We took Claire to the park a few nights ago to swing on the swings. My mother in law watched her the day before and took her over there and said she loved it. However, Claire was kinda grumpy when we went and was not particularly impressed:We'll try again some other time. :)
A week ago we went up to Memory Grove to have a little picnic. Several weeks ago Brady and I went to a funeral downtown and ended up grabbing some sandwiches later and eating in Memory Grove. We enjoyed ourselves so much we decided we needed to bring the fam up. So we loaded up the baby and dog and had my youngest sister and Brady's brother join us for a nice afternoon out.
Aren't they cute? They've been good friends for a long time. Logan just got his mission call to Brazil and will be leaving in August. We're so proud of him and know he will make a great missionary! Funny story: My sister Ali (pictured above), actually met Brady and Logan before I did. Way back in the day Brady was dating Ali's dance teacher and he and Logan popped in a a rehearsal one night to bring the team a snack. Ali actually went up and talked to Logan and they got to know each other a bit. A few months later Brady was single and he and I met at school...and the rest was history. It was funny because after I went out with Brady the first time I told my family and my sister said, "Hey, I know a Brady." Later I showed her a picture of him and she was blown away because it was the same Brady. Crazy huh?"Food, please"
This picture of Gertie was just a few moments before she saw another dog and decided she just HAD to go play. Before I even realized what had happened Gertie had mustered her strength, took a big lunge, and broke her collar. She then proceeded to chase after this other dog- completely unfazed! Her brute strength amazes me. Luckily we were still able to get her on the leash later on, because there is a big pond up at Memory Grove that a lot of dogs like to swim in. Bulldogs are not meant to swim. They truly are like boulders with little stubby legs. Some dogs don't like the water and we wondered if Gertie would be like that, or if she would be dumb enough to go charging in. Apparently it's the latter, because she saw a tennis ball floating in the water and once again made a great lunge for it. Fortunately Brady had a good grip on the leash and she only got in a little ways and just got her paws wet. Good thing we didn't take her off the leash, otherwise Brady would've had to have gone for an impromptu swim! We spent the rest of the afternoon wearing her out with a nice walk around the park. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time enjoying nature.