Thursday, August 14, 2008

Paige's 3rd Birthday--08-08-08!

We celebrated Paige's 3rd birthday by taking her to the Children's Museum. Ryan took a 1/2 day off from work to join in the festivities. Paige loved grocery shopping, fixing the car in the auto shop, and exploring all of the fun exhibits. We then asked her where she wanted to go for dinner, and of course she chose McDonald's. We took her home after that to open presents and have cake and ice cream. We let her stay up to watch some of the Olympic opening ceremonies--telling her that they were celebrating her birthday!

Catch-up--4th of July 2008

This was our first Milwaukee 4th as every other year we have been out of town. We took it all in with the Wauwatosa city parade in the morning--you can see Paige waving her flag at all the people in the parade--a BBQ in the afternoon, and then we went up to Cedarburg for fireworks that night. Paige loved the parade, had fun at the BBQ, and would have loved the fireworks, I'm sure, if she had stayed awake for them! Silly Paige stayed up the entire time until they started the fireworks, then decided to cuddle up with Ryan and went right to sleep! I guess loud banging noises have that effect on her!

Catch-Up--San Diego Trip May 2008

We had a blast in San Diego! Between the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, and Seaworld, Paige got to see koalas, pandas, elephants, giraffes, dolphins, whales, sea lions. . . just to name a few. But of course, Paige's favorite was seeing Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Bert, and the Count at Seaworld's very own Breakfast with Elmo and Friends. Of course, with all the excitement, not much breakfast got eaten! As you can see by the last photo, Paige was exhausted by the time we got home from the trip!

Catch Up--Minneapolis Trip March 2008

We took a weekend trip up to Minneapolis and while there we visited the Mall of America. It is HUGE! The highlight for Paige, of course, was the indoor amusement park--her first experience on rides!