While in most cities St. Patrick's Day is just another day to wear green and pinch people for not wearing in ... however, Hot Springs National Park, AR has the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade and each year it gets shorter. We have a celebrity Grand Marshall and all kinds of quirky fun things in the parade and during the festivities ... like a kissing contest on the Hot Springs Blarney Stone (which Laney entered this year, but didn't win, but had fun ... and is now wanting to kiss big rocks every where we see one:) Here is something our local paper had to say about Laney the day after Green Day ...
Another contestant, Laney Bryant, 2, of Hot Springs, dressed in a green dress and donning shamrock antennae, had to have her mother, Amanda Bryant, show her the ropes, and eventually snuck in a second kiss.~The Sentinel-Record, March 18, 2009
Laney's favorite song is Love Story by Taylor Swift, however, she calls it Juliet. When it comes on she automatically says "that's my favorite!" And when it's over she says "I wanna hear Juliet again!" And we turn it back on. We are both very thankful that we like the song ... she could've picked a favorite song that we didn't like, so we don't mind listening to it over and over, it makes her happy.
Introducing her first musical performance. There are 2 videos ... enjoy!!!
This weekend we started out on Friday night going to the Sun Belt Pep Band Spectacular and we had so much fun. Laney loved the music the bands played and danced up a storm. She liked the mascots from a distance. When the ULM bird (mascot) got me up to dance she didn't like that at all and started crying and got into her Daddy's lap. She said that the bird scared her and thought it was going to get me.
Laney eating her yummy hot dogs. They gave away free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks!
Laney dancing! Sorry its the wrong way I was caught up in the moment:)
On Saturday we started our day at the Garland County Library. It was our first time to go and Laney loved it. It was a hard decision when it came time to checking out books. She ended up with a Dora book, a book about bugs, a Curious George book and a Care Bears (she calls them color bears) DVD. We have read them all and watched our DVD already.
Laney getting her library card.
She loves books and loves to read so she was in heaven.
Then after the library we went to the Horse Races to visit Nana in the Jockey Club. Laney did good picking the ponies and seemed to always pick the #7 horse which happened to wear an orange blanket (that's her favorite color).
And then on Sunday we had a visit with Uncle Pompie, Aunt J & Tristan.
Laney loved on Tristan for a long time and gave him lots of hugs and kisses.
A little late I know, however, her is our Valentine's Day. On the 13th her class had their party and she and I decorated her a Valentine Mailbox. She was very proud she did it all (except her name). This is Maddie, Laney and Gracie at the Valentine Party. Noah is the one lpoking at the camera and smiling, Laney says he's a "really good friend" and the one at the end of the table is Luck, who must have a crush on Laney because he hits her and is mean to her, she says he's not her friend cause he's "bad." The red head is Max and Laney is friends with him too. Mommy & Daddy had fun at the party too!
On Valentine's Day, since all three of us were each other's Valentine's we had a family date and it was so much fun. First we had donuts, Laney's favorite. Then we went to Playtime Pizza in Little Rock for a late lunch and playtime!
She loved collecting the tickets.
Laney with all the toys she bought with her tickets!
Happy Late Valentine's Day Ya'll! Hope you shared it with people you love, we sure did ... (that was cheesy, I know, ha I'm a dork!)
Here is what our angel baby had to say in February 2009.
Laney: “I want a corn dog.” Daddy: “We don’t have any corn dogs.” Laney: “Are we out?” Daddy: “Yes, we don’t have any” Daddy quietly says to Mommy: “Should I go get her some?” I shook my head no, thinking she could eat what we were eating for dinner. Laney didn’t see me shake my head no. Laney: “Mommy said yes! Mommy said yes!” Kevin went and got her corn dogs.
G-Dad: “Do you like Mexican food?” Laney: “I don’t think so, but I like pudding!”
Laney: “Gosh, the wind is blowing.” Pause Laney: “My hair is blowing.” Pause Laney: “The wind is messing our hair up.”
Mommy: How did you feel today? Laney: I feel bad because I hurt my hand.
Mommy: "Do you want to learn how to spell your name?" Laney: "Yeah!" Mommy & Laney: "L-L-A-A-N-N-E-E-Y-Y" Mommy: "Very good, you spelled Laney." Laney: "I just smelled ME!"
Laney: "Not our blessings, I need to say a different prayer I think."