Monday, April 12, 2010

Mondays with Crosby

At 11:24 am, Crosby Fox turned 1 year and 15 weeks old!!! It was another crazy busy week. I am thinking this whole spring/summer is going to be the more of the same! At least busy means fun times for Crosby. For example...

We decided last Tuesday was the perfect day for a family trip to the Nashville Zoo. It was the first time the three of us have been able to go together. Crosby and I have been a couple of times but Blake has always had to work. Since he was off on Tuesday and the weather was BEAUTIFUL, we spent the afternoon looking at lots of animals. Crosby loved it. And looked adorable while loving it, I might add!

Admiring the fish...

Out of focus but love that face...
All flushed from running around inside the Unseen New World...
Blake holding him up for a closer look at a sting ray...
Crosby was a little hesitant with the Critter Encounters...
Cautious grin...
He finally relaxed and touched the goat...
He was content to let Blake pet this one.
I didn't take a picture of his favorite encounter of all. It was a bobcat. And not the kind that could have eaten him for dinner. It was more like this one. The kind he could ride. Had we known that was what he would get so excited over, we could have spent the day at a Kubota dealership. Maybe tomorrow?!?!
I tried to wrestle him down for one picture with me at the Jungle Gym. I sat him on a hippo's back (not a real one...) and he nearly slid right off. He was a wild man while we were there, moving non-stop. On our last visit, he kept trying to crawl out of the play area. Now, he just walks away! Oh, the days of immobility...
We had such a great time, we left with a zoo membership. I think we will be spending a lot more time with these animals in the future!! Very exciting!
Our next big event was on Saturday. Crosby went to his very first...MULE DAY!!!! I know, it sounds pretty classy, right? But I promise, it really is kind of fun. Kiddos absolutely LOVE Mule Day. At least this one sure did...
We didn't go last year because he was still so little. Blake had to work that weekend anyway and I wanted him to be there for Crosby's first Mule Day. So this year, we had big plans. Blake took off the first weekend in April just for the big event. Too bad Mule Day is the first weekend in April UNLESS the first weekend falls on Easter! I mean, I am really glad Blake was off Easter weekend. I just wish he could have been with us for Mule Day, too. Maybe the third time will be the charm. We've got big plans...next year! We had a good time despite Blake's absence...
He was soooooo excited to see this big, red machine coming his way... He didn't know who this woman was but I thought it was funny to see Naomi Judd as the grand marshal! See, it is very classy...
There is even a Mule Day Queen! Crosby thought she was beautiful...
Cloggers on a float...
There are no words for this one...
But I loved this! The Beverly Hillbillies!!!! Fitting I suppose...
Crosby and John Christopher sporting my first attempt at an applique shirt. With help from Lucy, of course...
The mommas and the boy at Mule Day. And yes, that is poo behind us. And yes, the aroma filled the air... While my pictures may be sub-par this week, the videos are hilarious!!! I have been trying to and trying to catch Crosby's newest trick. I finally did! Let's just say, he is starting a new language...

video video

We try and try to imitate him but fail miserably every time! I could hear him say that all day long. What a silly little man we have! Love him to pieces...

5 comments:

Courtney said...

Haha, I LOVE the talking! So precious.

Melissa said...

I love that first picture of him upside down. . .and the talking. . .and the mule tees. All so adorable!

Jill Fields said...

Mule Day Rocks!!! Ann Cortner didn't make the parade, but she sure had fun at an after party! Are we rednecks or what?!?! Seriously, when you grow up in Columbia, there is nothing better than Mule Day! Such a tradition!

Can I please add that I heard about this adorable shirt before I saw the picture, and I need to order one for next year! So cute! Good job, Danielle!

Jenny said...

HA! The videos seriously made me laugh out loud! And the mule shirts turned out super cute!

Sarah said...

Love the zoo membership! We'll have to meet you there one day.