Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Catching up...Little Rock trip 7/23-7/26

Still catching up with posts. We went to Little Rock because Andrea, Deb and I had tickets to see Idol on tour. Very fun! Nathan was in Modesto the following week, so we hung around and played with Pops and DeDe. First, we hit the zoo and had so much fun. The zoo had a new exhibit; Lorikeets. I think everyone is aware by now that Alex is an avian expert. This was absolutely the highlight of the day:
Alex fed the Lorikeets nectar.
Bird heaven
She squealed and giggled the entire time. It never got old. Leaving was a chore.
Carson thought the bird attached to mom's head was hilarious.
Mommy did too...but he really wanted to hang around all day.
Mommy feeding the Lorikeets
DeDe & Alex getting up close
"This is the best day EVER."
I think they really liked our family
Last time Alex was at the zoo, she wasn't able to ride the camel and it was complete devastation. We made sure she was able to get her turn this time. She was soooo excited. She actually tried to jump on the camel before the trainer was ready. That's our girl.
Thumbs up!
Can you see her smile? She is beaming.
" Yeah, I did it. I'm scared of nothing. Aren't you proud?"
"Whatever, it's just a camel ride. Sigh. Yawn"
Later, we took the kids shopping. Here are some great Alex pics:
"Would you like some candy, friend?"
Singing the "shakin' my booty song"
"How do things look back there? It's okay, I can handle the truth."
This picture cracks me up.
The entire store is watching her by this point...
My hot mess
Look at how he is laying. Chillin'
More performances by the one and only.
I think she looks so grown up in this photo.
That's more like it. There's my ghetto princess.
"Is my crown on straight?"
Daddy gets some tickles in.
Poor Pops is harassed.
Finally, here are a few pics from the concert. Thanks for the wonderful evening, DeDe and Andrea.
Andrea and Mel at Cantina Laredo. YUM!
We had great seats
Deb & Mel enjoying the "flattering angle" LOL!
The Darby girls
Summary: another amazing weekend!


Sally said...

awww, that just looked sooo fun!!!! and Alex at the mall is toooo funny!! love her! love you all!!!

DeDe said...

Super fun week!! But how could it not be fun with the Prince and Princess and Queen in Training? You have to stay on your toes with Alex around ... You never know which Alex you're gonna get. Princess? Ghetto princess? Actress? Diva? Love bug? Comedian? And Carson ... Alex's #1 fan ... grin ALWAYS on his little chubber face ... and sweet spirit to the max! WOW! What a fam!

shannon houlihan said...

Love Alex on the camel!!! What a fun trip!!