I knew KK was planning to take the girls to our local "Ag Expo" on Friday. And I KNEw they would LOVE it! What I didn't know was the entourage they would have! For instance, recognize this little pipsqueak in the green!?
Yep. That is Maddi Boo. Courtney, aka "CoCo", "Corny" and formerly (thank God),"HOrny", packed her up and met the crew. Todd and I went out of town Friday night to a Willie Nelson concert. He has been my favorite singer since I was a little kid. We met Don, Staci and Dad and Rita there, but... that's for another post! Anyhoo... when I got back in town Saturday, these pics were on my camera!
What struck me about these pics was that there were four central themes that kept recurring!
Ready to hear them?! Huh?
A. Ellie is possibly the most independent two year old I have ever known.
Petting an alligator?! Seroiusly?
and do not even tell me that is a possum!
Is that a beaver? ELLIE.. STAND BACK! STOP! In every picture, she is just beebopping along all by herself like she is MISS AG EXPO. Of course, I knew KK wasn't far behind, thus all these cute shots caught on film. Well, digitally, anyway. Oh, did I tell you I got a new film (instant camera) for Christmas. Again.. for another blog post! Yep. I'd say Ellie Sue is a pretty independent kid. Which brings me to observation number two. B. Gabbi IS NOT! Time to introduce... Mr. Billy! This is KK's daddy. He is a cowboy/ rancher type. So Ag Expos are right up his alley! So apparently are little girls! Note Ellie getting the heck OUTTA there. I am sure the adult supervision was cramping her style! And where you see Gabbi, you see Mr. Billy, two steps behind! Awwwww... isn't this cute? I mean the duck, Billy! Just kidding. It doesn't get much cuter than a grown man (one I have known since high school, mind you) loving your kids the way you love them! And remember, this is my babysitter's dad. Is that sweet or what?!
and one more... WAIT. Is that Gabbi somewhat independent? Oh, nope. Check out that tan vest to the left! Nevermind. Gabbi is my girly girl who would much prefer to ride a hip, thank you very much! Ok, so those are my first two observations with what was on my camera. And now we have number three..
C. Maddi did NOT want to be captured in photos!
It was just NOT a good photo op day for Miss Maddi Boo. Oh, and 1st runner up to Miss Ag Expo. (had to, Staci!)looking at the camera... could it be? Wait? NOPE! NO smile! Ellie had some explaining to do to Maddi about farm equipment. You know, she knows about these kinds of things!
And finally, observation number four.
D. Ellie must have eaten everything at the concession stand! There were so many pics of Ellie chowing down!
Nothing like some good ol' red beans and rice....
washed down with some white milk! GAG!
a big thank you goes out to KK, CoCo and Mr. Billy for a fun day at the Ike. My girls love the adventures they get to have when they are with you!
Jules, next time you and I will get to go! (Kak's mom!)
P.S. Ellie's "shirt" by Lindsay Yarbrough, made last year for her as a dress! Thanks, L!
And Week 3 52Q is on the next post. Scroll on down.