Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Birthdays!

Wednesday was our Brad-y's birthday and Brody's half birthday! It was a very low key kinda day...which suits him best. We headed out for a swim with the cousins and his mom late that afternoon and then had a bite to eat just the two of us...that's all.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Frontier City

About a month or so ago, nana was nice enough to take Brody on his own to our local amusement park, Frontier City. Ever since then Brody has been talking about that day almost everyday. The day finally came for him that Nana would take him again after her vacation, and just our luck he woke up with a fever and throwing up! He was so bummed when I told him he wouldn't be going to Frontier City. They rescheduled their date and on Monday they got to go again!
Brody loves trucks, cars, trains and anything that goes, so he was in heaven riding the old time carriages.

Conductor for a day

These next three pictures are classic, he is a little scared-y cat so I can imagine was he is thinking...."I dunno about this ride nana"
"yeah I'm pretty sure I'm scared"
probably reassuring himself it will be fun

They got this park map and circled all the stops they made. He looks at it in the car all the time and its so funny to see him studying it with deep thought

Thanks for a great day Nana!

Monday, July 12, 2010


During the summer the Beacon Theater opens its gates to everyone! Its a fun throw-back activity and much cheaper than going to the regular movies...even the concessions ;)

Brody thinks he is a big kid running around with everyone before the show starts.

Little Miss

Brody surprisingly can't sit through a whole movie, but if I let him would probably watch T.V. all day. He was sampling everyone's movie treats without them noticing.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Outer Banks, NC

This last week Brody and I headed up to North Carolina on a funfilled trip with my mom, dad, sister and niece. These pictures are in no particular order so don't get confused. AND my family does NOT like to pose for pictures so mostly you see the cute kiddies and beautiful scenery.
This is a lighthouse on the island of Ocracoke,NC. this island was just like you would read about in a book, quiet, small, friendly and very inviting.

One side of the island was the beach and the other was the bay. These are a few of the boats going out on sunset cruises at dusk.

The beach was nice becasue it wasn't crowded at all. just a few beachgoers relaxing. Thewaster was a little chilly but felt nice after a minute because it was just so hot and humid outside. Here is Brody and Lydia playing in someone else's sand castle they left behind.

One happy shot. He was kind of honery that day, all he wanted to do was bully everyone around. but how could you get mad at a face like this ;)

Lydia's quest that afternoon was to find as many seashells as possible. She was even nice enough to share them with her baby cousin Bro-Bro.

My mom and dad. My dad was the donkey for the day, pulling Lydia and Brody anywhere they pleased in their "trailor" as Brody called it.

Enjoying a cup of homeade ice cream together.

Searching for the Ocracoke Spanish ponies

This is about how close Brody got to the water. He was definatley a scared-y cat at the beach.

You know an Arredondo? need I say more... mad face

On the ferry coming over to the island.

In Nagshead, NC we got to see a really great play about the lost colony of Roanoke. I was afraid at first of how Brody would behave but he did great till the very end. It was exciting to see all the interaction the cast had during the play.

Lifeguard Brody manning his post

Just waiting to get in the pool

The view from our room in Nagshead

Our daddy rigging the car for the trip

This bridge over to the OBX seemed never ending and a little scary.

Brody looking at the bridge

Passing the time...Poor Lydia would ask, "How many minutes till we get to the beach?"

Brody had LOTS of fun with Lydia, he loved playing with her girl toys even though he didn't really know how to use them. For example the lipstick shmeared across his face up top.

Pink Barbie that

This is what you do with a Barbie car...Right?

Showing Lydia how boys play

Abuleito/harry potter doing a last minute project under the stairs
Brody loved playing with all of Lydia's kitchen gear. That girl had eveything. And while she sat and watched he would be in the kitchen cooking and telling her "justa minute sweetie, its not ready yet'"