the park.

We *tried* to go swimming at their base pool while we were there.  The reason I say tried is because Mdx really just doesn't seem to like the water.  She did not want to go NEAR the baby pool, and when I picked her up and tried to get her in with me she pitched a huge fit.  She was screaming and clawing at me trying to get away, making a was terrible.  We only stayed at the pool for about an hour and she never relaxed.  I tried to take her in the adult pool and she was screaming "Wa-wa, all done!"  and "Mama OUT!" while crying.  It was horrible.  So, you can't tell by this picture, but the pool was a bust.  I guess she's just happy because we were leaving.  At home she's okay in the bathtub, but hates to get her head wet.  I've got to get this kid in swimming lessons.
The next day we went to the Zoo in Columbia and met up with my Aunt Kathy!  She got a few hours off work, which was great because she works right down the street from the Zoo.  Maddox had a fabulous time at the Zoo and that was the best mood she was in all week!  Here are Mdx and Aaralyn sitting on a dino statue.

She would have run around like this all day if we had let her!

The 3 girls sitting on another statue.  Tam and I decided that we may never get a picture of them all looking at the camera.  It's so hard!
She PASSED OUT on the drive back to Shaw.  SNORING like her father!

This last video is so Daddy can see her going down the slide BY HERSELF!!  This is new!

We had a great time and hopefully next time Tam and the girls see Mdx she'll be in a little bit better temperament!  :)  We also can't wait to visit them in England.


Jessie and Nathan said...

Well from the pictures it looks like a great trip! I wish I lived close enough to get in on the fun.

Dani said...

Shaina is the SAME way about water...doesn't mind her baths...even loves them usually. HATES baby pools or big pools even when I'm holding her! Swim lessons here we come, too!

Marshall McIntyre said...

THANKS for the videos Mary. I missed this post until today... not sure how, but I did. She is getting so big! I miss you two! And how much you praised Macy at the beginning of the post, you didn't show any pictures of her.

Marshall McIntyre said...

And for the record you snore too. But that doesn't make me miss you any less!